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

Z (1969), United Red Army (2007), Saint Maud (2019), After the Rehearsal (1984), Character (1997), Black Friday (2004), The Nun (1966), The Mahabharata (1989) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Dense movies.

#5. Character (1997)

Storyline: 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.

Plot Keywords: lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery ...

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#8. The Mahabharata (1989)

Storyline: This adaptation of the Indian epic poem and subsequent stage play tells the story of two warring clans. The Pandava brothers come into conflict with the Kauravas, as both tribes, descended from deities, feel they can lay claim to power. Yudhishthira (Andrzej Seweryn), the eldest of the Pandavas, is told by the god Krishna that his destiny is to be king. And his brother Arjuna (Vittorio Mezzogiorno) has a talent for battle. But is war inevitable? Krishna's actions are fraught with ambiguity.

Plot Keywords: king, brother, cousin, warrior, krishna, dense, thrilling ...

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#9. Apocalypse Now (1979)

Storyline: It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him. Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will...

Plot Keywords: soldier, lunatic, bleak, brooding, intense, disturbing, vietnam ...

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#10. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)

Storyline: The advanced cyborg race of Cylons living secretly embedded among humans has a plot to wipe out the human race with a series of nuclear attacks, but things don't necessarily go as planned. Led by Brother Cavil (Dean Stockwell), the Cylons keep hitting obstacles in their genocidal conspiracy, not the least of which is the botched assassination attempt by Boomer (Grace Park) on human Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos), a shot led astray by Boomer's guilty conscience.

Plot Keywords: cyborg, commander, brother, assassin, dense, spectacular, thrilling ...

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#11. The Assault (1986)

Storyline: One fateful night in 1945, the Dutch Steenwijk family sit down to dinner when shots are heard next door. Moments later, Nazi soldiers invade their home and hold young Anton's (Marc van Uchelen) father, mother, and older brother responsible for the murder of a Nazi collaborator found dead outside their door. Anton's family is shot before his eyes, and he is sent away to family in Amsterdam. As an adult, Anton (Derek de Lint) desperately seeks answers to the night that changed his life.

Plot Keywords: boy, man, father, mother, brother, saboteur, bleak ...

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#12. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998)

Storyline: 1900. Danny Boodmann, a stoker on an American passenger liner, Virginian, finds a baby abandoned on the ship. He names the child Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900' and raises the child as his own until his death in an accident on the ship. The child never leaves the ship and turns out to be a musical genius, especially when it comes to playing the piano. As an adult he befriends a trumpet player in the ship's band, Max Tooney. After several years on the ship Max leaves, and tells the story of 1900 to the owner of a music store.

Plot Keywords: genius, mentor, religious person, businessman, mathematician, suspenseful, dense ...

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#13. Persona (1966)

Storyline: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.

Plot Keywords: actress, nurse, physician, boy, brooding, dense, disturbing ...

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#14. Nostalgia (1983)

Storyline: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.—Anonymous and Brian McInnis

Plot Keywords: poet, interpreter, russian, mystic, mentally ill person, pretty woman, bleak ...

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#15. Company (2002)

Storyline: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of them start drifting apart.—Joyojeet Pal

Plot Keywords: don, criminal, police officer, police commissioner, gangster, thrilling, intense ...

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