Emptiness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant emptiness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, art house, realistic, disturbing and weird films and TV shows about / with emptiness, depression, loneliness, female nudity, death, drinking alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), desperation, family relations and murder plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, Finland, USA and other countries.
emptiness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as emptiness: The End of the Tour (2015), Joker (2019), Happy End (2017), Room (2005), Lost in Translation (2003), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Der Todesking: The Death King (1990), The Fire Within (1963), Angel (2016), Double Lover (2017).

List of emptiness movies

The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: philosophical, meditative, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, writers, suicide, friendship, death, depression, writer's life, mentor, honest, character study, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa, minnesota, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, new york
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, social problems, mental disorder, psychological trauma, character change, psycho, insanity, loneliness, revenge, social decay, villain, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york
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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, art house, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, hairdresser, depression, boredom, emptiness, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, millionaire, accident, birthday, girl ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Room (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Julia Barker, an over-worked, middle-aged Texas woman is haunted by psychic visions which drive her to New York in search of the Room.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, housewife, self discovery, family relations, journey, wandering, room, city, hotel, anxiety, a vision ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas, houston texas
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, cerebral, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, fish out of water, unlikely couple, actor, adultery, love story, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: gloomy, depressing, thought provoking, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, drug addict, addiction, loneliness, drug addiction, character study, complex characters, old friends, unlikely friendships, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, california, scandinavia, norway
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Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.
Style: disturbing, bloody, dark, art house, macabre ...
Plot: suicide, torture, skeleton, pessimism, mutilation, stalker, surrealism, violent, disturbed person, strange behavior, emptiness, violent behavior ...
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The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, suicide, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, melancholy, loneliness, mental illness, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, drug addiction, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
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Angel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Once upon a time there was Louise and her friend, the magician. But his last trick left a bitter taste in her mouth. He disappeared in a curtain of smoke… never to appear again. This is too much for the young woman. Devastated by endless grief, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: invisible man, invisible, mysterious man, fall in love, love, blindness, sensuality, invisibility, love and romance, love affair, relationships, secret ...
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Double Lover (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
Style: disturbing, suspense, art house, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: doppelganger, identical twins, pregnancy, doctor patient relationship, cat, male masturbation, model, woman on top, caught having sex, erotica, lovers, threesome ...
Place: paris france
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Black Garden (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set on Christmas Eve, eight days after the war ends, survivor Kate discovers a mysterious radio signal and befriends the voice. As she embarks on a journey to find its origins, Kate encounters the isolation and horror of a nuclear war and the failed ...
Style: psychotronic, neo noir, suspense, dark, noir ...
Plot: distopia, world war three, survival, strong female lead, false identity, military, betrayal, politics, murder, delusion, psychopath, lie ...
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Twilight Portrait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, serious, rough ...
Plot: rape, oral sex, love affair, sexual humiliation, injustice, couples, vengeance, best friends, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, ussr
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Evilenko (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to rape children, and then slashing the victims in pieces and ...
Style: slasher, suspense, surreal, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, pedophile, child murder investigation, sexual abuse, psychopath, cannibalism, sexual sadism, woman in danger, pedophilia, murder, crimes, dead children ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, year 1992, year 1984
Place: kiev ukraine, ukraine, russia, ussr, crimea
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Elephant (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In the center of the plot children's writer Valentin Shubin, accustomed to live in seclusion. His books about the elephant Mishka, written in his youth, enjoyed great success both at home and abroad. A series of random events causes a new surge ...
Plot: illness, love hate relationship, older man younger woman relationship, unlikely friendships, writers, weirdo, emptiness, girl man relationship, depression, misanthrope, satire, eccentricity ...
Place: st. petersburg russia
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The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: poverty, horse, survival, desperation, human nature, destiny, family relations, everyday life, isolation, farm, dying, encounter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: turin italy, europe
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Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having failed in their quest for the Holy Grail, the knights of the Round Table return to Camelot, their number reduced to a mere handful. Seeing a rift developing between Lancelot and Mordred, Arthur urges his knights to bury their differences and ...
Style: fairy tale, realistic, serious, gloomy, apocalyptic ...
