Atmospheric movies

List of the most atmospheric movies selected by visitors to our site: The Grudge, Inheritance, Disturbing the Peace, After We Collided, Shugaley, Charm City Kings, His House, Black Bear, Wild Mountain Thyme, Spell
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Grudge (2020)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Now targeted by the demonic spirits, the detective must do anything to protect herself and her family from harm.

Inheritance (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersFathers
PlotFate, Conspiracies
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Unexpected ending

The patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.

Disturbing the Peace (2020)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Sheriffs, Criminals
PlotWeapon, Death, Justice, Money, Bank robbery, Hostage, Skirmishes, Robbery, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

After We Collided (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotRelationship, Love, Love triangle
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Touching, Light

Tessa finds herself struggling with her complicated relationship with Hardin; she faces a dilemma that could change their lives forever.

Shugaley (2020)
Mark
PlotOn real events, Survival
StyleTense, Atmospheric

This story is not a figment of the scriptwriters’ imagination; these are real living facts. New Russian action movie Shugaley is a story about the war that is going on today. The film is based on real events taking place in Libya today. Two Russian social scientists, Maxim Shugaley and Samir Seifan, are invited to the conflict-torn country to carry out a public opinion research. In the course of their work, they come over the information, that would be damaging to the puppet government if made public. Russians are kidnapped and tortured in a private prison for more than a year. The situation cannot be resolved peacefully, so the Russian side is preparing a rescue operation. Premiere date - end of april 2020

Charm City Kings (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Bikers
PlotMotorcycles
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, To cry

Mouse desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, the infamous Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax, takes 14-year-old Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the straight-and-narrow and a road filled with fast money and violence.

His House (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

Black Bear (2020)
CharactersBears, Writers
PlotJealousy, Justice, Fear
PlaceForest
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously intertwined their lives will soon become.

Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
CharactersNeighbors
PlaceIreland
StyleAtmospheric, Romantic

Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbour Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father's plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew, Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams.

Spell (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersFamily, Witch
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Witchcraft, Pursuit
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Creepy, Smart

A father survives a plane crash in rural Appalachia, but becomes suspicious of the elderly couple who take him in to nurse him back to health with the ancient remedies.

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Wander (2020)
CharactersFBI
PlotInvestigation, Death, Obsession, Conspiracies
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart

After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.

What Lies Below (2020)
PlotMystery, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp to a blindsided introduction of her mother’s fiancé, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.

Darlin' (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersCannibals
PlotSupernatural, Survival
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the "sins" she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Teens, Scientists, Military, Hunters, Warriors, Dogs
PlotMartial Arts, Fights without rules, Technology, Adventure, Motorcycles, Lost memory
PlaceLake, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Bright, Vivid, Cyberpunk, Fascinating, Tense

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology, Cheating
PlaceBeach
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Depressive, Tense

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers, Psychopath
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Sisters, Photographers, Artists, Old man, Cooks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Money, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceChina, Japan, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Marianne (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror
CountryFrance
Duration01:17
CharactersDemons, Family
PlotCurses, Ghosts
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy, Depressive

When a novelist realizes her terrifying stories are coming true, she returns to her hometown to face the demons from her past that inspire her writing.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration02:04
CharactersGeniuses, Criminals, Scientists
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersFriends
PlaceJapan
StyleTouching, Atmospheric

Adaptation of the Violet Evergarden Gaiden spin-off novel.

The Good Liar (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersOld man
PlotSeduction, Money, Relationship, Cheating, Loneliness, Mystery, Computers
PlaceHotels, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, For men

An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.

Dumbo (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersElephants, Dogs, Horses, Disabled people, Snake, Monkeys, Singers
PlotDeath
PlaceCircus, Trains
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Touching, Cute, Soulful, Disney

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Lost memory
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric

An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie is an account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity.

Paradise Hills (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy
CountrySpain
Duration01:42
CharactersSurgeons
PlotBulimia
PlaceSpain, Islands
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Tense

A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility's beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.

Adopt a Highway (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
PlotThe escape, Adoption, Internet, Parenting, Travel
PlacePrison
StyleTouching, Atmospheric

An ex-felon discovers a live baby left in a dumpster.

The Shamer's Daughter II: The Serpent Gift (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryDenmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Iceland, Sweden
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Magic, Investigation, Fate, Death
StyleExciting, Atmospheric

The Shamer's Daughter, Dina, with the magical power of compelling people to admit their most secret shame, must save her family with her newly found father. But he is a Blackmaster, with the power to make people see and believe things that aren't true, so Dina must deal with having inherited this horrible power, while forging a relationship with a father she fears and mistrusts.

Kidnapping Stella (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, crime
CountryGermany
CharactersPartners
PlotAbduction, Love, Weapon
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Tense

Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.

Mercy Black (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Psychologists, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.

I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotSupernatural, Death
TimeNew Year
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.

