Obsessive quest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant obsessive quest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, exciting, entertaining, clever and humorous films and TV shows about / with obsessive quest, escapades, mentor, catastrophe, adventure, storytelling, dialogue, chase, destiny and runaway plots mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as obsessive quest: Supernatural (2005), The Lord of the Rings (1978), The 5th Wave (2016), R.I.P.D. (2013), Into the Wild (2007), The Lost Room (2006), EuroTrip (2004), Black Death (2010), The Beach (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2006).

List of obsessive quest movies

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, courage, adventurer, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, dragon, journey, mythology, warrior ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 2010s
Place: new zealand
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 8.5
 347K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, monster, demon, death, search, characters in danger, peril, angel, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, danger, save the world, mission, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, realistic, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, life changing experience, loneliness, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, pilot, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, himalaya, usa, greenland
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 5.2
 91K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, teenage life, alien invasion, end of the world, youth, genocide, tsunami ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, ohio, bangkok thailand
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 5.6
 108K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, afterlife, back from the dead, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, ghost, uncover truth, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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 8.1
 519K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
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 8.3
 27K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: riddles and clues, supernatural, characters in danger, obsessive quest, investigator, mysterious place, lost, peril, imaginary, teleportation, danger, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 181K
EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: youth, obsessive quest, nude beach, nothing goes right, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, marijuana, adventure, escapades, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: germany, slovakia, italy, belgium, france ...
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 6.4
 41K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, village, supernatural, dealing with death, knight, heroic mission, afterlife ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.6
 206K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Plot: marijuana, beach, obsessive quest, utopia, delusion, island, survival, map, community, tourist, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, clever, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: funny, feel good, exciting, idiotic, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, nightlife, obsessive quest, teenage life, unlikely couple, youth, fall in love, one night, ex couple relations, romance, teenager, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 7.2
 25K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, road movie, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
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 6.4
 162K
Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroes, utopia, youth, young heroes, save the world, obsessive quest, androids and robots, apocalypse, end of the world, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: future, 1960s, 2010s
Place: houston texas, africa, florida, paris france
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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, adventurer, university, save the world, friendship, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, chase ...
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 7.7
 237K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: feel good, epic, stylized, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, pirate, escapades, love and romance, prince, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, ethnic humor ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, martial arts, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, on the road, master warrior, pride and honor, search for father, hip hop, road trip ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 6.5
 93K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love affair, destiny, soldier, loss of loved one, obsessive quest, love and romance, single mother, iraq veteran, hopes, romance, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, mythology, obsessive quest, heroic mission, destiny, supernatural ability, sea monster ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mummy, adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, archaeologist, pterodactyl, strong female character, dinosaur, tombs and skeletons, museum, escapades, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, egypt, paris france
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 6.6
 176K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, witch, life turned upside down, ghost, gypsy, heaven and hell, obsessive quest, evil, vengeance, curse, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: pasadena california
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, intellectual, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, riddles and clues, adventure, adventurer, journey, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, map, expedition, artifact, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century, 1830s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, jerusalem, pennsylvania ...
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, adventure, prophecy, ex spouse, criminal heroes, seduction, prison escape, rescue, runaway ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 7.0
 29K
The Visitors (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. Mayhem rules as these 12th-century ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, knight, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, fish out of water, escapades, adventure, disorder, heroes, misfit, rivalry, farce ...
Time: middle ages, 20th century, 90s, future, year 1993 ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jesse and Chester, two bumbling stoners, wake up one morning from a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car. They encounter a variety of people while looking for it, including their angry girlfriends, an angry street gang, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: stoners, obsessive quest, stupidity, nothing goes right, misfit partners, teenager, friendship, idiot, buddies, heroic mission, stripper, memory loss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, curses spells and rituals, parallel universe, obsessive quest, night watchman, fantasy world, adventure, escapades, save the day, magic, family, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: london, england, usa, egypt
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, fantasy world, adventurer, chase, volcano, adventure, obsessive quest, mummy, danger, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
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The Hills Run Red (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: father daughter incest, slasher, psychopath, serial killer, obsessive quest, survival, violence spree, gory, wilderness, obsession, danger, isolation ...
Time: 80s
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, power, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, south america
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