Serious movies

Serious movies
List of the most serious films selected by our site visitors: The Green Mile, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Dancer in the Dark, The Matrix, Equilibrium, Pulp Fiction, Beasts Clawing at Straws, Nocturnal Animals, Schindler's List, The Lobster.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Duration03:09
CharactersBodyguards, Good people, Guards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, False accusations
PlacePrison
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotDepression
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, musical, crime
CountryDenmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, USA, Sweden, France
Duration02:15
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotFriendship, Fate, Mystery, Dreams, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Multi-part, Technology, Freedom
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Dystopian, Mind-altering

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersKillers, Beautiful men
PlotSkirmishes, Apocalypse, Revolution, Revenge, Weapon
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Atmospheric, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotMoney
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, By books, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotLove, Abduction, Cancer, Art, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15
CharactersHeroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands
StyleSoulful

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Uprising, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPuzzles, Gambling, Chess
PlaceEngland, Casino
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy, Deep Meaning

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Revolution, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By comics, Fascinating, Serious

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersRobots, Geniuses, Androids, Programmers, Cyborgs
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Cheating, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Expanding consciousness

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military, music, biography
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Jews, Pianists
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Music, Hunger
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Worth watching

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotPuzzles, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryAustria
Duration01:48
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMental disorders, Vacation
PlaceLake
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:07
CharactersFamily, Scammers, Rich, Businessmen, Maids
PlotRobbery, Mystery
StyleExciting, Oscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Spiders, Sheriffs
PlotCancer
PlaceCemetery, Small cities
StyleGothic

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersJournalists, Losers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression, Cheating
PlaceLondon, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Brothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersCannibals, Family, Writers, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, Dancing, Puzzles, Death
PlaceCourt
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Touching

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:05
CharactersKings, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceIndia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Epic, Serious

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Surgeons
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Experiments
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Creepy

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.





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