Hunger Movies

List of the best hunger movies selected by visitors to our site: Centigrade, Saint Frances, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Doctor Sleep, We the Animals, White Fang, Burning, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Capernaum, Leave No Trace
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Centigrade (2020)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersPregnant, Babies, Writers
PlotSnow, Cold, Survival, Cars, Hunger
StyleHeavy, Gloomy

A young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice.

Saint Frances (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Poets
PlotDivorce, Jealousy, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Hunger, Money, Computers, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Beach
TimeSummer

At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersPoor, Dogs, Students, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Hunger, On real events, Fate, Radio, Justice, Freedom
PlaceSmall cities, School
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Depressive

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Doctor Sleep (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHunters, Psychics, Vampire, Cats, Bartenders, Cannibals
PlotSuperpowers, Loneliness, Sects, Telekinesis, Abduction, Supernatural, Death, Hunger, Snow, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Beach, Labyrinths

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

We the Animals (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Old man
PlotGrowing up, Dancing, Hunger
PlaceLake

Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.

White Fang (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, USA
Duration01:26
CharactersWolves, Dogs
PlotHunger, Snow
StyleTouching, Netflix, By books, Heavy, Exciting, Soulful, Disturbing, Fascinating

A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.

Burning (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersRich, Writers, Cats, Lawyers
PlotMystery, Love triangle, Pursuit, Dancing, Hunger, Snow
StyleBy books, Action, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotDancing, Love, Hunger
PlaceEngland, London, Islands, Beach
StyleNetflix, Touching, Soulful, Worth watching

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Capernaum (2018)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryLebanon, France, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersPoor, Childrens, Large families, Judge
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Slavery
PlacePrison, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

Leave No Trace (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersHermits, Family, Veterans, Dogs, Horses, Photographers, Singers
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Hunger, Snow, Money, Computers, Religious, Chess
PlaceTrains, Nature

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

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Insect (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia
Duration01:35
CharactersActors, Insects, Dogs, Cannibals, Ants, Old man, Tourists, Beetles, Babies
PlotJealousy, Hunger, Chase
PlaceTrains
StyleNot for everyone

The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect Play, a famous satirical work from 1922 by the brothers Karel and Josef Čapek which features insects with decidedly human traits: greed, egocentrism, jealousy.

Okja (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountrySouth Korea, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersChildrens, Strong women, Scientists, Sisters, Twins, Orphans, Bodyguards, Stewardesses, Monsters
PlotObsession, Revenge, Depression, Hunger, Cars
PlaceMountains, Aircraft
StyleTouching

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money, Death, Jealousy, Hunger, Snow, Obsession, Happiness
PlaceItaly, Beach
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryJapan, United Kingdom, South Korea
Duration01:33
CharactersSamurai, Demons, Soldier, Orphans, Brothers, Bodyguards, Girlfriends, Archers
PlotRevenge, Martial Arts, Hunger
PlaceJapan, Ships

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine.

The Ciambra (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
CharactersMafia, Singers, Horses
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Hunger, Money, Computers, Gambling, Soccer
PlaceSchool, Trains, Italy, Ghetto

Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.

Survival Family (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryJapan
CharactersDogs, Fish, Farmers
PlotDeath, Hunger, Money, Funeral
PlaceSchool, Trains, Hotels, Beach
TimeNight

A world wide electrical outage occurs. Everything that requires electricity comes to a stop. Tokyo is nearly ruined. Yoshiyuki Suzuki decides to escape from Tokyo with his family.

I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium
Duration02:04
CharactersDisabled people, Single mothers, Poor
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Death, Hunger, Political, Computers, Funeral
PlaceEngland

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Hands of Stone (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryPanama, USA
Duration02:20
PlotBoxing, Sports, Rivalry, Hunger, On real events
StyleFascinating

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

The Net (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12
CharactersMilitary, Spy, Poor
PlotMoney, Political, Hunger, Freedom
PlaceKorea

A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.

The Pack (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryAustralia
Duration02:21
CharactersFarmers, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Hunger
PlaceIslands
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Fascinating

Man’s best friend becomes his worst nightmare when a horde of bloodthirsty wild dogs descends upon a family’s farmhouse in a fang-bearing fight for survival.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Death, Hunger, On real events
PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating, Inspirational

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Mia madre (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, Germany
Duration01:30
CharactersActors, Directors, Old man, Singers
PlotDancing, Death, Computers, Hunger, Fear
PlaceHospitals, Hotels, Italy

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Long Way North (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Denmark
Duration01:09
CharactersDogs, Horses
PlotHunger, Snow, Travel
PlaceShips, Russia, Arctic, Trains, St. Petersburg

1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition to the North Pole. To save her family's honor, Sasha runs away. Headed towards the Great North, she follows her grandfather's trail in search of his famous ship.

