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


Ash Is Purest White (2018), Blindsight (2006), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008), Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972), The Lodger (1927), Betrayed (2018), Sound and Fury (2000) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Gripping movies.


Ash Is Purest White (2018)

In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

gang leader, girlfriend, gang members, boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, bleak, cool

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Blindsight (2006)

Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

blind person, mountain climber, teenager, teacher, emotional, incredible, gripping

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

A Boer War subaltern (Roger Livesey) becomes a World War II colonel, with three lovers (Deborah Kerr) along the way.

soldier, major general, teacher, nurse, nazi, gripping, melodramatic

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Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008)

Thousands of citizens of Myanmar take to the streets in several cities to protest the Asian nation's repressive regime. The protests take on a new degree of seriousness when dozens of monks launch their own marches down city streets. This documentary from Anders Ostergaard focuses on the work of videographers and citizen journalists who defy the government's crackdown on the media -- a brave bunch who manage to transmit footage of the uprising to the outside world.

political activist, young man, monk, cameraman, police officer, fascinating, inspiring

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

Power-mad Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) leads an ill-fated raft party from Pizarro's 16th-century Amazon expedition.

conquistador, daughter, soldier, native, intense, brutal, gripping

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The Lodger (1927)

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.

lodger, landlady, husband, daughter, detective, witness, dark

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Betrayed (2018)

Russian gangsters kidnap a corrupt politician's daughter when they learn he's been cooperating with a rival cartel.

mayor, russian mobster, daughter, detective, brutal, confident, creative

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Sound and Fury (2000)

Cousins Heather and Peter Artinian -- ages 6 and almost 2, respectively -- are deaf. Their condition could be changed by a cochlear implant, a device that stimulates hearing. The benefits are obvious, but this documentary focuses on why the children's families face a tough decision. There are concerns about how the device will change the recipient's relationship with deaf culture and whether there can ever be a true connection between those who hear sounds and those who hear only silence.

child, doctor, family member, cousin, deaf child, emotional, gripping

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Hero (2002)

Flashbacks reveal how a warrior (Jet Li) stopped the elusive assassins (Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) who tried to kill the emperor of China.

king, warrior, assassin, gripping, incredible, spectacular, rousing

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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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Throne of Blood (1957)

A Japanese version of "Macbeth" features a samurai (Toshirô Mifune), his scheming wife (Isuzu Yamada) and a flurry-of-arrows finale.

samurai, lord, wife, son, rival, gripping, chilling

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Tuya's Marriage (2006)

Married to and in love with disabled peasant Ba'toer, Tuya (Yu Nan) is forced to divorce him and find a new husband to support both them and their two children when an injury leaves her unable to work. After a series of men refuse to look after Ba'toer, Tuya finds herself torn between wealthy, recently divorced oilman and schoolmate Bao'lier, who promises to provide for her husband's medical care, and her neighbor, Sen'ge, whose wife has recently left him.

wife, husband, wealthy man, neighbor, son, bleak, gripping

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The Dead Center (2018)

The Dark Knight with a twist. It's based on The Joker memes from the internet.

psychiatrist, mental patient, chilling, creepy, gripping, mental institution, amnesia

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain custody of their grandson.

filmmaker, friend, ex-girlfriend, son, victim, parent, emotional

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Everest (1998)

Members of a 1996 expedition cross paths with an ill-fated group while planting scientific equipment and ascending to the summit. Liam Neeson narrates.

mountain climber, gripping, thrilling, powerful, mountain, himalayas, mount everest

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

innocent man, prisoner, warden, guard, banker, friend, powerful

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Blame It on Fidel (2006)

Anna must deal with losing her privileges when her well-off parents become leftist activists.

girl, frenchwoman, political activist, socialist, gutsy, hedonistic, gripping

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Last Breath (2018)

Stranded at the bottom of the North Sea with only five minutes of oxygen remaining and no chance of rescue, a diver struggles to survive.

diver, historian, archivist, engaging, gripping, intense, tense

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Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping

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Maze (2017)

Inspired by the true events of the 1983 breakout of 38 Irish Republican prisoners from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.

prisoner, freedom fighter, terrorist, ira agent, fascinating, gripping, tense

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A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019)

A self-help addict takes a road trip with a life coach who happens to be a deranged serial killer.

addict, young woman, serial killer, brash, engaging, gripping, gutsy

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After Innocence (2005)

Filmmaker Jessica Sanders interviews seven men who were wrongfully imprisoned until DNA testing set them free.

innocent man, ex-convict, activist, cop, soldier, father, gripping

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A Short Film About Killing (1988)

A young lawyer (Krzysztof Globisz) in Warsaw represents a drifter (Mirosław Baka) who killed a malicious cabdriver (Jan Tesarz).

troubled youth, taxi driver, defense attorney, girl, wife, judge, brutal

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The Burmese Harp (1956)

Kon Ichikawa's anti-war parable about a Japanese soldier burying his fallen comrades at the end of World War II.

japanese soldier, british soldier, monk, brutal, gripping, gutsy, solemn

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Beyond the Hills (2012)

Two young women grow up together in an orphanage. One finds refuge in a Romanian convent and the other moves to Germany to start a new life.

orphan, best friend, nun, german, romanian, young woman, engaging

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Lowlife (2017)

The lives of a luchador, an ex-con and an addict collide when an organ harvesting scheme goes awry.

addict, con man, criminal, fighter, gripping, amusing, playful

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Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018)

An unemployed small-town man defies all odds and naysayers and starts his own garment business.

husband, wife, mother, father, friend, emotional, uplifting

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America (Chris Evans), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, face an unexpected enemy as they struggle to expose a far-reaching conspiracy that puts the world at risk.

captain america, superhero, black widow, enemy, hit man, gripping, patriotic

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The Road Home (1999)

A Chinese businessman (Honglei Sun) recalls the story of the courtship of his mother (Ziyi Zhang) and father (Yulian Zhao), on the occasion of the old man's death.

businessman, father, teacher, mother, student, communist, passionate

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Honeytrap (2014)

Layla, a 15-year-old living in Brixton, becomes involved with a gang and must set up a boy to be killed.

teen girl, gang leader, gang member, teen boy, bully, bleak, brutal

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