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Top rated stretched to breaking point movies that are also downbeat

Check out today’s highest ranked stretched to breaking point and downbeat movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are stretched to breaking point 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 Monster's Ball (2001)

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.

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2001-06-07 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    emotionally complex
  2. Ranked #2 for
    somewhat depressing subject
  3. Ranked #2 for
    vitriolic dialogue

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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
    post-apocalyptic future
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark and depressing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    respite

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3 Macbeth (2015)

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

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2015-08-16 | History / Drama

Cast

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard

Rating

rating icon 6.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dazzling cinematography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hoarse voice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    visceral

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4 Babel (2006)

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

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2006-09-08 | Drama

Cast

Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Rating

rating icon 7.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    interlocking story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    interconnected story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interrelated story

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5 Heaven's Gate (1980)

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.

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1980-11-19 | Drama / Western

Cast

Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    leisurely pace
  2. Ranked #3 for
    visual stylist
  3. Ranked #3 for
    lush photography

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6 Prisoners (2013)

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

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2013-09-18 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman

Rating

rating icon 8.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly suspenseful
  2. Ranked #1 for
    attention capturing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    whodunit

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7 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
    embodiment of evil
  2. Ranked #1 for
    too abrupt
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unrelenting

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8 Dredd (2012)

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

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2012-09-07 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gritty and violent
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hyperviolent
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark and gritty

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9 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
    mopey
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dour subject
  3. Ranked #1 for
    underplayed performance

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10 Dark River (2018)

After her father dies, a young woman returns to her Yorkshire village for the first time in 15 years to claim the family farm she believes is hers.

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2018-02-23 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley

Rating

rating icon 5.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    less satisfying
  2. Ranked #8 for
    sweeping landscape
  3. Ranked #31 for
    somewhat depressing subject

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