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 dramatic, realistic, feel good, touching, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, honest, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, life philosophy, redemption, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as honest: It Could Happen to You (1994), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Dinner with Friends (2001), Training Day (2001), Georgia Rule (2007), Real Women Have Curves (2002), The Special Relationship (2010), Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016).

List of honest movies

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: romantic, sweet, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, generosity, lottery ticket, lottery winner, honest, justice, love triangle, romance, morality, greed, dysfunctional marriage, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, high school, teacher, music teacher, honest, musician, mentor, unlikely friendships, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationships, infidelity, honest, betrayal, family problems, secrets, introspection, crumbling marriage, love and romance, midlife crisis, dinner ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: new york, connecticut, new jersey, poland, california ...
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 7.7
 430K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, neo noir, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, african american, lone hero, corrupt cop, gang member, gunfight, gang, drug dealer, rookie, mentor, police, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.8
 25K
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: stylized, melancholic, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, teenager, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, redemption, family relations, sexual abuse, honest, secrets, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, san francisco, new jersey, california, usa ...
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Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, culture clash, honest, first sex, working class, youth, family business, unsupportive parent, society, dressmaker, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, latin america, new york
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The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, political, intense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: politics, world politics, honest, greed, relationships, manipulation, friends, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, usa, europe, london ...
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Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Style: romantic, sweet, talky, funny, humorous ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, honest, relationships, workplace, life philosophy, office, destiny, coming of age, loneliness, character study, women ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, depressing, sentimental, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, unlikely friendships, disability, handicapped, friendship, caregiver, justice, honest, tragedy, coming of age, abandoned by father, redemption ...
Place: seattle
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 7.8
 423K
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: intellectual, realistic, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: finance, wall street, business, stock market, financial crisis, economics, money, loan, economic crisis, bank, banking, greed ...
Time: 2000s, future, year 2007, 21st century, year 1933 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california, las vegas
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The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: philosophical, meditative, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, journalism, writers, suicide, friendship, depression, death, writer's life, mentor, writer's block, honest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa, minnesota, illinois, new york, minneapolis minnesota
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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: sexy, touching, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, sex addict, friendship, rehabilitation, father son relationship, romance, honest, sex, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, light, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, grief, singer, cancer, musician, depression, love story, character study, honest, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
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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: feel good, surreal, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, writers, painter, writer's life, nostalgia, magic realism, fall in love, life philosophy, french, art history ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, teenager, romance, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, erotica, sexuality, dysfunctional family, honest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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 7.2
 117K
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: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, african american, human spirit, u.s. navy, military, navy, courage, racial discrimination, racial segregation, determination, prejudice, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, usa, pacific ocean
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 7.7
 118K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: depressing, meditative, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: aging, road trip, small town, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, honest, family, character study, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: depressing, sincere, touching, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: war, loneliness, military, soldier, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, iraq war, human nature, officer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
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 7.9
 304K
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: emotional, depressing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, aging, life is a bitch, sport, stripper, self destructing, father daughter relationship, fame, ambition, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, racehorse, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, animal training, family, honest, secrets, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 6.2
 66K
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: romantic, sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, death in childbirth, death of wife, death, relationships, love story, romance, honest, family relations, starting over, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 36K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, child abuse, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, family reunited, therapy, depression, courage, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
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8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Indian Summer (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, friendship, childhood sweetheart, summer camp, childhood, honest, reunited friends, group of friends, family, mentor, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: canada, ontario canada, california
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 6.5
 72K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, justice, vengeance, custody battle, hotshot lawyer, corruption, feud, destiny, court, courage, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 12K
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: sad, emotional, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, death, reconciliation, cancer, honest, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, family life, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, melancholic, sweet, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, talking animals, mouse, poacher, adventure, rescue, australian outback, friendship, anthropomorphic animal, good versus evil, honest, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: australia, new york, hawaii
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, military, teacher, unemployment, self discovery, underdog, soldier, instructor, honest, unlikely friendships, justice, military training ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, brooklyn new york city, detroit
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, humorous, feel good, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, transvestism, cross dressing, on the road, gender bending, female impersonator, friendship, small town, culture clash, road trip, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, california, london, australia, usa ...
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