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The list contains the best, new and most relevant depressing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out depressing, realistic, bleak, melancholic, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / that have / with loneliness, storytelling, depression, mentor, death, tragedy, honest, redemption, drinking and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as depressing: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Olive Kitteridge (2014), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Good Girl (2002), About Schmidt (2002), Control (2007), The Road (2009).
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Silver Linings Playbook
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
122 min.
 7.8
Life of Pi
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, France, India
127 min.
 7.9
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Cars 3
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
USA
102 min.
 6.8
The Discovery
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
102 min.
 6.3

List of depressing movies

Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, intense, dark, heartbreaking, interesting, melancholic, harsh, stylized, brutal, cerebral, reflective, dramatic, enigmatic, sad, talky, clever, dark humor, captivating, tense, artsy, art house
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, degradation, drugs/alcohol, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict, heroin, drugs, insanity, dreams, loneliness, storytelling, relationships, psychology, visceral, tragedy, brutality, weed, urban, obsession, violent, hospital, marijuana, philosophy, junkie, mentor, honest, pornography, redemption, stylish, violence, drinking, adaptation, life philosophy, solitude, dialogue, mental illness, parents and children, sex show, sex scene, female nudity, unsociability, illegal prostitution, diet
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Style: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy, depressing, heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, touching, serious, cerebral, interesting, disturbing, talky, inspirational, earnest, dark humor, clever, intense, harsh, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, biting, witty, thought provoking, uplifting, motivational, surprise ending
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, troublemaker, friendship, character study, dehumanization, mental illness, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy, shock treatment, escaped mental patient, main character dies, defiant, plan gone awry, sanity, character change, good versus evil, doctor patient relationship, rebellion, hospital, psychiatry, insanity, anti heroes, book, psychology, crazy, storytelling, manipulation, mentor, nurse, corruption, adaptation, redemption, sexualized violence, tragedy, depression, runaway, honest, twists & turns, violent, prison escape, drinking, violence, justice, wrongfully committed, female villain, confined
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: compassionate, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional, depressing, talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, interesting, sweet, offbeat, clever, witty, sentimental, light, funny, earnest, suspense
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, male female friendship, obsession, love, social misfits, mentor, destiny, family bonds, complex characters, parents and children, life philosophy, character study, eccentricity, love and romance, bipolar disorder, eccentric family, living with parents, social awkwardness, depression, romance, friendship, loneliness, happy ending, relationships, race issues, cheating, starting over, dialogue, love story, letter, running, neighbor, dysfunctional family, honest, family, unlikely friendships, redemption, crazy, dancing, psychiatry, hospital, optimism, underdog, storytelling, adultery, runaway
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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 7.9
 501K
Life of Pi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, France, India
Duration: 127 min.
Style: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, motivational, depressing, touching, epic, stylized, serious, emotional, cerebral, breathtaking, captivating, intense, surreal, reflective, talky, interesting, twist ending, sentimental, tense, bleak, realistic, clever, heartbreaking, enigmatic
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, young heroes, stranded, life, tiger, ocean or sea, loneliness, philosophy, survivor, isolation, human animal relationship, hopes, dangerous animal, adventure, ocean, animals, destiny, teenage boy, lost at sea, starvation, sea disaster, human nature, loss of family, ship, childhood, island, boat, faith, god, religion, imagination, islam, courage, mythology, cargo ship, lifeboat, mentor, technology, indians, writer's life, adaptation, coming of age, solitude, catastrophe, sacrifice, atheism, bollywood
Place: india, pacific ocean, montreal quebec, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france
