Hunger Movies

List of the best hunger movies selected by visitors to our site: The Hidden Face, The Hole, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, We the Animals, White Fang, Samson and Delilah, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, I, Daniel Blake, The Pianist, The Forger.

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

The Hidden Face (2011)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryColombia, Spain
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.

The Hole (2001)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
CountryUnited Kingdom
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.

We the Animals (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeens, Old man
PlotGrowing up, Dancing, Hunger

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)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, USA
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.

Samson and Delilah (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
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.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
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.

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

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

The Pianist (2002)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryPoland, France, United Kingdom, Germany
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 Forger (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
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.

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

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

Burning (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
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 Pack (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersFarmers, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Hunger
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.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
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.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
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)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
CountryLebanon, France, USA
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.

Hunger (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
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.

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

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.

Presto (2008)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, short
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!

Blade of the Immortal (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryJapan, United Kingdom, South Korea
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.