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, psychological, tense, captivating and gloomy films and TV shows about / with under the surface, family relations, husband wife relationship, family problems, youth, infidelity, father daughter relationship, female nudity, parents and children and murder plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Denmark 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), Twin Peaks (1990), American Beauty (1999), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), When They Cry (2006), Broadchurch (2013), The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014).

List of under the surface movies

 6.8
 109K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family problems, masturbation, parents and children, family relations, estate, mystery, funeral, youth, psychopath ...
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, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, abortion, infidelity, destiny, death of wife, family problems, under the surface, dysfunctional family, mental illness, housewife, deadend life, marriage ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: connecticut, california, usa, paris france, new york
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 7.2
 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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family problems, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, male escort, infidelity, adultery, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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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 8.4
 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, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, age difference, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, obsession, youth, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing person, cold case, uncover truth, unsolved crime, false identity, partners against crime, under the surface, disappearance, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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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, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, coming of age, female nudity, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage girl, mystery, disappearance, gay interest, loss of mother, 17 year old, under the surface ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, california
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When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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: psychological, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, adult animation ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, torture, student, village, fear, under the surface, crimes, psychic, disappearance, mystery, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: japan, asia
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 8.4
 111K
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, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
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: mystery, whodunit, partners against crime, sleuth, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, police detective, law enforcement, under the surface, small town life, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, talky ...
Plot: psychology, secrets, infidelity, friendship, dinner party, game, character study, gay, existentialism, family problems, under the surface, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, new jersey
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Perfect Strangers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story unfolds over the course of one night, during a lunar eclipse, in the home of Alfonso and Eva—a well-healed professional couple worried about their teenage daughter and about the monotony of their lives. They are joined by five guests: ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, talky, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, dinner party, friendship, under the surface, family problems, infidelity, betrayal, family secret, secret, relationships, gay, character study ...
Time: 21st century
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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, entertaining ...
Plot: dinner party, friendship, best friends, joke, under the surface, pregnancy, prank, family problems, family secret, friends, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 6.9
 3K
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, serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, society, family life, social relations, unfulfillment, class differences, seductive woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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The Perfect Secret (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Seven friends - three women and four men - meet for dinner. Everyone should put their cell phone on the table. No matter what message comes in - anyone can read it and listen to the phone calls. However, this leads to a lot of chaos.
Style: thought provoking, talky, psychological, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: dinner party, psychology, under the surface, game, friendship, husband wife relationship, family secret, secrets, family problems, character study, best friends, marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: munich germany
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Deadwater Fell (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, clever
Plot: control freak, murder, arson, murder investigation, small town life, fire, family relations, under the surface, who done it, dealing with death, police investigation, unfaithful husband ...
Place: scotland
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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, serious, tense, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, child abuse, lawyer, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, prisoner, incestuous relationship ...
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, loneliness, family problems, family relations, maturity, elderly, couple relations, marriage, psychology, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, maine, usa, new england
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 6.4
 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, touching, psychological ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, gas station, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, single parent, youth, estrangement, solitude, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: performer's life, celebrity, hidden truth, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, under the surface, private vs public, depression, gay, diary, celibacy, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: england
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 5.2
 147
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, under the surface, interracial relations, community, social relations, mentally challenged, nudity (full frontal - brief), eagle, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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 5.4
 3K
Bridgend (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 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, atmospheric, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: suicide, small town, police investigation, teenage life, teenage love, adolescence, society, youth, under the surface, obsession, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wales, england
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 6.6
 2K
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, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, family problems, under the surface, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 6.9
 655
Red Amnesia (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A retired widow has her daily routine derailed when she starts receiving mysterious, anonymous phone calls.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsession, under the surface, murder, widow, anonymous telephone call, mother son relationship, chinese, painter, ghost, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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 5.5
 457
Mister John (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Singapore, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not existed before gives Gerry a chance at starting ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, tense
Plot: family relations, starting over, couple relations, couples, under the surface, crumbling marriage, infidelity, human nature, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, widow, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, ireland, asia
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, erotic, touching ...
Plot: sex, extramarital affair, hotel room, infidelity, cheating wife, adultery, impossible love, introspection, love affair, couples, under the surface, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 473
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, college, amateur detective, mystery, secret movement, under the surface, intrigue, youth, dishonesty, teenage life, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.9
 545
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 101 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, sentimental, suspense
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, love affair, family life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, depressing, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, unlikely friendships, adultery, fish out of water, culture clash, unlikely couple, actor, character study ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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