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Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Style: realistic, depressing, compassionate, melancholic, sincere, serious, sad, cerebral, heartbreaking, reflective, atmospheric, dramatic, harsh, gloomy, touching, emotional, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic, bleak, interesting, meditative, intense, breathtaking, clever, sentimental
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, depression, tragedy, loneliness, parents and children, life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking, paranoia, psychology, small town life, storytelling, complex characters, honest, hospital, mentor, life philosophy, adaptation, homeless, childhood, solitude, under the surface, obsession, suicide, culture clash, cancer, character study, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), destiny, art, runaway, parenthood, teacher, family, maturity, elderly, adultery, life & death, coming of age, crime gone awry, unlikely friendships, literature, catastrophe, love, family relations, drug addiction
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric, serious, compassionate, dramatic, harsh, dark, melancholic, reflective, cynical, heartbreaking, macabre, talky, gloomy, sad, stylized, captivating, cerebral, intense, interesting, ironic
Plot: dancing, depression, dance, loneliness, contests and competitions, character study, tragedy, existentialism, life & death, drinking, down on your luck, death, brutality, life philosophy, runaway, crime gone awry, greed, social decay, suicide, storytelling, dialogue, great depression, catastrophe, humanity, dreams, solitude, mentor, redemption, censorship, honest, visceral, childhood, friendship, poverty, ethnic conflict, suicide attempt, unlikely friendships, period piece, moral ambiguity, adaptation, culture clash, society, life is a bitch, ambition, crimes, disorder, influenza, sexual favor, sleep deprivation, dance contest
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, santa monica california, california, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean, dallas texas, chicago illinois
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, melancholic, depressing, serious, bleak, surreal, dark humor, gloomy, enigmatic, dark, reflective, talky, cerebral, lyrical, road movie, meditative, interesting, harsh, absurd, heartbreaking, dramatic, tense, stylized, witty, breathtaking
Plot: music, folk, on the road, musician's life, loneliness, existentialism, character study, depression, urban, storytelling, eccentricity, homeless, introspection, music business, art, artist, creativity, runaway, suicide, cat, road trip, drinking, dialogue, honest, hitchhiker, down on your luck, performance, irreverent, solitude, jazz, complex characters, mentor, obsession, folk music, guitar, life, time loop, violent, unlikely friendships, overdose, aspiring singer, hopes, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, follow your dream, ambition, social relations, audition, unwanted pregnancy
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, california
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 6.5
 40K
The Good Girl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Style: dark humor, realistic, depressing, semi serious, gloomy, melancholic, bleak, sincere, humorous, dark, interesting, dramatic, harsh, disturbing, cynical, satirical, witty, sad, intense, emotional, bad ending, road movie, ironic, talky, stylized, clever, psychological, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, store, suicide, workplace, infidelity, depression, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, relationships, adultery, drinking, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, life, friendship, life philosophy, love affair, mental illness, character study, destiny, death, dialogue, redemption, romance, workplace romance, dull life, blackmail, dream, jealousy, extramarital affair, masturbation, motel, lie, marriage, pornography, weed, brutality, betrayal, existentialism, sex, faith, storytelling, sexualized violence, writers, suburbs, hospital, tragedy, honest, dysfunctional family, parenthood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
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 7.2
 114K
About Schmidt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy, melancholic, depressing, semi serious, reflective, touching, bleak, road movie, biting, dramatic, sad, emotional, ironic, compassionate, gloomy, meditative, talky, interesting, offbeat, harsh, heartbreaking, cerebral, satirical, absurd, witty, humorous
Plot: loneliness, golden years, road trip, life, on the road, depression, midlife crisis, death, life & death, existentialism, character study, storytelling, relationships, redemption, odd couple, solitude, dysfunctional family, tragedy, honest, aging, life philosophy, drinking, workplace, destiny, introspection, parenthood, philosophy, sarcasm, life changing, mullet, wedding, unlikely friendships, eccentricity, mentor, childhood, wife husband relationship, adoption, friendship, parents and children, transformation, self discovery, dialogue, family drama, mental illness, greed, coming of age, brutality, hospital, fish out of water, family life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, denver colorado, colorado, kansas, nebraska
