Life is a bitch movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life is a bitch movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, bleak, interesting and emotional films and TV shows about / with life is a bitch, storytelling, death, brutality, mentor, violence, society, vengeance, redemption and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life is a bitch: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Shameless (2011), The Class (2007), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), Trainspotting (1996), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Everybody Dies But Me (2008).

List of life is a bitch movies

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: captivating, touching, uplifting, clever, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, rise to the top, against the odds, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, depression, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.6
 174K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, biting, emotional, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage sex, teenage life, bipolar disorder, family relations, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.9
 14K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, teenage life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, youth, friendship, high school life, humiliation, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: emotional, bleak, disturbing, heartbreaking, factual ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, civil rights, interracial relations, torture, freedom, master and servant, racial slur, confined, rape, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 40K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, teenage life, social decay, human trafficking, rape, redemption, youth, forced prostitution ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, mcdonald's restaurant, denmark ...
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 8.1
 596K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, dark humor, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, social misfits, counterculture, society, drug rehabilitation, crimes, misfit, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, youth, teenage love, life is a bitch, hopes, school, family, social relations, soccer, leukemia, first kiss, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, school, social relations, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.7
 37K
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: life is a bitch, self defense, stalking, violence against women, domestic violence, crumbling marriage, violent husband, on the run, abusive husband, hidden identity, strong female character, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, san francisco
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 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, mental illness, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, future dystopia, loneliness, plague, post apocalypse, danger, experiment, chaos, quarantine, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, true love, poverty, childhood, society, street kid, cheating, human spirit, change of luck ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2005 ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
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 5.7
 187K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, society, self defense, future dystopia, danger, survival, life is a bitch, deadly, social decay, violence spree, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, future dystopia, young heroes, contests and competitions, against the odds, heroes, killings, trap, death, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 1K
Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, mockery, outcast, deception, brutality, school, betrayal by friend, first love, teenagers, grandfather granddaughter relationship, youth, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 7.7
 214K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, surgery, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, human nature, tragic event, loss of child, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.4
 9K
3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: pedophile, kidnapping, rape, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, missing child, captivity, child abuse, teenage girl, psychological torture, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, brutal, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, punishment, unwanted pregnancy, innocence lost, sexual abuse, human spirit, violence against women, irish ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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 7.8
 231K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, world war two, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, tragic love, love and romance, siblings relations, lovers apart, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 9.5
 1.3M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, peril, crimes, family problems, life is a bitch, drug cartel, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.0
 27K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: split personality, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, social misfits, experiment gone awry, evil, mutant, suffering, memory loss, childhood trauma, gore ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, terminal illness, transsexual, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, china ...
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 8.2
 963K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, future dystopia, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, freedom, life is a bitch, society, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, lesbian, women's prison, prison life, sadism, life is a bitch, lesbian relationship, protest, crime, survival, power struggle, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.6
 120K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, adoption, world war two, life is a bitch, nazi, against humanity, family secret, childhood, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 6.7
 403K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, youth, survival, danger, rebellion, society, mentor, heroes, young heroes, future dystopia, training, rebelliousness ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.2
 129K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, small town, poverty, family problems, family relations, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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