Atmospheric movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant atmospheric movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense and complex films and TV shows about / with death, murder, storytelling, dialogue, violence, mentor, greed, blood, weird and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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atmospheric movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as atmospheric: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Spirited Away (2001), Interstellar (2014), Blade Runner (1982), The Others (2001), Sin City (2005), I Am Legend (2007), The Sixth Sense (1999), Insomnia (2002), Peaky Blinders (2013).

List of atmospheric movies

 8.2
 616K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, gothic, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, creature, fairy, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, young heroes, cruelty, death, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, elf, mythology, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 8.6
 646K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, witch, imaginary, adventure, dragon, friendship, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, rescue, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.6
 1.5M
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, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 8.1
 691K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, distopia, neo noir, existentialism, a.i., androids, killer robot, artificial intelligence, fugitives, suprisingly clever, androids and robots ...
Time: future, year 2019, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 336K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, mysterious character, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, psychic, parallel world, spiritualism, single parent, nightmare, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 8.0
 737K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
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 7.2
 684K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 8.1
 908K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, psychic power, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 274K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, gunfight, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
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 8.8
 337K
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, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, determination, society, crimes, rivalry, mafia, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, ambition, law firm, deal with the devil, evil, ethics, temptation, hotshot lawyer, god or devil, sin, marital problem, satan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, philosophical, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, true love, life & death, tragic love, existentialism, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, crime, neo noir, master criminal, psychopath, police detective, police investigation, twists & turns, police, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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 8.6
 58K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, serial killer, mind game, multiple suspects, partners against crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder, videotaping, forensics, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, europe ...
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 8.2
 29K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, alternate dimension, imaginary, escapades, lost, characters in danger, supernatural, obsessive quest, peril, teleportation, investigator, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.9
 324K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, clever, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, small town, police investigation, crime, policewoman, psychopath, killings, snow, small town life, law enforcement, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa
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 8.1
 80K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, art house, cerebral, psychedelic ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, mental institution, evil, danger, witch, nun, evil force, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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 8.4
 893K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, stephen king, psychopath, ghost, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
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 8.0
 697K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, dancer's life, surrealism, mental illness, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dark fantasy, rivalry, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 80K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: new orleans, new york, southern usa, usa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 8.8
 174K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, death, rape, crime, special agents, double life, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 96K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, serial killer, family problems, murder, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, small town, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 9.3
 1.8M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns, stylized, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, king, fantasy world, adventure, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, swords and armor, power struggle, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, degradation, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.3
 53K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: immortality, law enforcement, investigation, supernatural, supernatural ability, female detective, laboratory, crimes, crime, murder investigation, friendship, immortal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 226K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, cannibal, psychopath, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, talking animals, good versus evil, queen, evil queen, imagination, imaginary, magical, journey ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: london, china
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, obsession, dark fantasy, perfume, dangerous attraction, insanity, woman in danger, corpse, killings, genius, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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