Helplessness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant helplessness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing and intense films and TV shows about / with helplessness, death, violence, blood, murder, family relations, brutality, crying, mentor and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
helplessness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as helplessness: The Girl Next Door (2007), The King's Speech (2010), Wolf Creek (2005), Lions (2012), Burnt Offerings (1976), Clever Girl (2015), Mad World (2010), One Night (2012), Awake (2007), My Blind Date with Life (2017).

List of helplessness movies

The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, torture, child abuse, sadist, child molestation, cruelty, nudity (full frontal - brief), torment, sister, suffering, suburbs ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: new york, america
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, king, aristocracy, queen, disability, world war two, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Plot: sadistic horror, slasher, outback, psychopath, on the road, massacre, tourist, torture, sex maniac, friendship, serial killer, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
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Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Lothar Schramm is a simple man with complex problems, yet he seems like such a nice guy. He works as a taxi driver and lives by himself where he is happy to answer his door to strangers and kill them outright. As with many shy loner types he has a ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prostitute, violence, crimes, mentally unstable, crime, maniac, sadism, taxi driver, hallucination, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
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Lions (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Deep in the forest a group of five friends wander around like a lion herd. Lost in their word games, they play and seduce each other while going back and forth into adulthood territory, in a desperate search to avoid their already written story.
Style: gothic, experimental, allegory, apocalyptic
Audience: teens
Plot: nature, forest, friends, following someone, wilderness, holiday horror, apocalypse, confusion, adolescence, walking, pain, hopelessness ...
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Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: old house, psychosis, attic, supernatural, family in danger, mystery, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Clever Girl (2015)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Denise Dobkin is a struggling, opportunistic freelance columnist who escapes her debtors and competitors by fast-tracking her new romance with older piano teacher Chris Schaefer. Yet as she comes to learn something very disturbing about Chris, she ...
Style: suspense, sadistic, psychological, tense, psychological thriller ...
Plot: investigation, female psychopath, femme fatale, journalist, female killer, dark secret, danger, mysterious man, vigilantism, betrayal, criminal, serial murder ...
Place: cincinnati ohio
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Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this independent drama, writer-director Cory Cataldo explores the pain of adolescence with dark and disturbing results. Facing the pitfalls of high school with no support from their parents and teachers, a foursome of ostracized teenagers (Gary ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: high school, abusive parent, helplessness, hate, teenager, racism, overweight, coming of age, teen suicide, society, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, introspection, moral dilemma, couples, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, hospital, surgery, dishonesty, doctors and patients, parents and children, surgical operation, conspiracy, couple relations, health situation, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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My Blind Date with Life (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.
Style: based on true events, tragicomedy, compassionate, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: colleague colleague relationship, friendship, blindness, employer employee relationship, trust, deception, follow your dream, buried truth, visual impairment, hotel, blindness and impaired vision, coworker relationship ...
Place: munich germany, central europe
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Momo (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed Italian city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She is remarkable in the neighbourhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen — really listen. By simply being with ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, surreal
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ruins, time freeze, village life, village, save the day, imaginary, danger, youth, heroes, young heroes, family, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: italy
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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Counterparts (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Teacher Anne and policeman Georg are thought of as the perfect couple. However, appearances are deceptive: one of them is covered with scars and bruises. But which one is the abuser?
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, marriage, couples, family, unsupportive spouse, police officer, conflict, sex scene, cheating wife, family relations, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Perfect World (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki) works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident. --asianwiki
Plot: cripple, customer, man in suit and tie, staircase, suit and tie, library, potted plant, bicycle, girl, amusement park, mobile phone, gift ...
Place: tokyo
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, rough, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, cult, brutality, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, soldier, strong sexual content, injustice, state affairs, military, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Happy End (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks while paying little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, experimental ...
Plot: refugee, family relations, father daughter relationship, millionaire, mother daughter relationship, accident, doctor, birthday, girl, infidelity, liar, selfishness ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Petulia (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, witty, psychedelic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, divorce, socialite, mistreatment, couples, family problems, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, destructive relationship, suburbs, impossible love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, california, usa, mexico, america ...
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Commando Leopard (1985)
Genre: Action
Country: Switzerland, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a small group of guerillas fights against the violent ...
Plot: exploding truck, exploding helicopter, helicopter, train, boy, guerilla warfare, fictional war, helplessness, partisan, battles, train explosion, rambo ...
Place: latin america, south america
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Prawo Ojca (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the ex-racing driver's teenage daughter is brutally raped, her father seeks justice on his own.
Plot: brutality, shot to death, revenge, injustice, rape, gas station, rape victim, bmw, forest, rapist, teenage daughter, person in a car trunk ...
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Not My Kid (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family conflict, illegal drugs, guilt, drug rehabilitation, drug use, frustration, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, drugs, drug addict, drug addiction ...
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Damned in Venice (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A blind boy receives a vision that warn him of the birth of the anti-christ.
Plot: satanic cult, priest, nudity (full frontal - brief), blindness, occult, murder, heart attack, dinner, hotel, urban decay, child murders a child, sex ...
Place: venice, italy
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Summer in Berlin (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When you read the title ‘Summer on the Balcony’ you probably think it will be a light Berlin summer comedy but it’s not. This film is an intimate study of two women friends who come to each other because of troubles with everyday life and with ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, sexual abuse, reunion, love, disco, intrigue, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia, China
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, chases and races, code, supernatural, catastrophe, scientist, professor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2009, 20th century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: dark humor, non-linear, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, female assassin, female warrior, master warrior, death, mentor, journey, betrayal, rivalry, respect, pride and honor, sword fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, mexico, tokyo, japan
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage sex, teenage rape, rivalry, violent, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
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Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil
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Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, christmas horror, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, christmas, murder, dysfunctional family, hospital, gory, holiday, danger, violence, mother son incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2000s, 80s
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Megan Is Missing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, deathtrap, found footage, teenage girl, danger, perversity, internet, missing child, rape, camera, bullying, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
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