Harsh movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant harsh movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out harsh, suspense, intense, serious, realistic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with brutality, violence, death, storytelling, mentor, murder, danger, chase, blood and violent plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as harsh: The Road (2009), 300 (2006), Street Kings (2008), Logan (2017), Dunkirk (2017), The Dark Knight (2008), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Gangs of New York (2002), The Pianist (2002), Kon-Tiki (2012).
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The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
152 min.
 9.0
The Pianist (2002)
Biography, Drama, Music, War
France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
150 min.
 8.5
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Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Action, Comedy, History
Russia
95 min.
 4.6
Boarding School (2018)
Horror, Mystery
USA
111 min.
 5.7

List of harsh movies

 7.3
 201K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, single parent, father son relationship, cannibalism, starvation, on the road, human nature, protective parent, dying, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.7
 672K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, harsh, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, master warrior, legends and myths, war, soldier, gory, battles, army, historical character, ancient, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.1
 524K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: superhero, immortality, chase, redemption, survival, death of protagonist, father daughter relationship, fight scenes, road trip, mentor, anti-hero, little girl ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: mexico, north dakota, usa
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 7.9
 434K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, survival, evacuation, british army, soldier, german, wartime, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 9.0
 2.0M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, organized crime, master villain, double life, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, moral dilemma, psychopath, chaos, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: suspense, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, organized crime, vengeance, gang war, criminal heroes, gangsters, social decay, irish, corruption, mob boss, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 604K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.2
 40K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, adventurer, escapades, against the odds, storm, human spirit, ambition, survivor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, norway
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 6.6
 14K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, police, gangsters, rescue, crimes, vigilante, urban, violence, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, anti-hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 53K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: harsh, suspense, twist ending, tense, clever
Plot: prison, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, murder, life is a bitch, existentialism, criminal heroes, tough guy, moral ambiguity, arrest ...
Place: california, usa
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Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, armored vehicle, weapons, inventions and discoveries, explosion, hopes, wartime, twists & turns, engineer, danger, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union
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 6.7
 7K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: brutal, suspense, harsh, exciting
Plot: cia agent, kidnapping, daring rescue, human trafficking, father daughter relationship, father, heroes, protective parent, lone hero, crimes, organized crime, divorced parents ...
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, stylized, harsh, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, war, hunger, theft, radiation, wartime, firefly, bomb, loss of parent, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, rough ...
Plot: desert, blood, cannibalism, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
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Boarding School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become ...
Style: rough, harsh, suspense, emotional, scary
Plot: boarding school, child abuse, boy, life is a bitch, boarding school life, lifestyle, moral ambiguity, corporal punishment, brutality, betrayal, violence, compassion ...
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 118K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, harsh, intense, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, superhero, vigilantism, vengeance, violent, comics, murder, revenge, blood, gory, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, harsh, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: double agent, spy, undercover agent, cold war, bisexual woman, shooting, sexy woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, vodka, undercover ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, christianity, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations, belief in god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroin, drug lord, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, smuggling, mafia, mob boss, drug traffic, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, north carolina ...
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 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war, military, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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 6.0
 61K
Domino (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The daughter of actor, Laurence Harvey turns away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, stylized, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, strong female character, violence, human nature, rebelliousness, twists & turns, media satire, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, afghanistan
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 5.3
 39K
Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: walrus, disfigurement, abduction, gory, human becoming an animal, mad scientist, death, captivity, monster, transformation, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, missing child, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.6
 7K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
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 7.0
 75K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, death of daughter, obsession, tough guy, irish republican army, investigation, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, northern ireland, usa ...
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 4.1
 86
In the Hood (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Story: Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test.
Style: social, cynical, brutal, harsh, realistic
Plot: firearm, dishonesty, anti heroes, criminal heroes, betrayal, frame up, brutality, friendship, crime boss, violence, crimes, rivalry
Place: russia
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