Deadend life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deadend life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, humorous, harsh and interesting films and TV shows about / with deadend life, friendship, life philosophy, redemption, drinking alcohol, destiny, brutality, mentor, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as deadend life: Revolutionary Road (2008), Precious (2009), A Few Hours of Spring (2012), The Good Girl (2002), Clerks II (2006), The Chosen One (2010), R100 (2013), Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012), A Dog Year (2009), Only Yesterday (1991).

List of deadend life movies

Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: housewife, family problems, adultery, under the surface, suburbs, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, death of wife, jealousy, deadend life, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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 7.3
 110K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, child abuse, poverty, social misfits, sexual abuse, illiteracy, rape, abusive mother, fat girl, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Forty-eight-year-old Alain Evrard is obliged to return home to live with his mother. This situation causes all the violence of their past relationship to rise to the surface. Alain then discovers that his mother has a fatal illness. In the last ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, family relations, last wish, elderly, life is a bitch, estrangement, deadend life, parents and children, disease, mercy killing, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, switzerland
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 6.4
 45K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dull life, temptation, small town, suburban life, dishonesty, extramarital affair, lifestyle, lie, infidelity, store, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
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 7.3
 134K
Clerks II (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.
Style: humorous, witty, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, friendship, everyday life, loser, workplace, geek, buddies, partners, social misfits, friends, coworker, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Chosen One (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul is an ordinary man who is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his mother and gay, Buddhist-monk brother constantly remind him of his shortcomings. Although Paul doesn't know it yet, his life is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: chosen one, self discovery, family relations, society, life turned upside down, oracle, destiny, farce, deadend life, suicide attempt, brother brother relationship, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, los angeles, south america, santa monica california
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 6.0
 3K
R100 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ruthless dominatrixes pursue a mild-mannered salesman who wants to get out of his unbreakable contract with a secret bondage club.
Style: semi serious, surreal, mind bending, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: dominatrix, nothing goes right, disorder, life turned upside down, sexual content, deadend life, satire, bdsm, woman in underwear, sexy woman, coma, stockings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Araf is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum. The world in which they live and work is a place of throwaway culture and constant change. They too are waiting for a chance to change and escape from their empty, monotonous ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, against the rules, dull life, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, deadend life, adolescence vs adulthood, miscarriage, pregnancy, restaurant, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
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 6.0
 3K
A Dog Year (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, pets, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, spouse leaving, artists and showbiz, deadend life, animal training, pet owner relationship, dog, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 31K
Only Yesterday (1991)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, poignant, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, introspection, friendship, village life, deadend life, adolescence, childhood memory, self discovery, twentysomething life, marriage, school ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.9
 21K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: childhood, neglected child, working class, coming of age, bird, school, boy, falcon, friendship, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, northern england, britain, united kingdom, europe ...
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, disappearance, ex convict, crimes, revenge, track down, vigilantism, financial problem, loss of sibling, merciless, going straight, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
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 8.0
 81K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, freedom, lawyer, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, introspection, court ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
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 8.3
 31K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, party, comedian, desire for fame, ambition, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, team, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 1K
70 Big Ones (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Raquel is desperate: a series of unfortunate events have led to her daughter being taken and she needs a large amount of money to get her back, and fast. After a desperate plea to the bank, she manages to secure the loan she needs. The problem is ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, twists and turns
Plot: bank robbery, robbery, debt, bribe, loan, woman, mother daughter relationship, deadend life, deal, child custody, corruption, female criminal ...
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Go Back Couple (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate ...
Style: semi serious, light, romantic, nostalgic
Plot: time travel, romance, midlife crisis, cold relationship, one more chance, unhappy marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, adulthood, loneliness, redemption, dull life ...
Place: korea
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, deadend life, high school life, against the odds, social differences, urban ghetto life, human nature, down on your luck, teenage life, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 5.8
 2K
Holy Water (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: heist, comedy of errors, disorder, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crimes, social relations, nothing goes right, buddies, cons and scams, village, deadend life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Downloading Nancy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sick of her life, housewife Nancy just wants it to be over and done with, but rather than kill herself, she hires a stranger from the Internet to do the job for her. But fate takes a strange turn when she meets her killer and the two fall in love. ...
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: suicidal, fall in love, self discovery, destructive relationship, death wish, bondage, love affair, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family problems, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.7
 104
Madame Bovary (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 220 min.
TV show
Story: Would you risk everything to achieve your dreams? For beautiful young Emma Bovary, a life of passion and excitement is worth any price. Like a moth drawn to flame, she is entranced by the exotic worlds of romance and adventure found in her favorite ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: couples, dull life, village, feminism, unfulfillment, society, village life, social relations, family relations, tragic hero, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, normandy
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 6.9
 2K
Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, deadend life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, unwanted pregnancy, vengeance, drug abuse, babies and infants, urban ghetto, realism, baby ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, portugal, lisbon portugal
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24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boxing, idealism, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, sport, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: england, europe, wales, cornwall, new jersey
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Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical, intense ...
Plot: shopping mall, robbery, delusion, thief, security guard, dark humor, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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British Men Behaving Badly (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1992. A total of six series were made along with a ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, loser, couple relations, singleness, slacker, irresponsible, misfit partners, roommate, self involved, social awkwardness, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, street gang, african american, police brutality, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, juvenile delinquency, gunfight, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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The Man Who Copied (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: André, 19, lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and works as a photocopier operator. He likes to see his neighbor Sílvia with a pair of binoculars. She works selling clothes. Becoming attracted to her, he tries to get nearer, and goes to her shop to buy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, light, stylized ...
Plot: voyeurism, love and romance, shyness, neighbor, cons and scams, society, poverty, stalking, moral ambiguity, robbery, deception, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro, spain, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 97K
Waiting... (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: waiter, friendship, restaurant, workplace, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, buddies, prank, workplace situations, wooing, staff, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, sexual, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, loneliness, addiction, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, suicide, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship, love at first sight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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 7.8
 24K
Reaper (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 21 year-old slacker Sam Oliver learns that his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born, and now Sam has to repay the debt by becoming the Devil's bounty hunter, retrieving souls that have somehow escaped from Hell.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, heaven and hell, deal with the devil, misfit, supernatural, god or devil, devil, bounty hunter, escapades, track down, slacker ...
Place: seattle, usa
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 6.8
 229K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifestyle change, friends, farce, dimwit, community service, teaching the ways of the world, youth, character change, adolescence, mentor, friendship, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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