Spectacular movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spectacular movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out spectacular, visually appealing, interesting, clever, weird and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, greed, brutality, loneliness, life philosophy, suprisingly clever and dark humor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
spectacular movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as spectacular: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Solaris (1972), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), Boogie Nights (1997), Man on the Moon (1999), Mystery Men (1999), The Boondock Saints (1999), Magnolia (1999).

List of spectacular movies

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, satirical, dark, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cold war, military, satire, end of the world, nuclear war, anti war, disaster, nuclear threat, u.s. president, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1942
Place: canada, washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, mysterious character, villain, cowboy, revenge, gunfight, gang, death, small town, desert, farm ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space, scientist, space travel, russian, space station, immortality, astronaut, dreams, space and aliens, loneliness, hallucination, insanity ...
Time: 70s, future, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, intellectual ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: desert, culture clash, tribe, wilderness, on the road, rivalry, philosophy, farce, female nudity, jungle, snake, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sexy, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: forbidden love, love story, tragic love, shakespeare, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, love and romance, young lovers, star crossed lovers, teen romance, love, true love, suicide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, paris france, usa
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: absurd, surreal, humorous, neo noir, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, weed, mistaken identity, hippie, marijuana, nihilism, hallucination, drugs, cult, death of friend, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sexual, erotic, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, adult
Plot: sex, porn industry, drugs, cocaine, disco, addiction, multiple storylines, drug addiction, voyeurism, drug abuse, showbiz, adultery ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: inspirational, touching, humorous, funny, depressing ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, character study, prank, life philosophy, actor's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, rise and fall, performer's life, celebrity culture, dying ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, memphis, the philippines, lithuania ...
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Mystery Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.
Style: parody, humorous, stylized, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhero spoof, bowling, alternate reality, hostage, stupidity, justice, superhero team, heroic mission, save the day, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: neo noir, entertaining, stylized, bloody, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, revenge, violent, mafia, suspense, vengeance, fbi, gunfight, twists and turns, gangsters, philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, philosophical, sincere, depressing, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: depression, human nature, social problems, multiple storylines, child prodigy, introspection, dysfunctional family, loneliness, coincidence, drugs, drug addiction, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles, california
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Human Traffic (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man I'm gonna blow steam out of my head like a screaming kettle. I'm gonna talk cods hit to strangers all night. I'm gonna lose the plot ...
Style: entertaining, semi serious, realistic, spectacular, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: clubbing, party, nightlife, drugs, music, lifestyle, weed, society, paranoia, loneliness, addiction, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, amsterdam, wales
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: road movie, funny, entertaining, surreal, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: prison escape, on the run, small town, music, great depression, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, country music, runaway, dark humor, buddies, satire ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, ancient greece, usa, southern usa
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, atmospheric, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: adult
Plot: buddhism, self discovery, monk, human nature, monastery, buddhist monk, culture clash, zen, buddha, social differences, lifestyle, humanity ...
Place: tibet, asia, india, himalaya
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, surrealism, dream, alternate reality, lucid dream, psychology, life philosophy, imagination, consciousness, lifestyle, trippy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, pretending to be gay, workplace, workplace intrigue, friendship, dishonesty, workplace situations, cons and scams, parents and children, discrimination, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: anime, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, magic, surrealism, supernatural, dragon, witch, parallel world, ghost, human becoming an animal, fantasy world, rescue, bathhouse ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Big Trouble (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
Style: funny, humorous, semi serious, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, stupidity, save the day, nothing goes right, petty criminal, disorder, family relations, parents and children, gangsters, husband wife relationship, mob hit, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, boston
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Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: disturbing, bleak, controversial, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, survival, death, teenager, suicide, desperation, distopia, teacher, island, cruelty, school class, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, india, tokyo
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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: depression, true love, love, shyness, brother sister relationship, mental illness, love and romance, insanity, complex characters, love story, eccentricity, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hawaii, los angeles, california, utah, usa
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Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: depression, coming of age, funeral, self discovery, friendship, drugs, psychiatrist, melancholy, family relations, dysfunctional family, small town, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, new york, usa
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The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: airport, culture clash, loneliness, stranded, immigrants, happy ending, fish out of water, passenger, nothing goes right, destiny, life philosophy, aviation ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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The Matador (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of ...
Style: light, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: spy, friendship, midlife crisis, hitman, character study, suspense, secrets, twists and turns, eccentricity, plot twist, depression, stranger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, minneapolis minnesota, manila philippines ...
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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, surreal, parody, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, lone hero, mob boss, gang, kung fu fighting, gangsters, fight, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, shanghai, asia
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, funny, humorous, sexy, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, actor, dark humor, twists and turns, thief, cheerleader, kidnapping, murder mystery, gay, satire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, denver colorado, usa ...
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic, meditative, spiritual ...
Plot: buddhism, isolation, coming of age, existentialism, buddhist monk, life & death, guilt, life, meditation, nature, monk, buddhist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, india, asia
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, cynical, erotic, intellectual, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, adult
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, love affair, love at first sight, love, stripper, betrayal, marriage, sex, couples, photographer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, canada, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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Brick (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, talky, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, teenager, twists and turns, murder, gangsters, murder mystery, drug lord, coming of age, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: parody, funny, intense, controversial, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, showbiz, adaptation, hollywood, war, stupidity, military, disguise, actor, peril, chaos and mayhem, helicopter crash ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, hawaii, asia
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