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The list contains the best, new and most relevant bleak movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic, intense and talky films and TV shows about / that have / with mentor, storytelling, death, brutality, violence, loneliness, redemption, runaway, dialogue and greed plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as bleak: Fight Club (1999), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), The Revenant (2015), The Pianist (2002), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Memento (2000), Papillon (1973), The Departed (2006), The Sixth Sense (1999), Viy (2014).
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 8.7
The Pianist
Biography, Drama, Music, War
France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
150 min.
 8.5
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ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok
Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Sweden
99 min.
 8.2
Blade Runner 2049
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK, Hungary, Canada
164 min.
 8.1

List of bleak movies

 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, psychological, enigmatic, biting, surreal, disturbing, cerebral, philosophical, intellectual, rough, thought provoking, dark humor, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, dark, twist ending, interesting, bloody, brutal, intense, clever, offbeat, reflective, realistic, entertaining, suspense, cynical, satirical, talky, mind bending, gloomy, tense, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dual identity, dissociative identity disorder, mental instability, fist fighting, psychology, imagination, group therapy, secret society, visionary, split personality, mental illness, violence, philosophy, fighting the system, losing-it hero, dark hero, social misfits, life philosophy, social decay, self destruction, against the rules, anger, fighting movie, friendship between men, rebellion, insomnia, insanity, brutality, plot twist, postmodernism, storytelling, violent, twists & turns, visceral, loneliness, brainwashing, stylish, gratuitous violence, existentialism, mentor, support group, cult, urban, dialogue, identity, crazy, greed
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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Rory O'Shea Was Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Style: heartbreaking, dramatic, bleak, compassionate, emotional, realistic, sad, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, inspirational, cerebral, uplifting, interesting, melancholic, sweet, reflective, light, harsh, earnest, clever, tricky, intense, depressing
Plot: disability, friendship, life, loneliness, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, life & death, love triangle, character study, justice, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, young lovers, mentor, redemption, honest, tragedy, depression, destiny, hospital, storytelling, drinking, irish, sacrifice, relationships, childhood, transformation, psychology, culture clash, cancer, family drama, catastrophe, death, existentialism, happy ending, coming of age, creativity, runaway, hopes, mental illness, dreams, love and romance, youth, friends, buddies, young heroes, human spirit, twentysomething life, desire, pirate costume
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Style: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy, depressing, heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, touching, serious, cerebral, interesting, disturbing, talky, inspirational, earnest, dark humor, clever, intense, harsh, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, biting, witty, thought provoking, uplifting, motivational, surprise ending
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, troublemaker, friendship, character study, dehumanization, mental illness, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy, shock treatment, escaped mental patient, main character dies, defiant, plan gone awry, sanity, character change, good versus evil, doctor patient relationship, rebellion, hospital, psychiatry, insanity, anti heroes, book, psychology, crazy, storytelling, manipulation, mentor, nurse, corruption, adaptation, redemption, sexualized violence, tragedy, depression, runaway, honest, twists & turns, violent, prison escape, drinking, violence, justice, wrongfully committed, female villain, confined
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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 8.0
 557K
The Revenant
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Style: atmospheric, tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, scenic, brutal, realistic, stylized, intense, serious, breathtaking, harsh, interesting, dramatic, rough, bloody, epic, cerebral, talky, enigmatic, based on true events, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, revenge, vengeance, life & death, wilderness, violence, violent, indians, beautiful scenery, native americans, betrayal, old west, lone hero, manhunt, pursuit, brutality, greed, chase, visceral, bear attack, native american, rape, storytelling, redemption, dialogue, gunfight, grizzly bear, winter, bear, forest, murder, snow, uninhibited rivalry, justice, solitude, hunting, corruption, mentor, loneliness, moral ambiguity, adventure, sacrifice, twists & turns, nature, parent child relationship, frontier, mountain, escapades, left to die, fur
