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The list contains the best, new and most relevant cynical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out talky, realistic, clever, cynical, witty and interesting films and TV shows about / that have / with storytelling, dialogue, greed, obsession, pornography, culture clash, runaway, mentor, brutality and crime gone awry plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as cynical: Roger Dodger (2002), In the Loop (2009), Killing Them Softly (2012), Harper (1966), Shallow Grave (1994), The Loves of a Blonde (1965), Blood Simple. (1984), The King of Comedy (1982), The Player (1992), La Cérémonie (1995).
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The Loves of a Blonde
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Czechoslovakia
88 min.
 7.7
The King of Comedy
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 7.8
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War Machine
Comedy, Drama, War
USA
122 min.
 6.0
The Girl with All the Gifts
Drama, Horror, Thriller
UK, USA
111 min.
 6.7

List of cynical movies

 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, biting, semi serious, sexual, witty, interesting, dark, stylized, sexy, psychological, enigmatic, light, intellectual, melancholic, humorous, harsh, intense, tense, reflective, cerebral, emotional, atmospheric
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, virginity, womanizer, relationships, women, adolescence, dialogue, sexuality, workplace, drinking, pornography, secrets, character study, urban, battle of the sexes, mentor, coming of age, honest, stylish, manipulation, corruption, nightlife, sarcasm, writers, storytelling, runaway, coming-of-age, violent, loneliness, brothel, virgin, fight, prostitute, college, police investigation, voyeurism, crime gone awry, ego, alcohol, fish out of water, violence, psychology, twists & turns, revenge, redemption, culture clash, gangsters, brutality, male nudity, complex characters
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ohio, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 48K
In the Loop
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Style: cynical, talky, biting, realistic, clever, witty, humorous, satirical, semi serious, absurd, funny, dark humor, interesting, dramatic, light, melancholic, stylized, harsh, reflective
Plot: politics, farce, war, world politics, political, political intrigue, british, sarcasm, iraq war, dialogue, time loop, foul language, manipulation, political corruption, corruption, military, censorship, moral ambiguity, irreverent, office, weapons, secrets, state affairs, intern, idealism, greed, wartime, political satire, manipulations, honest, adaptation, gulf war, sacrifice, brutality, morality, betrayal, writers, brainwashing, runaway, ethnic conflict, catastrophe, culture clash, political unrest, storytelling, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, media, power relations, workplace, politician
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, middle east, usa, england, iraq, washington d.c.
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Killing Them Softly
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Style: talky, cynical, stylized, serious, tense, dark humor, realistic, brutal, bleak, bloody, dark, enigmatic, biting, suspense, cerebral, melancholic, absurd, rough, interesting, harsh, suspenseful, tricky, satirical, meditative, intense, entertaining, clever, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, gangsters, robbery, gambling, crime gone awry, poker, organized crime, mafia, gangster, heist, mob, murder, violence, violent, stylish, drugs/alcohol, neo-noir, dialogue driven, brutality, dialogue, political, greed, gratuitous violence, politics, corruption, assassination, assassin, guns, world politics, twists & turns, visceral, criminal heroes, noir, pornography, vengeance, character study, corporate america, business, betrayal, storytelling, splatter, criminal, blood, drugs, crimes, urban, revenge, anti-hero, adaptation
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, tense, meditative, serious, reflective, stylized, melancholic, talky, clever, realistic, harsh, surreal, art house, gloomy, breathtaking, rough, atmospheric, artsy, disturbing, suspenseful, dark humor, cerebral, intellectual, biting, sexy, absurd
Plot: gangsters, crime, murder, crime gone awry, gang, gambling, character study, existentialism, gangster, loneliness, pornography, mob, drinking, dialogue, crimes, life philosophy, strip club, runaway, neo-noir, gunfight, culture clash, noir, nudity (topless - notable), mafia, catastrophe, classic car, visceral, poetry, paranoid, surrealism, life & death, addiction, stylish, storytelling, complex characters, hitman, greed, betrayal, mentor, brutality, art, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, neo noir, bookies, nude black woman, murder for hire, cabaret, hollywood boulevard
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
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 7.0
 7K
Harper
