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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with murder, storytelling, crimes, twists & turns, violence, obsession, death, dialogue, weird and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as complex: Sleepwalker (2017), Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (2019), A Rebel Born (2019), Driven (2018), The Student (2016), Operation Mekong (2016), Maze (2017), The Public (2018), Alice and the Mayor (2019), Days (2020).

List of complex movies

 5.1
 723
Sleepwalker (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman seeks help from a sleep clinic for her insomnia, but soon deals with her entire life being turned upside down.
Style: complex, tense, scary, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: sleepwalking, doctor, hallucination, nightmare, nightmare comes true, danger, youth, disorder, dream, amnesia, female nudity, sex scene
Time: contemporary
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Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alex McPherson returns to the small town in Pennsylvania where she spent her summers as a girl to record the next episode of her true crime podcast, about the disappearance of a childhood friend 20 years prior. However, after teaming up with the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, complex
Plot: abduction, police investigation, disappearance, missing child, investigation, child abduction, kidnapping, hostage, teenager, mystery, search, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 3.1
 47
A Rebel Born (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a brilliant and very controversial Confederate general in the War Between the States. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest has remained surrounded in ...
Style: factual, rough, complex, epic
Plot: war violence, war, epic battle, army, confederate army, u.s. civil war, american civil war, battlefield, warrior, courage, union soldier, fight scenes ...
Time: 1860s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 4K
Driven (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.
Style: twists and turns, based on true events, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, money, rivalry, fight, brutality, drugs, danger, greed, politics
Place: california
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 6.9
 5K
The Student (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions. - Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? - Does sex education have a place in school? - ...
Style: complex, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, classroom, praying, anger, faith, bible, high school, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Operation Mekong (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Chinese narco-cops take their mission to the Golden Triangle following the Mekong River massacre of innocent fishermen by the region's drug lord.
Style: suspense, psychological, complex, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: illegal drugs, river, boat, danger, murder, crimes, crew, deadly, ship, fight, soldier, opium ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, thailand
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 5.9
 3K
Maze (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.
Style: complex, psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, prison escape, assassination attempt, terrorist, male objectification, prison, society, danger, murder, prison riot, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary
Place: northern ireland, ireland
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 6.5
 3K
The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, psychopath, violence, brutality, society, hospital, life & death, danger, homeless man, civil disobedience, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
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Alice and the Mayor (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Then follows ...
Style: contemplative, complex, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mayor, politics, speech, ambition, disorder, adaptation, philosopher, rivalry, youth, destiny, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, year 2017
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 6.5
 221
Days (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.
Style: psychological, disturbing, sincere, complex
Plot: gay, disorder, youth, class differences, society, hopes, life philosophy, unemployment, social satire, romance, life is a bitch, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan
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 6.8
 5K
Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, writer's life, couples, family problems, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
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 6.9
 94K
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: twists and turns, surreal, tricky, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, experiment gone awry, parallel universe, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, friends, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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 7.9
 18K
Playtime (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist, and as they weave ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal, talky ...
Plot: tourist, restaurant, culture clash, farce, chaos, city life, nothing goes right, goofy hero, human existence, skyscraper, lifestyle, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Perfect Neighbor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Kansas City, the deranged middle-age Donna Germaine stabs and kills her lover, when he calls off their relationship to stay with his wife. Donna uses an excuse to move to the house of her aunt, and she becomes obsessed in their neighbor, the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, complex
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, marriage, betrayal, murder, neighbor, attraction, marital problem, starting over
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No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, violence, terrorism, secret past, neo noir, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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 6.4
 17K
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, investigation, captive, obsession, psychopath, murder, danger, police, rescue, burglar, confession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 7.0
 11K
Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Style: sincere, touching, enigmatic, funny, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, dog, brother sister relationship, jealousy, baby, boy, magic, house, parents and children, seeing the future, train, love ...
Place: tokyo
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Lapland Odyssey 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It’s been three years since we last met Janne and Inari. Since then, they’ve had a daughter named Lumi. Janne and his friends experience a new adventure, this time on an autumn night. The boys go to a party but end up chasing Lumi who has ...
Style: complex
Plot: lapland, nanny, journey, stun gun, taser, viagra, wedding party, missing person, police, fatherhood, snuff, bass ...
Place: finland
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 6.6
 102K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, talky, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, redemption, kitchen, career, happy ending, abused woman, manipulative behavior, drug addict, mentor, love ...
Place: new orleans, london, paris france
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 6.9
 124K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, danger, deal, political conspiracy, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, switzerland ...
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 8.8
 2.0M
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, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, virtual reality, teamwork, manipulations, haunted by the past, subconscious, redemption, imagination, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, tokyo, kenya, japan ...
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 8.4
 1.1M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, plot twist, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, neo noir, paranoia, amnesia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, mind bending, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, hacker, policewoman, androids and robots, cyborgs, mind game, chase, technology gone awry, mind control, cyberspace ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, neo noir, heist, crimes, manipulations, plot twist, manipulation, interrogation, dishonesty, theft, criminal, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, hungary, turkey, manhattan new york city, los angeles
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, gang, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, domestic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, deja vu, love and romance, couple relations, love story, power of love, brainwashing, couples, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The upcoming installment's story takes place amidst signs of postwar reconstruction in the winter of 2028. Tensions are rising in New Port City as demonstrations are held concerning the interests of foreign cartels. This leads to a shooting ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, rivalry, undercover, mind game, police investigation, terrorism, deadly, law enforcement, imaginary, mystery, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan
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 8.5
 1.1M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 8.2
 282K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, suspicion, domestic violence, secret, tragic event ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 8.0
 722K
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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, society, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: usa, virginia, united states
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