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, interesting, serious, thought provoking and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, twists & turns, catastrophe, death, life philosophy, brutality, flashback and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as complex: The Big Short (2015), Devs (2020), Primer (2004), Inception (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Bad Samaritan (2018), Changing Lanes (2002), The Light Between Oceans (2016), Interstellar (2014), The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

List of complex movies

 7.8
 385K
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: complex, intellectual, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: financial crisis, money, finance, wall street, business, economic crisis, loan, stock market, bank, analysis, financier, economics ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008, year 1933
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
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 7.7
 31K
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: complex, intellectual, exciting, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder investigation, virtual reality, hacker, cold blooded murder, conspiracy, seeing the future, murder mystery, investigation, end of the world, puzzle, creator, mystery ...
Place: san francisco
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 6.9
 102K
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: complex, confusing, surreal, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, inventor, time machine, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, time traveler, identity crisis, paradox, mistrust, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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 8.8
 2.2M
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, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
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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, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug trip, destructive relationship, downfall, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 6.5
 21K
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: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, complex, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, investigation, obsession, psychopath, psycho killer, sadism, home invasion, maniac, sadist, captive, held captive ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 6.5
 70K
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: complex, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, divorced divorcee, obsession, social differences, down on your luck, racism, rich and poor, human nature, hate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
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: melancholic, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, complex ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, miscarriage, ocean or sea, lost child, trying to get pregnant, isolation, wanting to have children, adoption, island, marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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 8.6
 1.6M
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, science ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
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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, complex, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, changing the past or future, alternate reality, mind control, fictional reality, forbidden love, power of love, teleportation, manipulations, true love, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, united states, brooklyn new york city
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 6.8
 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, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, anger, praying, bible, classroom, prayer, faith, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 5.2
 924
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, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: sleepwalking, hallucination, doctor, nightmare, disorder, danger, youth, nightmare comes true, tied to a bed, see through, woman in a bubble bath, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.5
 128K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, housewife, drowning, suicidal, writer's life, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, europe, usa ...
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 6.1
 29K
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: futuristic, complex, artsy, intense, intellectual ...
Plot: utopia, dystopic future, love, infected, depression, society, relationships, post apocalypse, apocalypse, outer space, loneliness, medication ...
Time: future, near future
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 7.8
 223K
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: philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, surrealism, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, family relations ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 7.6
 51K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, suspense ...
Plot: small town, unhappy wife, injustice, alcohol abuse, mayor, russian, social relations, life is a bitch, legal action, political corruption, coastal town, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 4.0
 2K
Twist (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Dicken’s classic brought thrillingly up to date in the teeming heartland of modern London, where a group of street smart young hustlers plan the heist of the century for the ultimate payday.
Style: complex, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense
Plot: art theft, art gallery, graffiti, parkour, painter, escapades, gang, painting, new life, collaboration, outlaw gang, artistic creation ...
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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: complex, contemplative, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: mayor, politics, speech, rivalry, philosopher, disorder, ambition, adaptation, life philosophy, destiny, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, year 2017
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 6.6
 230K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, space wars, young heroes, save the world, prodigy, child prodigy, intelligence, space and aliens, space battle, basic training, battles, adventure ...
Time: future
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 8.8
 393K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, crime boss, crimes, mob boss, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rise to the top, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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 6.8
 38K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england, africa ...
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 8.3
 807K
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: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, master criminal, cons and scams, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, underground fighting, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 122 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: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.4
 1.2M
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, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.3
 42K
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: sincere, humorous, realistic, talky, complex ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, golden years, couple relations, therapy, romance, family problems, guru, therapist, crumbling relationship, doctors and patients, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 6.2
 81K
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: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, mystery, hallucination, back from the dead, romance ...
Time: future
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, female boxer, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, europe, missouri ...
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 6.5
 61K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, twists & turns, military, murder, crimes, mind game, swat team, military life, military base, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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 6.0
 106K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, scary, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: trap, torture, mind game, game of death, sadism, serial killer, characters murdered one by one, captivity, serial murder, police investigation, strong violent content, terrorizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, usa
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 7.1
 184K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, depression, deception, mental illness, life turned upside down, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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