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, clever, realistic, exciting and entertaining films and TV shows about / with life turned upside down, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, destiny, chase, disorder, twists & turns and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), Teen Wolf (2011), The Game (1997), Outlander (2014), Breaking Bad (2008), Grimm (2011), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Jane the Virgin (2014), Orange Is the New Black (2013), Under the Dome (2013).

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, suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: intelligence, prodigy, life turned upside down, rise to the top, superhuman powers, success, drug abuse, addiction, rags to riches, ambition, murder, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, teenage love, teenage life, school, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, birthday, surveillance, scheme, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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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, exciting, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, adventure, true love, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, nurse ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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, psychological, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, life turned upside down, drug lord, drugs/alcohol, double life, crimes, partners, peril, master criminal, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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: supernatural, creature, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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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, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, chosen one, space wars, hopes, save the lady, space opera ...
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 triangle, virgin, artificial insemination, love and romance, lesbian relationship, disorder, fall in love, unlikely couple, crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian relationship, gender, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, women in prison, abuse, confined, perversion ...
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: exciting, mind bending, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, trapped, life turned upside down, isolation, small town, survival, police officer, mystery, society, contingency plan, separated, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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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, exciting, semi serious, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, supernatural, life turned upside down, school, imaginary, supernatural romance, youth, teenage life, spirit, parallel world, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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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: christmas, fall in love, prince, love and romance, life turned upside down, family relations, estate, holiday, unlikely couple, butler, fish out of water, servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, intense, emotional, clever ...
Plot: daring rescue, life turned upside down, family relations, false accusation, confined, injustice, evidence, freedom, resourceful, determination, peril, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, venezuela, canada, haiti
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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, tense, clever, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, doctors and patients, murder, mentally unstable, mental illness, deception, depression, psychiatrist, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, life turned upside down, supernatural, imaginary, good versus evil, mentor, escapades, secret movement, gunfight, danger, destiny, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, europe
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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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, death in the family, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, parents and children ...
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: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, life turned upside down, fish out of water, womanizer, buddies, switching roles, disorder, couple relations, love and romance, lawyer, friends, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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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, young heroes, life turned upside down, teenager, cia, hidden identity, chases and races, past, assassin, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: rich and poor, fish out of water, switching roles, life turned upside down, millionaire, rags to riches, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager, hoodlum, prostitute, broker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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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, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, high school, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, supernatural ability, teenage life, chase, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, small town sheriff, worldwide chaos, mystery, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, entertaining, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, life turned upside down, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, nothing goes right, wish come true, disorder, adventure, family, imagination, bedtime story, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: usa, las vegas
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9-Month Stretch (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ariane Felder is pregnant! This is surprising with her being a young hardened judge with strict morals. But what is more surprising is that, according to paternity testing, the child's father is none other than Bob, a criminal from the ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, captivating, funny ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, life turned upside down, unlikely couple, opposites attract, escapades, criminal heroes, female judge, singleness, single woman, spinster, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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What Happens in Vegas (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller come to the sober realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. They are then compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, life turned upside down, fall in love, party, romance, wedding, casino, love and romance, drinking, happy ending, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, tense, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, life turned upside down, woman in danger, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, power relations, paranoia, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
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A Thousand Words (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, workplace, life turned upside down, family relations, liar, literary agent, change of heart, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, family, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, love affair, adultery, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ghost, obsessive quest, witch, curse, demons, gypsy, life turned upside down, heaven and hell, evil, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: pasadena california
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 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, fish out of water, danger, getting home, life turned upside down, good versus evil, save the kingdom, rivalry, fantasy world ...
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