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 588K
The Pianist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Style: bleak, compassionate, suspense, harsh, touching, emotional, realistic, dramatic, serious, heartbreaking, epic, intense, interesting, sentimental, reflective, sad, earnest, breathtaking, brutal, gloomy, factual, captivating, motivational, depressing
Plot: pianist, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, nazi occupation, world war two, ghetto, jewish, nazi, genocide, wartime, life & death, violence, classical music, against humanity, atrocity, secret hideout, runaway, hunger, war, music, nazis, jews, anti heroes, storytelling, brutality, moral ambiguity, fascism, tragedy, battle zone, courage, german, honest, mentor, segregation, idealism, judaism, death, visceral, innocence lost, guilt, sacrifice, deportation, beautiful scenery, culture clash, violent, resistance, concert, hiding place, liberation
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, intense, dark, heartbreaking, interesting, melancholic, harsh, stylized, brutal, cerebral, reflective, dramatic, enigmatic, sad, talky, clever, dark humor, captivating, tense, artsy, art house
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, degradation, drugs/alcohol, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict, heroin, drugs, insanity, dreams, loneliness, storytelling, relationships, psychology, visceral, tragedy, brutality, weed, urban, obsession, violent, hospital, marijuana, philosophy, junkie, mentor, honest, pornography, redemption, stylish, violence, drinking, adaptation, life philosophy, solitude, dialogue, mental illness, parents and children, sex show, sex scene, female nudity, unsociability, illegal prostitution, diet
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.5
 968K
Memento
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Style: psychological, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense, surprise ending, bleak, clever, stylized, cerebral, suspenseful, serious, interesting, tricky, enigmatic, intellectual, dark, dramatic, twists and turns, talky, intense, dark humor, reflective, philosophical, realistic, offbeat, captivating, mind bending, atmospheric, rough, avant garde
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, revenge, vengeance, plot twist, investigation, flashback, mystery, murder, memory, neo-noir, neo noir, paranoia, identity, manipulations, storytelling, twists & turns, drugs/alcohol, time loop, postmodernism, insulin, psychology, manipulation, imagination, flashbacks, philosophy, time, existentialism, paranoid, violence, stylish, murder mystery, moral ambiguity, genius, multiple storylines, police investigation, insanity, secrets, corruption, obsession, justice, haunted by the past, tattoo, polaroid, mistaken identity, motel, hidden truth, individuality, confusion
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.0
 105K
Papillon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country:
Duration: 151 min.
Style: bleak, inspirational, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic, serious, dramatic, harsh, interesting, compassionate, breathtaking, intense, brutal, talky, factual, cerebral, atmospheric, clever, emotional, rough, suspenseful, entertaining
Plot: human spirit, free spirit, prison escape, runaway, survival, friendship, unlikely friendships, destiny, character study, fighting the system, false accusation, life philosophy, prison life, hopes, escape attempt, life is a bitch, imprisonment, criminal heroes, life sentence, low lives, prison, adventure, brutality, freedom, rebellion, buddies, mentor, island, jungle, courage, justice, storytelling, indians, corruption, childhood, violent, adaptation, solitude, murder, book, idealism, brainwashing, psychology, loneliness, philosophy, redemption, greed, dialogue, revenge, gunfight
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Style: twist ending, suspense, tense, bleak, captivating, brutal, clever, realistic, serious, intense, interesting, dramatic, cerebral, harsh, bad ending, psychological, talky, stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark humor, surprise ending, tricky, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, mole, working undercover, crime, gangsters, police, mafia, police investigation, law enforcement, corruption, police corruption, organized crime, violence, neo noir, mentor, undercover, gangster, rock, drugs/alcohol, foul language, storytelling, twists & turns, violent, visceral, mob, gunfight, mind game, plot twist, gratuitous violence, brutality, moral ambiguity, betrayal, justice, dialogue, greed, stylish, murder, vengeance, complex characters, dark hero, rise and fall, philosophy, urban, redemption, gangs, crime gone awry, realtor, friends, criminal heroes, ambition
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 796K
The Sixth Sense
