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The list contains the best, new and most relevant gloomy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, redemption, father son relationship, death, dialogue, loneliness, husband wife relationship, corruption and murder plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as gloomy: Batman Begins (2005), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Sopranos (1999), Changeling (2008), The Lives of Others (2006), Ip Man (2008), A Separation (2011), Crash (2004), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002).
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The Sopranos
Crime, Drama
USA
55 min.
 9.2
Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
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Untouched
Crime, Drama
USA
80 min.
 6.6
Sicilian Ghost Story
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Italy, France, Switzerland
122 min.
 6.7

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 8.3
 1.1M
Batman Begins
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, crime, vigilante, ninja, mentor, corruption, master villain, secret identity, dark hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
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A Beautiful Mind
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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 9.2
 234K
The Sopranos
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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The Lives of Others
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, surveillance, communism, cold war, corruption, german, politics, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, soviet union ...
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 8.0
 191K
Ip Man
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mentor, idealism, kung fu, violence, good versus evil, redemption, culture clash, master warrior, fight scenes, contests and competitions, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 8.3
 186K
A Separation
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, courtroom drama, morality, guilt, islam, parenthood, religion, hospital, moral dilemma, depression, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.8
 392K
Crash
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, redemption, police corruption, morality, storytelling, corruption, tragedy, immigrants, depression, plot twist, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
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 7.8
 454K
Cast Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: realistic, suspense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: island, survival, adventure, isolation, loneliness, stranded, courage, solitude, desert, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Road to Perdition
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, depression, irish, father son relationship, assassin ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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 8.7
 106K
Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, dark humor, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.7
 108K
This Is England
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, coming of age, violence, innocence lost, childhood, adolescence, friendship, bullying, brainwashing, prejudice, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, cannibalism, violence, obsession, blood, insanity, murder, corruption, murderous pair, music, broadway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, corruption, murder, guilt, storytelling, business, surveillance, dedicated lawyer, mental illness, lawsuit, greed, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin
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Revolutionary Road
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: serious, depressing, heartbreaking, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, relationships, loneliness, under the surface, existentialism, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family problems, destiny, psychology, life philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, california, paris france
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 7.6
 211K
The Reader
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: romance, guilt, german, genocide, nazi, jewish, holocaust, coming of age, justice, prison, trial, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
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 8.3
 26K
Life on Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: gloomy, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, rock, mystery, police detective, uncover truth, crime, police station, urban, law enforcement, misfit, time travel, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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 7.9
 86K
A Prophet
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gangsters, mafia, corruption, french, brutality, organized crime, violence, islam, friendship, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
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 8.4
 23K
Southland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, rookie, policewoman, fighting crime, urban, crimes, urban ghetto, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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 7.6
 97K
A Single Man
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: touching, stylized, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay, death, loneliness, depression, suicide, homosexuality, friendship, drinking, transformation, redemption, life & death, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california
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 7.7
 16K
Mildred Pierce
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: talky, stylized, emotional, gloomy, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, adaptation, divorce, single parent, parents and children, tragedy, period piece, obsession, society, betrayal, storytelling, pornography ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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The Place Beyond the Pines
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: bank robbery, crime, corruption, motorcycle, destiny, haunted by the past, parenthood, police corruption, death, police, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 39K
The Past
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, french, depression, dysfunctional family, guilt, suicide, infidelity, marriage, parenthood, coma, adultery, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, iran, europe, paris france
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 8.4
 23K
Rescue Me
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: rescue, urban, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, anti heroes, mentally unstable, danger, dealing with death, alcohol abuse, workplace situations, heroes, firemen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Dog Day Afternoon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, bank robbery, police, hostage, robbery, heist, bank, mob, hostages, transsexual, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 218K
Blow
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston ...
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 7.1
 218K
8 Mile
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, lyrical, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, music business, follow your dream, white rapper, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, stereotypes, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: stylized, surreal, gloomy, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, hip hop, mafia, crime, gangsters, samurai, organized crime, vengeance, friendship, loneliness, assassin, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, japan
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 7.5
 50K
The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspenseful, melancholic, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, mentor, supernatural, loneliness, dark hero, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past, brutality, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century, 1870s ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, new orleans, mississippi river ...
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