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 7.7
 56K
Control
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, bleak, melancholic, depressing, serious, dark, enigmatic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking, sad, gloomy, dramatic, intense, psychological, interesting, talky, lyrical, reflective, meditative, colourful, harsh, cerebral, clever
Plot: music, punk, music band, depression, rock and roll, suicide, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, rock, life & death, solitude, tragedy, musician's life, mental illness, life, storytelling, death, music business, creativity, rise and fall, honest, adultery, mentor, existentialism, dialogue, life philosophy, character study, runaway, psychology, urban, drinking, childhood, art, isolation, extramarital affair, new love, wife, epilepsy, medicine, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, friendship, ambition, couples, family problems, friends, hanging, singer, musician
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
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 7.3
 197K
The Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: bleak, road movie, futuristic, serious, depressing, dark, emotional, gloomy, epic, harsh, tense, melancholic, intense, heartbreaking, cerebral, rough, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, sad, bad ending, realistic, breathtaking, reflective, interesting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: survival, apocalypse, father son relationship, on the road, single parent, post apocalyptic, alone in the world, cannibalism, end of the world, wilderness, storytelling, solitude, depression, death, adaptation, life & death, humanity, existentialism, loneliness, distopia, catastrophe, redemption, human nature, natural disaster, brutality, imagination, father-son relationship, childhood, parents and children, book, tragedy, greed, violence, starvation, destiny, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, environment, happy ending, sacrifice, mentor, struggle, dystopic future, visceral, philosophy, violent, gunfight, future dystopia, danger, chaos
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.7
 65K
Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized, serious, depressing, dark, sad, melancholic, touching, dramatic, harsh, interesting, heartbreaking, inspirational, reflective, intense, gloomy, talky, thought provoking, earnest, bad ending, artsy
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, loneliness, storytelling, life & death, mentor, depression, father daughter relationship, existentialism, school, teachers and students, suicide, tragedy, bullying, corruption, childhood, parenthood, life philosophy, redemption, workplace, friendship, runaway, destiny, life, honest, courage, unlikely friendships, philosophy, social relations, drinking, brutality, relationships, sacrifice, alone in the world, prejudice, animal abuse, unhappiness, classroom, stereotypes, homeless, prostitution, crime gone awry, hospital, psychology, justice, environment, violence, solitude, falsely accused
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 8K
Submarino
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, melancholic, serious, depressing, disturbing, non-linear, talky, dark humor, gloomy, harsh, reflective, dark, heartbreaking, psychological, enigmatic, rough, dramatic, cerebral, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, sincere, social realism, sad, surreal
Plot: redemption, addiction, drugs, dysfunctional family, depression, storytelling, heroin, brothers, loneliness, violence, relationships, tragedy, vengeance, brutality, drug addiction, violent, siblings relations, urban, life & death, crime gone awry, mentor, corruption, mental illness, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, haunted by the past, parenthood, greed, multiple storylines, finnish, revenge, destiny, complex characters, unlikely friendships, character study, police investigation, drinking, weed, friendship, insanity, gangsters, sexual abuse, honest, adaptation, serial killer, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, drug abuse
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten, copenhagen denmark, europe
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Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, dark, gloomy, bleak, intense, dramatic, dark humor, interesting, sad, talky, captivating, harsh, reflective, enigmatic, romantic, disturbing, cerebral, touching, sexual, sincere, compassionate
Plot: prostitute, addiction, love, romance, loneliness, redemption, prostitution, jazz, tragedy, drinking, depression, alcohol abuse, relationships, love story, death, casino, social misfits, sexualized violence, suicide, downfall, dialogue, violent, honest, character study, drug addiction, life & death, crime gone awry, existentialism, life philosophy, brutality, greed, hotel, storytelling, dark hero, drugs, unsociability, movie business, love at first sight, screenwriter, hotel room, alcohol, violence, destiny, human nature, visceral, mental illness, multiple storylines, pornography, happy ending, stylish
