10 mystical thrillers with an unpredictable ending

Stories about mysterious events have always attracted viewers: the more mystical and inexplicable in the story, the more interesting. If the ending of the story is unexpected, then it will grab attention for a long time and will keep you in suspense until the very end. We have collected for you the most mysterious films with an unpredictable ending.

Ghost Stories (2018)

This mystical thriller will tell about Professor Goodman, who has dedicated his life to exposing fraudulent psychics. He is sure that all “paranormal” phenomena can be found a logical explanation. One day, Goodman is invited to his place by a famous researcher of supernatural phenomena, who disappeared from the field of view of a wide audience several years ago. He gives the professor three cases with which he could not figure it out, and asks to bring them to the end.

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Original title:
Ghost Stories

Cast:
Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse

Country:
UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

House of Dreams (2011)

Will, together with his beloved wife and charming daughters, decides to settle in a small provincial town, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. At first, everything goes as the head of the family wanted: a measured rhythm of life, good-natured neighbors, closeness to nature. The idyll ends when a neighbor reports that not so long ago, a terrible murder took place in the house where the family settled, and the perpetrator of this crime was never found.

Original title:
Dream House

Cast:
Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+

Shutter Island (2010)

Bailiffs come to an island remote from the big world, where a hospital for dangerous mentally ill criminals is located. The bailiffs are instructed to investigate the case of the disappearance of one of the patients. The more information they manage to learn, the clearer it becomes that something strange is happening on the island. The management of the hospital is not interested in making the secrets of the hospital known to outsiders. This thriller with an unpredictable ending and starring Oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best films filled with mysticism.

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Original title:
Shutter Island

Starring :
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+

Chamber (2010)

Kristen is a psychiatric patient. She ended up in this institution after setting fire to the house. At night, in the walls of the hospital, the heroine often hears strange frightening sounds. And when other patients begin to disappear one by one, the girl realizes that in addition to patients and doctors, there is someone else in the hospital. Kristen decides to run away as quickly as possible, but this is not so easy to do.

Original title:
The Ward

Cast:
Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
16+

Dark Child (2009)

John and Kate recently lost their baby. In order to somehow cope with the pain, they decide to shelter the orphan Esther. The girl also recently suffered a heavy loss: her parents died in a fire. Initially, the behavior of the adopted daughter does not cause any complaints from either John or Kate. However, the couple soon begin to notice that Esther is not as friendly and obedient as they thought at first glance. This mystical thriller with an unpredictable denouement will not let anyone relax until the end credits.

Original title:
Orphan

Cast:
Isabelle Furman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard

Country:
USA, Canada, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Hide and Seek (2005)

David is a renowned psychologist. He takes the death of his beloved wife hard and suffers because his 9-year-old daughter is moving away from him. Emily, on the other hand, prefers the company of an imaginary friend to whom she can entrust all her secrets to communicating with real people. David decides to take his daughter away from New York, hoping that it will be easier to restore the old trusting relationship in the province. However, even far from the metropolis, Emily does not want to part with her mystical imaginary friend…

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Original title:
Hide and Seek

Cast:
Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

Mystery Forest (2004)

The list of the best mystical thrillers would be incomplete without this film, and its unexpected ending will amaze even avid moviegoers. Residents of the village of Covington know that in the forest that surrounds the settlement live terrible carnivorous creatures that can kill a person. Humans and monsters have made a temporary truce: while the villagers do not enter the forest, the monsters do not leave the thicket. One day the villagers violate this condition.

Original title:
The Village

Cast:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
12+

Gothic (2003)

The main character of this thriller, Miranda Gray, is a psychiatrist in a clinic for the criminally insane. Every day she hears incredible stories of patients. It is impossible to believe the veracity of these stories. One day, the day comes when the doctor herself turns out to be a patient of the hospital: she is accused of a brutal murder. The problem is, Miranda doesn’t remember anything about the night the crime was committed.

Original title:
Gothika

Cast:
Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

Country:
USA, France, Canada, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
16+

Others (2001)

The Second World War. Grace lives with her children in a rich mansion on the coast of England. Her husband is at the front, and the woman is looking forward to his return home. Grace’s children suffer from a strange disease: they cannot be in the light, so all the rooms of the house are immersed in twilight. One day, the daughter informs her mother that there is someone else in the mansion besides them and the servants. In this film, with an unpredictable denouement, mysticism is subtly intertwined with the psychologism of the narrative. 8 Goya awards, 3 Saturn awards and many nominations for prestigious awards are vivid proof of this.

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Original title:
The Others

Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Finola Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston

Country:
USA, Spain, France, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+

Sixth Sense (1999)

Malcolm is a renowned child psychiatrist. His patient is 9-year-old Cole, who is visited by terrible visions. The restless souls of the dead people appear to the boy. Some of them need help, while others want to throw out the accumulated anger on the child. Malcolm tries to do everything in his power to help Cole get rid of the intruders. Six Oscar nominations confirm that this film is one of the best mystery thrillers with an unexpected ending.

Original title:
The Sixth Sense

Cast:
Bruce Willis, Hayley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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