Unhappy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unhappy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious, touching and interesting films and TV shows about / with unhappy, loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, depression, life philosophy, runaway, destiny and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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unhappy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as unhappy: Detachment (2011), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Fight Club (1999), House (2004), The Family Man (2000), Running with Scissors (2006), Dead Like Me (2003), Lantana (2001), Meet Bill (2007), Narc (2002).

List of unhappy movies

 7.7
 87K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, dedicated educator, human relationship, school, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, social decay, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, fat girl, teenage life, youth, best friends, loneliness, depression, teenage love, adolescence, social misfits, unhappy, overweight ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s
Place: northern england, england
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 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, imaginary friend, psychology, fight, plot twist, self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.7
 463K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: cynical, clever, witty, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, talented, mastermind, prodigy, patient, loner, expert, surgery, human nature, intelligence, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.8
 111K
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, touching, sincere, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, parallel universe, life changing experience, alternate reality, workaholic, fish out of water, lifestyle change, businessman, midlife crisis, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: stylized, intense, disturbing, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, mental illness, therapist, unhappy, psychology, lgbt, family relations, adoption, parents and children, drinking problem, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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 8.1
 42K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: cynical, witty, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural ability, double life, family problems, dark humor, mission, death, unfulfillment, loser ...
Place: seattle
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 7.2
 20K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sexy, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, mystery, adultery, police investigation, divorce, therapist, sexuality, lust, betrayal, cheating, jealousy, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.2
 20K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adultery, high school, midlife crisis, marital problem, stereotypes, couple relations, introspection, crumbling marriage, unhappy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, drugs, police, investigation, murder, police corruption, police investigation, police officer, crimes, twists and turns, drug overdose, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: romantic, funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, date night
Plot: wedding, romance, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, love, prejudice, bride and groom, dysfunctional family, family, love and romance, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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 8.4
 17K
Doc Martin (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional ...
Style: sincere, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: village life, doctor, social relations, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, opposites attract, teacher, alienation, boss, workplace, misfit, manners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, cornwall
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 7.8
 20K
Taken (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
TV show
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien, alien encounter, medical experiment, supernatural, alien invasion, kidnapping, space and aliens, officer, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 80s, contemporary, 50s ...
Place: usa
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 7.2
 43K
Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: stalking, home invasion, apartment building, obsession, domestic disturbance, caretaker, woman in danger, sleeping, maniac, blackmail, concierge, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
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 7.6
 43K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: professor, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, life, lawyer, jazz, destiny, life philosophy, midlife crisis, existentialism ...
Place: new york, michigan, new jersey, connecticut, syria ...
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 8.1
 66K
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, sweet, melancholic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: young woman, friendship, self discovery, honeymoon, life changing experience, naivete, overcoming, encounter, vacation, traditional versus modern, unhappy, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, india, amsterdam, new delhi, london
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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, scary, gothic horror, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, loneliness, goth, vampirism, dark hero, bonding, child vampire, vampire human love, monster as victim, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: new orleans, paris france, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
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 8.7
 273
Alone in Love (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alone in Love is a 2006 South Korea television series, starring Gam Wu-seong, Son Ye-jin, Gong Hyung-jin and Lee Ha-na. It aired on SBS from April 3 to May 23, 2006 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. The ratings it received were not ...
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, touching, romantic
Plot: death of child, love and romance, husband wife reunion, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, family relations, unfulfillment, pregnancy, unrequited love, love story, dying, loveless marriage ...
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: philosophical, disturbing, art house, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, childhood, christmas, emotional abuse, brother sister relationship, grief, coming of age, children, christmas eve, domestic violence, abusive stepfather, family ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1910s
Place: sweden, tokyo, eastern europe, scandinavia
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The Singing Detective (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 415 min.
TV show
Story: Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
Style: surreal, psychological, erotic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, psychiatrist, english countryside, unhappy, private investigator, writers, childhood, drowning, disability, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england
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 8.2
 829K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, neo noir, bleak, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: loner, character study, vigilante, alienation, violence, vigilantism, loneliness, psychology, lone wolves, obsession, social decay, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dyslexia, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, childhood, self discovery, dedicated educator, teacher, coming of age, young heroes, school, shyness, introvert ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Masamune-kun's Revenge (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him "Piggy" due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve ...
Style: captivating, light, exciting, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, school, youth, romance, teenage girl, vengeance, revenge, relationship problems, dishonesty, weight loss, high school, rivalry ...
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sex addict, sex, sexual perversion, explicit sex, nymphomaniac, bdsm, nymphomania, lust, sex scene, erection, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: aristocracy, butler, master and servant, nazi, love, housekeeper, melancholy, nazism, class differences, master servant relationship, anti semitism, estate ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, britain, germany, europe
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, sexual, emotional, sad ...
Plot: addiction, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prostitution, prostitute, casino, sex, alcoholic, love, tragedy, self destructing, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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 7.9
 88K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, compassionate, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, teenager, social worker, suicide attempt, depression, adolescence, foster child, self mutilation, self harm, troubled teen, coming of age, problem child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 337K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: thought provoking, cynical, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, business, travel, loneliness, business trip, airport, downsizing, love affair, hotel, couples, airplane, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, california, dallas texas, usa ...
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: adultery, abortion, infidelity, mental illness, destiny, death of wife, under the surface, marriage, family problems, suburbs, deadend life, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: california, usa, paris france, new york, connecticut
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 6.8
 233K
Role Models (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look ...
Style: funny, entertaining, feel good, light, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: farce, lifestyle change, community service, dimwit, adolescence, friends, teaching the ways of the world, youth, character change, young heroes, friendship, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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