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, breathtaking and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, existentialism, loneliness, dialogue, life & death, death, catastrophe, life philosophy, art and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as meditative: The Island (2006), The Fountain (2006), Before I Fall (2017), Nostalgia (1983), Gerry (2002), Solaris (1971), Kwaidan (1964), Days of Heaven (1978), The Tree of Life (2011), Badlands (1973).
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The Fountain
Drama, Sci-Fi
Canada, USA
96 min.
 7.3
The Ten Commandments
Drama
Poland, West Germany
572 min.
 9.1
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Japan
23 min.
 7.7
Before I Fall
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
USA
98 min.
 6.4

List of meditative movies

 8.0
 10K
The Island
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: philosophical, meditative, psychological, cerebral, biblical ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, destiny, forgiveness, supernatural ability, psychic, christian, religion, mentor, loneliness, philosophy, monastery ...
Place: russia
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
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: melancholic, meditative, stylized, scenic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, life philosophy, isolation, philosophy, buddhist monk, mentor, guilt, life changing experience, life, life & death, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain
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, artsy, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: love, life & death, tragic love, immortality, true love, death, cancer, multiple storylines, terminal illness, loneliness, power of love, fountain of youth ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: comic, exciting, meditative, not serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: ninja, heroes, father son relationship, fight scenes, youth, save the world, adventure, family, society, dream, friendship, mentor ...
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 6.4
 35K
Before I Fall
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, touching, suspense, intense, meditative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: time loop, death, female protagonist, redemption, teenagers, school, bullying, friendship, female friendship, dying repeatedly, saving a life, unlikely friendships ...
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 8.1
 18K
Nostalgia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, meditative, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, culture clash, writer's life, memory, philosophy, human nature, russian, existentialism, poetry, art, self discovery, storytelling ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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 6.2
 16K
Gerry
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, isolation, existentialism, survival, death, loneliness, dialogue, escapades, art, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo
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 8.1
 66K
Solaris
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: russian, obsession, immortality, existentialism, dreams, art, space travel, loneliness, alien, memory, outer space, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, russia
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 8.0
 12K
Kwaidan
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, bleak, meditative, serious ...
Plot: samurai, supernatural, ghost, storytelling, blindness, betrayal, ghosts, heroes, life & death, art, spirit, anthology ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 1900s, 12th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, serious, art house, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, surrealism, reincarnation, aging, life & death, magic realism, existentialism, jungle, ghosts, introspection, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, tokyo, japan
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 7.9
 44K
Days of Heaven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: farm, loneliness, love triangle, existentialism, tragedy, runaway, betrayal, couple relations, storytelling, impossible love, dialogue, rich and poor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
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The Tree of Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, epic, meditative ...
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, coming of age, afterlife, outer space, parenthood, existentialism, storytelling, death, dysfunctional family, memory, dinosaur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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 7.9
 56K
Badlands
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, violence, murder, existentialism, death, criminal heroes, on the road, murderous pair, violent, loneliness, road trip ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, south dakota, montana
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 8.1
 91K
Stalker
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: russian, future dystopia, existentialism, art, metaphysics, danger, storytelling, post apocalyptic, loneliness, life & death, humanity, escapades ...
Place: russia
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Wings of Desire
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: surreal, atmospheric, touching, stylized, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, german, existentialism, philosophy, love, self discovery, angel, loneliness, humanity, supernatural romance, life & death, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
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 6.7
 77K
The New World
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, meditative, serious, epic ...
Plot: culture clash, native americans, wilderness, romance, colonialism, existentialism, chief, adventure, indians, beautiful scenery, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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George Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, meditative ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, adolescence, teenage life, death, kids in trouble, loneliness, dialogue, childhood, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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 8.0
 14K
The Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, introspection, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, solitude, runaway, life & death, guilt, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, meditative, serious, reflective ...
Plot: artist, catastrophe, surrealism, death, dreams, danger, childhood, storytelling, art, imagination, hopes, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, mount fuji
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Three Colors: Red
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: loneliness, isolation, french, friendship, surveillance, destiny, betrayal, opposites attract, redemption, judge, relationships, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, english channel, tokyo, france, geneva switzerland ...
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 8.1
 30K
The Mirror
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: childhood, surrealism, memory, human nature, russian, pregnancy, haunted by the past, dreams, countryside, existentialism, wartime life, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, tokyo, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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Last Life in the Universe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, loneliness, existentialism, depression, death, surrealism, violence, drinking, hospital, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand
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Last Year at Marienbad
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, surrealism, memory, mystery, imagination, destiny, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, haunted by the past, new wave ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 8K
After Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, destiny, childhood, death, hospital, human nature, life & death, existentialism, life, philosophy, introspection ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, kindergarten
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The Scent of Green Papaya
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Vietnam
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: serious, touching, meditative, scenic, breathtaking ...
Plot: coming of age, cooking, friendship, death, master and servant, romance, love affair, mentor, storytelling, secrets, loneliness, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, bleak, epic ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, obsession, insanity, german, surrealism, death, gold, adventurer, greed, visceral, god ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, spain, latin america, peru, andes mountains
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Three Colors: Blue
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: solitude, french, classical music, memory, hospital, loneliness, music, life & death, dealing with death, relationships, isolation, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, poland, paris france
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 6.7
 5K
Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
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 8.1
 19K
The Sacrifice
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: sacrifice, insanity, human nature, existentialism, life & death, religion, apocalypse, god, russian, art, magic realism, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

art house
art house movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Dogville 2003
8.0
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
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breathtaking
breathtaking movies
Ip Man 3D 2015
7.1
The Fifth Element 1997
7.7
Star Trek: Discovery 2017
7.4
Avatar 2009
7.8
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.7
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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art
art movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Big Eyes 2014
7.0
Frida 2002
7.4
White Collar 2009
8.3
Eyes Wide Shut 1999
7.4
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enigmatic
enigmatic movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Zodiac 2007
7.7
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Fight Club 1999
8.8
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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philosophical
philosophical movies
The Island 2006
8.0
The Fountain 2006
7.3
Mr. Nobody 2009
7.9
Interstellar 2014
8.6
Cloud Atlas 2012
7.5
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existentialism
existentialism movies
Groundhog Day 1993
8.0
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Inception 2010
8.8
Her 2013
8.0
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