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The list contains the best, new and most relevant atmospheric movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, danger, supernatural, redemption, rivalry and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as atmospheric: The Revenant (2015), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Americans (2013), Prometheus (2012), The Sixth Sense (1999), Gravity (2013), Game of Thrones (2011), Bates Motel (2013), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Black Swan (2010).
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Game of Thrones
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, UK
57 min.
 9.5
The Americans
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Ready Player One
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
140 min.
 7.6
Leto
Biography, Music, Romance
Russia, France
126 min.
 7.6

List of atmospheric movies

 8.0
 575K
The Revenant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, revenge, vengeance, wilderness, violence, life & death, betrayal, violent, indians, beautiful scenery, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Requiem for a Dream
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: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 524K
Prometheus
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, genetics, distant planet, human versus alien, androids, space and aliens, transformation, alien life-form, fantasy world, mission, expedition, scientist ...
Time: future
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 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense
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, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 676K
Gravity
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, space program, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, spacecraft, life & death, sacrifice, space station, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: houston texas
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 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
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: stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: intrigue, kingdom, betrayal, strong sexual content, politics, incest, dragon, medieval, sex scene, political intrigue, abuse of power, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
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 8.2
 81K
Bates Motel
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: overbearing mother, motel, mother son relationship, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, family problems, small town, serial killer, teenage life, mad ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
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A Very Long Engagement
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: against the odds, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, young lovers, love story, destiny, love, secrets, life & death, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, paris france, dungeon
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 8.0
 623K
Black Swan
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 24K
Heroes Reborn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, good versus evil, danger, changing the past or future, superhero, heroic mission, villain, serial killer, time travel, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
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The Devil's Advocate
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, ambiguous ending, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, greed, devil, temptation, blind ambition, mentor, law firm, hotshot lawyer, deal with the devil, marital problem, crooked lawyer, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Genre: 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: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, scenic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, save the world, medieval, friendship, imaginary kingdom, magic, journey, mythology, master villain, sword and sorcery ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand, mine
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 7.8
 302K
The Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, corruption, mystery, mind game, murder, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, drug cartel, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
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The Luzhin Defence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, mentally unstable, obsession, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy
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 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, gothic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, immortality, transformation, painter, portrait, mentor, devil, art, betrayal, greed, life philosophy, secrets ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe
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 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: sexual awakening, sex, manipulations, sexuality, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, voyeurism, destructive relationship, mysterious character, sexualized violence, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, suspenseful, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, curses spells and rituals, high school life, teenage love, supernatural power, teen romance, school, evil, friendship between boys, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
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American Horror Story
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: scary, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, fear, haunted house, death, anthology, family in danger, ghost, couple relations, sadism, serial killer, nun, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
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 8.6
 193K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, cannibal, mind game, mental patient, special agents, psychopath, doctor, psychiatrist, deadly, death, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: non-linear, philosophical, atmospheric, futuristic, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, multiple storylines, human nature, life philosophy, existentialism, justice, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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 6.5
 102K
The Giver
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, memory, society, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, fighting the system, rebelliousness, post apocalyptic, life philosophy, love story ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 20K
Salem
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, stylized
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, small town, society, uncover truth, love affair, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, danger, dishonesty, devil ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, nasa, heroic mission, outer space, father daughter relationship, time travel, space exploration, astronaut, space program, space station, distant planet, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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The Master and Margarita
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: classic literature, psychological, atmospheric, talky, cynical ...
Plot: society, temptation, deal with the devil, religions or cults, supernatural, black magic, heaven and hell, politics, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, mystery ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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Ghost Whisperer
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: psychic power, mysterious character, mystery, ghost, small town, afterlife, uncover truth, couples, investigation, death, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 54K
Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, witchcraft, time travel, escapades, investigator, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.3
 43K
Hell on Wheels
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, lone wolves, haunted by the past, tough heroes, slavery, courage, vengeance, train, native americans, shooting, blood, brutality ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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The King Is Dancing
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, baroque, captivating ...
Plot: king, dancing, rise and fall, royal family, musician's life, intrigue, love affair, state affairs, forbidden love, infidelity, love triangle, tragic love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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enigmatic
enigmatic movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Zodiac 2007
7.7
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Fight Club 1999
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stylized
stylized movies
The Adventures of Tintin 2011
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
8.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
8.7
Black Sails 2014
8.3
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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psychological
psychological movies
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
The Game 1997
7.8
Inception 2010
8.8
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
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talky
talky movies
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
Sleuth 2007
6.5
The Social Network 2010
7.7
Django Unchained 2012
8.4
Her 2013
8.0
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storytelling
storytelling movies
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
7.4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
6.7
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
8.7
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interesting
interesting movies
Memento 2000
8.5
The Prestige 2006
8.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
City of God 2002
8.6
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dark
dark movies
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Cargo 200 2007
7.1
Ghost House 2017
4.7
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