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20 best movies like Alphaville (1965)

List of the best movies like Alphaville (1965): Circles, Advantageous, Shank, My Sweet Pepper Land, Route Irish, Code 46, Detective Story, The Turin Horse, Kill the Messenger, The French Lieutenant's Woman.

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Markimdb: 7.8
CountrySerbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Surgeons
PlotFate, Debts
PlaceGermany, Serbia
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after protecting a Muslim civilian from being attacked by three other soldiers. 12 years later, the consequences of this act of heroism are still having their repercussions.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama, family
CharactersSingle mothers, Parents
PlotLoneliness, Technology
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code... In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.

Markimdb: 7
CountryIraq, France, Germany, Iran
CharactersHorses, Teachers, Smugglers
PlotWeapon, Border, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, School, Court, Iraq
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium
PlotWar, Investigation, Death, Love triangle, Funeral
StyleAction, Gloomy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPolice, Investigators, Detectives
PlotLove, Travel, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Serious, Numbers in the title

A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, film noir
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Markimdb: 7.8
CountryHungary, France, Luxembourg, Germany, USA
CharactersHorses, Poor
PlotSurvival, Meaning of life, Fate
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Depressive

A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Disturbing

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, Love triangle
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotMoney, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Gentleman gangster Max and his partner, Riton, pull off their last, most successful heist and find themselves comfortable enough to retire in the style they enjoy. However, Max confides the details of the theft to his younger mistress, Josey -- who has secretly taken up with ambitious young rival gangster Angelo. Angelo then has Riton kidnapped and demands the stash of gold as ransom, which threatens Max's dreams of the perfect retirement.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGay, Bartenders
PlotInvestigation, Political, Conspiracies, False accusations
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium, USA
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Chase, Missing people
PlaceFrance, Hotels
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryFrance, New Caledonia
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Hostage, Political, Uprising
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, head of the kidnappers. Through their shared values, they will attempt to make discussion triumph. But, in the middle of a presidential election, when the stakes are political, order isn't always dictated by morality. A violent and troubling epic that marks the return of Mathieu Kassovitz in front and behind the camera.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Conspiracies
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Makes me think, Depressive

A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

Markimdb: 7.6
CountryItaly, France
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Depression, Curses, Fog
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Ugo's old pal, Corrado, shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana's anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana's existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
PlotOn real events, Art
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, film noir
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy

Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world - the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s. His first night of freedom draws the map of a diabolical city full of decaying neighborhoods, gloomy streets and a bizarre parade of characters.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
CharactersTeens, Street children
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, altar boy to glue sniffer. When he attempts to change back again, his new reality and recent past make conformity near impossible and violent self determination near inevitable.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.

Markimdb: 8
CountrySweden, France, United Kingdom
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotApocalypse, Chase, Birthday, Saving the World
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrefantastic, drama
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think

A group of friends uncover an otherworldly object in a rural field, which they soon discover holds greater secrets than they could imagine.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotTravel, Investigation
PlaceFrance, Estate, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Fifteen-year-old Céline knows more about life than is appropriate for her age. She wanders the streets, surviving, with the help of her boyfriend Romain, thanks to her defiance and ruthless practicality. She secretly sleeps in the garden house of a luxury villa, where one evening she is discovered by the owner, Judge Henri van Eyck. Despite his wife Nathalie's reticence, he takes the girl in and Céline gradually gains their goodwill and affection. The fragile balance of their mutual trust, however, comes in serious jeopardy when the web of lies the girl has told her protectors begins to unravel, revealing her real motives.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountrySouth Africa, Republic of Ireland
CharactersTeens, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Survival, Water, Intrigue
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Depressive, Serious

In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, film noir, music
CharactersBusinessmen, Singers
PlotMusic, Investigation, Love triangle, Jealousy, Intrigue
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Depressive

Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges Brignon, he follows her to Brignon's house with the intent to kill him. At the house, Brignon is found murdered -- but by someone else. Inspector Antoine conducts an investigation that implicates Martineau, whose planned alibi comes loose.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina, Japan, France
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Loneliness
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, crime
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy

A well-known civil servant from the Mayor's Office in a provincial Russian town receives a note: You'll soon die. He takes no notice, and gets ready for his normal Sunday – family problems, his personal life, work, other matters… But this Sunday turns out very far from normal. From the very start things come crashing down, smiting everything in its path, including all plans, external composure, and even his own life.