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Style: clever, cynical, stylized, tense, witty, serious, talky, cerebral, sexy, harsh, suspense, realistic, dark, enigmatic, satirical, bleak, twist ending, ironic, psychological, dramatic, interesting, melancholic, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark humor, surprise ending
Plot: mystery, crime, neo noir, kidnapping, murder, twists & turns, noir, police investigation, private detective, partners against crime, stylish, gangsters, dialogue, pornography, betrayal, violent, greed, gunfight, character study, plot twist, runaway, redemption, crime gone awry, adaptation, violence, anti-hero, obsession, lawyer, storytelling, divorce, manipulation, culture clash, nudity (topless - notable), hotel, investigation, adultery, fighting the system, mental illness, chase, hitman, secrets, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, uncover truth, alcohol abuse, law enforcement, couples
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
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 7.3
 50K
Shallow Grave
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Style: dark humor, tense, cynical, atmospheric, clever, suspense, psychological, witty, dark, serious, twist ending, suspenseful, stylized, macabre, interesting, surprise ending, intense, tricky, bleak, disturbing, realistic, absurd, talky, enigmatic, cerebral, sexy, captivating, entertaining
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, friendship, betrayal, greed, twists & turns, money, stylish, drugs/alcohol, violence, violent, plot twist, moral ambiguity, police investigation, dialogue, gangsters, unlikely friendships, paranoia, storytelling, pornography, morality, secrets, murder, corruption, loneliness, brutality, manipulation, obsession, paranoid, roommate, psychology, murder mystery, british, crimes, character study, existentialism, anti-hero, gangster, grave, relationships, sexualized violence, complex characters, shallow grave, overdose, friends, unlikely criminals, human nature, moral dilemma, destructive relationship, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland
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The Loves of a Blonde
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, witty, bleak, clever, semi serious, talky, melancholic, breathtaking, depressing, harsh, dark humor, enigmatic, atmospheric, stylized, macabre, sweet, reflective, satirical, light, compassionate, tense, meditative, fairy tale, sad, earnest, dramatic, sexy
Plot: small town, working class, relationships, couple relations, loneliness, runaway, drinking, childhood, storytelling, culture clash, love, women, coming of age, dreams, mentor, workplace, hotel, mozart, new wave, virginity, pornography, friendship, factory worker, tragedy, fantasy world, fall in love, divorce, courage, obsession, unlikely friendships, adolescence, brutality, dialogue, nudity (full frontal - brief), one-night stand, secrets, love and romance, youth, gunfight, nudity (topless - notable), honest, violent, sexuality, character study, islam, interracial romance, male nudity, parenthood, hospital, romance
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: prague, europe, poland, california
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 7.7
 74K
Blood Simple.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: dark humor, cynical, stylized, suspenseful, clever, tense, dark, twists and turns, serious, suspense, talky, enigmatic, interesting, witty, atmospheric, intense, bleak, realistic, psychological, cerebral, macabre, light, tricky, surprise ending, offbeat, melancholic, scenic, absurd
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, murder, infidelity, private detective, neo noir, adultery, neo-noir, investigation, twists & turns, greed, noir, stylish, betrayal, murder mystery, plot twist, dialogue, cheating, violent, visceral, deadpan, gunfight, storytelling, violence, moral ambiguity, vengeance, loneliness, obsession, paranoia, corruption, mystery, police investigation, dead fish, extramarital affair, lover, planned murder, wife husband relationship, shallow grave, employee, assassin, killer, boss, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, hitman, broken finger, kicked in the crotch, deception
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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The King of Comedy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: dark humor, cynical, clever, tragicomedy, biting, satirical, semi serious, cerebral, disturbing, stylized, talky, dark, realistic, enigmatic, melancholic, interesting, tense, bleak, witty, harsh, ironic, humorous, psychological, funny, atmospheric, offbeat, macabre, dramatic, reflective, absurd, intellectual
Plot: obsession, desire for fame, kidnapping, loneliness, character study, insanity, violent, mentor, relationships, television, pornography, hotel, violence, paranoid, gangsters, mental illness, ambition, crime gone awry, brutality, reality tv, visceral, psychology, dialogue, corruption, runaway, greed, eccentricity, serial killer, fantasy world, mob, honest, receptionist, tv show, prison, paranoia, gangster, dysfunctional family, drinking, public, studio, entertainer, fbi, blackmail, show business, murder, alter ego, confined, dreams, depression, adaptation