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
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 7.7
 205K
21 Grams
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, clever, non-linear, psychological, dramatic, intense, melancholic, serious, heartbreaking, depressing, cerebral, interesting, reflective, gloomy, sad, enigmatic, dark, compassionate, touching, harsh, artsy, intellectual, captivating, tense, atmospheric, mind bending, stylized, sincere, suspense, tricky, talky
Plot: redemption, guilt, death, tragedy, vengeance, going straight, storytelling, life & death, multiple storylines, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, depression, existentialism, hospital, strong sexual content, urban, twists & turns, destiny, revenge, drug addiction, nudity (topless - notable), character study, drug abuse, visceral, betrayal, sexualized violence, death in the family, life, terminal illness, life philosophy, drugs, relationships, violent, suicide attempt, dialogue, philosophy, complex characters, mentor, plot twist, greed, corruption, secrets, desperation, addiction, hitman, unfulfillment, sadness, family problems, life is a bitch, human nature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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House of Sand and Fog
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, tense, disturbing, intense, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, dramatic, depressing, dark, compassionate, sad, touching, absurd, interesting, melancholic, gloomy, suspense, harsh, atmospheric, reflective, bad ending, clever, sincere, suspenseful, inter cultural, talky
Plot: immigrants, tragedy, culture clash, fighting the system, depression, greed, moral ambiguity, loneliness, storytelling, corruption, violent, family, islam, twists & turns, violence, relationships, brutality, small town, hospital, justice, suicide, dysfunctional family, secrets, visceral, honest, redemption, complex characters, dialogue, stereotypes, destiny, happy ending, guilt, legal action, adaptation, death, sacrifice, character study, manipulation, psychology, iranian, house, catastrophe, down on your luck, estrangement, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, society, human nature, eviction, american dream
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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Revolutionary Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, depressing, emotional, reflective, heartbreaking, bleak, stylized, melancholic, road movie, dramatic, harsh, captivating, bad ending, sad, intense, cerebral, talky, interesting, intellectual
Plot: adultery, infidelity, crumbling marriage, relationships, marriage, dreams, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, depression, couple relations, loneliness, mental illness, life, tragedy, existentialism, under the surface, drinking, suburbs, greed, midlife crisis, jealousy, character study, parenthood, life & death, storytelling, mentor, honest, destiny, abortion, marriage crisis, career, unfulfillment, catastrophe, adaptation, death, solitude, family problems, nudity (topless - notable), insanity, multiple storylines, complex characters, couples, dialogue driven, psychology, philosophy, redemption, brutality, dialogue, psychiatry, visceral
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, california, paris france
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The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Style: realistic, melancholic, talky, semi serious, sentimental, depressing, dark humor, bleak, reflective, sincere, emotional, sad, clever, absurd, harsh, dark, dramatic, stylized, gloomy, road movie, cerebral, interesting, humorous, touching, ironic, artsy
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, life, depression, introspection, foul language, loneliness, existentialism, father son relationship, sarcasm, storytelling, relationships, character study, cancer, drinking, couple relations, life & death, divorce, redemption, honest, life philosophy, parenthood, weatherman, family drama, writers, pornography, relationship vs career, parents and children, workplace, dialogue, television, death, catastrophe, brutality, daughter, father, destiny, hospital, drugs, adaptation, suicide attempt, philosophy, tragedy, weed, nudity (topless - notable), family, solitude, hopes, mentor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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Grave of the Fireflies
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric, heartbreaking, stylized, sad, serious, depressing, melancholic, dramatic, harsh, breathtaking, sentimental, intense, tense, reflective, talky, interesting, earnest, gloomy
Plot: war, survival, wartime, orphan, firefly, tragedy, innocence lost, childhood, death, storytelling, children, sisters, brutality, loneliness, life & death, violent, depression, honest, visceral, hospital, sacrifice, friendship, runaway, pornography, courage, violence, guilt, ethnic conflict, idealism, siblings relations, culture clash, mentor, fantasy world, hunger, wartime life, sibling relationship, danger, escapades, chaos, dealing with death, death in the family, coming of age, hopes, homelessness, family problems, radiation, innocence, theft, bomb, nuclear holocaust
