Game playing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant game playing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, weird and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with game playing, storytelling, photograph, death, kiss, mother son relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as game playing: Sleuth (2007), Solitary Man (2009), Good Boys (2019), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Good Time (2017), Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000), Avalon (2001), Squid Game (2021), Game Night (2018), The Choice (2016).

List of game playing movies

Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, age difference, verbal byplay, riddles and clues, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fear, game playing, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, england, united kingdom
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Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
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Good Boys (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.
Style: funny, light, absurd, not serious, sex comedy ...
Plot: best friend, adult humor, grownups, first kiss, friend, child protagonist, child, mischievous children, school, sexual humor, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, childhood, fame, bookstore, marital problem, playwright, winnie the pooh, nanny, toys, game playing, little boy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1934, year 1941
Place: england, new york, london
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Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, loneliness, brother, prison, stolen money, bank robber, brother brother relationship, violence, promise, game playing, teenage sex, hospital ...
Time: year 2016
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film is based on a German play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tropfen auf heisse Steine. A 50-year-old business man Léopold arrives home with 20-year-old Franz, whom he has just met. Franz is not quite sure why he agreed to come home with ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, deviant sex, ex girlfriend, love affair, gender bending, human nature, gays and lesbians, older man younger man relationship, sexuality, sexual identity, love triangle, lust ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: europe, germany, greece, ancient greece
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Avalon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she ...
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: game, future dystopia, obsession, battles, contests and competitions, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fantasy world, gang, addiction, virtual reality, distopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: poland, europe, latin america, japan
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Squid Game (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: "Round Six" is a story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million US dollars. The game takes place at an unknown location, and the ...
Style: mysterious, suspense, disturbing, rough, touching ...
Plot: game of death, game, social differences, sole survivor, survival, prize, deathtrap, most dangerous game, cruelty, poverty, characters killed one by one, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: south korea
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Game Night (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: game, group of friends, kidnapping, neighbor, friends, board game, investigation, escape, plan gone wrong, contests and competitions, brother brother relationship, best friends ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york
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The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, true love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, year 1989, year 1988
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
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Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sisters, arranged marriage, islam, female protagonist, forced marriage, escape, patriarchy, punishment, suicide, tradition, sexism, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, old love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, father daughter incest, family problems, perversion, punishment, family relations, brother sister sex, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, friends, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, student, husband wife relationship, party, roommate, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thief, running, innocence, child abuse, on the road, travel, summer, pervert, bittersweet, road trip, obsessive quest, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, secret identity, escapades, heroes, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 12th century, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Temptress Moon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, blackmail, opium, addiction, dishonesty, rise and fall, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, master and servant, society, crimes ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, asia, tokyo, japan ...
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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, art house, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, loneliness, love affair, newspaper, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, human nature, marriage, coincidence, neighbor, guilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1962
Place: hong kong, japan, singapore, asia, shanghai ...
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eXistenZ (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: virtual reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, escape from reality, video game, chase, distopia, technology gone awry, inventions and discoveries, future dystopia, computers and web, mind control ...
Time: future, near future
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, resentment, young woman, gender, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, weirdo, heroine, monster, family, talking animals, alternate reality, adventure, secret place, rescue, family relations, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Sky Is Falling (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1943, an estate north of Firenze. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Penny, who's about 10. An orphan, she must watch over her little sister when they go to live with her aunt and uncle. Penny's a Catholic, and worries about ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, parents and children, racism, siblings relations, family life, death in the family, opposites attract, war, family relations, world war two, brother sister relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, switzerland, florence ...
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Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: psychological, cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, childhood friend, dark humor, gay, mentally unstable, unrequited love, man child, love triangle, rehearsal, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Cafe Society (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, jazz, prostitute, cons and scams, social relations, mate swapping, couples, low lives, political corruption, rich and poor, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Boom! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: island, death, mysterious man, family relations, couples, power relations, disaster, performer's life, catastrophe, destructive relationship, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: tennessee, usa, sicily, mediterranean sea
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: tense, cynical, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prison, kidnapping, bank, prostitute, gangsters, rape, incest, suicide, sexual abuse, bank robbery, heist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
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Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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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: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, contests and competitions, death, cruelty, captivity, future dystopia, desperation, island, massacre, teacher, survival, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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