Meditative movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant meditative movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, reflective, cerebral and stylized films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, loneliness, mentor, life & death, existentialism, redemption, life philosophy, runaway and obsession plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Hong Kong and other countries.
meditative movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as meditative: Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), The Island (2006), The Fountain (2006), Youth (2015), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Wings of Desire (1987), Magnolia (1999), Wild (2014), A Coffee in Berlin (2012), Bringing Out the Dead (1999).

List of meditative movies

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, stylized, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: actor, cigarette, coffee, friendship, musician, interview, lifestyle, social relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, friends, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, philosophical, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, lust, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, outer space ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, vacation, suicide, screenwriter, composer, old friends, aging, friendship, surrealism, retirement, falling in love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
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Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, couples, lovers on the run, couple relations, road trip, betrayal, crime, romance, tragic love, smuggling, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, mediterranean sea, africa
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, psychological, surreal, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, diary, desire, temptation, poet, library, berlin wall, circus, mortality, dream, german ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couple relations, social problems, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: human spirit, wilderness, cheating on husband, self discovery, redemption, hiking, on the road, journey, nature, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, starting over ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: cross country, usa, california, portland oregon
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, unfulfillment, hopes, loner, lifestyle, society, misfit, unsupportive parent, social misfits, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, dealing with death, misfit partners, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
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3-Iron (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, meditative, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, golf, homeless, romance, domestic violence, jealousy, love triangle, wife husband relationship, drifter, escape, invasion, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, infidelity, adultery, blackmail, crime, human nature, moral dilemma, couple relations, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Knight of Cups (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: touching, serious, non-linear, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, looking for love, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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The Assassin (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.
Style: meditative, breathtaking, atmospheric, harsh, scenic ...
Plot: female killer, exile, sword, black magic, assassination, martial arts, magic realism, assassin, nudity (full frontal - brief), shot with an arrow, acupuncture, dagger ...
Place: ancient china, china
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The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, exotic locale, adventure, adventurer, good versus evil, heroic mission, master villain, superhero, legends and myths, supernatural, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage Monument. But this is not his story. A new generation of ninja are ready to take ...
Style: not serious, comic, meditative, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: ninja, father son relationship, teenage life, fight scenes, save the world, adventure, family, dream, friendship, mentor, society, heroes ...
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Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, suspense, intense, meditative, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, female protagonist, redemption, teenagers, teenager, friendship, strong female character, suicide, death, bullying, saving a life, dying repeatedly ...
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, forbidden love, jury, japanese american, fisherman, culture clash, life is a bitch, crimes, who done it, romance, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: seattle washington, washington state, pearl harbor
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Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, first love, family problems, football, single parent, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, jesus christ, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, musician's life, fame, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, england, minnesota ...
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The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, loner, wiretap, mystery, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Fallen Angels (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, mysterious, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, one last job, love, assassin, couples, killer, criminal heroes, love affair, couple relations, partners in crime, crimes, dangerous ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, mcdonald's restaurant, tokyo
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, espionage, femme fatale, mystery, infidelity, uncover truth, crimes, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, mind game, nightmare, delusion, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, heaven and hell, dysfunctional character, obsession, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
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Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural, supernatural ability, dealing with death, survivor, tragic event, family problems, loss of family member, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, england, usa ...
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Knightriders (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.
Style: thought provoking, light, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: adventure, biker, performer's life, gang, friendship, idealism, leadership, rivalry, social misfits, escape from reality, desire for fame, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, expedition, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, archaeology, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1954, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, france, bolivia, ireland ...
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