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Top rated rather uneventful movies that are also downbeat

Check out today’s highest ranked rather uneventful and downbeat movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are rather uneventful and downbeat, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Oct 21 2020

1 Destroyer (2018)

Erin Bell is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

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2018-12-25 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rather uneventful
  2. Ranked #3 for
    raw and gritty
  3. Ranked #3 for
    complex character

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2 The Road (2009)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

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2009-11-25 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Rating

rating icon 6.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    downbeat tone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    desperate
  3. Ranked #1 for
    despaired

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3 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

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2013-10-13 | Drama

Cast

Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cheerless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    complex character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    highly talented director

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4 Manchester by the Sea (2016)

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

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2016-11-18 | Drama

Cast

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wallowing in self pity
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sullen
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dour subject

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5 Mississippi Grind (2015)

Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.

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2015-07-04 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Robin Weigert, Ben Mendelsohn

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #7 for
    down-in-the-dumps character
  2. Ranked #7 for
    accurate representation
  3. Ranked #7 for
    realistic representation

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6 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

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2018-11-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    technically proficient directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    brilliant photography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    mixed bag

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7 Killing Them Softly (2012)

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

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2012-07-30 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    politcal overtone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    economical
  3. Ranked #2 for
    lot of talking

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8 No Country for Old Men (2007)

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

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2007-11-08 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    wrapped-up nicely
  2. Ranked #1 for
    terse
  3. Ranked #1 for
    too abrupt

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9 Children of Men (2006)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

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2006-09-22 | Drama / Action

Cast

Clive Owen, Clare-Hope Ashitey

Rating

rating icon 7.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    doomy and gloomy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    reluctant hero
  3. Ranked #1 for
    strangely familiar cast

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10 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's prize runner.

Info

1962-09-20 | Drama

Cast

Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    rebellious youth
  2. Ranked #1 for
    angry character
  3. Ranked #4 for
    downtrodden character

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