Highest-Rated Movies about 'Brooding', Sort by Popularity


The Twilight Samurai (2002), Bar Bahar (2016), Detour (1945), The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Sister (2012), Amanda (2018), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Wild Strawberries (1957) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Brooding movies.


The Twilight Samurai (2002)

In the 19th century a woman (Rie Miyazawa) helps a widowed samurai (Hiroyuki Sanada) who must kill a rebellious swordsman.

samurai, childhood sweetheart, daughter, sister, husband, mother, brooding

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Bar Bahar (2016)

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

woman, roommate, brooding, engaging, fiery, frenetic, hedonistic

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Detour (1945)

A down-and-out piano player becomes involved with a mysterious woman and two murders as he hitchhikes west.

pianist, singer, driver, femme fatale, girlfriend, brooding, dark

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The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

A Moscow girl (Tatyana Samoylova) loves a World War II soldier (Aleksey Batalov) but marries a pianist.

woman, soldier, cousin, father, brooding, melodramatic, touching

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Sister (2012)

A poor boy (Kacey Mottet Klein) steals from wealthy patrons at a posh ski resort to support himself and his irresponsible older sister (Léa Seydoux).

young boy, sister, thief, mother, restaurant manager, emotional, melodramatic

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Amanda (2018)

When 20-year-old David's elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he takes charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda.

brother, sister, niece, mother, murder victim, friend, brooding

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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

A Communist commandant finds himself surrounded by the Polish resistance during the closing days of World War II.

assassin, soldier, commanding officer, barmaid, son, hotel desk clerk, dark

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Wild Strawberries (1957)

An old Swedish professor (Victor Sjöström) sees his life pass by in a series of nightmarish flashbacks.

doctor, daughter-in-law, husband, wife, son, ingénue, brooding

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Stray Dog (1949)

Two detectives (Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura) track one's stolen revolver into the underworld of late-1940s Tokyo.

police officer, criminal, stripper, mentor, brooding, dark, tokyo

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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Archival footage of the rehearsals, along with interviews with the cast, tell the tale of this infamous production.

actor, actress, musician, director, critic, casting director, brooding

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The Shadow of Violence (2019)

A former boxer cares for his autistic son while working as an enforcer for a family of drug dealers in rural Ireland.

crime boss, enforcer, father, boxer, brooding, disheartening, dark

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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

A quiet Connecticut vacation home is the backdrop for domestic decline. Sensitive son Edmund (Dean Stockwell) returns home from spending time at sea to a family in a state of collapse. His father (Ralph Richardson) is an alcoholic miser. His mother, Mary (Katharine Hepburn), is addicted to morphine. His brother, Jamie (Jason Robards), is aggressive and unstable. As Edmund and his brother clash over how to help their mother, she becomes increasingly concerned about Edmund's worsening health.

mother, father, brother, son, maid, dark, brooding

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The Delivered (2019)

Living a life of Puritan stricture with her family in 1657, a woman's world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

family, couple, sheriff, puritan, abusive husband, bleak, brooding

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Godzilla (1954)

A fire-breathing behemoth terrorizes Japan after an atomic bomb awakens it from its centuries-old sleep.

godzilla, japanese man, japanese woman, japanese soldier, child, scientist, brooding

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Wreckers (2011)

A man moves back to his childhood town with his wife to start a family, but a surprise visit from his brother exposes lies from the couple's past.

wife, husband, brother, soldier, intense, emotional, suspenseful

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Return of the Dragon (1972)

An Asian (Bruce Lee) in Rome uses whirling "nunchakus" on a gang and fights a karate champ (Chuck Norris) in the coliseum.

martial artist, champion, rival, gang leader, friend, villain, brooding

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The Challenger Disaster (2013)

Physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) investigates the cause of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.

physicist, nobel laureate, astronaut, scientist, criminal, intense, patriotic

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

A good London doctor (John Barrymore) develops a potion to prove a theory, tests it on himself, and turns evil.

scientist, friend, dancer, colleague, mr. hyde, dr. jekyll, dark

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Character (1997)

Young lawyer Katadreuffe (Fedja van Huêt) is the chief suspect in the murder of the cold-hearted bailiff Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The two have long been rivals, waging personal battles through the courts, and Katadreuffe was observed leaving the scene of the crime. Giving his testimony to police, Katadreuffe effectively tells his life story, in which his ambition for success in the legal world was driven by a hatred of his biological father -- who was, secretly, Dreverhaven.

lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery

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Cowboy Up (2000)

Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) and Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) are brothers and rivals. They're each haunted by the specter of their dad, Reid (Pete Postlethwaite), a famous bull rider turned absent father. Hank is a rodeo clown who breeds bulls; Ely is a brash young rider who won't let anything -- not even life-threatening injuries -- keep him out of the ring. When rodeo sweetheart Celia (Daryl Hannah) gets between them, sibling rivalry grows volatile and loyalties are tested.

rodeo rider, brother, love interest, father, mother, fiery, brash

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The Dark Knight (2008)

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

villain, superhero, criminal, gangster, batman, district attorney, dark

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The Father of My Children (2009)

Grégoire's life seems perfect, he has a job as a film producer and a beautiful wife and child, but when Grégoire's financial and emotional reserves reach a breaking point his family's love and resilience is tested.

father, wife, daughter, sister, lawyer, film studio executive, brooding

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Northwest (2013)

Casper lives in one of Copenhagen's most impoverished areas and does what it takes to survive. When organized crime moves into the community, Casper digs in to resist being run out.

young man, brother, gang member, friend, brooding, brutal, dark

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Cries and Whispers (1972)

Two women (Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Thulin) visit their dying spinster sister (Harriet Andersson) in her circa-1900 Swedish manor.

dying person, suicidal person, sister, maid, doctor, priest, brooding

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The Witch (2015)

In 1630 New England, members of a farming family suspect the oldest daughter of witchcraft when the youngest son suddenly vanishes.

farmer, wife, child, twin, missing person, goat, brooding

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Benjamin (2018)

A rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

filmmaker, young man, amusing, brooding, charming, endearing, heartwarming

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Schindler's List (1993)

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

worker, nazi, businessperson, brooding, emotional, auschwitz, factory

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Insyriated (2017)

In Damascus, a mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.

mother, child, neighbor, sniper, family, survivor, bleak

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My Name Is Emily (2015)

A teenage girl (Evanna Lynch) flees her foster home with her boyfriend. Their goal is to find her father, a brilliant writer who's been institutionalized.

foster child, professor, father, teen girl, brooding, charming, endearing

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Funny Ha Ha (2003)

After graduating from college, Marnie (Kate Dollenmayer) is living in Boston. Looking for temporary work while trying to figure out what it is she wants to do, Marnie grapples with her feelings toward her good friend Alex (Christian Rudder), who doesn't seem to feel the same way about her. As she attempts to mature while surviving her dreary desk job, Marnie meets Mitchell (Andrew Bujalski), a shy, neurotic coworker who helps her better understand herself.

college graduate, coworker, friend, love interest, tattoo artist, amusing, brooding

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