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, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with life turned upside down, mentor, chase, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, disorder, twists & turns and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
life turned upside down
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life turned upside down movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as life turned upside down: Limitless (2011), Outlander (2014), Teen Wolf (2011), Grimm (2011), Breaking Bad (2008), The Game (1997), The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Jane the Virgin (2014), Kamisama Kiss (2012).

List of life turned upside down movies

 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, prodigy, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, ambition, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 90K
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, danger, love affair, life turned upside down, adventure, fall in love, love and romance, true love, couple relations, rivalry, battles, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 7.7
 114K
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: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, teenage love, teenage life, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, supernatural power, high school life, team, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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 7.8
 101K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: 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, captivating, exciting, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: creature, supernatural, legends and myths, police detective, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, supernatural ability, werewolf, monster, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 9.5
 1.2M
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, captivating, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, crimes, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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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: suspenseful, exciting, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, high school, teenage life, chase, superhuman powers, mysterious character, youth, chases and races, high school life, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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, heroes, adventure, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, space wars, hopes, chosen one, save the lady, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
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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, love and romance, disorder, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, love triangle, fall in love, unlikely couple, virgin, crime, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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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: humorous, romantic, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, love and romance, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, supernatural romance, imaginary, spirit, teenage life, youth, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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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, prison life, lesbian relationship, prison, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, gender, women's prison, fish out of water, abuse, women in prison, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 6.6
 96K
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, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, isolation, life turned upside down, survival, small town, society, danger, separated, small town life, human existence, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fall in love, christmas, love and romance, prince, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, unlikely couple, holiday, fish out of water, princess, butler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.9
 234K
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: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, mysterious character, life turned upside down, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, daring rescue, false accusation, evidence, injustice, confined, freedom, resourceful, determination, peril, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, venezuela, haiti, pittsburgh
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 8.3
 237K
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, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, life turned upside down, injustice, small town life, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, human nature, parents and children, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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 6.7
 337K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, life turned upside down, mentor, supernatural, good versus evil, gunfight, escapades, secret movement, femme fatale, imaginary, danger, rage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, europe, chicago illinois
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 7.1
 167K
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: psychological, surprise ending, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, deception, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, manipulation, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.3
 64K
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, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, miraculous event, police chief, cause and meaning, worldwide chaos, chaos, small town sheriff, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.8
 106K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, youth, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenager, family relations, parents and children, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 6.3
 154K
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, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, womanizer, couple relations, life turned upside down, fish out of water, buddies, lawyer, switching roles, disorder, love and romance, friends, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 8.0
 33K
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, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, obsession, woman in danger, power relations, doctors and patients, mystery, domestic violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
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 5.1
 72K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: on the run, chase, danger, life turned upside down, young heroes, teenager, chases and races, cia, hidden identity, past, assassin, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 6.6
 176K
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: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, witch, evil, ghost, life turned upside down, curse, gypsy, heaven and hell, obsessive quest, legends and myths, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: pasadena california
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 7.5
 122K
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: fish out of water, rich and poor, switching roles, life turned upside down, millionaire, rags to riches, prostitute, bet, hoodlum, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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 8.8
 107K
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, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: giant, survival, future dystopia, friendship, life turned upside down, danger, loss of parent, army, transformation, attack, military life, desperation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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 6.6
 166K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, computers and web, law enforcement, fbi, surveillance, mysterious character, investigation, life turned upside down, technology, mind game, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa
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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, imaginary kingdom, life turned upside down, imaginary, disorder, wish come true, family, adventure, life changing experience, imagination, bedtime story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas
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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: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: parenthood, unlikely couple, love and romance, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, godparent, opposites attract, life turned upside down, lifestyle change, responsibility, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
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