Contemplative movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant contemplative movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out contemplative, serious, realistic, talky, emotional and gloomy films and TV shows about / with couples, family relations, love and romance, drinking, storytelling, fall in love, couple relations, death, romance and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
contemplative movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as contemplative: The Girl from Nowhere (2012), Land of Plenty (2014), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Posthumous Memories (2001), White Nights on the Pier (2014), Winter in the Blood (2013), What Men Talk About (2010), The Colour of Water (2006), Inch'Allah Sunday (2001), In Another Country (2012).

List of contemplative movies

The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife’s death and occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and ...
Style: contemplative, surreal, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, paranormal phenomena, mysterious girl, loneliness, ghost, supernatural power, nudity (full frontal - brief), hallucination, religion, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Land of Plenty (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: Argentina, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, escapades, track down, parents and children, on the road, family relations, love and romance, father daughter relationship, murder, chases and races, cause and meaning, fall in love ...
Place: argentina
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, performance, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Posthumous Memories (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Free adaptation of Machado de Assis' classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
Style: contemplative, suspense, semi serious, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), society, love and romance, introspection, human nature, fall in love, wooing, satire, unfulfillment, horse drawn carriage, coffin
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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What Men Talk About (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four old friends - Kamil, Lesha, Sasha and Slava - all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s embarking on a two days road trip from Moscow to Odessa. They wish to escape the metropolis and the everyday routine of work, family and girlfriends to ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, friendship, vacation, battle of the sexes, buddies, on the road, thirty something, male bonding, family relations, middle aged, male friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, ukraine, europe
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The Colour of Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, realistic
Plot: plague, shepherd, epilepsy, self discovery, supernatural, society, life is a bitch, destiny, miraculous event, supernatural ability, danger, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mongolia, asia
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, dysfunctional family, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, injustice, society, isolation, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, contemplative, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: beach, interracial romance, infidelity, human nature, jealous spouse, couples, destiny, lifeguard, cheating wife, french, adultery, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, emotional, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: intrigue, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, couples, pregnancy, rivalry, manipulation, island, pets, parents and children, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Aadaminte makan abu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj ...
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: religions or cults, pilgrimage, aging, couples, couple relations, society, follow your dream, elderly, golden years, malayalam, dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems, love and romance, estrangement, couples, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
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The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, strong sexual content, male nudity, desire, sexual relations, lovers, friends, sexual attraction, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's November 1989 and the world is changing, so is Jarle who attends Kongsgård HS in Stavanger. He plays the guitar/lead singer in a local radical punkband, got a great girlfriend and has the coolest best friend. But its all about to change ...
Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, first love, family relations, music band, gays and lesbians, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, coming out, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: norway, europe
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My Mother (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal, Austria, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.
Style: disturbing, contemplative, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mother son incest, mother son relationship, dominatrix, depravity, nude beach, sexual relations, parents and children, bondage, nightclub, sexual promiscuity, incest, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, nice france, spain
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We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: touching, psychological, contemplative, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, marriage, friendship, betrayal, adultery, forbidden love, love affair, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, portland oregon, oregon
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Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
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Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having ...
Style: stylized, contemplative, serious, captivating, anthology ...
Plot: life is a bitch, human nature, sexual relations, couples, elderly, aging, wedding, old man, emigration, society, immigrants, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, philosophy, dinosaur, outer space, family relations, hopes, suffering, child abuse, grief, spirituality, parenthood, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens on a water-skiing accident - a girl (Délie) drives a speedboat and pulls a young man (Stan). They are both challenging their own limits when a crash occurs... Stan wakes up from a coma after this serious accident, to find out that ...
Style: contemplative, experimental, bleak, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, disorder, self discovery, human nature, hopes, village, mad scientist, gun, ambulance, airport, car driving, airplane ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: stylized, witty, feel good, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
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Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, contemplative, talky, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, interracial sex, sexual humiliation, sexual relations, rough sex, addiction, unfaithful husband, therapy, family problems, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, wartime life, war, love triangle, romance, couple relations, true love, social differences, invasion, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, injustice, miscarriage, working class, double life, social problems, rebellion, fighting the system, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, corpse, atrocity, refugee, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, deja vu, couple relations, couples, brainwashing, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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