Complex movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant complex movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out complex, interesting, suspense, thought provoking, psychological and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, twists and turns, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, death, murder, plot twist, flashback and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
complex movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as complex: Primer (2004), Mr. Nobody (2009), Inception (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Devs (2020), The Big Short (2015), Interstellar (2014), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Light Between Oceans (2016).

List of complex movies

Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, time machine, parallel universe, changing the past or future, changing the future, inventor, twists and turns, mathematics, time, science, paradox ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time, alternate reality, destiny, philosophy, surrealism, utopia, depression, love and romance, butterfly effect, life changing experience, multiple outcomes, quantum physics ...
Time: future, year 1975, 21st century, 20th century
Place: canada
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, dream, fictional reality, teamwork, mind control, architecture, existentialism, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, suspense, romantic, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, love story, power of love, fall in love, fictional reality, changing the past or future, forbidden love, mind control, true love, creator, teleportation ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Devs (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 409 min.
TV show
Story: Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
Style: intellectual, exciting, enigmatic, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: murder investigation, virtual reality, hacker, cold blooded murder, quantum physics, conspiracy, artificial intelligence, murder mystery, investigation, creator, puzzle, secret ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
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The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: intellectual, realistic, clever, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: finance, wall street, business, economics, stock market, financial crisis, loan, money, economic crisis, banking, greed, bank ...
Time: 2000s, future, year 1933, 21st century, year 2007 ...
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, las vegas
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, space station, end of the world, scientist, science, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, depressing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, insanity, junkie, hallucination, drug abuse, mental illness, loneliness, degradation, drug addict ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, island, trying to get pregnant, mother love, isolation, missing child, husband wife relationship, motherhood, miscarriage, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, psychology, imaginary friend, time loop, hallucination, schizophrenia, surrealism, social misfits, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
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Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amnesia, memory loss, murder, plot twist, mystery, memory, revenge, twists and turns, paranoia, psychology, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, tense, bleak, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, secret service, mole, british intelligence, double agent, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england, budapest, istanbul turkey ...
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, misfit, paranoia, twists and turns, murder, insanity, psychopath, mystery, mental patient, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
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Equals (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.
Style: artsy, futuristic, intellectual, intense, touching ...
Plot: post apocalypse, utopia, dystopic future, depression, relationships, apocalypse, loneliness, genetics, immortality, character study, brutality, love story ...
Time: future, near future
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, guilt, depression, high school, school shooting, prison visit, mental illness, family problems, parents and children, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, twists and turns, conspiracy, police investigation, kidnapped child, missing child, moral dilemma, crimes, pedophile, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, survival, quarantine, infected, infection, deadly virus, natural disaster, disease, doctors, disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, vengeance, justice, custody battle, corruption, courage, court, destiny, life, psychology, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Secrets She Keeps (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In an affluent Sydney suburb, two women have a chance encounter in a supermarket. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan is a glamorous influencer on the rise, with an ambitious television sports reporter ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: women, mystery, unhappy marriage, dark secret, poor family, life turned upside down, lie, husband wife relationship, marriage, secret, dysfunctional marriage, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
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State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspense, political, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: journalism, political conspiracy, politics, conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, reporter, spy, assassination, crimes, twists and turns, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, home invasion, psychopath, investigation, violence, held captive, sadist, captive, sadism, psycho killer, murder, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: melancholic, light, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: elderly, couple relations, golden years, relationships, romance, marriage counselor, therapy, psychiatrist, marriage, twists and turns, depression, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Security (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the assault of a young woman in their seaside town, a security expert and his family get caught in a powerful riptide of secrets and lies.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, disturbing, complex
Plot: pedophilia, investigation, secret revealed, crimes, crime solving, society, violence, lie, social problems, social misfits, security system, mystery ...
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Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, witty, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crimes, sarcasm, criminal heroes, gangsters, caper, cons and scams, graphic violence, master criminal, crime gone awry, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, belgium, antwerp, europe
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The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: poignant, touching, emotional, thought provoking, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: travel, road trip, journey, self discovery, redemption, grief, death of son, survival, loneliness, life & death, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, california, europe
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Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: psychological, philosophical, confusing, cerebral, absurd ...
Plot: afterlife, space travel, space and aliens, space station, mysterious planet, romance, alien, astronaut, planet, trapped in space, space exploration, clones ...
Time: future
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Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: factual, intense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, teenager, courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, murder investigation, investigation, crimes, police interrogation, court, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century
Place: arkansas, usa, memphis, southern usa
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Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, stripper, murder, crimes, mystery, murder of family, farm, private investigator, justice, police investigation, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, 80s, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, missouri, germany, ireland ...
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Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: suicide, relationships, death in the family, love, romance, teenager, 9/11, love story, young love, love and romance, twists and turns, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1991, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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