Atmospheric movies

List of the most atmospheric movies selected by visitors to our site: Undertow, First Man, The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Home Alone, True Detective, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Equilibrium, National Geographic: Journey to the Edge of the Universe, The Young Victoria.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Undertow (2004)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Disturbing

The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.

First Man (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersPilots, Astronauts, Dogs
PlotCancer, Death, Obsession, On real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Moon, Deserts
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, For men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars, Exciting, Unexpected ending

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

The Dark Knight (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Psychopath, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Worth watching, Exciting, Heavy

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Military
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Treasures, Sea battles, Love, Mystery, Chase, Mystery, Fidelity, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island, Islands, Prison, Mansions
Time18th century
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Exciting

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Home Alone (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersChildrens, Family, Heroes
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Light

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

True Detective (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Partners, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular, Worth watching, Philosophical, Popular, Atmospheric, Action, Dark, Fascinating

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersWizards, Goblins, Owls, Childrens, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers, Friends, Heroes, Orphans, Family, Witch
PlotMulti-part, Teleportation, Magic, Superpowers, Ghosts, Mystery, Adventure
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, London, Castle
StyleWorth watching, By books, Atmospheric, Exciting, Best soundtracks, Kind, Soulful, Spectacular, Interesting, For children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Good music, Bright, Vivid, Touching

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Equilibrium (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersKillers
PlotRevolution, Uprising, Weapon, Revenge, Apocalypse, Skirmishes
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Dystopian, Disturbing, Smart, Cyberpunk

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

National Geographic: Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:31
PlotBlack holes
PlaceSpace, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, For personal development, For sleep, For a cozy evening, Worth watching

In one single, epic camera move we journey from Earth's surface to the outermost reaches of the universe on a grand tour of the cosmos, to explore newborn stars, distant planets, black holes and beyond.

The Young Victoria (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings
PlotLove, Political, Fate, On real events
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Interesting, For single girls, Touching

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

The Fool (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:56
CharactersPoor, Family, Plumbers, Heroes, Neighbors
PlotRevenge, Justice, Uprising
PlaceRussia, Hostel, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, To cry, Action, Tense

The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.

The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, Weapon, Death, Multi-part
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

Robert McCall, who serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance when a long-time girl friend is murdered.

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.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:34
CharactersDinosaurs, Lifeguards, Scientists, Dogs, Bodyguards, Monsters, Special Forces
PlotVolcanoes, Survival, Death, Money
PlaceIslands, Prison, Ships, Aircraft
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Gothic, Unexpected ending

Three years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the isla Nublar, so Claire Dearing, the former park manager, recruits Owen Grady to help prevent the extinction of the dinosaurs once again.

A Star Is Born (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Dogs, Gay
PlotSuccess, Love, Relationship, Drug addict, Jealousy, Dancing, Motorcycles
PlaceUSA, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Best soundtracks, Oscars, Interesting, Romantic, Touching, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, Belgium, France, Portugal, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersActors, Knights, Dogs, Horses, Giants
PlotAdventure, Mental disorders, Travel, Time travel, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceVillage, Helicopters
StyleAtmospheric

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Adrift (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryHong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotTornadoes, Survival, Death, Dancing, Love, On real events
PlaceSea, Yachts, Beach
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Disturbing, Makes me think, To cry

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

A Quiet Place (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Family, Fathers
PlotDeath, Survival, Chase, Fear
PlaceForest
TimePost apocalypse
StyleCreepy, Exciting, Gloomy, Tense, Atmospheric, Incredible, Fancy, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersSuperhero, Spiders, Teens, Students, Giants, Monsters
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Justice, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds, Laboratory, School
StyleBy comics, Oscars, Atmospheric, Exciting, Spectacular, Incredible, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, For children, Light, Unexpected ending

Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

Batman Begins (2005)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Police, Friends, Heroes, Ninja, Billionaires
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Investigation, Justice
PlaceUSA, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting, Gloomy, Noir, For men, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

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 underworld - The Batman.




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