Keyword: bleak

Road

The Road (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 11/24/2009
In this epic, post-apocalyptic tale, a father and his young son journey across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. In order to make it to safety, they must fend off starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals in a world in which men are pushed to their very worst.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Noah

Noah (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission. After having two dreams in which he sees the coming of a terrible flood that would destroy all life on earth, he is guided to build an ark in order to save creation. But his plan to take his family and two of each of God's creatures to safety is hindered by the sinister Tubal-cain and his debauched army who are determined to join...
Matrix

The Matrix (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 136 minutes Release date: 03/30/1999
Neo is a young software engineer and part-time hacker who is singled out by some mysterious figures who want to introduce him into the secret of 'the matrix'. The cops also seem to be after him, and he takes a chance on discovering what he has always suspected: that the world is not quite what it seems to be and a sinister conspiracy is at work.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 139 minutes Release date: 07/10/2007
As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends...
Robocop

Robocop (1987)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 07/16/1987
In the not-to-distant-future, a newly transfered Detroit police officer is remade into an indistructable cybornetic cop after being dismembered by a gang of thungs in an abandoned warehouse. Reborn as Robocop he is programed to serve and protect the citizens of Detroit and eliminate the rampant crime in the city streets so that a massive city-wide reconstruction project can get underway. But once...
God's Pocket

God's Pocket (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction "accident," and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't...
Lost River

Lost River (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
In the crumbling decay of a city in ruin, Billy, a single mother to two sons, ekes out a living as a waitress. When a sinister banker threatens her family with eviction, Billy is driven to find work in a lurid nightclub where violence passes as entertainment.
Rosetta

Rosetta (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/04/1999
Rosetta is a 17-year-old Italian girl who lives in a trailer park on the outskirts of the Belgian town of Seraing. Drowning in poverty and neglect, she is driven by a need that quickly becomes her singular obsession: securing a steady job and a normal life, but her single-mindedness may lead her to make a choice that she may not be prepared to accept.
La marque des anges-Miserere

La marque des anges-Miserere (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/25/2013
Lionel Kasdan, a retired police commissioner deeply affected by the loss of his wife, investigates the death of a choir director whose body was found with mutilated eardrums. There are no witnesses and barely any clues. His investigation leads him to cross paths with Frank Salek, an Interpol agent, who investigates the mysterious disappearance of children. The latter, who is in detox and in...
amour au temps de la guerre civile

L' amour au temps de la guerre civile (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
In the Centre-Sud neighborhood of Montreal, Alex, a young junkie searching for love, prostitutes himself. He is surrounded by Bruno, his regular lover, Simon, Jane, Éric and Velma who are all caught in that same spiral of decline. The abuse of drugs, alcohol and sex temporarily provide them with some comfort against the gloom of a society which not only rejects but humiliates them. Within this...
Victor Young Perez

Victor Young Perez (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 05/21/2014
Tunisian Jewish boxer, Victor Young Perez, became the World Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez began training as a boxer at age fourteen along with his older brother Benjamin "Kid" Perez. He rose to fame under the guidance of Leon Bellier and had intimate relations with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. Perez won the International Boxing Union's crown with a 2nd-round knockout of American...
Moslem

The Moslem (1994)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 11/29/1994
After seven years as a POW in Afghanistan, a young man returns to his Russian village a devout Muslim.
Iceman

The Iceman (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/02/2013
Inspired by actual events, the film follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days working for the mob through his arrest for the murder of over 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; Kuklinski was also a ruthless killer-for-hire and when he was finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real...
Rover

The Rover (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
Ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated, and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car, they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 02/26/2015
Stafford Weiss is an L.A. psychotherapist and life coach who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie, a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha, has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome. Among Stafford's...
Colony

The Colony (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam and Briggs race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind's salvation-or its total annihilation. Terrifying discoveries will unfold that will change the rules of survival...
Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 12/03/2013
Russell Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end, blue collar job at the local steel mill by day and cares for his terminally-ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he is lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so-with nothing left to lose-Russell takes...

The Witch (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 11/29/2014
A family in Connecticut in the 1630s begin to experience odd and frightening changes. Animals die, food becomes scarce, and family members turn against each other. A baby goes missing, twins behave in uncharacteristically bizarre ways, the family's eldest daughter becomes angry and lazy, and the mother loses faith. A son thinks he hears God speaking to him. As they struggle to survive and...
Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 04/29/1969
A slightly dim-witted young Texan journeys to New York City to offer his services as a stud-for-hire, but spends a hard winter helping a tubercular con man.
Big White

The Big White (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 12/15/2005
A destitute Alaskan travel agent with a deranged wife finds the answer to his financial problems in the form of a get rich quick insurance scam involving a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office. Just a few things stand in his way--a determined insurance investigator, an irate sibling and two would be gangsters.
Chinatown

Chinatown (1973)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 12/31/1973
While investigating adultery, amoral detective Jake Gittes stumbles onto a murder. Set in Los Angeles, he unravels a scheme to control all the water coming into the city.
Child of God

Child of God (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/14/2015
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, all must fight for the necessities of life. Within this world of fire and blood are two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order: Max, a man seeking peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos and Furiosa, a woman who believes that making it across the desert, back to her childhood...
Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force...