Movies with an unexpected ending

List of the best movies with an unexpected ending, selected by visitors to our site: Upgrade, Under the Tree, Climax, Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of Sex, Searching, I Think We're Alone Now, Suspiria, Josie, Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance
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Upgrade (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration02:28
CharactersDisabled people, Gangsters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Revenge, Technology
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleUnderrated, Gloomy, Exciting, Spectacular, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Worth watching, Cyberpunk, Makes me think

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Under the Tree (2017)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration01:53
CharactersDogs, Cats
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Climax (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotDeath
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation
StyleUnexpected ending

Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD.

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersKillers
PlotMystery
PlaceHotels
StyleIncredible, Exciting, Unexpected ending

Lake Tahoe, 1969. Seven strangers, each one with a secret to bury, meet at El Royale, a decadent motel with a dark past. In the course of a fateful night, everyone will have one last shot at redemption.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
Duration01:55
CharactersStrong women, Judge, Lawyers, Family
PlotSuccess, Obsession, Relationship
StyleInspirational, For girls, Uplifting, Smart, Unexpected ending

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Searching (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersParents
PlotMissing people, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
PlotRelationship, Apocalypse
PlaceGhost towns
TimePost apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending

After the human race has been wiped out, Del lives in an empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he has methodically created for himself, until he meets young Grace, who wants to stay with him.

Suspiria (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
Duration02:26
PlotSupernatural, Dancing
StyleWomens in main roles, Unexpected ending

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

Josie (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGuards, Teens
PlotLove with age difference, Seduction, Love triangle
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending

Everyone knows everyone in the southern town of Baymont. So when tattooed, sweet-talking Josie struts into town, heads turn. Striking up relationships with young punk Gator and loner Hank, she quickly becomes a hot topic of local gossip.

Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:43
CharactersSerial killers, Witch
PlotMagic, Supernatural
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive

Soon after Gogol's death, Binh names him guilty for the deaths of the Cossacks and the young women at the hands of the Dark Horseman, since he was the one who ordered them to be hidden in the barn. Bomgart is unable to perform a post-mortem analysis on the Gogol's body, while Vakula's daughter Vasilina (who secretly has magic abilities) proclaims denial about Gogol's demise.

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The Nun (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDemons, Nuns
PlotReligious, Supernatural
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Extinction (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Survival
PlaceSpaceships
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Light

A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.

Play or Die (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
Duration01:18
PlotMystery, Survival, Survival
PlaceAbandoned houses
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Welcome to Paranoia, the ultimate escape game. Rule #1: Nothing is real. Rule #2: One of you will die. Lucas and Chloe, two passionate gamers, decide to participate to Paranoia, a very exclusive escape game. After solving a first riddle, they make it to the location of the finale in an abandoned mental hospital, lost in a frightening forest. There, four other participants are waiting on them. They soon realize that only one of them will get out of there alive.

The Neighbor (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersNeighbors
PlotObsession, Relationship, Jealousy
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

A middle-aged man in a stagnant marriage, finds his life upended when an attractive young woman and her seemingly abusive husband move in next door.

Glass (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:09
CharactersSuperhero
PlotExperiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending

In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Us (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotFear, Survival
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Strange But True (2019)
CharactersPregnant, Family, Teens
PlotMystery, Cheating
StyleUnexpected ending, Fancy, Disturbing, Action, Heavy

A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

21 Bridges (2019)
CharactersHackers
PlotMoney, Investigation, Death
PlaceKitchen, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending

A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.

The Fanatic (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrethriller
Duration01:41
CharactersActors
PlotPursuit, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending

A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.

The Room (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural
PlaceFrance
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think, For men

Kate and Matt discover that a part of their house can grant wishes. In the wake of several miscarriages, what they want most is a child.

Fractured (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, detective
Duration02:08
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending, Heavy, Disturbing

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.

The Good Liar (2019)
PlotSeduction, Money, Relationship, Cheating, Loneliness, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, For men

An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.

Escape Room (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
Duration01:39
CharactersQuest rooms
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Survival, Test, Death
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Exciting

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPartners, Firefighters
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, By books, Action, Unexpected ending

In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Blood Fest (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Maniacs, Teens
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending, Disturbing, Action

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity, and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.

The Shadow Effect (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersDoctors, Snipers, Bodyguards
PlotDreams, Lost memory
StyleUnexpected ending

A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

Altitude (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFBI, Snipers, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Martial Arts
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Flatliners (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:05
PlotLife after death, Death
StyleUnexpected ending

Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Double Lover (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:42
PlotLove
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

The Sound (2017)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.

Perfect Strangers (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly, Spain
Duration00:47
CharactersFriends, Gay
PlotMystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

Seven friends meet up for dinner on a full moon Friday night and deep secrets will come to the surface, shaking their lives and threatening their relationships.

Storks (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals
PlotTravel
StyleUnexpected ending

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl...

My Annoying Brother (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:17
CharactersDisabled people
PlaceKorea
StyleSoulful, Unexpected ending, Cute

Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) gets paroled from prison thanks to his younger brother (Do Kyung-Soo) Doo-Young. Doo-Young is a promising judo athlete. After 15 years, Doo-Sik (Jo Jung-suk) suddenly appears in front of Doo-Young and they begin to live together. Doo-Young becomes involved in an accident before the selection for the national team.

Wazir (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:08
PlotChess
PlaceIndia
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersPrisoner
PlotAbduction, Survival, Apocalypse, UFO
TimePost apocalypse
StyleWomens in main roles, Tense, Atmospheric, Unexpected ending

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Rememory (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersScientists, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Fear
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending, Disturbing

The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.

Happy Death Day (2017)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersKillers, Students
PlotTime travel, Death, Pursuit
PlaceCollege
StyleUnexpected ending

A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.

Logan (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant
PlotSuperpowers, Chase, Road adventures, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleIncredible, Exciting, Fascinating, Gloomy, Unexpected ending, Tense

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Selfie from Hell (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 3)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:36
PlotInternet, Social Media, Technology, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

Julia, an online vlogger from Germany, comes to the US to visit her cousin Hannah. Upon her arrival, Julia falls fatefully ill, prompting Hannah's suspicion of the strange and sudden illness. When unusual happenings start taking place in her home, Hannah begins a relentless internet search to discover the cause. She comes across Julia's vlog entries and finds herself immersed deep in the web - too deep - in a place where terror knows no end.

211 (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 4.3)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersPolice
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Skirmishes
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, For men

Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history, Officer Mike Chandler and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly-trained and heavily-armed men.

Captive State (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Poor
PlotUprising, Alien invasion, Conspiracies
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Unexpected ending

Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.

Get Out (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:43
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives
PlotMystery, Survival
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersSpecial agents, Princesses, Presidential, Spy
PlotWeapon, Travel, Adventure, Tracking, Lost memory, Undercover
PlaceLondon, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency known as the Statesman to save the world.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryMalta, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersKillers, Detectives
PlotTime travel, Abduction, Investigation, Revenge, Snow
PlaceTrains
StyleUnexpected ending

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Marrowbone (2017)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersBrothers, Sisters, Friends, Mothers
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Boxing
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
Duration03:07
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, Sweden, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Killers, Lesbians, Hired assassins
PlotUndercover
TimeCold War
StyleUnexpected ending

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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