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.6
 46K
The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, biting, satirical, semi serious, cerebral, interesting, ironic, psychological, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, intellectual, dark humor, dark, absurd, suspenseful, humorous, tense, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: hollywood, police investigation, murder, writers, twists & turns, greed, paranoid, obsession, crime, neo-noir, business, dialogue, murder mystery, corruption, happy ending, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, character study, storytelling, manipulation, pornography, mentor, movie business, blackmail, paranoia, sarcasm, creativity, art, parallel universe, secrets, anti-hero, enemy, life philosophy, investigation, rise to the top, crime gone awry, adaptation, distopia, mistaken identity, runaway, mystery, vengeance, filmmaking, film industry, showbiz, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, crimes, dishonesty, male nudity
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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La Cérémonie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic, satirical, talky, art house, clever, melancholic, harsh, dark, thought provoking, macabre, cerebral, stylized, reflective, biting, sexual, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, dark humor, suspense, interesting, intense, witty, ironic, absurd
Plot: vengeance, family, secrets, friendship, manipulation, obsession, dysfunctional family, guilt, french, village, murder, crimes, crime, psychology, pornography, bourgeoisie, maid, illiteracy, relationships, rebellion, paranoia, twists & turns, visceral, class society, female friendship, culture clash, runaway, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, police investigation, adaptation, greed, character study, writers, brutality, paranoid, love and romance, women, catastrophe, stylish, sexual abuse, parenthood, marriage, violent, mentor, mozart, revenge, male nudity, storytelling
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa
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The Day of the Locust
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, disturbing, enigmatic, harsh, biting, bleak, melancholic, realistic, dark humor, dark, ironic, art house, talky, satirical, psychological, cerebral, depressing, non-linear, erotic, meditative, sexual, witty, reflective, absurd, tense, breathtaking, macabre, gothic, sexy
Plot: hollywood, parents and children, pornography, visceral, showbiz, nudity (topless - notable), eccentricity, mob, greed, writers, drugs, movie business, brutality, artists and showbiz, sexualized violence, art, surrealism, obsession, career woman, movie star, impotence, adaptation, existentialism, irreverent, complex characters, character study, dysfunctional family, insanity, gunfight, couples, depression, serial killer, catastrophe, drug addiction, fall in love, crime gone awry, paranoia, betrayal, actor's life, innocence lost, couple relations, infidelity, celebrity culture, love and romance, society, family relations, vandalism, accountant, starlet, casting couch
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Long Goodbye
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, talky, witty, clever, realistic, satirical, cerebral, reflective, dark, bleak, ironic, humorous, suspense, melancholic, light, sexy, interesting, harsh, surreal, suspenseful, tense, philosophical
Plot: private detective, investigation, neo-noir, crime, neo noir, mystery, betrayal, murder, noir, deadpan, greed, gangsters, adaptation, dialogue, crime gone awry, stylish, irreverent, runaway, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, gangster, writers, character study, distopia, hollywood, missing person, corruption, loneliness, storytelling, adultery, culture clash, violence, mission of murder, police operation, police, crimes, brutality, eccentricity, sarcasm, obsession, violent, drinking, pornography, mob, gunfight, insanity, secrets, dishonesty, visceral
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, mexico, latin america
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The Cat's Meow
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, witty, stylized, semi serious, dramatic, interesting, realistic, suspense, sexy, light, entertaining, satirical, cerebral, dark, humorous, enigmatic, melancholic, intense, tense, macabre, atmospheric, reflective
Plot: hollywood, murder, love, murder mystery, actor's life, betrayal, infidelity, father daughter relationship, period piece, secrets, manipulation, dialogue, adultery, mystery, mentor, corruption, artists and showbiz, death, obsession, relationships, writers, nudity (topless - notable), adaptation, eccentricity, greed, male nudity, crimes, twists & turns, runaway, mistress, gossip, blackmail, yacht, sex, party, kiss, censorship, british, character study, drinking, pornography, police investigation, dishonesty, mistaken identity, paranoia, loneliness, business, creativity, sexualized violence, romance
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.3
 168K
