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


The Twilight Samurai (2002), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998), Ride in the Whirlwind (1965), Inherit the Wind (1960), InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003), Licensed to Kill (1997), Black Robe (1991), My Life to Live (1962) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Somber 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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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)

Chinese law mandates that a young woman (Lu Lu) leave her family and travel to the Tibetan countryside for manual labor in 1975.

young girl, rancher, mother, sister, father, friend, moving

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Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)

Two out of three cowboys (Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson) run for their lives after meeting up with outlaws and a lynch-law posse.

outlaw, cattleman, rancher, robber, cowboy, sheriff, bleak

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Inherit the Wind (1960)

A fundamentalist orator (Fredric March) opposes a liberal lawyer (Spencer Tracy) defending a Darwinist teacher in the 1920s South.

lawyer, teacher, reporter, intense, somber, suspenseful, witty

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InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)

Two brothers (Richard Ian Cox, David Kaye) set aside their differences to stop the destructive power of an evil sword.

demon, dragon, human, half brother, enemy, sword fighter, brutal

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Licensed to Kill (1997)

Filmmaker Arthur Dong interviews men who were imprisoned for slaying gays. Dong, who was physically attacked because of his own sexuality in the 1970s, tries to ascertain the convicts' motives and learn why they would commit such heinous crimes.

prisoner, military officer, christian, thief, homosexual, documentarian, disheartening

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Black Robe (1991)

A priest's task to bring religion to native tribes leads to a better knowledge of himself and his intended converts.

priest, guide, native american, companion, somber, emotional, mission

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My Life to Live (1962)

Twelve tableaux tell the story of a Parisian (Anna Karina), separated from her husband (Monique Messine), who decides to become a prostitute.

young woman, prostitute, ex-husband, pimp, love interest, philosopher, somber

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Saraband (2003)

Tensions rise when a bitter man (Erland Josephson) receives an unwelcome visit from his former wife (Liv Ullmann).

ex-wife, ex-husband, son, granddaughter, cellist, conductor, emotional

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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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Lion's Den (2008)

An Argentine woman (Martina Gusmán) struggles to raise her newborn from behind the walls of a prison-ward nursery.

expectant mother, partner, boyfriend, police officer, psychologist, inmate, somber

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Martin (1978)

A radio talk show host balances his professional and personal lives.

vampire, cousin, housewife, criminal, victim, love interest, 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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Blood Punch (2013)

A young man becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle.

drug addict, man, ex-boyfriend, woman, gripping, disturbing, somber

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Fong Sai-Yuk (1993)

Self-assured with the kung fu skills to back it up, Fong Sai-Yuk (Jet Li) is one of the best fighters in the area. When a wealthy merchant (Sibelle Hu) devises a competition to win the hand of his daughter (Li Jia Xing) in marriage, Fong jumps at the chance. However, a case of mistaken identity compels Fong to forfeit, leaving his mother (Zhu Zhang) to win back his honor. Meanwhile, Fong's father invites more problems as a member of a secret anti-government organization.

martial artist, father, mother, fiancée, merchant, governor, thrilling

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The Specialist (1999)

When Adolf Eichmann is brought to a tribunal and charged with crimes against humanity, he describes himself as a bureaucrat doing his job. Eichmann, an officer in Hitler's Schutzstaffel, is responsible for planning the transportation and murder of millions of people during the Holocaust. Eyal Sivan's documentary is a meditation on his unthinkable crimes. Using hours of footage from Eichmann's trial, including testimonies from survivors, Sivan paints a frightening picture of a war criminal.

nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber

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Inception (2010)

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

con artist, architect, chemist, forger, billionaire, wife, creative

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Citizen X (1995)

Russian police-detective Viktor Burakov (Stephen Rea) spends eight years tracking serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

police detective, serial killer, communist, psychiatrist, forensic expert, somber, dark

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The Green Mile (1999)

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

guard, prisoner, emotional, somber, powerful, prison, household

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The Fugitive (1947)

In a Latin American country where the government has outlawed public religious displays, the last priest (Henry Fonda) in a village seeks refuge in a church, disguised as a peasant. Discovered by an Indian woman, Maria (Dolores del Río), the priest agrees to baptize her children and other poor people in the village. The priest's efforts to escape the military police are constantly upset by the desperate religious demands of the local people, and a beggar intent on turning him in.

priest, peasant, criminal, police chief, police officer, informant, dark

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The Nun (1966)

Forced into a nunnery in 18th-century France, a woman (Anna Karina) becomes an object of lust and persecution there.

nun, mother superior, priest, father, mother, lawyer, bleak

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A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Kurdish orphans work odd jobs for food and to raise money so their severely handicapped brother can have surgery.

sister, child, kurd, refugee, brother, orphan, sad

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Scenes From a Marriage (1973)

Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

husband, wife, lover, friend, emotional, somber, sweden

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The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Flashbacks tell the story of a priest's devotion to the Roman Catholic Church and those whose lives he enriched while in China.

priest, aunt, mentor, bishop, child, somber, profound

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InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (2004)

A warrior (Richard Ian Cox) battles four brutal adversaries to help a race of half-demons.

god, girl, hero, friend, demon, monster, gritty

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

soldier, army recruit, british officer, british soldier, british soldiers, german soldier, german troops

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How to Die in Oregon (2011)

In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had legalized the practice. 'How to Die in Oregon' tell the stories of those most intimately involved with the practice today -- terminally ill Oregonians, their families, doctors, and f...Read all

patient, physician, politician, wife, widow, somber, disturbing

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Charulata (1964)

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

wife, husband, cousin, writer, newspaper owner, brother-in-law, somber

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

astronaut, scientist, fascinating, profound, somber, spaceship, space station

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A Man Escaped (1956)

A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

prisoner of war, cellmate, guard, tense, somber, cool, prison

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