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, captivating, suspenseful and disturbing films and TV shows about / with hunger, survival, danger, brutality, father son relationship, storytelling, corpse, death, hopes and escapades plots mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
hunger movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as hunger: Hunger (2009), The Platform (2019), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Pianist (2002), Hunger (2008), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Samson & Delilah (2009), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Freedom (2000).

List of hunger movies

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: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, captive, hunger, captivity, survival, dungeon, human nature, confined, gory, danger, flesh eating, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory ...
Plot: struggle for survival, confined, cannibalism, fear, social differences, prison, rivalry, food shortage, social relations, society, danger, existentialism ...
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, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: siblings relations, orphan, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, loss of parent, death of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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: bleak, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, warsaw poland
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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, bleak, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, prison life, protest, humiliation, police brutality, hunger, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Genre: Drama
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, factual, bleak
Plot: farming, school, hunger, destiny, childhood, theft, survival, courage, hopes, defiant, life is a bitch, desperation ...
Place: africa
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Samson & 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: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, hunger, power of love, homeless, teenage love, romance, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, sea, against the odds, whale, shipwreck, danger, hunting ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s, georgian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, lion, friendship, zebra, escape, jungle, penguins, zoo, survival, hippopotamus, hunger, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, madagascar, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Guernsey Literary and 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, uplifting, romantic, sincere
Plot: nazi occupation, female writer, letter, writers, reading a book, world war two, friendship, strong female character, book, german occupation, fiance fiancee relationship, typewriter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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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, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, misfit, on the road, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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Croc-Blanc (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, dog, dog sled, half breed, hunger, snow, best friend, rescue from drowning, pregnancy, human animal relationship, snowing, river ...
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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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 141 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, genocide, hunger, journalist, josef stalin, journalism, cannibalism, soviet, debauchery, eavesdropping, letter writing, mysterious death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union, moscow russia, wales, london
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: captivating, serious, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, rebellion, roman emperor, warrior, vandal, hunger, battles, siege, paganism, brutality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: hungary, north africa, mediterranean sea, italy, romania ...
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Devil's 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: tense, suspense, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: genocide, hunger, peasant, society, life is a bitch, brutality, love, danger, adaptation, couples, soviet, greed ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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Another Mother's Son (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Directed by Christopher Menaul ('Summer in February', 'Fatherland) and written by Jenny Lecoat, Another Mother's Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a widow living in Nazi occupied Jersey who takes in a Russian prisoner of ...
Plot: surrogate family, world war two, tragedy, escaped prisoner, hunger, pow, fight, heroine, death of protagonist, nazi occupation
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Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, heroism, explorer, endurance, hunger, diary, dog sled, reenactment, hiking, adventure, australian ...
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, social differences, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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Insect (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect ...
Style: dark humor, psychotronic, allegory, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: beetle, hallucination, cockroach, insect, transformation, surrealism, film within a film, blood, husband wife relationship, director, drifter, train ...
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Hungry Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, mental illness, saving a life, vegetarian, tragic event, husband wife relationship, baby, murder, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Faust (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Faust is a 2011 Russian film directed by Alexander Sokurov. Set in the 19th century, it is a free interpretation of the Faust legend and its literary adaptations by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Thomas Mann. The dialogue is in German. The film won ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: deal with the devil, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, tragic hero, ambition, palaces castles and temples, human nature, blind ambition, temptation, downfall, obsessive quest, scientific research ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: germany, europe, russia
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My Little Devil (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: India, Canada
Story: After the tragic passing away of his mother, Joseph Ignace alias Jassiya (Rushabh Patni) is sent to a Catholic Hostel where he can continue his studies as well as live in the hostel. The sudden separation from his mother, diet, and familiar ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, friendship, hopes, redemption, society, social differences, social misfits, youth, boarding school life, bittersweet, boarding school, cultural difference ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, artsy, clever, absurd ...
Plot: absurdism, hotel, distopia, love, society, manhunt, punishment, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: hellas, greece
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Mother of Men (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Style: sincere, bleak, suspenseful, touching, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, children, mother, hunger, village, young woman, heroine, survival, kindness, life is a bitch, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: soviet union
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17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, hardship, destiny, religions or cults, hopes, adventure, society, immigrants, journey, mormon, hunger, latter day saints ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, gang, crimes, adventure, tiger, escapades, undercover, working undercover, army, infiltration, mountain, village ...
Time: 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia
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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, serious, suspense, cerebral, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, solitude, adventure, tropical island, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
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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, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, danger, confined, escapades, family relations, parents and children, lost at sea, end of the world, isolation, mystery, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 85 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: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: desert, islam, survival, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, taliban, siblings relations, self discovery, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, california ...
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