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, weird, stylized, interesting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, murder, storytelling, dialogue, supernatural, violence, crimes, love, blood and chase 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: Sin City (2005), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Blade Runner (1982), Interstellar (2014), The Shining (1980), Spirited Away (2001), The Others (2001), Se7en (1995), True Detective (2014), Shutter Island (2010).

List of atmospheric movies

 8.0
 764K
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, surreal, neo noir, dark, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, corruption, crimes, dark hero, distopia, justice, multiple storylines, hitman, tough heroes, vigilante, killings, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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 8.2
 662K
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: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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 8.1
 758K
Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: neo noir, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, existentialism, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, androids, a.i., cyborgs, police detective, female android, fugitives, killer robot ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.6
 1.8M
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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 8.4
 999K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 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, scary, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, evil, psychopath, father son relationship, caretaker, imaginary friend, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, montana, oregon, usa ...
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 8.6
 744K
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, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, parallel world, magic, dragon, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, witch, surrealism, philosophy, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 8.6
 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, sword fight, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, mythology, medieval, journey, wizards, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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 8.2
 979K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, death, life & death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: touching, philosophical, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: true love, life philosophy, aging, tragic love, life & death, love and romance, existentialism, child as adult, impossible love, destiny, puzzle, melancholy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, pearl harbor, louisiana ...
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 8.9
 366K
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: atmospheric, captivating, neo noir, clever, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, dark humor, small town, police investigation, psychopath, small town life, killings, law enforcement, policewoman, snow, police officer, killer ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, future, year 2006 ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 8.0
 789K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
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 7.2
 293K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, investigator, insomnia, investigation, murderer, guilt, police corruption, character study, serial killer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 8.8
 194K
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, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, serial killer, supernatural, investigation, small town life, murder, surrealism, hallucination, who done it, mysterious death, secret, double life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.9
 496K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, perfume, psychopath, insanity, genius, woman in danger, killings, dangerous attraction, sense of smell, corpse, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: france, paris france, provence, europe
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 8.8
 510K
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, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
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 7.3
 356K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, mystery, investigation, murder, small town, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, uncover truth, mysterious character, goth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: new york state, new york
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: devil, lawyer, supernatural, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, satan, hotshot lawyer, temptation, ethics, god or devil, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, southern usa, usa ...
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 9.2
 2.0M
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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: goth, loneliness, surrealism, love, social misfits, freak, christmas, romance, love and romance, snow, fall in love, impossible love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: usa, florida
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, witch, death, insanity, mental institution, evil force, coven, vampire, nun, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2013, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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 8.2
 57K
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, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, supernatural, investigation, friendship, law enforcement, supernatural ability, murder investigation, crimes, female detective, morgue, immortal, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 789K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror, gloomy, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, insanity, social injustice, judge, villain, vengeance, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, prison escape, escapades, painting, adventure, murder, mentor protege relationship, existentialism, luxury hotel, art theft, prison, inheritance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
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 7.2
 747K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, supernatural, distopia, infected, plague, quarantine, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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