Character change movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant character change movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out entertaining, realistic, humorous, light, feel good and romantic films and TV shows about / with character change, friendship, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, love and romance, redemption, love and destiny plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as character change: American History X (1998), Joker (2019), Not Born Beautiful (2005), A Good Year (2006), Pretty Woman (1990), The Proposal (2009), Why Women Kill (2019), Big Mouth (2017), Yes Man (2008), She's All That (1999).

List of character change movies

American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, racial slur, crimes, character change, juvenile delinquency, racial prejudice, neo nazi, rape, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 1.3M
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, social problems, mental disorder, psychological trauma, character change, psycho, insanity, loneliness, revenge, social decay, villain, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york
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Not Born Beautiful (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Katya, a plain-looking girl, works as a secretary at the company Zimaletto, a manufacturer of uniforms and wedding dresses. No man has paid attention to her yet, but she doesn't allow her looks to keep her from dreaming about love and happiness.
Style: romantic, semi serious, entertaining, realistic
Plot: character change, career, friends, rich snob, love and romance, fish out of water, physical appearance, personality change, outcast, lifestyle change, boss and employee, contests and competitions ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 96K
A Good Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: wine, vineyard, countryside, love story, character change, doubts and hesitations, love, love and romance, romance, businessman, inheritance, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: provence, france, europe, london, england ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 326K
Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love, love story, love and romance, prostitute, hotel, romance, prostitution, character change, opposites attract, cinderella story, rich man poor woman, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, san francisco, usa, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 330K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, light, funny, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, love story, happy ending, love and romance, initially antagonists, relationships, opposites attract, unlikely couple, wedding, pretend relationship, workplace romance, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, new york, canada, usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 24K
Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.
Style: captivating, witty, atmospheric, erotic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, open marriage, marriage, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, housewife, strong female lead, society, male female relationship, female protagonist, character change, up and down relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1940s, 2010s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 79K
Big Mouth (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
Style: sitcom, humorous, funny, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: puberty, grownups, self discovery, character change, adolescence, gay stereotype, friendship, masturbation, parents and children, teenage sexuality, dark humor, teenage boy ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 364K
Yes Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: life, life changing experience, lifestyle change, philosophy, change of heart, optimism, self esteem, character change, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, motivational speaker, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, nebraska
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 97K
She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, teenager, high school, opposites attract, bet, fall in love, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, teen romance, teenage love, prom ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 5K
Eyewitness (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, small town, witnessing a crime, murder, love and romance, couple relations, investigation, crimes, forest, character change, changing lives, relationship problems ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 368K
Free Guy (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bank teller realizes he's a background character in an open world action game.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, heroic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, game, video game, internet, gamer, changing lives, heroes, fantasy world, character change, career change, bank teller, programmer ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: tokyo
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 6K
#RealityHigh (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When nerdy high schooler Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the cross hairs of his ex, a social media celebrity.
Style: romantic, realistic, light, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, popularity, character change, best friends, social media, teenager, family, love and romance, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 45K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: humorous, light, realistic, sitcom, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, popularity, teenage life, youth, shyness, loser, self esteem, classmate, friends, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 392K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, teen sex comedy, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, youth, teenage girl, school, adolescence, love and romance, classmate, notoriety, high school life, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2010s
Place: california, xian, usa, florida
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 233K
Role Models (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look ...
Style: funny, entertaining, feel good, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: farce, lifestyle change, community service, dimwit, adolescence, friends, teaching the ways of the world, youth, character change, young heroes, friendship, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, venice beach california
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 233K
Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: light, romantic, humorous, apocalyptic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, post apocalypse, teenager, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, young woman, supernatural romance, fall in love, young man, characters in danger, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 72K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, murder, crimes, revenge, vigilante, violence, tragic event, violent, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, light ...
Plot: teacher, upscale, small town, character change, lifestyle change, instructor, female protagonist, social relations, christian, christmas, rich and poor, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
Is relevant ?
Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, parenting, single father, life philosophy, secrets, responsibility, single parent, parenthood, life & death, child care, character change, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: heroic, inspirational, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: gunfight, atrocity, christian, christianity, religion, civil war, orphan, child in peril, lone hero, army, violence, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 75K
Whatever Works (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into ...
Style: philosophical, romantic, funny, cynical, intellectual ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, suicide attempt, family relations, homosexual, lifestyle change, eccentricity, polyamory, love and romance, unlikely couple, social climbing, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 591K
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: superhero, spider man character, superhuman powers, double life, heroes, amnesia, adventure, transformation, good versus evil, fight, super powers, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, plymouth, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 371K
Knocked Up (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
Style: funny, romantic, feel good, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, slacker, one night stand, unplanned pregnancy, casual sex, opposites attract, unwed pregnancy, parenthood, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle change, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, usa
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, human spirit, insanity, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, dehumanization, crazy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 631K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: philosophical, feel good, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: time loop, small town, existentialism, time travel, life philosophy, time warp, romance, love, repeated event, winter, idealism, road not taken ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 91K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sad, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love, terminal illness, love story, tragic love, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, bittersweet, leukemia, self discovery, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 144K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, mind bending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, surrealism, mystery, time loop, doppelganger, murder, hallucination, transformation, graphic violence, erotica, obsession, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 264K
Megamind (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Style: feel good, entertaining, witty, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: superhero, villain turns good, villain, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, anthropomorphism, talking animals, superhuman powers, adventure, twists and turns, mad scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: usa
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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