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, dramatic, atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, touching, bleak, stylized, twist ending, serious, frightening, scary, interesting, cerebral, intense, clever, enigmatic, tricky, bad ending, gloomy, entertaining, sentimental, talky, captivating, mind bending, emotional, dark
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, able to see the dead, mystery, afterlife, tragic event, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, redemption, police investigation, life & death, destiny, understanding, untimely death, human relationship, talking to the dead, psychic power, precocious child, seeing dead people, investigation, plot twist, ghosts, twists & turns, storytelling, secrets, mentor, death, single mother, childhood, dialogue, catastrophe, manipulation, chase, runaway, school play, paranormal phenomena, cowardliness, confidence, marriage crisis, single, child, child abuse, power relations, misfit, psychic, mother son relationship, patient, fear
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, intense, tense, disturbing, suspense, serious, stylized, thought provoking, melancholic, entertaining, surprise ending, emotional
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, survival, propaganda, reality tv, future dystopia, female protagonist, game, teenagers, fantasy world, revolution, adventure, fighting the system, brainwashing, fight scenes, distopia, brutality, love story, friendship, mission, strong female character, sacrifice, psychological torture, life philosophy, young heroes, catastrophe, adaptation, resistance, dialogue, leadership, manipulation, mentor, dark hero, bow and arrow, segregation, mythology, war, future war, revolt, innocence lost, political unrest, book, storytelling, betrayal, social decay, president, transformation, culture clash, confined, chase, apocalypse
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 4K
Viy
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 127 min.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religion versus science, who done it, death of daughter, deadly creature, witchcraft, dark fantasy, demon, church, adventurer, good versus evil, remote village, folklore, superstition, secret revealed, adventure, village, danger, science, monster, in the woods, deadly, imaginary, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, escapades, rivalry, one night, adventure hero, british, witch, religion, supernatural power, night, truth, creature, sword and sorcery, survival
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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Terminator Genisys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, biting, serious, entertaining, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyborgs, androids and robots, future dystopia, human android relationship, killer robot, alternate reality, human versus computer, time travel, chase, artificial intelligence, technology, fight scenes, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, dark future, assassination attempt, invulnerability, mission, time loop, robot, clones, dialogue, destiny, end of the world, catastrophe, car chase, cloning, transformation, immortality, chases and races, memory, betrayal, mentor, danger, weapons, explosions, teleportation, alternate universe, male nudity, survival, adventure, first contact, vengeance, deadly, parallel universe, mythology, alternate timeline, time machine, storytelling
Time: future, year 1984, 21st century, year 1973
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Blade Runner 2049
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada
Duration: 164 min.
Style: tech noir, futuristic, melancholic, bleak, enigmatic, thought provoking, biting, suspenseful, tragic ending, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, bounty hunter, investigation, cyberpunk, genetics, police detective, violence, dark future, genetic engineering, neo noir, freedom fighter, main character dies, inventor, mission, pursuit, flying car, super strength, slave labor, ex soldier, father daughter reunion, mercilessness, baby, super computer, revolution, short skirt, bare breasts, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, woman wearing a miniskirt, eye candy, mini skirt, sex scene, barefoot woman, premarital sex, leg, prostitute, black bra, dog, lapd, existentialism, man kills a woman, skeleton, memory, cover up, woman kills a man, male objectification, blindness, child labor, tree, pregnancy
Time: future, near future, 2040s, year 1966
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california
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The Devil's Advocate
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, ambiguous ending, bleak, clever, surprise ending, tense, twist ending, twists and turns, serious, scary, suspense, cerebral, interesting, bad ending, intense, dramatic, enigmatic, surreal, entertaining, witty, talky, sinister, dark
Plot: lawyer, greed, devil, temptation, blind ambition, hotshot lawyer, mentor, law firm, deal with the devil, crooked lawyer, marital problem, lust, psychology, courtroom, ambition, supernatural, corruption, courtroom drama, twists & turns, guilt, plot twist, ethics, demons, secrets, murder, satan, bible, seduction, obsession, hallucination, paranoia, rise to the top, police investigation, religion, insanity, god, manipulation, justice, betrayal, first contact, morality, happy ending, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, chase, conspiracy, dialogue, pact with the devil, marriage crisis
