Minimal dialogue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant minimal dialogue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, bleak and melancholic films and TV shows about / with minimal dialogue, death, blood, female nudity, rain, brutality, male nudity, loneliness, redemption and murder plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as minimal dialogue: Fate (1994), The Visitor (2008), Outside Satan (2011), Angel's Egg (1985), Texhnolyze (2003), Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989), Yanco (1961), Bible! (1974), Starting Over (2014), 19 (2000).

List of minimal dialogue movies

Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The paths of people from various countries cross during the course of one night. They speak different languages, but they are fatefully bound together by the solitary quest for happiness and deliverance. Sloping paths are all that's left for ...
Style: sad, apocalyptic
Plot: female full frontal nudity, female female kiss, murder, death, violence, sadness, emigrant, russian abroad, billiards, cynicism, handheld camera, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: germany
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The Visitor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father - a man of great violence - in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: farm, countryside, childhood, child, forest, stranger, crow, mute, horse, boy, symbolism, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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Outside Satan (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Along the Côte d'Opale, near a hamlet, with its dunes and marshes, lives a mysterious wanderer from nowhere who struggles along, poaches, prays and builds fires...
Style: no music
Plot: death of daughter, farm, loneliness, resurrection, hysteria, mysterious man, sweater, landscape, dog, magical power, road, shot to death ...
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Angel's Egg (1985)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
Style: gothic, avant garde, ambiguous ending
Plot: girl, egg, city, fossil, crucifix, religion, minimal dialogue, noah's ark, glass, nomad, angel, embryo ...
Place: europe, japan
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Texhnolyze (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Story: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe. The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated ...
Style: tech noir, captivating, rough, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, danger, loner, existentialism, robot, desperation, cyberpunk, crime, crimes, gang, rivalry, boxing ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989)
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Loosely based on the story of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, it explores the interwoven notions of loneliness, desire and trust. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia often results in tragic consequences, the work grapples with the ...
Plot: serial killer, dance, underwear, gay, blindfold, gay kiss, climbing, gay club, homoeroticism, cruising, male male kiss, undressing ...
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It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A nameless young character travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers, having banal conversations, and dedicating his existence to daily mundane activities.
Plot: water fountain, travel, rifle, camping, tent, gas station, pay phone, on the road, bus, hitchhiking, lake, convenience store ...
Place: houston texas, austin texas
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Yanco (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a supersensitivity to sounds. His overly astute hearing drives him into the woods and away ...
Plot: recluse, mentor, musician, little boy, death, mexican, violinist, violin, musical instrument, boy, child protagonist, old man ...
Place: mexico
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Bible! (1974)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A softcore, adult-oriented version of the tales from the Bible.
Style: biblical
Plot: jealousy, adultery, minimal dialogue, midget, bully, trip, exhibitionism, male nudity, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, betrayal, sex ...
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Starting Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nana is 19 and lives in a corner of Tokyo. Her birth mother and Marin, a girl the same age who she loves, were the only people she could trust. Nana confronts them in her yearning for love, but the world does not give it to her. With her whole life ...
Plot: friendship between girls, winter, female friendship, answering machine, lesbian relationship, school uniform, late night, sex scene, internet, makeup artist, loud music, restaurant ...
Place: japan, asia
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19 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A university student is kidnapped by young men in a car. No ransom is asked as the men are just bored roving thugs who have nothing better to do nor do they have any specific mission or purpose. Fascinated by the men's close bonds, the abused ...
Style: road movie
Plot: kidnapping, road trip, attempted strangulation, handcuffs, beach, shared bath, homoeroticism, college student, public bath, minimal dialogue, bicycle, misfit ...
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Lustful Illusions (2011)
Genre: Drama
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Unfulfilled housewife Allison (Darian Caine) secretly yearns for adventure. When a mysterious antique movie camera appears in her living room, it heralds the beginning of a sexual odyssey beyond her wildest dreams - a series of passionate and ...
