Atmospheric movies

List of the most atmospheric movies selected by visitors to our site: The Greatest Showman, Phantom Thread, The Glass Castle, Palm Trees in the Snow, God Help the Girl, Everybody Wants Some!!, An Education, The Tree of Life, Victoria & Abdul, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.

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

The Greatest Showman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Phantom Thread (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:21

In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

The Glass Castle (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:08

Kilian is a young man who has never left the mountains of Huesca which saw him grow up. In 1953 he will travel to the exotic island of Fernando Poo to work in a cacao field alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island he will undertake a journey towards maturity and knowledge, but will also have to deal with pain and loss.

God Help the Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52

Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

An Education (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:45

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

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Mood Indigo (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:05

A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

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.

Child of God (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, he descends to the level of a cave dweller and falls deeper into crime and degradation.

To the Wonder (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

The Appearance (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

Mateho, an officer of the Inquisition and rational man of science, visits a remote monastery to investigate a bizarre murder of a monk. And you guessed it: something evil is afoot. But is the terror man-made or the result of witchcraft?

Greetings from Tim Buckley (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.

The Witch in the Window (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:17

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.

Rings (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before.

Seven in Heaven (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA

Sixteen year old Jude discovers each and every one of his fears is true.

Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Main Street (2010)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their quiet town.

Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013)
Markimdb: 1.7
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

Jeremy, a local police officer leads a life of a confusing past, spending his current time searching for his kidnapper as a child. After other children begin missing, Jeremy pieces together the truth and realizes that his childhood kidnapper could be a creature of ancient yuletide lore, Krampus, who is the brother of St. Nick, and punisher of children who perform acts of unspeakable evil without repercussion. Can Jeremy kill Krampus and prevent more missing children?

Road to Nowhere (2010)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true crime casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. Unsuspectingly, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue: he becomes obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past, and the disturbing complexity between art and truth. From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Verona, Rome, and London, new truths are revealed and clues to other crimes and passions, darker and even more complex, are uncovered.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration02:21

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

The Lazarus Effect (2015)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Medical researcher Frank, his fiancee Zoe and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. After a successful, but unsanctioned, experiment on a lifeless animal, they are ready to make their work public. However, when their dean learns what they've done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived -- but something evil is within her.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Markimdb: 1.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

A platoon of eagles and vultures attacks the residents of a small town. Many people die. It's not known what caused the flying menace to attack. Two people manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Honeymoon (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds his wife wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night.

Faults (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.

Intruders (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:40

Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.




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