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, florida
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 197K
The Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: bleak, road movie, futuristic, serious, depressing, dark, emotional, gloomy, epic, harsh, tense, melancholic, intense, heartbreaking, cerebral, rough, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, sad, bad ending, realistic, breathtaking, reflective, interesting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: survival, apocalypse, father son relationship, on the road, single parent, post apocalyptic, alone in the world, cannibalism, end of the world, wilderness, storytelling, solitude, depression, death, adaptation, life & death, humanity, existentialism, loneliness, distopia, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, natural disaster, brutality, imagination, father-son relationship, childhood, parents and children, book, tragedy, greed, violence, starvation, destiny, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, environment, happy ending, sacrifice, mentor, struggle, dystopic future, visceral, philosophy, violent, gunfight, future dystopia, danger, chaos
Time: future
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 36K
The Return
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, serious, harsh, melancholic, reflective, meditative, breathtaking, gloomy, cerebral, talky, emotional, dramatic, art house, disturbing, lyrical, road movie, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, intense, depressing, artsy
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, on the road, russian, father son relationship, childhood, road trip, secrets, storytelling, father-son relationship, parents and children, runaway, death, dysfunctional family, wilderness, character study, tragedy, adolescence, complex characters, loneliness, coming-of-age, brothers, family drama, art, psychology, culture clash, homecoming, siblings relations, brutality, mentor, life & death, speedo, journal, abusive father, existentialism, children, island, depression, sacrifice, relationships, heavy rain, guilt, solitude, vengeance, sexual abuse, treasure hunt, identity, youth, family relations, vacation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 8.0
 9K
Shame
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Style: bleak, psychological, biting, enigmatic, serious, reflective, talky, harsh, dramatic, art house, breathtaking, realistic, cynical, cerebral, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, tense, meditative, light, melancholic, macabre, surreal, witty, compassionate, disturbing, intense, intellectual, brutal, absurd
Plot: war, island, civil war, betrayal, countryside, wartime, swedish, brutality, politics, character study, visceral, soldier, existentialism, culture clash, adultery, psychology, crime gone awry, insanity, drinking, wine, loneliness, relationships, boat, political, ethnic conflict, catastrophe, friendship, childhood, sexual abuse, dialogue, dreams, redemption, marriage, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, battles, political prisoner, shame, farm, fictional war, refugee, musician, female nudity, husband wife relationship, military
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, tokyo
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 8.2
 319K
Unforgiven
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, harsh, dramatic, brutal, suspense, interesting, talky, compassionate, earnest, dark, rough, intense, reflective, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, post modern
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, moral ambiguity, violence, violent, good versus evil, mentor, brutality, hitman, morality, storytelling, bounty hunter, one last job, regret, corruption, old west, visceral, drinking, murder, anti-hero, guns, character study, vigilantism, honest, dialogue, justice, greed, englishman, reputation, complex characters, small town, runaway, prostitution, assassination, vigilante, gratuitous violence, friendship, sheriff, dark hero, crime, courage, foul language, unlikely friendships, weapons, crime gone awry, mutilation, bounty, prostitute
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, melancholic, gloomy, reflective, harsh, enigmatic, talky, sincere, art house, depressing, breathtaking, heartbreaking, stylized, meditative, emotional, rough, dramatic, brutal, intense, atmospheric, captivating, no music, interesting, cerebral, dark
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, hotel, friendship, sexual abuse, communism, realism, innocence lost, loneliness, unlikely friendships, unwanted pregnancy, relationships, romanian, dormitory, desperation, college student, hotel room, sex, brutality, women, depression, life philosophy, betrayal, storytelling, visceral, childhood, tragedy, runaway, guilt, character study, existentialism, drinking, bureaucracy, blood, redemption, pornography, solitude, female friendship, best friend, rape, mentor, urban, culture clash, art, catastrophe, dialogue, honest, morality, life is a bitch, censorship
