Semi serious movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant semi serious movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, light and clever films and TV shows about / with nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, dialogue, brutality, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, family, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as semi serious: Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Middle Men (2009), I Capture the Castle (2003), In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007), Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014), Soul Eater (2008), Ballers (2015), Women Women (1974), How to Make It in America (2010), Gaudi Afternoon (2001).

List of semi serious movies

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teleportation, alien, benign alien, adventure, ufo, supernatural ability, children, young heroes, spacecraft, taxi driver, bounty hunter, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Middle Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: internet, mafia, success, showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, husband wife relationship, sex scene, masturbation, murder, wealth, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 2004, year 1997 ...
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, hamburg germany, chicago illinois ...
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I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: castle, romance, eccentric family, siblings relations, coming of age, first love, sister sister relationship, ex convict, writer's block, wedding, father daughter relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: new year, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, lifestyle, holiday, human nature, masturbation, sex talk, internet dating, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, san francisco
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Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a 10-year-old girl Dawn Haley whose sibling rivalry with her three brothers is heightened by the fact that they are quadruplets.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, siblings relations, mischievous children, family life, parents and children, family relations, sibling rivalry, youth, favoritism among siblings, disorder, children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, witch, good versus evil, master warrior, save the world, supernatural, friendship, bonding, super weapon, demon ...
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Ballers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american football, sport, athlete's life, ambition, nfl, american football player, betrayal, business, family relations, party, friendship, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
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Women Women (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fantasies and dreams of two over-the-hill actresses are intertwined with their realities, as the two roommates struggle to survive their day-to-day lives in the expensive and difficult world of Paris.
Style: semi serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: aging, alcohol abuse, actor's life, best friends, unfulfillment, ambition, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, desire for fame, midlife crisis, actress, female friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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How to Make It in America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: entrepreneur, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, businessman, ambitious, american dream, resourceful, determination, success, career, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Plot: translator, eccentric family, comedy of errors, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, san francisco, tokyo
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Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: scooby doo, adventure, mummy, family, amateur detective, adventurer, partners, supernatural, youth, escapades, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Tutenstein (2003)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Tutenstein is an animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment for Discovery Kids based on the comic by Jay Stephens which was published in Oni Press' JetCat Clubhouse. This cartoon also airs on Jetix in Europe and Maxi TV in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, enigmatic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mummy, friendship, afterlife, adventure, supernatural, escapades, fish out of water, tomb, undead, cat, ancient egypt, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, eccentric family, social differences, couples, lifestyle, family gatherings, family life, estrangement, parents and children, coming of age, satire, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new mexico
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, down on your luck, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family problems, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
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The Clique (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl tries to fit in with a clique of popular middle school girls after moving into the guest house of one of their homes.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: outcast, teenage life, popularity, school, leadership, love and romance, teenage love, group of friends, youth, fashion, mean girl, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york
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The Challenge (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Challenge is an action adventure/adventure comedy. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen play estranged twins with very opposite personalities. Lizzie is very focused and driven, while Shane is more relaxed, but concerned about the environment. Both girls ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, twin sister, adventure, island, competition, ambition, teenage life, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, family life, when the parents are away ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, friendship, writers, amateur detective, lifestyle, career change, drinking problem, young man, lifestyle change, secret, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, intense ...
Plot: politics, cons and scams, crimes, manipulation, lobbyist, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, native americans, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, rivalry, down on your luck, supernatural ability, wish come true, parents and children, mischievous children, father daughter relationship, family relations, heroes ...
Place: nebraska, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, youth, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, teachers and students, love and romance, actor's life, love triangle, music teacher, mentor, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, love and romance, social differences, love affair, woman, justice, rich man, betrayal, farce, newlywed, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london, england
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Super (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: vigilante, superhero, drug dealer, heroin, humiliation, dark humor, vigilantism, obsessive quest, wannabe, loser, fighting crime, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Seeta and Geeta (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The story is about identical twins (played by Hema Malini) who are separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: twins, disorder, family relations, twin sister, comedy of errors, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, mistaken identity, strong female character, switching roles, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, comedy duo, society, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, partners, european union, coworker relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1993
Place: belgium, france, europe
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Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, crimes, gang war, love and romance, nothing goes right, runaway, organized crime, beautiful scenery, chase, love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, tough heroes, hitman, dark humor, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, race against time, crimes, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
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Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, friendship, couple relations, family problems, breakup, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, infidelity, unfulfillment, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, remarry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bahamas, usa
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Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur unwittingly discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon who threatens to destroy all civilization.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, teenage life, young heroes, adventure, heroes, escapades, troll, friends, deadly creature, best friends, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Lies and Alibis (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: plan gone awry, cons and scams, infidelity, love affair, partners, murder, alibi, false accusation, riddles and clues, rivalry, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
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The Perfect Score (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cons and scams, high school, heist, school, crimes, cheating, partners, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, studying, coming of age ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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