Overcoming movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant overcoming movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, emotional, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with overcoming, friendship, hopes, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, honest, redemption, runaway and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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overcoming movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as overcoming: Polseres vermelles (2011), Where Hands Touch (2018), Champions (2018), The Garden of Words (2013), All Is Lost (2013), The Impossible (2012), The Boys Are Back (2009), Beyond the Break (2006), The Hammer (2010), Declaration of War (2011).

List of overcoming movies

Polseres vermelles (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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage life, patient, anorexia, overcoming, youth, cancer, friendship, illness, everyday life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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Where Hands Touch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: nazi germany, interracial romance, racism, concentration camp, nazi concentration camp, overcoming, hitler youth, young love, racial injustice, genocide, oppression, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
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 7.3
 9K
Champions (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.
Style: sincere, inspirational, captivating, motivational, touching ...
Plot: overcoming, human relationship, basketball, basketball coach, husband wife relationship, loss of job, husband wife conflict, mentally challenged, new job, human spirit, against the odds, friendship ...
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, colourful, romantic, atmospheric, sweet ...
Plot: rain, older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, chance meeting, shyness, love and romance, teen angst, youth, age difference, grownups, coming of age, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.9
 77K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, forces of nature, boat, isolation, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 207K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, parenthood, single father, overcoming, widower, cancer, step siblings, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
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Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ambition, friendship, teenage love, rise to the top, youth, teenage life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, overcoming, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, overcoming, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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 7.3
 18K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, overcoming, family in crisis, redemption, hopes, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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 6.8
 56K
Draft Day (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Style: exciting, semi serious, inspirational, intense, suspense ...
Plot: negotiation, football, sport, american football, boss and employee, sport team, power relations, overcoming, ambition, one last chance, disorder, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, seattle washington ...
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 7.1
 14K
A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Plot: classical music, aging, rehearsal, musician's life, friendship, ego clash, intrigue, marital problem, anniversary, under the surface, overcoming, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.4
 24K
No (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: campaign, political conspiracy, oppression, advertising agency, fighting the system, dictatorship, democracy, rebellion, against the odds, underdog, protest, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, south america, santiago chile
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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, older man young girl relationship, prostitute, redemption, stripper, life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, acceptance, family problems, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
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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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, gunfight, crime, street gang, friendship, hip hop, police brutality, organized crime, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, north america
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 7.7
 41K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, dying, starting over, childhood, society, family life, parents and children, acceptance, overcoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
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 8.2
 62K
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: bollywood, self discovery, friendship, life changing experience, young woman, honeymoon, naivete, canceled wedding, direction and purpose, traditional versus modern, vacation, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
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 8.2
 63K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, pakistan, punjab, rome italy
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, epic
Plot: warrior, heroes, injustice, overcoming, freedom, legend, dream, greed, brother sister relationship, battles, adventure, arabic history ...
Place: arabia
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Personal Taste (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Personal Taste is a 2010 South Korean television series, starring Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ho. It is adapted from Lee Se-in's 2007 novel of the same name about a furniture designer, Park Kae-in, who lives together with architect Jeon Jin-ho under ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, opposites attract, love and romance, betrayal, naivete, roommate, romance, self esteem, fall in love, pretense, overcoming, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 7.3
 2K
Nocturna (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the aging orphanage the days pass very uneventfully, but the nights are something quite different; at least for Tim they are. The light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fear of the dark. One night this fear leads him to the ...
Style: surreal, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, escape from reality, escapades, adventure, rivalry, mysterious character, sleeping, mysterious place, overcoming, danger, cat, orphan ...
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 6.9
 14K
I Want You (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love affair, teenage love, fall in love, love triangle, loss of friend, street racing, haunted by the past, starting over, romance, love and romance, rebel, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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Necessary Roughness (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen. The one-hour drama series was picked up for 12 episodes on January 19, 2011. The series debuted on June 29, 2011, with a 90-minute premiere episode. The ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: football, single parent, single mother, family relations, overcoming, power relations, changing lives, relationship vs career, sport, therapist, morality, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Romantics Anonymous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, chocolate, workplace romance, group therapy, love and romance, odd couple, overcoming, social awkwardness, support group, awkwardness, therapy, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.0
 48K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.0
 47K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, beach, comeback, family relations, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, love and romance, haunted by the past, grief, best friend, starting over, family problems, coping, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 34K
Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, determination, disability, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life ...
Place: india
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 7.0
 9K
Sink or Swim (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, touching, feel good
Plot: coach, physical appearance, overcoming, ambition, synchronized swimming, stereotypes, happy ending, performance, life philosophy, working class, down on your luck, prejudice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, france
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