Hunger movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hunger movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric, sincere and touching films and TV shows about / with hunger, danger, survival, starvation, family relations, corpse, hopes, escapades, death and courage plots mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
hunger movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as hunger: The Platform (2019), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Hunger (2009), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Bitter Harvest (2017), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Pianist (2002), Leningrad (2009), Mr. Jones (2019), Ben-To (2011).

List of hunger movies

The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: struggle for survival, food shortage, prison, social differences, rivalry, confined, social relations, cannibalism, fear, society, existentialism, hunger ...
Time: future
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, depressing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: orphan, world war two, hunger, siblings relations, survival, war, death of child, homelessness, desperation, bomb, theft, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Hunger (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five strangers face the unthinkable when they wake up and find themselves trapped. With no idea how they got there they frantically try to figure out how to escape. The disoriented group quickly realise the truth about their situation when they ...
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: starvation, survival, hunger, captive, eating human flesh, captivity, cannibalism, isolation, confined, claustrophobia, flesh eating, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Malawi
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
Style: motivational, rough, disturbing, inspirational, bleak ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farming, hunger, school, childhood, destiny, teenage boy, rain, teacher, survival, courage, desperation, defiant ...
Place: africa
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Bitter Harvest (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hunger, genocide, peasant, love, brutality, adaptation, life is a bitch, society, couples, violence, greed, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, hunger, battles, wartime life, military, soldier, survival, self sacrifice, female protagonist, journalist, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. ...
Plot: communism, cannibalism, journalist, journalism, hunger, genocide, russian, kidnapping, interwar period, orphan, corpse, stalinism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, year 1935, year 1957, pre world war two
Place: ukraine, ussr, london, germany, berlin germany ...
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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, writers, german occupation, nazi occupation, marriage proposal, letter, nazi, friendship, german soldier, fiance fiancee relationship, female writer, strong female character ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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Ben-To (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap ...
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, ironic
Plot: fight, hunger, school club, food, student life, social satire, absurd humor, satire, irony, silly humor, showdown, schoolboy ...
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Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, masturbation, male masturbation, poverty, canary, male nudity, hunger, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, very little dialogue, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, rough, epic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, combat, military, gunfight, chaos, survival, helicopter, battles, rescue mission, warrior ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, arkansas ...
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, breathtaking, philosophical, gloomy ...
Plot: monk, artist, human spirit, painter, christianity, medieval, art, hunger, religion, social misfits, saint, creativity ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: russia, vatican, ussr, moscow russia
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, sincere, bleak, political, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, prisoner, police brutality, protest, suffering, prison life, idealism, character study, prison escape, hunger, humiliation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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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, thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, outer space, father daughter relationship, space travel, astronaut, nasa, space station, distopia, survival, adventure, spacecraft, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Samson and Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, hunger, romance, power of love, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, lost at sea, confined, escapades, parents and children, family relations, end of the world, hunger, vestiges of humanity, isolation, science gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: desert, communication problem, disorder, survival, fish out of water, hunger, escapades, culture clash, lizard, sea, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fear, manipulation, violence, held captive, college student, psychopath, childhood trauma, torture, human nature, social relations, mind game, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Crazy Fat Ethel (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Weighing in at about 300 pounds.. Ethel Janoski won't allow anyone to stand in the way of her glutinous appetite. Even if it means killing! After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people including the head nurse ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, sexy, slasher
Plot: female psychopath, psychopath, serial murder, obesity, hunger, murder, mental institution, criminal, psychopath as protagonist, obese woman, female criminal, female villain ...
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Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, touching
Audience: kids
Plot: ship, sea captain, journey, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, north pole, food shortage, hunger, dog, teenager, adventure, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Friends (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French teens Paul and Michelle run away from home to a remote beach and have a baby.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage pregnancy, young love, runaway, underage sex, runaway teen, job seeking, childbirth, hunger, baby, topless, female nudity, wild horse ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, gulag, wartime life, ethnic cleansing, world war two, political prisoner, labor camp, stalinism, getting home, life is a bitch, survival, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century, 50s
Place: siberia, estonia, russia, europe, ussr
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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series, Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on September 13, 1969 at 10:30 a.m. EST and ran for two seasons for a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, exciting, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: scooby doo, monster, amateur detective, villain, van, investigation, adventure, dog, teenager, talking dog, hippie, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: usa
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Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, entertaining, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: food, chef, friendship, rat, cooking, animals, disney, cooking and food, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, talking animals, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Black '47 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: poverty, deserter, starvation, british colonialism, revenge, manhunt, hunger, firing squad, oppression, brutality, injustice, desperation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: ireland
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Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: adoption, foster home, racism, refugee camp, family relations, refugee, rescue, rabbi, hidden identity, love of one's life, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ethiopia, africa, paris france, france, israel ...
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: surreal, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: islam, desert, politics, survival, refugee, brutality, culture clash, suicide, women, on the road, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iran, canada, california ...
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