Serious movies

Serious movies
List of the most serious films selected by our site visitors: Beasts Clawing at Straws, Nocturnal Animals, Cloud Atlas, Nightcrawler, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Lobster, Funny Games, Ex Machina, The Skin I Live In, White Bird in a Blizzard.

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

Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea

The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his girlfriend runs away with the money he borrowed from a loan shark. Soon, a dead body mysteriously turns up; Mi-ran, caught between her husband’s violence and a dead-end job as a bar hostess, she finds a young lover, Jin-tae who offers to kill her husband… And now their dog-eat-dog game starts.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Nightcrawler (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands
Duration01:36

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Funny Games (1997)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryAustria
Duration01:48

Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Ex Machina (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

The Skin I Live In (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:00

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:31

Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...

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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Duration02:15

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Jesus Camp (2006)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:58

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement. Jesus Camp follows children at a Christian summer camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ." The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future.

Moon (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

Us (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, China, Japan
Duration01:56

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Cape Fear (1991)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Atonement (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Wag the Dog (1997)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

The Others (2001)
Duration01:44

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

John Dies at the End (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

The Imposter (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

Black Swan (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Cube (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:30

Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Duration02:34

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Live! (2007)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette

L.I.E. (2001)
Duration01:59

In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly everything and everyone he knows and is left to navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised.

Exam (2009)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:41

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.

The Outpost (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.




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