Top rated for in-depth character study movies with gritty atmosphere

Check out today’s highest ranked for in-depth character study movies with gritty atmosphere! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best for in-depth character study movies with gritty atmosphere, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Joker (2019)

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

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2019-10-01 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

Rating

rating icon 8.161
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mentally unstable
  2. Ranked #1 for
    great acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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2 A White, White Day (2019)

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

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2019-07-25 | Drama

Cast

Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    consoling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    deceptively simple
  3. Ranked #1 for
    ably portrayed

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3 The Night (2021)

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

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2021-04-29 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Noor

Rating

rating icon 5.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    professional
  2. Ranked #1 for
    intense role
  3. Ranked #1 for
    fascinating character

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4 Saint Maud (2020)

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

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2020-10-09 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle

Rating

rating icon 6.571
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fanatic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    paranoid
  3. Ranked #1 for
    psychological character

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5 The Hater (2020)

A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.

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2020-03-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Maciej Musiałowski, Vanessa Aleksander

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pretty messed up
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pathological
  3. Ranked #1 for
    society in general

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6 Red Rocket (2021)

Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop.

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2021-12-10 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Simon Rex, Suzanna Son

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cult icon
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling incomplete
  3. Ranked #1 for
    likable

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7 You Are Not My Mother (2022)

In a North Dublin housing estate Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.

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2022-03-04 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Hazel Doupe, Carolyn Bracken

Rating

rating icon 5.484
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and ominous
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inflecting voice
  3. Ranked #1 for
    slow burning

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8 Underwater (2020)

After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

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2020-01-08 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel

Rating

rating icon 6.286
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Monster Movie
  2. Ranked #2 for
    respite
  3. Ranked #4 for
    claustrophobic

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9 Belfast (2021)

Buddy is a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life.

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2021-11-12 | Drama / History

Cast

Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe

Rating

rating icon 7.091
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    good story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    boyhood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eventful

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10 Emily the Criminal (2022)

Desperate for income, Emily takes a shady gig buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a charismatic middleman named Youcef. Seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills, they hatch a plan to take their business to the next level.

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2022-08-12 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi

Rating

rating icon 6.707
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    thoroughly believable acting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with crime elements
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wholly convincing acting

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