Humanism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant humanism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, complex and reflective films and TV shows about / with humanism, society, friendship, death, destiny, love, storytelling, hopes, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
humanism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as humanism: Your Excellency (1967), Silver City (1984), The Garden of Words (2013), Dirt Music (2019), Standing Up for Sunny (2019), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Breaking and Entering (2006), Across the Universe (2007), Departures (2008).

List of humanism movies

Your Excellency (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lopitos, who is horribly inefficient but quick-witted, is invited (because of the current ambassador's superstition about 13 sitting down to a meal) to a banquet attended by the ambassadors of both superpowers. After the news of a series of ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, speech, military coup, ideology, power struggle, humanism, ambassador, true love, corruption, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
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Silver City (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After World War II, 4,000 Polish families came to Australia. They were Jews, Fascists, anti-Communists, and others dispossessed. In a large hostel, where even married men and women were housed in separate barracks, the adults lived for two years ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, world war two, fall in love, infidelity, post world war two, australian, love and romance, couples, love triangle, pregnancy, friendship, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, romantic, colourful, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, chance meeting, unlikely couple, love and romance, grownups, shyness, age difference, coming of age, teen romance, chocolate, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Dirt Music (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Georgie is slowly suffocating in a loveless marriage to fishing tycoon Jim Buckridge. Handsome poacher Lu is an irresistible symbol of the excitement she craves. A passionate affair follows that reveals the dark secrets in Lu’s past and forces him ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, uplifting, romantic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love affair, friendship, couples, destiny, love, escapades, love and romance, hopes, society, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Standing Up for Sunny (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand-up comedy.
Plot: cerebral palsy, radio, acceptance, bully, insult, humanism, empathy, singer, university, pretty girl, bully comeuppance, assault ...
Place: sydney australia
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, idealism, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, tragic hero, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, east germany, poland ...
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, hopes, plot twist, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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Breaking and Entering (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, robbery, immigrants, infidelity, blackmail, society, social differences, human nature, working class, single parent, marital problem, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, sarajevo, bosnia
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, vietnam war, protest, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Departures (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, contemplative, philosophical, sad ...
Plot: self discovery, funeral, workplace, new job, small town life, cello, death, ritual, cellist, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, pregnant wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Merger (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A country football coach who has a plan to rebuild the local football team by recruiting recently settled asylum seekers.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, captivating
Plot: football team, community, football, camaraderie, friendship, redemption, career, refugee, australian, sport, contests and competitions, coach ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Touch Me Not (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic ...
Style: touching, experimental, avant garde
Plot: orgy, taboo sex, transsexual, shaved labia, swingers, female director, taking off underwear, male full rear nudity, male escort, female voyeur, clothed female naked male, tenderness ...
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Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, hopes, showbiz, power relations, ratings, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york
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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, tragic love, island, death row, death sentence, introspection, romance, social differences, society, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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I, Justice (1968)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the year 1946, the time of the Nuremberg Process. One of the main actors of the Second World War, who reportedly committed suicide, Adolf Hitler is, however, missing. The Czech doctor Herman (Karel Höger) is kidnapped from Prague and driven to ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: fake identity, hitler, nazi, death of protagonist, manipulative behavior, guillotine, psychological manipulation, revenge, sadism, death, adolf hitler, kidnapped man ...
Time: year 1946, 1940s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia
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Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: slavery, river, exile, colonialism, slave, bird, duel, racism, rescue, rain, wig, love ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: africa
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Welcome Aboard! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A philosophizing uninvited hitchhiker terrorizes a writer, who's selling dictionaries while he's struggling with writer's block.
Plot: humanism, car keys, trenchcoat, writer's block, dog, one night stand, hotel room, pay phone, jazz, neo noir, hotel, life lesson ...
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Sambizanga (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a ...
Plot: female director, secret organization, freedom fighter, secret police, human rights, humanism, husband wife relationship, terrorism, police violence, interracial relations
Place: africa
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The Questor Tapes (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the ...
Style: psychotronic, twists and turns
Plot: androids, stewardess, education, quest, hopes, superhuman powers, protector, humanity, studying, humanism, optimism, on the run ...
Time: 70s
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The Interrogation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nuori nainen on saanut kutsun saapua poliisin kuultavaksi. Hän pelkää joutuvansa ansaan. Hän on täydellistä suomenkieltä puhuva Neuvosto-desantti, joka on varomattomuuttaan jättänyt vakoiluradionsa pesulaan säilytettäväksi.
Plot: ideology, breakdown, spy, world war two, cell, mental breakdown, socialist, humanism, idealism, communism, communist, socialism ...
Time: year 1943, year 1942, year 1944, 1940s
Place: finland, soviet union
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Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, introspection, misfit, legal, prison, husband wife relationship, immigrants, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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Sweet Bean (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, touching
Plot: chef, tradition, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, meaning of life, old woman, existentialism, food, restaurant, disability, elderly woman, female director ...
Place: japan
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Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak
Plot: prostitute, social misfits, losing-it hero, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, master and servant, unfulfillment, social decay, couples, mate swapping, college, twins ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: gloomy, exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, old west, on the run, heroes, kung fu, monk, graphic violence, on the road, good versus evil, fish out of water, wisdom of life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, death, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, employer employee relationship, unsupportive coworkers, workplace situations, supportive coworker, human nature, moral dilemma, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, with the proposed solution of building a time machine. The ...
Style: cult film, dark humor, psychotronic
Plot: time paradox, time machine, ring, running from police, protest, double agent, theater, loss of husband, expedition, german accent, carriage, secret passage ...
Time: future, 90s, 1910s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, battle zone ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia
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The Second Coming (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?
Style: psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: miraculous event, apocalypse, hopes, save the world, danger, religions or cults, chaos, worldwide chaos, religious fundamentalist, chaos and mayhem, worn out, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Robot Stories (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four stories including: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son; "Machine Love," in which an ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, adoption, family life, imaginary, parents and children, alternate universe, society, estrangement, technology, human nature, immortality, family relations ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan
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