Ethical dilemma movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ethical dilemma movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, captivating, interesting, intellectual, psychological and intense films and TV shows about / with ethical dilemma, suspense, murder, storytelling, violence, dialogue, blood, death, betrayal and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ethical dilemma: Graduation (2016), Splice (2009), The Messenger (2009), Changing Lanes (2002), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Rules of Engagement (2000), Capote (2005), Vera Drake (2004), A History of Violence (2005), Lord of War (2005).

List of ethical dilemma movies

Graduation (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Romeo Aldea, a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding. Eliza has won a scholarship to ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: father daughter relationship, infidelity, graduation, corruption, assault, teenage daughter, police, family relations, marital separation, ethical dilemma, motorcycle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: eastern europe, romania
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Splice (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sexy, twist ending, rough ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, genetic engineering, genetics, experiment, cloning, experiment gone awry, laboratory, creature, suspense, dna, farm ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, depressing, sincere, bleak, sad ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, military, soldier, loneliness, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, human nature, officer, wartime, relationships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: psychological, harsh, thought provoking, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, vengeance, court, justice, custody battle, corruption, character study, courage, brutality, destiny, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, controversial, factual, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, free love, legal, lawyer, courtroom, court, drug addiction, rebellion, fighting the system, love, eroticism, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio, beverly hills ...
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Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: tense, political, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, vietnam war, courtroom, war, army investigation, military, courtroom drama, marines, twists and turns, court, court case, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., iraq, vietnam
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: writers, prison, loneliness, literature, journalism, murder, murderer, manipulation, eccentricity, investigation, friendship, lgbt ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, new york, spain, brooklyn new york city ...
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, depressing, compassionate, gloomy ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, working class, pregnancy, rape, character study, neighbor, injustice, miscarriage, life is a bitch, double life, abortionist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, korea ...
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: manly, date night
Plot: small town, self defense, revenge, sex scene, robbery, attempted robbery, mafia, twists and turns, organized crime, gangsters, nude, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: indiana, canada, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, political ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: business, greed, corruption, arms dealer, arms dealing, cold war, suspense, ukrainian, millionaire, rags to riches, organized crime, smuggling ...
Time: 80s, year 2001, 2000s, 20th century, year 1983 ...
Place: africa, bolivia, new york, latin america, beirut lebanon ...
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Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, scenic, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: space, isolation, survival, trapped in space, love story, space travel, loneliness, love, space station, space program, malfunction, spacecraft ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, romantic, thought provoking, philosophical, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: destiny, love story, alternate reality, power of love, fictional reality, twists and turns, fall in love, politics, changing the past or future, manipulation, true love, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Downsizing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Style: melancholic, semi serious, satirical, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: shrinking, experiment, ecology, neighbor, doctors, scientist, downsizing, divorce, laboratory, cleaning lady, poverty, journey ...
Time: future, near future
Place: istanbul turkey, new mexico, norway
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Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, revenge, police investigation, torture, vigilantism, brutality, serial killer, police, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, space travel, distant planet, space, androids, space and aliens, mission, spacecraft, alien life-form, mysterious planet, monster ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, space station, distopia, future dystopia, space, class conflict, space and aliens, dystopic future, dark future, apocalypse, post apocalypse, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, south africa, africa, usa
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, non-linear, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, overpopulation, suspense, dystopic future, investigation, hidden room, chase, betrayal, sisters, death of sister, siblings, secret ...
Time: future
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, religion, clergy, muslim, christian, islam, courage, idealism, hostage, evacuation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: suspense, character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, obsession, journalist, morality, psychopath, ethics, home invasion, graphic violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, philosophical, enigmatic, spiritual ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, eye, religion, elevator, buddhism, spirituality, atheism, genetics, society, evolution, love story ...
Time: year 1998, year 2005, year 2012, year 2009, 21st century
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, apocalyptic, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, desert, cure, vaccine, imprisonment, virus, teenage hero, friendship, post apocalypse, battles, maze, fight ...
Time: future
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: revenge, writers, husband wife relationship, divorce, rape, ex husband ex wife relationship, loss of family, abortion, rape and murder, ex husband, infidelity, flashback ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, texas, new york
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twist ending, mind blowing, twisted ...
Plot: suspense, uncover truth, lawyer, evidence, interrogation, lie, infidelity, suspect, death, murder suspect, female lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, iberian peninsula, spain
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Hustlers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Style: unusual plot structure, entertaining, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stripper, strip club, caper, pole dancing, shopping, vulgarity, seduction, drugs, hypocritical woman, women, dancing, female protagonist ...
Time: 2000s, year 2011, year 2007, year 2015, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds ...
Style: thought provoking, light, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: class differences, alternative medicine, party, husband wife relationship, money, name calling, nurse, food, social justice, ethical dilemma, women, restaurant ...
Place: california
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The Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: police, police vigilantism, one day, plot twist, kidnapping, twists and turns, suspense, guilt, race against time, police officer, woman in danger, saving a life ...
Time: future
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Devs (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 409 min.
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Story: Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
Style: intellectual, captivating, enigmatic, exciting, philosophical ...
Plot: murder investigation, virtual reality, hacker, quantum physics, cold blooded murder, conspiracy, murder mystery, investigation, technology, artificial intelligence, computer, computer hacker ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
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The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, psychological, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: struggle for survival, suspense, confined, prison, food shortage, survival, social differences, rivalry, social relations, cannibalism, society, social injustice ...
Time: future
Place: iberian peninsula
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Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual, motivational ...
Plot: lawyer, contamination, lawsuit, corruption, environmental, fighting the system, legal investigation, corporate crime, courtroom drama, investigation, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: cincinnati ohio, usa, ohio, west virginia
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Stowaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.
Style: futuristic, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space, survival, spacecraft, space adventure, trapped in space, space exploration, suspense, mars, teamwork, struggle for survival, problem solving ...
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