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List of the best movies like Beautiful (2008): The Divide, Bedevilled, Silenced, The Silence, Jailbait, Carancho, Cargo 200, Blindness, Katalin Varga, The Yellow Sea.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:54
PlotRevenge, Slavery, Vacation, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
CharactersSerial killers, Investigators
PlotObsession
PlaceGermany
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration01:47
CharactersMafia, Police, Lawyers, Nurses
PlotLove, Money, Weapon
StyleRomantic, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotHostage
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryBrazil, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:01
CharactersStrong women, Disabled people, Blind
PlotSurvival, Viruses
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRomania, United Kingdom
CharactersHorses, Gypsies
PlotRevenge, Obsession
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was brutally raped in the woods. Although she has kept silent about what happened, she has not forgotten, and her son Órban serves as a living reminder.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:37
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Taxi drivers
PlotSurvival, Chase
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:23
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating Danielle.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Orphans
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, KGB, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poor
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersMermaids
PlotLove triangle, Witchcraft, Curses
PlaceEngland, Ukraine
StyleBy books, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Jerome (Adam Deacon) breaks out of his council estate gang and becomes a successful and famous footballer, but he soon learns that his old life isn't as easy to leave behind as he had hoped when his old gang catch up with him and start demanding regular payments.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryBrazil
Duration01:30
CharactersPhotographers
PlotOn real events, Death, Radio
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants that accepted the truth were persecuted. Some were hunted down and assassinated - by their own countrymen - causing the start of a new, private war. Dirty Hearts is a thriller and love story told by the wife of one of the fanatics dedicated to preach Japanese victory. Little by little, she watches her husband, a hard-working immigrant, become an assassin and their love story fade away.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
CountryChile
PlotOn real events, Revenge
PlaceForest
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

The story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotRevenge
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A lurid, dark look into the lives of sex workers, where victims of child abuse deal with the consequences later in life.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryRussia, Germany
PlotDeath
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In a future in which the earth has been sent out of control, affected by a cruel and inhuman mechanism that turns back Darwin's theory of Evolution, Hamming and Liv try to survive. It seems that nothing can stand in the way of their relationship, but every person gradually starts to feel animal instincts: uncontrolled aggression, protection of offspring, spontaneous sexual desire. When Liv disappears, Hamming has to make an important step – to face the world endangering his very own life in order to find her.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily, Writers, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Russia, India
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Igor, a Russian oligarch gets into a heated argument with Eva, his estranged daughter whilst traveling on his private jet. Igor orders the plane to land. As the plane touches down Eva disappears into the Goan jungle. Thus begins Igor's desperate search for his only daughter. A search that will bring him and Eva into contact with various characters who in turn are trying to find their own paths through life. Makar, a guy from Novosibirsk, who is desperately searching for enlightenment. Alexey and Kristina are ending their marriage here, while Dimon and Lenya are raising hell and pushing Goa to its partying limits. Kosmos the Guru ("just don't call him that") dispenses the chemicals that in a bat of an eyelid will take you to an alternate reality. There are different destinies here. There are a myriad of people. But all of them have one Motherland, which is easy not to love as long it is close to you

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:42
CharactersFriends
StyleAction, Heavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple, caught in a vicious cycle of violence and drugs. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple's infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman finds himself confronted with his own powerlessness and is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens
PlotDeath, Cancer, False accusations
PlaceParty, New York
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryNetherlands
CharactersComedians
PlotAmbulance
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think

Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching the distressed woman in labour. Spurred on by the emergency and the incendiary words of a TV pundit, he reaches a boiling point and forcefully hits one of the men obstructing his ambulance. Max's strike has far-reaching, unintended consequences.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Internet
PlaceSchool, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, western
CountryCanada
Duration01:22
CharactersHorses, Hunters, Surgeons
PlotLove, Revenge, Death
PlaceTexas, Mexico
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

When Juliette (Lizzy Caplan) sets out to bring her slain lover -- outlaw Ransom Pride -- home to Texas to be buried, she knows the journey won't be easy, but she has little idea of the dangers that lie ahead in this dark Western drama. The film's cast includes Scott Speedman as the murdered bad boy, Dwight Yoakam as a homicidal reverend, Kris Kristofferson as a rival outlaw, and Jason Priestley and W. Earl Brown as a pair of bounty hunters.

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: 3.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:22
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Viruses
PlaceForest
TimePost apocalypse, Dark ones
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryNetherlands
CharactersLosers
PlotRobbery, Boxing
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustria
Duration01:36
PlotOn real events, Mystery
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:18
CharactersStewardesses, Pilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, Court, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.





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