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 clever films and TV shows about / with murder, death, storytelling, violence, dialogue, blood, mentor, greed, female nudity and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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atmospheric movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as atmospheric: Interstellar (2014), Game of Thrones (2011), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Peaky Blinders (2013), Insomnia (2002), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Se7en (1995), Spirited Away (2001).

List of atmospheric movies

 8.6
 1.3M
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, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, parallel world, heroic mission, end of the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 9.4
 1.6M
Game of Thrones (2011)
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: atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, sexual, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, betrayal, incest, king, adventure, political intrigue, politics, royal family, killings, dwarf, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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: atmospheric, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, sword and sorcery, save the world, journey, mythology, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
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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, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, insanity, drug addiction, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug addict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.8
 181K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, atmospheric, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, society, gang war, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crimes, fighting crime, mafia, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
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, suspenseful, fairy tale, gothic, macabre ...
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, fairy, legends and myths, imaginary, good versus evil, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, creature, death, magical, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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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, serious, clever ...
Plot: ambition, law firm, hotshot lawyer, devil, ethics, supernatural, deal with the devil, marital problem, evil, temptation, mentor, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, florida ...
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, friendship, greed, mentor protege relationship, disorder, adventure, escapades, murder, mentor, painting, theft ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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 8.6
 1.3M
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, master criminal, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 8.6
 546K
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, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, ghost, supernatural, fantasy world, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.3
 72K
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, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, private detective, incest, investigation, missing person, amnesia, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, murder, neurosis, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 8.1
 834K
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, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, afterlife, psychic, death, psychologist, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, untimely death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
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: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, manipulations, temptation, society, witchcraft, supernatural, black magic, mystery, politics ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, jerusalem, moscow russia ...
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 8.7
 48K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, mind game, crime, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, police investigation, videotaping, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 8.4
 767K
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, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, psychic, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, death, ghost, nun, couple relations, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, florida ...
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 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, murder investigation, friendship, secret, laboratory, buddies, crime, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 619K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, tech noir, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, a.i., artificial intelligence, fugitives, neo noir, killer robot, human nature, confrontation with superior, bounty hunter, life is a bitch, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, police chief, murder, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, post apocalypse, heroes, danger, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 8.0
 654K
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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, insanity, losing-it hero, mental illness, hallucinations, dancer's life, paranoia, rivalry, parents and children, showbiz, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 324K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
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: psychological, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, human nature, death, love and romance, reincarnation, tribe, wisdom of life, human existence, love, genetic engineering, karma ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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 8.5
 199K
Hannibal (2013)
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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, psychiatrist, special agents, crime, murder, death, cannibalism, doctor, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.0
 712K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, neo noir, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, torture, crimes, vigilante, corruption, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 8.8
 151K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, death, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, rape, special agents, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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 8.3
 27K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: riddles and clues, supernatural, characters in danger, obsessive quest, investigator, mysterious place, lost, peril, imaginary, teleportation, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, insanity, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, killings, corpse, genius, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.9
 426K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, heroic mission, apocalypse, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle washington, poland
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 7.2
 152K
Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, surreal, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, wedding preparations and rituals, estrangement, chaos, nervous breakdown, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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