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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 7.5
 77K
Biutiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, depressing, reflective, meditative, psychological, enigmatic, gloomy, cerebral, intense, sad, dark, breathtaking, harsh, heartbreaking, dramatic, philosophical, touching, non-linear, surreal, bad ending, sincere, interesting, talky, scenic, macabre, intellectual
Plot: terminal illness, single father, redemption, death, cancer, drugs/alcohol, immigrants, life & death, parents and children, afterlife, loneliness, down on your luck, tragedy, existentialism, depression, corruption, parenthood, storytelling, mental illness, life philosophy, guilt, hospital, urban, relationships, family drama, drugs, brutality, destiny, solitude, greed, chinese, illegal immigrant, catastrophe, drug addiction, pornography, character study, dysfunctional family, sacrifice, art, police corruption, life, poverty, dialogue, transformation, mentor, unfulfillment, runaway, humanity, alone in the world, childhood
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain, mexico
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 8.1
 17K
Winter Light
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, cerebral, meditative, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, talky, depressing, psychological, breathtaking, realistic, intellectual, philosophical, stylized, cynical, gloomy, emotional, light, harsh, tense, disturbing, thought provoking, interesting, earnest, dramatic, compassionate, scenic
Plot: small town, suicide, god, loneliness, isolation, existentialism, swedish, relationships, clergy, love, dialogue driven, life & death, jesus, religion, obsession, depression, human nature, village, death, apocalypse, complex characters, childhood, life philosophy, character study, introspection, culture clash, dialogue, pastor, winter, priest, faith, philosophy, storytelling, mentor, greed, redemption, solitude, wine, poetry, crime gone awry, humanity, runaway, catastrophe, betrayal, drinking, beautiful scenery, self discovery, art, russian, honest
Time: 20th century, 60s
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 7.6
 27K
Tyrannosaur
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, melancholic, psychological, depressing, disturbing, tense, heartbreaking, dark humor, enigmatic, gloomy, macabre, talky, rough, cynical, harsh, lyrical, sincere, intense, captivating, interesting, ironic, sad, brutal, bloody, absurd, dark
Plot: redemption, violence, domestic disturbance, realism, drinking, depression, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, character study, death, mentor, working class, brutality, relationships, complex characters, dysfunctional family, pornography, domestic violence, obsession, friendship, rage, life philosophy, british, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, mental illness, runaway, violent, prison visit, death of husband, pub, urination, beating, drunkenness, writing, coming-of-age, dog, tragedy, writers, nudity (topless - notable), honest, unlikely friendships, art, greed, adultery, visceral, childhood, infidelity, life & death, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.1
 124K
La Haine
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh, reflective, rough, brutal, talky, cynical, enigmatic, stylized, melancholic, captivating, surreal, thought provoking, intense, interesting, art house, atmospheric, ironic, dark humor, biting, clever
Plot: violence, fighting the system, racism, skinhead, french, realism, brutality, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drugs, immigrants, violent, police corruption, rebellion, visceral, gun, poverty, storytelling, pornography, social misfits, urban ghetto, life philosophy, loneliness, gangs, existentialism, police brutality, drug abuse, marijuana, stylish, corruption, runaway, tragedy, crime, mentor, police officer, revenge, world politics, unlikely friendships, dialogue, gratuitous violence, interracial relations, life & death, prejudice, culture clash, boredom, breakdance, xenophobia, capture, unemployment, robbery
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.6
 26K
The Homesman
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic, serious, dark, depressing, tense, harsh, gloomy, road movie, psychological, compassionate, emotional, captivating, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, stylized, brutal, twist ending, intense, scenic, dramatic, talky, interesting, absurd, bad ending, heartbreaking
Plot: violence, wilderness, mental illness, suicide, loneliness, insanity, unlikely partners, on the road, women, redemption, old west, depression, survival, gunfight, indians, violent, tragedy, revenge, danger, native american, greed, twists & turns, psychology, existentialism, brutality, runaway, nudity (topless - notable), demons, dancing, dialogue, crazy, workplace, vengeance, storytelling, pornography, death, hospital, misfit, road trip, police investigation, adaptation, stereotypes, culture clash, corruption, catastrophe, partners, life & death, friendship, anti heroes, suicide by hanging
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
