Life turned upside down movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life turned upside down movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever, captivating and realistic films and TV shows about / with life turned upside down, mentor, chase, disorder, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, betrayal, danger and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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life turned upside down movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as life turned upside down: Grimm (2011), Outlander (2014), Breaking Bad (2008), Teen Wolf (2011), The Game (1997), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Limitless (2011), Kamisama Kiss (2012), Jane the Virgin (2014), A Princess for Christmas (2011).

List of life turned upside down movies

Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, creature, police detective, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, monster, supernatural ability, evil force, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, life turned upside down, danger, adventure, fall in love, true love, love and romance, rivalry, love triangle, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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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, clever, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, crimes, teacher, peril, drug cartel, family problems, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, supernatural, youth, life turned upside down, transformation, school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
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The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, psychology, businessman, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, destiny, space wars, heroes, chaos, imaginary, danger, space travel, space and aliens, save the lady, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
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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, intellectual, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, ambition, drug abuse, happy ending, rags to riches, greed, overnight success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: romantic, humorous, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, love and romance, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, youth, romance, imaginary, spirit, supernatural romance, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Jane the Virgin (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela "Juana ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, pregnancy, lesbian relationship, virgin, artificial insemination, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, disorder, intrigue, unlikely couple, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, prince, castle, fall in love, family relations, life turned upside down, holiday, butler, christmas eve, princess, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, teenage life, chase, high school, superhuman powers, youth, supernatural power, imaginary, chases and races, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, small town, life turned upside down, survival, isolation, teenage girl, society, small town life, danger, separated, human existence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, prison life, lgbt, prison, life turned upside down, gender, women's prison, women in prison, drugs/alcohol, perversion, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, emotional, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, false accusation, daring rescue, evidence, confined, injustice, freedom, resourceful, determination, peril, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, haiti, venezuela, pittsburgh
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The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, psychological, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, pedophile, life turned upside down, small town life, pedophilia, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, depression, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, manipulations, chase, danger, life turned upside down, conspiracy, hidden identity, crimes, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: giant, survival, friendship, life turned upside down, future dystopia, danger, loss of parent, transformation, army, attack, desperation, destruction ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, life turned upside down, love affair, sexual relations, family problems, parents and children, dishonesty, strong sexual content, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, bet, switching roles, fish out of water, millionaire, life turned upside down, rags to riches, experiment, wrongful arrest, wager, investor, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mentor, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, femme fatale, supernatural, gunfight, good versus evil, secret movement, escapades, imaginary, danger, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, chicago illinois
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The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, miraculous event, cause and meaning, police chief, worldwide chaos, chaos, small town sheriff, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly ...
Style: touching, funny, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, parenthood, unlikely couple, orphan, romance, initially antagonists, adoption, godparent, lifestyle change, life turned upside down, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
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If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage girl, love and romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, love, family drama, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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12 Wishes of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman whose dog was taken by her landlord follows her life coach's instructions to make 12 wishes for a better future, and watches in surprise as each of those wishes comes true in this Christmas fantasy for the entire family. Laura was ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, love and romance, wish come true, fall in love, workplace, hopes, christmas, nothing goes right, down on your luck, best friends, family, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Change-Up (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, womanizer, couple relations, life turned upside down, buddies, fish out of water, switching roles, disorder, lawyer, love and romance, friends, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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Bedtime Stories (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, nothing goes right, wish come true, life turned upside down, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, family, disorder, adventure, imagination, bedtime story, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, las vegas
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, domestic violence, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
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Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, teenager, chase, danger, young heroes, life turned upside down, chases and races, cia, hidden identity, webcam, past, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania
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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, gypsy, ghost, evil, life turned upside down, witches, supernatural, curse, imaginary, heaven and hell, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: pasadena california
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