Blue Jasmine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, psychological, tragicomedy, dark humor, semi serious, depressing, dramatic, bleak, melancholic, heartbreaking, emotional, reflective, gloomy, cerebral, compassionate, sad, witty, harsh, enigmatic, interesting, dark, biting, stylized, humorous, intense, clever, ironic
Plot: depression, tragedy, relationships, drugs/alcohol, starting over, character study, loneliness, life, mental illness, sisters, greed, complex characters, honest, existentialism, couple relations, working class, psychology, drinking, life philosophy, suicide, dysfunctional family, life & death, writing, dialogue, redemption, storytelling, siblings relations, homeless, suicide attempt, adultery, narcissism, philosophy, mentor, obsession, sarcasm, catastrophe, crime gone awry, destiny, runaway, rich, sibling relationship, infidelity, life turned upside down, cheating, eccentricity, brutality, betrayal, drug abuse, adaptation, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new jersey, usa, new york, california
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 7.2
 5K
Darling
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Style: cynical, clever, witty, semi serious, satirical, sexual, reflective, biting, humorous, realistic, enigmatic, bleak, ironic, talky, intellectual, melancholic, harsh, sexy, colourful, stylized, cerebral, art house, erotic
Plot: adultery, rise to the top, model, couple relations, gay, relationships, fashion, pornography, runaway, romance, infidelity, loneliness, british, journalist, women, working class, love triangle, sexuality, culture clash, transformation, life, hotel, rich and poor, finnish, dialogue, camp, obsession, catastrophe, homosexuality, period piece, brutality, ambition, fighting the system, writers, adolescence, multiple storylines, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), greed, existentialism, marriage, vengeance, mentor, art, society, lone hero, life philosophy, police investigation, mental illness, irreverent
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, london, italy, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 227K
The Graduate
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: dark humor, sexual, cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky, melancholic, enigmatic, realistic, satirical, reflective, interesting, atmospheric, dramatic, meditative, breathtaking, sexy, clever, intense, suspense, depressing, offbeat, stylized, biting, neurotic, psychological, light
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, adultery, hotel, older woman younger man relationship, romance, rebellion, loneliness, runaway, relationships, infidelity, love, seduction, rape accusation, love affair, parenthood, depression, obsession, drinking, coming-of-age, suburbs, character study, storytelling, culture clash, censorship, pornography, suburban life, adolescence, idealism, dialogue, childhood, graduate, wedding, music, sexuality, assassination, psychiatry, college, mentor, beautiful scenery, vengeance, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, youth, young lovers, college graduate, housewife, couple relations, marriage
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.3
 70K
Heathers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, clever, witty, satirical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark, harsh, stylized, sexy, absurd, talky, surreal, disturbing, funny, ironic, interesting
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, cult, friendship, teenager, adolescence, teenagers, murder, cheerleading, high school life, coming of age, bullying, mentor, school, goth, clique, teenage life, violence, violent, runaway, pornography, irreverent, dialogue, brutality, drinking, stereotypes, sarcasm, honest, unlikely friendships, rebellion, diary, censorship, geek, fantasy world, revenge, coming-of-age, childhood, crime gone awry, depression, virginity, manipulation, nerds, dysfunctional family, youth, sexualized violence, camp, teacher, friends, best friends, murderous pair
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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The Tailor of Panama
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 109 min.
Style: cynical, clever, talky, sexy, stylized, serious, dark humor, satirical, absurd, realistic, suspense, tense, interesting, suspenseful, harsh, melancholic, biting, cerebral, witty, enigmatic, dark, bad ending, entertaining
Plot: politics, spy, espionage, spies, secrets, government agency, 007, secret service, corruption, twists & turns, greed, betrayal, world politics, surveillance, cold war, adaptation, dishonesty, dialogue, president, fireworks, secret agent, debt, bridge, children, swimming, birthday, band, dancing, map, british, manipulation, writers, state affairs, violence, conspiracy, catastrophe, stylish, brainwashing, undercover, sexualized violence, storytelling, con men, brutality, mentor, redemption, moral ambiguity, chase, midlife crisis, weapons, adultery
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, england, panama
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 8.1
 117K
Barry Lyndon
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 185 min.
