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7 Atmospheric Movies That Will Captivate You

Each director is a creator of an alternative reality, the creator of a small world with their own unique microclimate. Only a real pro will be able to make the viewer a part of their imagination, make them empathize with the heroes, solve puzzles with them and find answers to the questions posed. Such films open up unlimited possibilities for us. They allow us to move in time and space, find killers and liars, unravel tangles of love affairs, and even decide the fate of characters.

The Translators (2019)

Les traducteurs (2019)

Nine translators are hiding in an isolated bunker, trying to translate the manuscript of the mysterious writer Oscar Brah. He is an author of the acclaimed best-selling books. The main characters have to work in strict secrecy. An information leak can turn life into a nightmare for everyone. But someone still merges a passage of the work into the network and even threatens to publish all the chapters of the novel if they do not transfer a large amount to the anonymous account. Together with the translators, the viewer will have to calculate the “mole” and find out who is hiding under the pseudonym ‘Oscar Brah’.

The Body (2012)

Jose Coronado, Belén Rueda, and Hugo Silva in El cuerpo (2012)

A young professor learns that the body of his dead wife disappears without a trace from the morgue. Detectives begin an investigation, but the only person who could shed light on what happened, namely the mortuary guard, was hit by a car and is now in a coma. The Spanish thriller masterfully escalates the atmosphere, immersing the viewer in an atmosphere of intrigue, suspicion and intricacies of events.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)

Fionn Whitehead in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)

The 1984 year. The young programmer Stefan is trying to write a computer game based on a science fiction novel in which the author can influence the development of the plot. The protagonist receives funding from a large company, but the development process stops. An interactive film from the creators of the cult series “Black Mirror” invites viewers to complete the plot themselves. And if at first, you will have to choose background music or cereal for breakfast, then in your hands will be the lives of the characters.

The Guilty (2018)

Jakob Cedergren in Den skyldige (2018)

Asger Holm is the rescue service dispatcher. One day he receives a call from a woman who was kidnapped and driven somewhere by a car. Without leaving the workplace, the main character tries to save her. When the connection breaks, the officer, without losing a minute, begins to search for the victim and the criminal. The chances of a successful outcome of events are inexorably melting. But soon Asger realizes that this is not an ordinary abduction at all.

OtherLife (2017)

Jessica De Gouw in OtherLife (2017)

Ren invents a new revolutionary drug called Another Life, which creates virtual reality in the human brain. Development expands the perception of time; fractions of seconds under its action are felt like hours and even days. The government sees in it a solution to the problem of overcrowded prisons: now criminals can serve a long term in a matter of minutes. Soon, however, Ren herself fell into the trap of her mind.

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City of Z (2016)

Topographer Percy Fawcett sets off for the Amazon jungle in the wake of travelers disappearing in search of Eldorado, the mythical golden city. The protagonist explores the corners where the human foot has not yet set foot, finds an approach to Indians from local tribes, and tries to unravel the secrets of an ancient civilization, lost in the heart of the Selva. On the expedition, Fawcett accompanies his eldest son, Jack. “The Lost City Z” allows not only to imbue the plot but also to admire every shot.

I See You (2019)

I See You (2019)

Detective Greg Harper is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a 10-year-old boy. The boy went by bicycle to the park and never returned. Everything indicates a recurrence of events of past years when children disappeared in the district. Meanwhile, strange phenomena begin to haunt the protagonist as he tries to save his marriage and reach the truth.