Captivating movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant captivating movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized and clever films and TV shows about / with rivalry, dialogue, friendship, mentor, danger, flashback, chase, escapades, murder and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as captivating: Peaky Blinders (2013), Better Call Saul (2015), Awakening the Zodiac (2017), Once Upon a Time (2011), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Enigma (2001), Emmerdale (1972), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Dexter (2006).
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Game of Thrones
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, UK
57 min.
 9.5
Sherlock
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
88 min.
 9.2
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Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 7.0
Manifest
Drama, Mystery
USA
43 min.
 7.7

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 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, clever, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, rise to the top, society, outlaw, drugs/alcohol, love, fighting crime, rivalry, post war, mafia, business ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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Better Call Saul
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family relations, hotshot lawyer, brother brother relationship, gangsters, ambition, moral dilemma, workplace situations, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Peter Quill is Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits — fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, anti heroes, adventure, spacecraft, hotshot hero, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, space travel, space wars ...
Time: future
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Awakening the Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, death, crimes, danger, police, police investigation, life is a bitch, obsession, reward
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Once Upon a Time
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, twists and turns, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, fantasy world, curse, imaginary kingdom, happy ending, friendship, parents and children, family relations, magical, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, sport team, ambition, american football, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, coach, rivalry, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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 6.4
 19K
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual, clever ...
Plot: war, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis, world war two, idealism, code breaking, mind game, espionage, submarine ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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 4.9
 2K
Emmerdale
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, family, family relations, social relations, family problems, dialogue, honest, parents and children, friendship, lifestyle, farm, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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Step Up 2: The Streets
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, youth, friendship, competition, hip hop, rivalry, escapades, romance, follow your dream, high school, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 8.7
 576K
Dexter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, bloody, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, crime, gory, crimes, double life, vigilante, blood, dark secret, secret life, crime investigation, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.6
 532K
Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, intellectual, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, adventure, sherlock holmes, murder, hotshot hero, verbal byplay, investigation, riddles and clues, plot twist, fight scenes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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 6.5
 102K
Step Up
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, romance, ballet, follow your dream, dance school, hopes, happy ending, youth, ambition, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 9.5
 1.4M
Game of Thrones
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, atmospheric, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, kingdom, betrayal, strong sexual content, politics, incest, dragon, medieval, sex scene, political intrigue, abuse of power, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, stylized, scenic, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, wizards, storytelling, multiple storylines, heroic mission, pride and honor, save the world, magic, sword fight ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, friendship, partners, crime, eccentricity, mastermind, murder mystery, resourceful, verbal byplay, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, suspense, bloody, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, brutality, blood, plot twist, storytelling, twists & turns, crime gone awry, moral ambiguity, hitman, greed, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
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 6.0
 29K
Step Up All In
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Style: captivating, light, feel good, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, follow your dream, dance contest, rivalry, victory, team, romance, music, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, dialogue, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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Lord of the Flies
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, literature, isolation, coming of age, innocence lost, violent, brutality, social relations, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 8.4
 66K
The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, virus, experiment gone awry, humanity, survival, alzheimer's disease, monkey, fight for supremacy, medical research, genetically altered, chimpanzee, gorilla ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.6
 309K
Suits
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, talky, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: lawyer, boss and employee, legal, impostor, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, success, judiciary, mastermind, prodigy, workplace romance, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 576K
Skyfall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: 007, james bond, secret service, secret service agent, secret agent, british secret service, bond girl, british intelligence, interrogation, good versus evil, anti hero, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, scotland, asia, china, london ...
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Person of Interest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, chases and races, surveillance, vigilantism, danger, mysterious character, secret, heroes, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, boxer, fight, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Star Trek: Discovery
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, star trek, alien, space travel, alien species, space exploration, outer space, danger, adventure, friendship, fight scenes, human in outer space ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another.
Style: captivating, bleak, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, supernatural, super strength, youth, friendship, teleportation, teenager, romancing partners, danger, investigation, justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, raccoon, save the world, team, supernatural, outer space, danger, villain, love and romance, shooting, journey, adventure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

dramatic
dramatic movies
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Everest 2015
7.1
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
American Beauty 1999
8.4
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emotional
emotional movies
Love Loves Coincidences 2011
7.3
Whiplash 2014
8.5
Still Alice 2014
7.5
The English Patient 1996
7.4
Pride & Prejudice 2005
7.8
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society
society movies
The Master and Margarita 2005
7.5
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015
6.5
Black Mirror 2011
8.9
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013
7.5
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serious
serious movies
Parker 2013
6.2
Orphan Black 2013
8.3
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
Under the Dome 2013
6.7
Homefront 2013
6.5
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state affairs
state affairs movies
State of Affairs 2014
6.4
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
Magnificent Century 2011
6.6
Marie Antoinette 2006
6.4
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
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20th century
20th century movies
Anastasia 1997
7.1
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Grace of Monaco 2014
5.7
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter 1999
4.8
Mathilde 2017
5.4
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interesting
interesting movies
Memento 2000
8.5
The Prestige 2006
8.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
City of God 2002
8.6
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atmospheric
atmospheric movies
The Revenant 2015
8.0
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
The Americans 2013
8.4
Prometheus 2012
7.0
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
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