Style: epic, cynical, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, captivating, serious, melancholic, breathtaking, meditative, enigmatic, scenic, cerebral, realistic, harsh, light, reflective, talky, interesting, ironic, tense, colourful, clever, gloomy, satirical, absurd
Plot: rise and fall, period piece, storytelling, obsession, fencing, nobility, self discovery, art, mozart, classical music, dialogue, greed, visceral, solitude, beautiful scenery, adaptation, debt, music, betrayal, loneliness, ambition, life & death, british army, palace, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, british soldier, dishonesty, redemption, gunfight, existentialism, violent, insanity, pornography, imagination, escapades, unfulfillment, soldier, highwayman, power relations, parents and children, military, duel, loss of son, battles, love and romance, family relations, cheating at cards, social climber
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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California Split
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, witty, semi serious, enigmatic, bleak, cerebral, tense, humorous, realistic, ironic, melancholic, stylized, harsh, reflective, meditative, surreal, dark humor, suspense, gloomy, depressing, atmospheric, psychological, interesting, entertaining, dramatic, breathtaking, light
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, addiction, existentialism, loneliness, buddies, drinking, neo-noir, obsession, crime gone awry, greed, dialogue, bus, gunfight, character study, fighting the system, relationships, noir, redemption, runaway, bullying, culture clash, honest, couples, roulette, craps, broken nose, gambling debt, stripper, fight, gangsters, mentor, eccentricity, sarcasm, friends, unlikely friendships, dark hero, storytelling, drug addiction, brutality, hotel, surveillance, classic car, depression, paranoid, deadpan, dialogue driven, underdog
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, las vegas, los angeles
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Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, bloody, tense, harsh, brutal, stylized, intense, interesting, dark, sexy, disturbing, talky, clever, rough, surprise ending, atmospheric, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, mob, violent, gangster, police corruption, neo noir, corruption, investigation, heist, gunfight, murder, pornography, drinking, robbery, undercover cop, crime gone awry, gangs, greed, guns, noir, hitman, honest, visceral, partners against crime, sexualized violence, dark hero, race issues, racism, bank robbery, stylish, mentor, twists & turns, justice, revenge, dialogue, gratuitous violence, runaway, redemption, vengeance, urban ghetto, crimes, serial killer, betrayal
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.8
 39K
Adam's Apples
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, surreal, bleak, cerebral, harsh, offbeat, reflective, clever, talky, touching, dramatic, psychological, dark, ironic, interesting, intellectual, stylized, biting, melancholic, intense, funny, compassionate, atmospheric
Plot: redemption, god, disability, mentor, optimism, storytelling, destiny, magic realism, church, faith, cancer, small town, life philosophy, twists & turns, islam, philosophy, insanity, depression, corruption, psychology, hopes, idealism, culture clash, greed, pastor, alcoholic, apple, existentialism, loneliness, transformation, tragedy, life & death, morality, prejudice, deadpan, parish, cynic, lie, clergy, cause and meaning, social misfits, good versus evil, religions or cults, society, priest, neo nazi, religion, widower, gang, beating
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, saudi arabia, indonesia
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 8.1
 118K
Network
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Style: clever, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor, realistic, biting, satirical, semi serious, cerebral, dramatic, interesting, enigmatic, bleak, absurd, intellectual, atmospheric, dark, reflective, intense, captivating, earnest, tragicomedy, no music, ironic, futuristic
Plot: television, corruption, journalism, murder, workplace romance, fighting the system, reality tv, greed, politics, insanity, brainwashing, world politics, assassination, obsession, manipulation, dialogue, political, idealism, celebrity culture, media, verbal byplay, corporate america, mentor, relationships, visceral, life philosophy, storytelling, character study, media satire, business, philosophy, capitalism, violent, morality, culture clash, irreverent, anchor, crime gone awry, tv show, honest, mental illness, tragedy, runaway, network, adultery, corporate, news, fired, meeting, power
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california
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 8.2
 244K
Chinatown
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, cynical, clever, tense, suspenseful, dark, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, suspense, talky, melancholic, cerebral, interesting, stylized, dramatic, realistic, twist ending, tricky, witty, colourful, captivating, mind bending, gloomy, psychological, tragic ending, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, murder, neo-noir, neo noir, adultery, surveillance, corruption, noir, twists & turns, crime, greed, murder mystery, political corruption, plot twist, storytelling, conspiracy, secrets, police investigation, stylish, character study, crime gone awry, dialogue, runaway, anti-hero, betrayal, obsession, manipulation, cheating, haunted by the past, rape, chinatown, pedophilia, river, sea, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, police, incest, femme fatale, domestic violence, power relations, life is a bitch, incestuous relationship, scandal, racism, water, shot to death
