Earnest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant earnest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out earnest, interesting, dramatic, serious, realistic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with mentor, courage, storytelling, catastrophe, idealism, runaway, culture clash, destiny, dialogue and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as earnest: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Schindler's List (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), The Odd Couple (1968), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), An Ideal Husband (1999), Life Is Beautiful (1997), A Few Good Men (1992), Sweet Land (2005).

List of earnest movies

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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 8.8
 2.1M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: love, mentally challenged, life philosophy, philosophy, vietnam war, destiny, human spirit, rise to the top, journey, selflessness, courage, life & death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, alabama, new york ...
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 7.6
 35K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: funny, buddy movie, atmospheric, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, suicide attempt, poker, divorce, poker game, roommate, farce, fighting the system, hotel, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, new york, usa
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, inspirational, spiritual, talky, sexy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lawyer, politics, catholic, idealism, betrayal, legal, royalty, justice, morality, christian, british history, religion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: political, inspirational, tense, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: journalism, media, politics, television, fighting the system, mccarthyism, cold war, propaganda, patriotism, society, workplace, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: california, washington d.c., new york, usa, ussr ...
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An Ideal Husband (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an ...
Style: humorous, talky, entertaining, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, couples, politics, romance, unlikely friendships, love story, husband wife relationship, high society, dishonesty, blackmail, society, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 18th century, 90s
Place: england, london
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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 7.7
 266K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, justice, court, marines, army investigation, court martial, hotshot lawyer, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
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 7.1
 4K
Sweet Land (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, stylized, melancholic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, citizenship, romance, prejudice, friendship, family, society, social issues, small town, farmer, wedding, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
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 7.3
 12K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: political, inspirational, touching, suspense, light ...
Plot: labor union, working class, women, small town, courage, fighting the system, whistleblower, business, social change, feminist, workplace, union ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.6
 31K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, sad, inspirational, sexy, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, supernatural, albino, paranormal phenomena, miraculous event, christ allegory, struck by lightning, bully, electricity, supernatural power, bullying, disability ...
Time: future
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, education, deafness, children, deaf, catholic ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, twist ending, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, existentialism, friendship between men, life, life sentence, hopes, life philosophy, plot twist, powerful ending, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1966, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 8.0
 52K
Departures (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a ...
Style: thought provoking, sad, touching, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, funeral, father son relationship, pregnant wife, life philosophy, workplace, character study, new job, small town life, death, ritual, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 8.4
 1.0M
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, scenic, breathtaking, emotional, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, war, freedom, idealism, tragic hero, battles, sword fight, vengeance, warrior, beautiful scenery, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, rags to riches, human spirit, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, down on your luck, homeless, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.4
 82K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: factual, talky, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, communist, politics, gossip, gossip columnist, cancer, movie business, mccarthyism, film industry, freedom, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1950 ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: british royal family, world war two, british history, stuttering, royal family, disability, unlikely friendships, historical character, king of england, politics, husband wife relationship, british monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, buckingham palace ...
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, death row, convict, magic realism, false accusation, supernatural, electric chair, death sentence, life philosophy, justice, execution, healing power ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1935, 90s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, philosophical, uplifting, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mathematics, professor, genius, psychology, life, prodigy, life philosophy, university, philosophy, psychiatrist, existentialism, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, harvard university, massachusetts, usa
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 7.7
 243K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, lawsuit, court, judiciary, prejudice, courtroom, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 7.7
 296K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, nasa, disaster, space exploration, space travel, space program, rescue, race against time, trapped in space, moon, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 60s, future, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: houston texas, usa, pacific ocean, texas, florida ...
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: reporter, power plant, journalism, radiation, politics, disaster, investigation, nuclear power, nuclear, environmental, media, nuclear power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: food, religion, cooking, cooking and food, aging, elderly, sister sister relationship, charity, gourmet, catholic, life philosophy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: paris france, denmark, vatican, france, europe ...
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 7.4
 7K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: political, epic, talky, dramatic, sexy ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, french history, politics, colonialism, idealism, death row, political unrest, terrorism, freedom, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: paris france, france, poland, australia, spain ...
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 8.2
 29K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: political, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, betrayal, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
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 7.5
 120K
Field of Dreams (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: baseball, ghost, hearing voices, regret, sport, small town, father son relationship, farmer, magic realism, time travel, family, magic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, boston, usa
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 7.9
 103K
Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, war, sacrifice, german, general, destiny, nazi, military life, tank, tough guy, violence, anti war ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, year 1945, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: africa, germany, normandy, italy, europe ...
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