Plot: medieval, arthurian legend, holy grail, true love, female nudity, knight, ancient, post war, lake, betrayal, curse, 6th century ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france, europe, england
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The Devil, Probably (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion ...
Style: art house, realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: suicide, female nudity, existentialism, post war, loser, friendship, drug abuse, redemption, politics, city life, alcohol abuse, introspection ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, ussr, mediterranean sea
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, sad, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, loss, loneliness, suicide attempt, sadness, death, dysfunctional family, nephew, uncle nephew relationship, death of brother, guardian, uncle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new england
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The Green Widow (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A lonely young suburban housewife participates in a radio interview survey while simultaneously engaging in an extramarital affair.
Plot: hairdresser, extramarital affair, housewife, infidelity, loneliness, explorer, suburbs, sociology, husband wife relationship, divorce, marriage, sex scene ...
Time: 60s
Place: finland
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Sixtynine (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tuula's husband Jukka takes care of all domestic chores. Tuula seems to have no idea that her husband spends his evenings working as a major league ice hockey referee. She also finds out about his extra-marital affair with a female rally ...
Style: sex comedy, cult film
Plot: cheating wife, gynecologist, adultery, sauna, rally, cheating, menage a trois, strip club, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, gynecological exam, husband wife estrangement ...
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Paper Star (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna Kelanen is an ex-model, who just has been released from prison. She thinks back on her life, when she was a rather successful model, and on the things that went wrong.
Plot: female nudity, jail cell, mannequin, fashion show, downfall, fashion model, reporter, male female friendship, abuse, publicity, jealous boyfriend, interrogation ...
Time: 80s
Place: stockholm sweden, finland, helsinki finland, eastern europe
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Golden Lotus: Love and Desire (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A corrupt local official, Xi Men Qing, who lusts after women and money, pursues his brother's young wife, Lee Ping Er. Ping finds Men attractive, and under her drunken husband's nose, she and Men work their way through the illustrations of ...
Plot: polygamy, sex with sister in law, s&m, mistress, sex with brother in law, witch doctor, death of child, male full rear nudity, cheating wife, sexually dissatisfied wife, servant, husband wife relationship ...
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Anna (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A doctor, her daughter, and her young housekeeper spend their summer on a remote island.
Plot: girl, doctor, single woman, career woman, loneliness, summer, single mother, female nudity, sea, island, alienation, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: eastern europe
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Ploning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the picturesque island of Cuyo, Palawan, an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel docks carrying the fisherman named Muo Sei, a man looking for something or someone with the name Ploning. He has from sunrise to sundown to look for this ...
Plot: paralysis, nurse, brother brother relationship, flashback, love, dancing, spinster, missing person, taiwanese, family relations, emptiness, bachelorette ...
Place: the philippines
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Illustration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An arrogant politician feeds his mail ego in meeting with a Russian call girl. At the same time his wife, a young hysterical star, picks a fight on set with a talk-show hostess who is in a loveless marriage with a yuppie manager who vents in therapy.
Plot: psychiatrist, emptiness, advertising, shallowness, a vision, satire, politician, starlet, tv show, yuppie, prostitute, social satire ...
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Shadows in Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
Style: art house, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: revolution, hopes, friendship, garbage, helsinki, finland, salesman, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, love affair, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: europe, estonia, helsinki finland, finland
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Frozen (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of hypothermia. He calls this protest against the coldness of ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: eternity, mental institution, spring, counterculture, emptiness, family relations, weirdo, young man, court, male female relationship, brother in law brother in law relationship, communist ...
Time: future
Place: beijing china, haiti
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The Match Factory Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, serious, art house, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, visceral, murder, character study, redemption, pregnancy, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, young woman, revenge ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: scenic, touching, sexy, spiritual, philosophical ...
Plot: saint, clergy, christian, medieval, religion, leper, catholicism, idealism, freedom, christianity, catholic, pagan ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, jerusalem
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L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: art house, philosophical, cerebral, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: loneliness, art, love, alienation, relationships, greed, obsession, character study, creativity, complex characters, love story, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, tokyo, europe, usa ...
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