Waking up movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant waking up movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, suspense and psychological films and TV shows about / with waking up, apology, death, man with glasses, mirror, bespectacled male, family relations, telephone call, father daughter relationship and lie plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as waking up: Awoken (2019), Those Who Work (2018), Beyond the Stars (1989), Putty Hill (2010), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Anita & Me (2002), American Woman (2018), In the Heights (2021), Separation (2021), The Nest (2020).

List of waking up movies

 5.2
 8K
Awoken (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Karla, a young medical student, is trying to cure her brother, Blake, from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to treat him, a more sinister reason for his condition is ...
Style: psychological
Plot: cure, terminal illness, medicine, illness, student, nightmare, disease, insomnia, medical, dream, dreaming, medical student ...
Place: adelaide south australia, australia, south australia
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 7.0
 800
Those Who Work (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: loss of job, father daughter relationship, family relations, manager, cargo ship, greed, workaholic, waking up, self discovery, depression, frustration, shower ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland
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Beyond the Stars (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the first man ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: astronaut, secret, outer space, tragedy, promise, father son relationship, male protagonist, waking up, teen romance, mother son relationship, brunette, moon ...
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 6.0
 726
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, overdose, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, social relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, supernatural romance, legends and myths, beast, vampire sex, supernatural, love affair, immortality, chase, bestiality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 15th century, 1890s ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, romania ...
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 6.4
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, hopes, youth, best friends, family problems, interracial friendship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
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American Woman (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: missing daughter, grandmother grandson relationship, female protagonist, family drama, single mother, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, police investigation, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 36K
In the Heights (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: ambition, city life, direction and purpose, longing, lifestyle, social relations, aspiration, society, music, desire for fame, ambitious, urban setting ...
Time: year 1943
Place: puerto rico, bronx new york city, cuba, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 4.6
 2K
Separation (2021)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: father, mother, ghost, daughter, supernatural power, supernatural, girl in peril, characters in danger, heroes, little girl, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.3
 10K
The Nest (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rory is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hidden money, husband wife relationship, ambition, family life, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, family relations, wealth, new house, money, american abroad, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, london
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Lovely, Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, elderly, fall in love, romance, family relations, parents and children, christmas, family values, angst, love and romance, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, teenage mother, childhood sweetheart, loss of son, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2009
Place: usa
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 5.9
 558
Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: apartment building, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, student, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 6.3
 48K
The Rebound (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy, upon discovering her husband's infidelity while watching her son's birthday video, leaves the suburbs and moves into the city. She gets an apartment that's above a coffee house where she befriends one of the workers, Aram, a ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, single parent, age difference, fall in love, nanny, starting over, romance, couple relations, couples, family relations, unfaithful husband, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, new jersey
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Neighboring Sakuko (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3 years on from hospitalité, Kiki Sugino and Koji Fukada are back again with this socially-conscious film about a 18-year-old girl in-between adolescence and adulthood who spends a summer in a valley and enjoys romance. Sakuko, a 18-year-old girl ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, youth, couples, social relations, small town, dating, niece, self discovery, summer vacation, friendship, small town life, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, east asia
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 5.7
 204
The Bit Part (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Career counsellor Michael Thornton decides to change his career and become an actor. He dreams of performing Shakespeare but ends up in a television ad where only his hands appear on camera. He finds a friend in actress Mary McAllister (Nicole ...
Plot: struggling actor, showbiz, stomach, midlife crisis, tv commercial, cigarette smoking, pay phone, holding hands, married couple, spaghetti, answering machine message, lighting a cigarette ...
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 6.3
 2K
The Creeper (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: forest, stalking, wilderness, burned alive, murder, river, campfire, vacation, maniac, doctor, hiking, dam ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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 5.2
 1K
Endgame (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust has left New York City an irradiated, but not abandoned, wasteland. The ruined city is inhabited now by scavenger packs and telepathic mutants, who are persecuted by the elite survivors. Keeping the people ...
Style: bleak, rough, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, rock, post apocalypse, telepathy, chases and races, rivalry, society, contests and competitions, master warrior, imaginary, deadly, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, rape, revenge, truck, car accident, monster truck, rape and revenge, crimes, rivalry, deadly, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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 4.8
 2K
She (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a backward post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle orgiastic werewolves, a psychic communist, a tutu-wearing giant, a mad scientist, and gladiators before standing ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, female warrior, mutant, wasteland, post apocalypse, arsonist, danger, deadly, supernatural, imaginary, heroes, siblings relations ...
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Gone, But Not Forgotten (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Melodrama concerning a 40-year-old man coming out.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense
Plot: gay, gay relationship, rock climbing, breakup, lie, break up, husband wife relationship, rescue, amnesia, unconsciousness, brother brother relationship, spoken inner thoughts ...
Place: california
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 4.7
 2K
Tomboy (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A budding female race-car driver finally meets her racing idol and unbelievably they fall in love...a love that's quickly put to the test when, having received the chance to show her racing talents, the two find themselves in a race for a ...
Style: humorous, sexual, touching, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tomboy, mechanic, teenage life, athlete and trainer, self discovery, feminism, friends, power relations, car chase, couples, gender, youth ...
Time: 80s
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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: autumn, night, grandfather grandson relationship, forest, mirror, obscene finger gesture, threat to kill, death of grandfather, child protagonist, baby boy, rabbi, bottle ...
Time: 1920s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec canada
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 5.3
 370
True Nature (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Part drama and part supernatural thriller, TRUE NATURE tells the story of a family reunited when their college-age daughter is found after a year-long disappearance. With no memory of what happened to her, she soon discovers that her very presence ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, memory loss, weight loss, hallucination, husband wife relationship, doctor, missing person, uncover truth, comeback, family relations, danger, mystery ...
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Alison's Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: possession, birthday, climbing through a window, driving at night, radio station, 18 year old, talking on phone, female protagonist, priest, lie, library, telephone call ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, entertaining, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, society, friends, drugs/alcohol, social differences, rock, punk, buddies, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, beverly hills
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 5.3
 21K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, who done it, crimes, crime, policewoman, dangerous attraction, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, murder mystery, life is a bitch, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, mind control, brainwashing, cult, religious cult, kidnapping, innocence lost, clergy, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
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 5.8
 1K
Thirst (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat, rough, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, vampire, brainwashing, swimming pool, occult, cult, nurse, woman in danger, missing person, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
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 6.6
 4K
Thrashin' (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Corey and his band of skater buddies sometimes make mischief, but they're more interested in girls and having fun on their boards than in getting into any real trouble. Notorious enemy crew the Daggers, led by Tommy Hook, get their kicks ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, gang, skateboarding, skateboard, fall in love, teenage life, social differences, society, contests and competitions, sport, adventure, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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