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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 6.8
 6K
Dedication
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Style: cynical, talky, semi serious, dark humor, clever, realistic, humorous, romantic, sweet, witty, psychological, touching, harsh, intellectual, melancholic, macabre, stylized, cerebral, neurotic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, rock, opposites attract, relationships, mentor, love story, goth, love and romance, sarcasm, dialogue, life philosophy, depression, writers, destiny, crime gone awry, life, demons, stereotypes, loneliness, dark hero, adaptation, eccentricity, childhood, friendship, catastrophe, classic car, fall in love, culture clash, unlikely friendships, obsession, fantasy world, mental illness, brutality, small town, writer's life, existentialism, writing, dysfunctional family, creativity, distopia, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), love affair, storytelling, redemption, mozart, twentysomething life, dark fantasy, free speech, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, boston
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 8.2
 18K
Viridiana
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cynical, dark humor, witty, enigmatic, semi serious, satirical, talky, sexual, cerebral, compassionate, harsh, bleak, intellectual, reflective, realistic, biting, disturbing, melancholic, meditative, captivating, breathtaking, tense, sexy, interesting, clever, humorous, offbeat, thought provoking, psychological, art house, dark
Plot: idealism, human nature, censorship, loneliness, catholicism, morality, rape, magic realism, sarcasm, pornography, voyeurism, runaway, greed, obsession, estate, homeless, nun, corruption, surrealism, mental illness, drugs, drinking, innocence lost, art, visceral, relationships, religion, culture clash, novice, mother superior, convent, orphan, faith, wine, lie, guilt, crime gone awry, life philosophy, gunfight, brutality, sexuality, irreverent, hotel, uncle, existentialism, sexualized violence, dialogue, life turned upside down, distopia, women
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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The Candidate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty, serious, satirical, biting, dramatic, interesting, ironic, thought provoking, suspense, sincere, absurd, harsh, surprise ending, melancholic, political drama, entertaining, reflective
Plot: politics, idealism, corruption, world politics, political, realism, lawyer, manipulation, president, political corruption, campaign, greed, propaganda, business, fighting the system, runaway, conspiracy, mentor, culture clash, police investigation, brainwashing, capitalism, honest, ambition, character study, paranoia, segregation, dialogue, secrets, journalism, assassination, race issues, media, betrayal, abortion, obsession, chase, twists & turns, catastrophe, morality, oil, murder, anti-hero, hotel, censorship, internet, moral ambiguity, state affairs, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, latin america, san diego california
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Lolita
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Style: talky, sexual, psychological, clever, sexy, cynical, witty, disturbing, serious, erotic, dark humor, biting, enigmatic, satirical, realistic, interesting, intellectual, dark, atmospheric, harsh, cerebral, suspense, surreal, dramatic, stylized, tense, melancholic, absurd, light
Plot: obsession, hotel, forbidden love, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, pornography, literature, sexuality, adaptation, paranoia, irreverent, insanity, moral ambiguity, lolita, sarcasm, runaway, destructive relationship, secrets, manipulation, relationships, sexualized violence, diary, incest, murder, storytelling, seduction, sex, book, romance, betrayal, summer camp, midlife crisis, sexual obsession, widow, motel, paranoid, police investigation, dialogue, child abuse, culture clash, brutality, secret love, flirt, eroticism, adoptive father, depression, guilt, corruption, eccentricity
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Lord of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 122 min.
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious, dramatic, interesting, intense, dark humor, suspense, factual, entertaining, talky, offbeat, satirical, harsh, cerebral, absurd, witty, disturbing, biting, epic, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, arms dealer, cold war, organized crime, arms dealing, corruption, world politics, weapons, political, greed, business, guns, politics, morality, violence, drugs/alcohol, anti-hero, justice, war, moral ambiguity, genocide, rise and fall, alone in the world, drug addiction, violent, storytelling, betrayal, idealism, drugs, gangsters, mentor, brutality, brainwashing, honest, life & death, life philosophy, dialogue, mafia, catastrophe, murder, philosophy, sarcasm, brothers, drug abuse, destiny, twists & turns, propaganda, human nature, conspiracy, survival
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 2001, 2000s, 1990s, year 1984, year 1991, year 1982, year 1983
Place: africa, europe, latin america, bolivia, beirut lebanon
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