Life changing experience movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life changing experience movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, touching, clever, serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with life changing experience, mentor, storytelling, destiny, hopes, friendship, life philosophy, dialogue, redemption and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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life changing experience movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as life changing experience: Yes Man (2008), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Mr. Nobody (2009), Limitless (2011), The Family Man (2000), A Christmas Carol (2009), Anbe Sivam (2003), Seven Pounds (2008), Little Women (1994), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011).

List of life changing experience movies

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
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 6.8
 356K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: life changing experience, life, lifestyle change, love affair, character change, love and romance, change of heart, friends, fall in love, life philosophy, girlfriend, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, new jersey
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, family, holiday, angel, desperation, self discovery, generosity, small town, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 230K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, surrealism, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 7.4
 561K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, philosophical, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, superhuman powers, rise to the top, prodigy, life changing experience, life turned upside down, drug abuse, resourceful, overnight success, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 110K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, alternate reality, rich and poor, fish out of water, life changing experience, family relations, singleness, workaholic, lifestyle change, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, redemption, holiday, life changing experience, disney, rich and poor, greed, scrooge, christmas eve, snow, regret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1840s
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom
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 8.7
 20K
Anbe Sivam (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, buddy movie
Plot: life changing experience, communism, atheism, odd couple, accident, introspection, social differences, self discovery, terrorism, social relations, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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 7.6
 300K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, life changing experience, self sacrifice, fall in love, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, existentialism, buddhist monk, meditation, life, life changing experience, solitude, human nature, philosophy, monk, teachers and students, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 7.3
 58K
Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, christmas, couple relations, family bonds, life changing experience, parent child relationship, everyday life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, new york, paris france ...
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, self discovery, hotel, retirement home, golden years, goodhearted, introspection, life changing experience, aging, choice, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, delhi, mumbai india, england ...
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The Red Band Society (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Polseres vermelles and Pulseras Rojas in Spanish, is a Catalan television show. The first season aired on TV3 in 2011, with a second season planned for 2013. The show was created by Albert Espinosa and draws on his childhood experiences as a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage life, anorexia, youth, overcoming, patient, cancer, child cancer, illness, everyday life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
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TharnType: The Series (2019)
Genre: Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Type is a dark, tall and handsome freshmen. Although he’s a warm boy, he is homophobic because he was molested by a man as a child. His life turns up side down when the new year of college brings along a very interesting person in his life, a gay ...
Style: yaoi, captivating, sexy, romantic
Plot: first gay sexual experience, gay, school, romance, friendship, gay relationship, life, lgbt, gay love, life changing experience, love story, gay romance ...
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 8.2
 65K
Queen (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off the wedding. Traveling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends, and gains new-found independence.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: young woman, self discovery, friendship, life changing experience, honeymoon, naivete, direction and purpose, vacation, overcoming, traditional versus modern, encounter, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
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 7.1
 18K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, unconventional method, law enforcement, bodies, medical examiner, murder investigation, relationship vs career, talented, medical, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Dead Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone was an American-Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychic, psychic power, time travel, supernatural ability, friendship, hopes, supernatural power, changing the past or future, supernatural, life changing experience, acceptance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 7.8
 337K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, life, sent to the past, family secret, rain, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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 8.1
 449K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 7.4
 18K
Sliders (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, alternate dimension, alternate reality, alien invasion, portal, experiment gone awry, getting home, escapades, adventure, hopes, culture clash, survival ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intellectual, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, introspection, s&m, psychologist, sexual perversion, mental illness, sexuality, patient, mentally unstable, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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 7.2
 43K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, loss of virginity, male virgin, cat, priest, therapist, doctors, sexual activity, sexual exploration, misfit, life changing experience, virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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 7.0
 117K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sentimental, witty, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, chef, cooking, self fulfillment, couple relations, food, cookbook, blogger, supportive spouse, life changing experience, writer's life, breaking point ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, europe, usa ...
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 8.4
 393K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: captivating, stylized, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: genius, mozart, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, success, desire for fame, character study, bohemian life, classical music ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1780s, 1820s
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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Son of a Rich (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his ...
Style: captivating, light, funny, entertaining, uplifting
Plot: rich kid, spoiled brat, lifestyle change, teaching the ways of the world, rich man, rich and poor, life turned upside down, personality change, family relations, village life, life changing experience, wealthy family ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary
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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Tales from the Golden Age is composed of 5 unconventional short stories, each one dealing with the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. The title of the film refers to the alluded ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, life changing experience, family relations, dictatorship, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, social decay, theft, friends, christmas, pretense ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: romania, europe
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 6.9
 95K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: philosophical, psychological, touching, surreal, artsy ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, tragedy, earth, planet, cosmology, solar system, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, boston, connecticut, yale university, mojave desert
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 7.1
 124K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: marital infidelity, family problems, adultery, presumed dead, family relations, pow, suspicion, war in afghanistan, war, military, american soldier, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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 8.8
 132K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: gay, dark humor, funeral home, gays and lesbians, death, family business, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, workplace problem, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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