Mary (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersPolice, Family
PlotMystery, Obsession, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric

A struggling family buys an old ship at auction with high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover her horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters.

The House Elf (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:21
CharactersWizards, Family, Brownies, Single mothers, Cats
PlaceRussia
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

In the ordinary and bustling city of Moscow there is an unusual House, overgrown with hundreds of secrets and mysteries. In this house there is a strange apartment, in which not a single tenant has stayed for a long time. And only when an independent mother with a charming 8-year-old daughter Alina comes to this “nice” apartment, new tenants will find out that their living space is not easy, and the real Boggart lives in it. Only here the keeper of the hearth has long been offended by the entire human race and will do all imaginable nastiness, just to be left alone in the ill-fated apartment. But everything changes when the evil witch challenges Homeovy ...

Trinity Sunday (2019)
Markimdb: 4.5
PlotLove, Jealousy
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

In a love triangle there are always three participants: the torturer, the saviour and the victim, who change roles depending on the situation. There is no room to condemn anyone, there is no right and no guilt. A betrayal can happen with everyone. Margo admits to her husband George that she betrayed him with her student Anton. Her confession changes the life of three people. At first it seems that it is a usual story, but gradually it emerges that everything that happens to Margo has a deeper meaning. She begins to understand God, family, and love. She starts to realize how these values correspond with the eastern world, where she has grown up, and with the western world where she now lives.

Russian Doll (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Partners, Strong women
PlotTime travel, Death
PlaceParty, New York
StyleExciting, Netflix, Action, Atmospheric

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop -- and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero, Ninja, Tough guys, Mutant
PlotMartial Arts
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Exciting, Depressive

Batman, Batgirl and Robin forge an alliance with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight against the Turtles' sworn enemy, The Shredder, who has apparently teamed up with Ra's Al Ghul and The League of Assassins.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:27
CharactersKings, Friends, Fairies, Princesses, Strong women, Cats, Horses
PlotLove, Confrontation, Wedding, Curses, Abduction, Witchcraft
PlaceCastle
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

The Goldfinch (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Orphans
PlotArt, Weapon, Mystery, Chess, Cheating
PlaceAircraft
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.

Pet Sematary (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Zombie, Cats, Neighbors
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death
TimeHalloween
StyleCreepy, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

Earthquake Bird (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Moving, Love triangle
PlaceJapan
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Exciting, Tense

Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.

The Shed (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Death
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

The story of Stan, an orphaned teenager stuck living with his abusive grandfather and tasked with routinely protecting his best friend from high school bullies. When Stan discovers a murderous creature has taken refuge inside the tool shed in his backyard, he tries to secretly battle the demon alone until his bullied friend discovers the creature and has a far more sinister plan in mind.

Togo (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs
PlotAdventure, Snow, Viruses, On real events
PlaceUSA, Alaska
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disney

The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersOrphans, Poor
PlotAdventure, Growing up
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, To cry, By books

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

The Space Between The Lines (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
PlaceBeach
StyleAtmospheric, Romantic, By books

Emmi would like to cancel her subscription to "Like" magazine via e-mail. But due to a typo, her messages land in Leo Leike’s inbox. When Emmi repeatedly sends mails to the wrong address, Leo decides to inform her of her mistake. This marks the beginning of an extraordinary e-mail exchange, which can only be held between two strangers. Treading the fine line between complete strangeness and noncommittal intimacy, the two are soon sharing their innermost secrets and longings – until they need to face the unavoidable question: Will their feelings, sent and received virtually, survive the test of a real-life encounter? And what will happen if they do?

Sasha's Hell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
PlotSupernatural, Death
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing

When rising rapper Oli finally meets his online collaborator Sasha, their weekend of hanging out turns from sweet to painfully awkward to terrifying. An underground live gig, a strange encounter with a goth girl, and finally a literal descent into hell are all captured on grainy VHS tape.

Itsy Bitsy (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers, Disabled people, Spiders
PlaceMansions
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Creepy

A family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.

Spider in the Web (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller
CountryIsrael, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Portugal
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Political
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense

A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent who's behavior has come into question.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa
PlotPolitical, Freedom, Prison Break, On real events
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, By books

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

Love and Monsters (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeens, Insects, Monsters, Losers, Mutant
PlotSurvival, Relationship, Loneliness, Disasters, Apocalypse, Love, Fight
PlaceJungle
TimePost apocalypse
StyleFancy, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Conviction (2019)
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
PlotJustice, Missing people, On real events
PlaceHotels, France, Court, Hospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense

Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of justice, she convinces a leading lawyer to defend him during his second trial, on appeal. Together, they will put up a tenacious fight against injustice.

War (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndia
PlotInvestigation
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing

Khalid, is entrusted with the task of eliminating Kabir, a former soldier turned rogue, as he engages in an epic battle with his mentor who had taught him everything.

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