Under the surface movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant under the surface movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating and bleak films and TV shows about / with under the surface, family relations, couples, family problems, husband wife relationship, parents and children, death, social relations, mystery and murder plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
under the surface
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under the surface movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as under the surface: Stoker (2013), Revolutionary Road (2008), Satisfaction (2014), When They Cry (2006), Twin Peaks (1990), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), American Beauty (1999), Broadchurch (2013), The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014), What's in a Name? (2012).

List of under the surface movies

 6.8
 104K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, funeral, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, suburbs, housewife, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1948 ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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 7.3
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, male escort, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, student, torture, under the surface, psychic, village, fear, crimes, disappearance, mystery, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: japan, asia
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 8.8
 178K
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, neo noir, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, who done it, small town life, crime, hallucination, death, paranormal investigation, rape, special agents, double life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, dysfunctional family, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
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 8.3
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, older man young girl relationship, coming of age, existentialism, loneliness, character study, age difference, dysfunctional family, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, closeted homosexual, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.4
 98K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, murder, grief, small town, courtroom drama, partners, police detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Plot: partners against crime, mystery, riddles and clues, law enforcement, under the surface, police investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, partners, deadly, social relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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What's in a Name? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the ...
Style: cynical, talky, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: under the surface, family problems, family secret, friends, disorder, prank, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, best friends, dialogue driven, dinner party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 6.9
 2K
Casa Grande (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, unfulfillment, society, family life, social relations, class differences, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 7.0
 2K
Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, under the surface, family relations, parents and children, child abuse, incest, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
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 6.5
 2K
Shell (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that surrounds her. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: gas station, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, teenage life, solitude, estrangement, single parent, youth, father daughter relationship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
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 6.8
 2K
Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, under the surface, social relations, mystery, village, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, riddles and clues, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 6.4
 728
Stonemouth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Iain Banks's best-selling novel, this romantic mystery follows Stewart as he returns to his childhood home and tries to discover the truth behind his best friend's death.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, homecoming, secret, organized crime, village life, hometown, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
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 7.1
 1K
Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, life turned upside down, reunion, friends, life is a bitch, under the surface, writer's life, countryside, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
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 5.0
 33
Neuroworld (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Nothing is what it looks like. Everything is possible. Emotional parasyte dance in a mask play. Monika and Kristina are flatmates and maybe friends. One of the two is a famous YouTuber. One gun, two guns... Based on Miguel Ángel Martín's ...
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: friends, friendship, under the surface, computers and web, disorder, couples, society, technology, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, blogger, girlfriend
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kenneth Williams was the star of the Carry Ons and Round the Horne. Despite his fame, he led a life full of mental torture as he tried to overcome his homosexuality in 1950s Britain. This film follows his life and eventual death based on the many ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: performer's life, private vs public, buried truth, under the surface, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, celebrity, depression, masturbation, celibacy, diary, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
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 5.1
 113
Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, community, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), prayer, mentally challenged, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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 5.5
 2K
Bridgend (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: suicide, small town, teenage life, teenage love, police investigation, parents and children, obsession, danger, youth, society, under the surface, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wales, england
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 6.5
 1K
The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 7.4
 2K
Darknet (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A macabre web site called Darknet links the tales in this chilling anthology series whose protagonists face a range of unnamable horrors.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: hacker, website, cyberspace, gory, under the surface, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, rivalry, death, canadian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, lovers reunited, under the surface, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, love triangle, ex lover, estate, family relations, promise ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 30s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: europe, england
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28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While traveling for work in a city far from their homes, a novelist and a corporate accountant find themselves in bed together. Although she’s married, and he’s seeing someone, their intense attraction turns a one-night stand into an unexpected ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, cheating, hotel room, impossible love, introspection, love affair, under the surface, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 445
Trinity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trinity is a British drama series which was broadcast on ITV2 from September to November 2009. The series is set in the fictional "Trinity College" of "Bridgeford University", and stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, college, mystery, amateur detective, teenage life, student life, secret movement, under the surface, dishonesty, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.8
 521
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 5.6
 89K
The Box (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, conspiracy, gift, human nature, murder, experiment, mystery, button, decision, sacrifice, money, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, langley virginia
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 8.5
 205
Arab Labor (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Amjad is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive himself and all around him crazy especially his wife, Bushra.
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, love, marriage, politics, journalist, family life, identity crisis, satire, social differences, culture clash, under the surface, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem
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 4.7
 820
The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, private vs public, filmmaking, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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