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mine
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, heartbreaking, serious, depressing, melancholic, meditative, cerebral, reflective, dramatic, enigmatic, breathtaking, realistic, compassionate, talky, intense, inspirational, sentimental, intellectual, interesting, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, witty, psychological, sad
Plot: disability, french, human spirit, hospital, loneliness, imagination, storytelling, life & death, solitude, memory, life turned upside down, tragedy, relationships, mentor, destiny, life, existentialism, depression, creativity, childhood, life philosophy, death, doctors, art, love, flashbacks, adaptation, philosophy, literature, dialogue, dreams, artist, honest, patient, writing, hopes, mute or deaf, misfit, rehabilitation, coma, introspection, redemption, friendship, love affair, soccer, surfing, wine, love and romance, family relations, power relations
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon, nepal, hong kong, africa, paris france
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Manchester by the Sea
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad, reflective, cerebral, dark, non-linear, enigmatic, realistic, compassionate, touching, talky, intense, harsh, interesting, psychological, dark humor
Plot: death, hospital, dysfunctional family, depression, loneliness, drinking, nephew, tragedy, relationships, family drama, storytelling, character study, guilt, redemption, life philosophy, loss, mentor, life, family bonds, honest, solitude, existentialism, dialogue, life & death, greed, suicide attempt, visceral, crime gone awry, parenthood, sadness, grief, funeral, pornography, brutality, uncle, death of brother, dialogue driven, mental health, brother, loss of brother, last will and testament, guardian, burning house, uncle nephew relationship, bereavement, panic attack, house fire, ice hockey, accidental death, haunted by the past
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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 7.3
 118K
Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, depressing, dramatic, dark, intense, gloomy, interesting, factual, heartbreaking, brutal, melancholic, rough, sad, captivating, harsh, earnest, tense, suspenseful, talky
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, crime, prostitution, rape, sexual abuse, murder, death penalty, mental illness, betrayal, lesbian, tragedy, brutality, gay, sexualized violence, depression, loneliness, police investigation, homeless, life & death, life, death, violence, character study, gory, drinking, relationships, insanity, mentor, psychology, redemption, violent, justice, childhood, drug abuse, manipulation, social misfits, destructive relationship, corruption, obsession, motel, transformation, friendship, greed, runaway, guilt, destiny, storytelling, vengeance, honest
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
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The Panic in Needle Park
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, melancholic, serious, gloomy, depressing, harsh, disturbing, rough, talky, enigmatic, reflective, interesting, cerebral, stylized, intense, atmospheric, biting, cynical, no music, meditative, breathtaking, tense, psychological, sad, dark
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, depression, relationships, homeless, marijuana, drinking, runaway, crime gone awry, character study, mentor, loneliness, prostitution, death of pet, pornography, destructive relationship, romance, life philosophy, existentialism, brutality, redemption, life is a bitch, male nudity, mental illness, betrayal, love, nudity (topless - notable), multiple storylines, gangsters, visceral, death, sexualized violence, love and romance, artist, psychology, greed, storytelling, writers, hospital, honest, catastrophe, dreams, life, nudity (full frontal - brief), insanity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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The Selfish Giant
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, serious, depressing, harsh, heartbreaking, tense, melancholic, sad, reflective, dramatic, art house, emotional, biting, atmospheric, enigmatic, touching, talky, breathtaking, disturbing
Plot: working class, poverty, loneliness, buddies, depression, childhood, adolescence, friendship, unlikely friendships, kids in trouble, mentor, tragedy, existentialism, bullying, solitude, british, character study, crime gone awry, horse, youth, environment, death, school, brutality, drinking, gangsters, honest, friends, life, runaway, immigrants, coming-of-age, culture clash, dysfunctional family, redemption, life & death, greed, juvenile delinquency, storytelling, catastrophe, drugs, irish, male nudity, transformation, hotel, alone in the world, social misfits, pornography, nerds, doctors
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, poland, new jersey, northern england, yorkshire
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 7.4
 104K