Plot: minimal dialogue, woman, erotica, lesbian sex, voyeurism, female nudity, bored housewife, masturbation, exhibitionism, sex on couch, film within a film, burlesque ...
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Darling (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young woman slowly goes crazy after taking a job as the caretaker for an ancient New York home.
Style: macabre, suspense
Plot: murder, possession, ghost, demon, repeated scene, stabbed in the stomach, gore, knife, corpse, suicide, surrealism, blood splatter ...
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, native american, bear attack, vengeance, revenge, rabbit, bear, expedition, boat, trapper, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1800s, 1820s
Place: usa
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Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 191 min.
Story: A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo is kidnapped. A female spirit is with Kieri as he searches ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, epic, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, true love, imaginary, hopes, escapades, love and romance, legends and myths, afterlife, gender, obsessive quest, redemption, sexual fantasy ...
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: deportation, village, ship, restaurant, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis, doctors and patients, reunion, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai china
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The Dead Man and Being Happy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buenos Aires. On the top floor of a hospital, a Spaniard that has lived half his life in Argentina realizes that he is dying. This old hired killer -tough, funny and tender- runs away with a happy load of morphine, and starts a trip up North, ...
Style: touching, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: danger, drug abuse, hitman, unlikely partners, life is a bitch, golden years, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal heroes, on the road, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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The End of Silence (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, romance, love and romance, dancer's life, fall in love, couples, love affair, society, performer, marijuana, poetry, minimal dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Gold Diggers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An avant-garde examination of the relationship between women and money in society. Mixing musical, silent melodrama, and philosophical treatise into a post-punk, heady brew.
Style: avant garde
Plot: money, bank, employer employee relationship, singing, minimal dialogue, male female relationship, memory, gold, childhood, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, prospector ...
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, betrayal, old west, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Autumn Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young orphans in the Tirolian Mountains come under siege by a vicious band of hunters. Frightened of being separated by child services following the death of their mother, a self-sufficient 16-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother - who ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: orphan, rape, rifle, mountain, deadly, small town life, rivalry, social relations, siblings relations, crimes, confined, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hypnosis, couples, family life, human nature, artist, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, family relations, poet, countryside ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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Silent Movie (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, chase, filmmaking, mime, parody, actor's life, friends, nothing goes right, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Fox & the Child (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl of about 10 years lives in a solitary peasant's house on the edge of the jurassic mountains in the East of France. One day in autumn, when she is on her way to school through the forest, she observes a hunting fox. Of course, the ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: forest, little girl, fox, animal life, youth, environmentalism, fairy, fish out of water, friendship, friends, family, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, road movie, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, chases and races, sport, athlete's life, ambition, race against time, rivalry, lifestyle, car race, racing, race, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: europe, france, maine
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The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, family life, love affair, family problems, lake or river, friends, isolation, coming of age, chaos, gender, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, mcdonald's restaurant, taipei
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Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Style: bleak, stylized, tense, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: debt, suicide, dying, painting, beach, loss, yakuza, gangsters, terminal illness, suffering, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, hiking, friend, friendship, best friend, lost, isolation, buddies, tourist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
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The Blood of Heroes (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where the only sport that has survived in a wasted society is the brutal game known as jugging. Sallow, the leader of a rag-tag team, has played in the main Leagues before, but was cast out because of indiscretions with a ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, desert, blood, martial arts, revenge, survival, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, athlete's life, contests and competitions, escapades, ambition ...
Time: future
Place: australia, new jersey
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Battle in Heaven (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in Mexico City, Carlos Reygadas's sexually explicit drama centers on a man in turmoil over his past actions. Chauffer Marcos feels compelled to reveal a dark secret to his boss's daughter, Ana, a wealthy woman who works as a prostitute ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, sex, introspection, haunted by the past, crime gone awry, disorder, drugs/alcohol, hopes, crimes, church, testicles, nipples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico
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