Land of Mine (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration02:22
CharactersDogs, Teens, Nurses, Soldier, Beetles
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Death, Fear, The escape, Hunger
PlaceBeach

In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:21
CharactersTigers
PlotAdventure, Hunger, Snow, Undercover
PlaceChina, Asia, Mountains, Aircraft, Village
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the main communist force to destroy the bandits. Based on the novel "Tracks in the Snowy Forest" by Qu Bo.

The Forger (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersArtists
PlotArt, Weapon, Hunger, Racing, Cars
PlaceHotels, Party, Beach, Small cities
StyleAction, Disturbing, Touching, Tense, To cry

While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.

The Hidden Face (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryColombia, Spain
Duration01:32
CharactersWaiters, Dogs, Strong women
PlotHunger, Missing people, Jealousy, Mystery, Love triangle
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Action

A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

Faust (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryRussia, Germany, USA, France, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:20
PlotDeath, Hunger
PlaceRussia, Germany
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy

Faust inhabits an earthy, 19th-century world of primitive autopsies and medical rituals. He becomes obsessed with the beautiful Margarete and desperately turns to a physically grotesque moneylender to conjure their union.

Samson and Delilah (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotHunger, Survival, Abduction
PlaceDeserts, Australia
StyleSoulful, Touching, Atmospheric, Depressive, Fascinating

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.

Hunger (2009)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersIndians, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Death, Hunger, Snow, On real events
PlaceMountains
TimeWinter
StyleDepressive

Five strangers face the unthinkable when they wake up and find themselves trapped. With no idea how they got there they frantically try to figure out how to escape. The disoriented group quickly realise the truth about their situation when they discover another room containing enough water to survive for 30 days… and a razor sharp surgical knife. The intention becomes quite clear. Whoever put them in this place wants to see just how long it will take before the hunger makes them commit unspeakable acts and cross a very deadly line.

Strigoi (2009)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Vampire, Zombie, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Hunger, Funeral
PlaceParty, Village

When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now, Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersFriends, Family, Lions, Sharks, Zebras
PlotThe escape, Survival, Volcanoes, Hunger, Adventure, Jealousy, Travel
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, Zoos

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Hunger (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:36
PlotHunger, Uprising, On real events
PlacePrison, Ireland
StyleHeavy, Soulful, Depressive

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Presto (2008)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:05
CharactersWizards, Rabbits
PlotMagic, Revenge, Rivalry, Hunger, Chase
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But when Presto neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve!

The Pianist (2002)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryPoland, France, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Jews
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Hunger, Music
PlaceGhetto, Concentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Tense

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

The Hole (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersPsychologists, Teens
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Obsession, Bulimia
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleAction, Disturbing

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Tom Thumb (2001)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Family, Poor
PlotHunger
PlaceMoon, Castle, Forest
Time16th century
StyleExciting

Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale "Le petit poucet" by Charles Perrault.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, cartoon, military
CountryJapan
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Hunger
PlaceJapan
StyleTouching, To cry

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Diamonds of the Night (1964)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryCzechoslovakia, Czech Republic
CharactersAnts, Old man, Hunters
PlotWeapon, Hunger, Travel
PlaceTrains

A tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.

Super 30 (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Students, Teachers, Geniuses, Trainers, Mathematicians, Poor
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Hunger, Money, Happiness, On real events
PlaceIndia, Trains, Party, Prison

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.

Werewolf (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryPoland, Netherlands, Germany
CharactersDogs
PlotHunger

Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the protagonists slowly begin to regain what is left of their childhood but the horror returns quickly. Camp Alsatians roam the forests around. Released by the SS earlier on, they have gone feral and are starving. Looking for food they besiege the palace. The children are terrified and their camp survival instinct is triggered.

3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersHeroes, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Hunger, Skirmishes
PlaceTrains, Hotels, Small cities, USA, Wild West
Time19th century
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

Dave Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade's gang is racing to free him.

Umberto D. (1952)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Maids, Old man
PlotHunger
PlaceItaly, Hospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Makes me think, Gloomy

When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid for temporary safekeeping.

Cops and Robbers (1951)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly
Duration01:45
PlotHunger

Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

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