Abandoned movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abandoned movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, weird and disturbing films and TV shows about / with abandoned, storytelling, friendship, runaway, mentor, brutality, catastrophe, loneliness, violence and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
abandoned
 163
abandoned movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as abandoned: WALL·E (2008), The Thing (1982), Don't Breathe (2016), Cast Away (2000), The Isle (2018), The Kid with a Bike (2011), Peel (2019), That's Life (2005), Dead Squad (2018), '71 (2014).

List of abandoned movies

 8.4
 1.1M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, futuristic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: robot, loneliness, distopia, post apocalypse, space travel, ecology, love, adventure, society, happy ending, ecological disaster, androids and robots ...
Time: future, distant future
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 8.2
 424K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, paranoia, snow, supernatural, creature, scientist, fear, suspicion, body horror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.1
 276K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, thief, kidnapping, blind man, murder, trapped, breaking and entering, survival, surveillance, violence, characters murdered one by one, held captive ...
Place: michigan, california, detroit
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 7.8
 592K
Cast Away (2000)
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.3
 13K
The Isle (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1840 and another ship crashes on the rocks of an almost deserted island in Scotland. Three sailors survive the wreck and make it to shore where the few locals take them in as they wait for the mainland boat to come for them. But the sailors' ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost story, abandoned, island, scotsman, group of strangers, fear, salvation, death, ghost, revenge from beyond the grave, rape and revenge, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: scotland
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The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, sincere, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, childhood, boy, realism, youth, adoption, coming of age, orphan, life is a bitch, social problems, petty criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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 6.1
 1K
Peel (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his father takes his two brothers and high tails it, Peel is forced to grow up in a state of arrested development. Once his mother dies, he must forge his own path and attempts to find his lost brethren.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: roommate, abandoned, family, grownups, absent father, family problems, loneliness, dysfunctional family, relationship problems, social misfits, social problems, family reunited ...
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 4.0
 439
That's Life (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Verliebt in Berlin is a Golden Rose-winning German telenovela, starring Alexandra Neldel, along with Mathis Künzler, Tim Sander, and Laura Osswald. It premiered on February 28, 2005, on Sat.1 in most of German-speaking Europe, with its final ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, fall in love, romance, fashion, disorder, love and romance, abandoned, rise to the top, physical appearance, ugly duckling, love, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 3.2
 388
Dead Squad (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of young people become lost in the jungle during a river rafting trip and stumble upon a long lost ruin that is home to a host of mysterious monsters.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: zombie, jungle, creature, human experiment, doctor, abandoned, murder, survival, violence, travel, monster, rafting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 57K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, ira, irish republican army, war, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, architect, family reunited, boy, family relations, self discovery, identity crisis, life turned upside down, introspection, moral dilemma, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.4
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, lgbt, district attorney, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 14K
Wild Bill (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gang, youth, drug dealer, working class, parole, starting over, kids in trouble, adulthood, redemption, social worker, selflessness, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 3K
Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, baroque
Plot: island, survival, ocean, isolation, friendship, sea disaster, wisdom of life, storm, friends, wise man, escapades, shipwreck ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Together with his teenage sister and a horde of orphans, young Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth on the mysterious island he will someday inherit. In the lighthouse orphanage in which they all live, their every move is watched over by ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, avant garde, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, childhood memory, human experiment, investigation, family gatherings, family relations, orphanage, lesbian, surrealism, abandoned, parallel world, dying ...
Place: canada, romania
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King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, treasure hunt, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, family relations, obsession, musician, child as adult, eccentricity, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, new jersey
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: emotional, lyrical, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, gender, betrayal, self discovery, singer, berlin wall, musician, teenage boy, transvestite, lgbtq ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, usa, kansas ...
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 7.6
 184K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: disturbing, bleak, bloody, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, survival, death, teenager, desperation, teacher, island, cruelty, school class, contests and competitions, suicide, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.8
 22K
Look Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A timid and reclusive 18-year-old high school student is alienated by her parents and ruthlessly rejected by her peers. Desperate and isolated, she confides in her own reflection — and in the mirror she finds her imagined evil twin, someone who ...
Style: suspense, macabre, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, female protagonist, bullying, teenage life, snow, doppelganger, parents and children, father daughter relationship, plastic surgeon, murder, high school life, female psychopath ...
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The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2012, Atsuya (Ryosuke Yamada) and his 2 childhood friends do something bad and run into an old general store. They decide to stay there until the morning. Late into the night, Atsuya sees a letter in the mailbox. The letter is addressed to the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: abandoned, letter, advice, store, time paradox, time warp, magical object, miraculous event, changing the past or future, time loop, magic, time travel ...
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 4.5
 2K
Blood Money (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three friends on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hellbent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other. A modern re-telling of Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal by friend, wilderness, greed, friendship, embezzler, criminal, survival, chase, group of friends, woman with a gun, young adult, friendship gone bad ...
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 6.4
 2K
Jaws 19 (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The beaches of the Baltic Sea are terrorized by a shark. The military manage to destroy it, but the shark returns in spectral form.
Style: humorous, psychotronic, experimental, parody, stylized ...
Plot: found footage, military, sea, killer shark, ocean, shark, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, strength, travel, resort, damage ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: kazakhstan, ukraine, russia
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 3.2
 64
Exscind (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After reading a magazine article about a case of multiple murders 50 years ago, an excited paranormal group sets out to investigate the site where the serial killers lived and where the horrifying crimes occurred. As day turns to night and evidence ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, investigation, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, farmhouse, mass murder, fear, abandoned, characters in danger, curses spells and rituals, peril, demon ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north dakota
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Notes from the Heart Healer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A single young mom forms an unlikely friendship with author Peyton, after a desperate situation forces her to abandon her child on Peyton's doorstep.
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, light, entertaining
Plot: single mother, child abandonment, custody, parents and children, unlikely friendships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, unlikely couple, couple relations, relationships, abandoned, baby ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1K
Mongrels (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mongrels, formerly known under the working titles of We Are Mongrels and The Un-Natural World, is a British puppet-based situation comedy series first broadcast on BBC Three between 22 June and 10 August 2010, with a making-of documentary entitled ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, stylized, not serious ...
Plot: puppet, swearing, buddies, cat, friends, bird, disorder, dog, battle of the sexes, naivete, vulgarity, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, usa, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 182K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, supernatural horror, adoption, children, paranormal activity, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: emotional, enigmatic, atmospheric, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: musician, culture clash, small town, jewish, stranded, orchestra, ethnic conflict, fish out of water, society, disorder, music, melancholy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
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Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: sincere, emotional, political, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, civil war, absent father, freedom, politics, war, child soldier, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, children ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, israel, japan, iraq, latin america ...
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: touching, atmospheric, witty, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: holiday, christmas, baby, homeless, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, lgbt, gay, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Ernest & Celestine (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest, they overcome their natural enmity by forging a life of crime together.
Style: touching, feel good, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, prejudice, bear, mouse, goodhearted, anthropomorphic animal, animals, unlikely friendships, fantasy world, runaway, odd couple, supportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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