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 8.2
 38K
Come and See
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, harsh, stylized, brutal, reflective, talky, enigmatic, rough, dramatic, melancholic, breathtaking, psychological, tense, lyrical, art house, captivating, intense, thought provoking, emotional, heartbreaking, meditative, compassionate, ironic, cerebral
Plot: war, genocide, innocence lost, holocaust, brutality, insanity, nazi, fascism, surrealism, nazis, russian, visceral, wartime, death, german, atrocity, anti war, jews, wehrmacht, teenage girl, runaway, violence, childhood, tragedy, culture clash, sacrifice, ethnic conflict, idealism, loneliness, propaganda, storytelling, mass murder, courage, against humanity, war crime, russian army, eastern front, honest, massacre, wartime life, political, catastrophe, guilt, weapons, nazi soldier, partisan, world war two, military, danger, nazi occupation
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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Grave of the Fireflies
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric, heartbreaking, stylized, sad, serious, depressing, melancholic, dramatic, harsh, breathtaking, sentimental, intense, tense, reflective, talky, interesting, earnest, gloomy
Plot: war, survival, wartime, orphan, firefly, tragedy, innocence lost, childhood, death, storytelling, children, sisters, brutality, loneliness, life & death, violent, depression, honest, visceral, hospital, sacrifice, friendship, runaway, pornography, courage, violence, guilt, ethnic conflict, idealism, siblings relations, culture clash, mentor, fantasy world, hunger, wartime life, sibling relationship, danger, escapades, chaos, dealing with death, death in the family, coming of age, hopes, homelessness, family problems, radiation, innocence, theft, bomb, nuclear holocaust
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mine
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 7.6
 8K
Submarino
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, melancholic, serious, depressing, disturbing, non-linear, talky, dark humor, gloomy, harsh, reflective, dark, heartbreaking, psychological, enigmatic, rough, dramatic, cerebral, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, sincere, social realism, sad, surreal
Plot: redemption, addiction, drugs, dysfunctional family, depression, storytelling, heroin, brothers, loneliness, violence, relationships, tragedy, vengeance, brutality, drug addiction, violent, siblings relations, urban, life & death, crime gone awry, mentor, corruption, mental illness, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, haunted by the past, parenthood, greed, multiple storylines, finnish, revenge, destiny, complex characters, unlikely friendships, character study, police investigation, drinking, weed, friendship, insanity, gangsters, sexual abuse, honest, adaptation, serial killer, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, drug abuse
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten, copenhagen denmark, europe
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Kes
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, melancholic, sentimental, talky, reflective, enigmatic, harsh, depressing, sincere, touching, inspirational, earnest, atmospheric, brutal, absurd, macabre, meditative, cerebral, surreal
Plot: working class, friendship, school, childhood, coming of age, realism, teacher, british, bullying, adolescence, lone hero, runaway, falcon, bird, life, mentor, depression, brutality, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, unlikely friendships, friends, destiny, mining, society, solitude, dreams, redemption, catastrophe, idealism, relationships, obsession, drinking, youth, loneliness, life philosophy, small town, coming-of-age, culture clash, teenager, honest, poverty, transformation, reality tv, fighting the system, family life, pets, soccer, family relations, social relations
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, yorkshire, scotland
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 8.3
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Taxi Driver
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: bleak, disturbing, dark, melancholic, serious, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, interesting, intense, harsh, reflective, talky, cerebral, depressing, rough, realistic, stylized, dark humor, brutal, bloody, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, porno movie, suspense
Plot: obsession, vigilante, loneliness, mental illness, taxi, violence, vigilantism, prostitution, insanity, lone wolves, violent, redemption, character study, loner, anti-hero, psychology, visceral, assassination, storytelling, depression, paranoia, pornography, neo-noir, misanthrope, moral ambiguity, brutality, paranoid, urban, losing-it hero, alienation, serial killer, existentialism, mentor, complex characters, corruption, guns, solitude, dialogue, stylish, drug dealer, crime, gangster, gangsters, social decay, organized crime, social misfits, greed, vengeance, drinking, innocence lost
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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