Spotlight movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spotlight movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, weird, suspense, sexy and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with spotlight, death, mentor, dialogue, runaway, blood, gun, murder, danger and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
spotlight movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as spotlight: La La Land (2016), The Night Porter (1974), Their Finest (2016), Mortal Engines (2018), Tokyo Gore Police (2008), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Flame & Citron (2008), The Hurt Locker (2008), Drive (2011), The Dark Knight (2008).

List of spotlight movies

La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, sad, emotional, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night, teens
Plot: jazz, music, love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, musician, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, pianist, love story, dreams ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, paris france
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, eroticism, dangerous attraction, nazi, s&m, guilt, concentration camp, bdsm, sexuality, sexual abuse, graphic violence, concentration camp survivor ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: vienna, tokyo, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens, kids ...
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage girl, coming of age, romance, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, fish out of water, disney, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, disturbing, social ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, war propaganda, screenwriter, friendship, lie, romance, woman, writers, war, wartime life, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: united kingdom, england, dunkirk, london, america ...
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, dark fantasy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, female warrior, resistance, machine, tough girl, good versus evil, chase, survival, save the world, female assassin, engineer ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
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Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka ...
Style: surreal, rough, bloody, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mad scientist, mutant, supernatural, fighting crime, female warrior, dark humor, crimes, monster, body horror, revenge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK, France, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, colourful, 3d animation, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, reporter, young heroes, dog, riddles and clues, adventurer, captain, escapades, pirate, journalism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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Flame & Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, resistance, gestapo, war, betrayal, spy, nazi, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, wartime, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1944
Place: denmark, germany, poland, copenhagen, europe ...
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The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, terrorism, soldier, army, war, sniper, bomb, bomb squad, marines, gulf war, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
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Drive (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, revenge, mechanic, tough heroes, lone wolves, loner, organized crime, crimes, car, strong violent content, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, suspense, epic, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, secret identity, organized crime, moral dilemma, tragic hero, double life, good versus evil, psychopath, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong
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Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, summer camp, bully, burned alive, who done it, serial killer, investigation, obsession, teenage life, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 2000s, 80s
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, violence, torture, kgb, stereotypes, politics, false accusation, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, prison life, american abroad ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, new jersey, helsinki finland, ussr
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The Green Slime (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, serious, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, exploitation, spacesuit, alien invasion, alien, asteroid, fantasy world, space opera, giant monster, space adventure, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 60s
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Now & Forever (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of betrayal. Faced with its aftermath, Angela flees town, unaware ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, woman in danger, love affair, love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, betrayal, spirituality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Wake in Fright (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into ...
Style: disturbing, art house, political, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drunkenness, mining town, christmas, sex, tragedy, beer, teacher, kangaroo, gambling, australian outback, addiction, lgbt ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hollywood drama loosely based on the life of film actress Jean Harlow, with Carroll Baker in the title role. One of two feature film biographies, both released in 1965 and both with the same title, about the '30s platinum blonde movie star.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, actor's life, rise and fall, women, cult, filmmaking, showbiz, wedding, couples, fashion, relationship vs career, looking for love ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Outrageous! (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gay hair stylist Robin Turner does a lot of work for drag queens, all the while dreaming that he'll someday find the courage to perform in drag himself. When his schizophrenic friend, Liza, turns up looking for a place to stay, he little ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, lgbtq, female impersonator, hairdresser, roommate, transsexual, transvestite, disco, nightclub, mental illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, toronto ontario canada, canada
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Final Girl (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Veronica, the new girl in town, is lured into the woods by a group of senior boys looking to make her a victim. But the boys don't know that Veronica's been trained to handle herself in surprisingly lethal ways.
Style: exciting, slasher, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, serial killer, psycho, murder, graphic violence, forest, youth, on the run, escapades, teenage life, violence against women, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Memory of a Killer (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are one of the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. When they are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the murder of two prostitutes, the trail leads to the almost retired assassin Angelo Ledda. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: hitman, police investigation, murder, memory loss, twists and turns, race against time, one last job, unlikely partners, law enforcement, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antwerp, spain, brussels, belgium, europe ...
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Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: disturbing, lyrical, non-linear, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: female nudity, romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, infidelity, dysfunctional family, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
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Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, hollywood, filmmaking, cult, aspiring actress, casting couch, friendship, violence, torture, supernatural, character study, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, survival, skyscraper, rescue, natural disaster, race against time, firefighter, fire, architect, tragic event, elevator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
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Thunderpants (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: youth, follow your dream, prodigy, ambition, obsessive quest, goofy hero, bully, adventure, social misfits, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, rescue mission ...
Time: contemporary
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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.
Style: surprise ending, romantic, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, chess, bank robbery, millionaire, investigation, betrayal, boredom, robbery, beach, cemetery, police detective, attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: geneva switzerland, boston, connecticut, massachusetts, usa
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Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, intense, clever, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: road trip, family relations, creativity, dysfunctional family, adaptation, art, confession, family secret, musician, haunted by the past, solitude, psychology ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, usa, new york ...
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, intense, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, drug addiction, ambition, tragedy, justice, character study, movie star, couple relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, london, usa, california
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The Stunt Man (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director (Peter O'Toole) he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: stuntman, on the run, crimes, helicopter, police investigation, mistaken identity, twists and turns, filmmaking, femme fatale, disorder, fish out of water, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: amsterdam, california, korea, guatemala, holland
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Stripped to Kill (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Los Angeles policewoman's partner has her pose as a stripper to lure a killer of strippers.
Style: slasher, sexy, neo noir, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stripper, serial killer, police investigation, murder, female fighter, who done it, erotica, sword and sorcery, women, woman with a gun, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, love story, ballroom dancing, love and romance, romance, fall in love, female partner, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, artists and showbiz, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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