Ghost World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, surreal, melancholic, clever, semi serious, dark humor, depressing, reflective, cynical, enigmatic, ironic, interesting, witty, bleak, bad ending, talky, captivating, cerebral, sincere, satirical, sad, atmospheric, humorous, thought provoking, harsh, dark
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, blues, high school, sarcasm, loneliness, relationships, depression, unlikely friendships, jazz, eccentricity, teenager, coming-of-age, suburban life, teenagers, honest, deadpan, character study, obsession, mentor, personal ad, geek, life, punk, drinking, life philosophy, goth, runaway, existentialism, suburbs, storytelling, teacher, pornography, dialogue, dysfunctional family, teenage life, crime gone awry, art, alone in the world, philosophy, blues music, art class, nunchaku, prank telephone call, small town, stereotypes, workplace, cheerleading, high school friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Style: dark humor, bleak, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, absurd, surreal, depressing, offbeat, realistic, reflective, road movie, breathtaking, art house, artsy, enigmatic, psychological, emotional, touching, ironic, dark, meditative, stylized, disturbing
Plot: treasure hunt, wilderness, loneliness, obsession, destiny, obsessive quest, workplace, solitude, character study, depression, pornography, rabbit, language barrier, dreams, death, magic realism, surrealism, mental illness, culture clash, runaway, existentialism, self discovery, life, escapades, hotel, survival, suicide, isolation, relationships, crime gone awry, women, violent, insanity, nudity (topless - notable), life & death, writers, storytelling, alone in the world, tragedy, treasure, female protagonist, hare krishna, poncho, hot chocolate, fence, snow, delusion, map, neo-noir, family drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, japan, tokyo, usa, north dakota
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Mississippi Grind
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Style: road movie, realistic, humorous, semi serious, depressing, tense, melancholic, dramatic, bleak, dark humor, biting, talky, cynical, sexy, witty, enigmatic, interesting
Plot: gambling, road trip, poker, friendship, addiction, character study, relationships, unlikely partners, on the road, depression, drinking, crime gone awry, loneliness, redemption, unlikely friendships, dialogue, cheating, honest, nudity (topless - notable), life philosophy, obsessive quest, mentor, death, dialogue driven, casino, existentialism, obsession, roulette, craps, gambling debt, blackjack, debt, family, catastrophe, runaway, family drama, kids and family, greed, gangsters, down on your luck, money, writers, hotel, cult, sarcasm, sexualized violence, destiny, gay, partners, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, california
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Synecdoche, New York
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: surreal, cerebral, clever, semi serious, intellectual, melancholic, depressing, reflective, psychological, meditative, philosophical, enigmatic, offbeat, bleak, non-linear, absurd, artsy, art house, twists and turns, humorous, talky, dark humor, interesting, avant garde, stylized, emotional
Plot: writer's life, obsession, loneliness, existentialism, life & death, depression, creativity, surrealism, life, midlife crisis, philosophy, art, storytelling, mental illness, metaphysics, death, relationships, dreams, life philosophy, obsessive quest, writers, imagination, theater, artist, eccentricity, nudity (topless - notable), insanity, mentor, adaptation, greed, honest, destiny, paranoia, alternate reality, man-woman relation, showbiz, transformation, catastrophe, brutality, magic realism, solitude, dialogue, character study, twists & turns, visceral, artists and showbiz, paranoid, humanity, family problems, crumbling marriage
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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Blue Jasmine
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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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 270K
The Wrestler
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, touching, serious, melancholic, depressing, dramatic, sad, bloody, gloomy, interesting, harsh, brutal, compassionate, intense, reflective, dark humor, sincere, cerebral, dark, talky, stylized, psychological, social realism, ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: aging, redemption, father daughter relationship, sport, loneliness, character study, drugs/alcohol, relationships, tragedy, violence, wrestling, visceral, brutality, honest, depression, mentor, stripper, life, human nature, storytelling, violent, nudity (topless - notable), hospital, death, life & death, ambition, drinking, life philosophy, midlife crisis, dark hero, fame, friendship, dreams, dialogue, drugs, destiny, unlikely friendships, complex characters, estrangement, childhood, sacrifice, transformation, heart attack, supermarket, barbed wire, wrestler, steroids, daughter, unfulfillment, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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