Honest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant honest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, interesting, touching, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with honest, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, redemption, culture clash, destiny and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as honest: Forrest Gump (1994), The Invention of Lying (2009), Training Day (2001), It Could Happen to You (1994), The Wrestler (2008), Georgia Rule (2007), The Big Short (2015), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Pleasantville (1998), Midnight in Paris (2011).

List of honest movies

 8.8
 1.6M
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: humorous, philosophical, cynical, clever, funny ...
Plot: misfit, society, love and romance, dishonesty, distopia, love triangle, farce, pretense, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, gunfight, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: sweet, sentimental, romantic, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, hopes, rise to the top, love and romance, lottery, greed, kindness, generosity, price of fame, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, wrestler, stripper, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
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 7.8
 311K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, money, corruption, economic crisis, bank, wall street, risk, morality, economics, analysis, expose ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: las vegas, manhattan new york city, california
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, power relations, hopes, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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 7.5
 114K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: stylized, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, literature, midnight, past, love and romance, painting, encounter, vacation, bohemian life, french, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris, paris france
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Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, friendship, sex addict, rehabilitation, couple relations, sex therapy, couples, father son relationship, doctor, support group, recovery, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 25K
Goliath (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, father daughter relationship, law firm, ex husband ex wife relationship, name calling, lawyer, lawyer client relationship, female lawyer, politics, honest, investigation, revenge ...
Place: santa monica california
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 4.9
 2K
Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, melancholic
Plot: village, farm, social relations, family relations, family problems, family, honest, dialogue, parents and children, friendship, lifestyle, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, talky, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: middle school, high school life, popularity, diary, coming of age, childhood, teenager, child protagonist, brother brother relationship, bully, friendship between boys, peer pressure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, guatemala, kindergarten
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 6.2
 60K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, family life, love and romance, father daughter relationship, death of wife, death, seduction, relationships, romance, love story, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
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 6.8
 48K
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, sport, football, power relations, overcoming, one last chance, boss and employee, agent, ambition, disorder, sport team, nfl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, youth, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, couples, teenager, teenage sex, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 6.4
 54K
Grudge Match (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, sport, elderly, contests and competitions, aging, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, comeback, ex athlete, elderly man, parent child relationship, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: horse, sport, redemption, hopes, parents and children, dream come true, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, horse race, contests and competitions, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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 7.3
 189K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 42K
The Lunchbox (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, France, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: housewife, delivery, everyday life, love and romance, unlikely relationship, letter, age difference, accountant, love, relationships, romance, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: depression, loss of son, tragic event, eviction, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human nature, compassion, debt, muslim, american dream, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, motorcycle race, against the odds, hitchhiker, adventure, follow your dream, motorcycle, optimism, obstacle, journey, obsessive quest, supportive friend ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, salt lake city utah ...
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 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, mexico
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 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, muslim, idealism, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
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Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, redemption, supernatural romance, starting over, fall in love, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, heaven ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, couples, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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