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, enigmatic, melancholic, thought provoking, cerebral and reflective films and TV shows about / with storytelling, life & death, existentialism, loneliness, dialogue, weird, mentor, death, life philosophy and melancholy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as meditative: Wild (2014), Before I Fall (2017), Wings of Desire (1987), Olive Kitteridge (2014), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Knight of Cups (2015), Enter the Void (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Calvary (2014), The Island (2006).

List of meditative movies

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: philosophical, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, life, existentialism, buddhist monk, human nature, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 7.1
 120K
Wild (2014)
Genre: 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: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, journey, redemption, loneliness, adultery, introspection, on the road, nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon, mojave desert
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 6.5
 46K
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, meditative, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, strong female character, bullying, redemption, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
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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: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, mortality, desire, diary, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
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Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, elderly, couples, family, under the surface, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
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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, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, smoking, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, las vegas, memphis ...
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 5.7
 25K
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: meditative, serious, touching, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, celebrity, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, couples, temptation, multiple storylines, storytelling, tarot card, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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 7.3
 71K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, meditative, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, explicit sex, drug trip, hallucination, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, music, musician, loneliness, cat, singer, guitar, homeless, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 56K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, small town life, human nature, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.9
 11K
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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, religion, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, forgiveness, god or devil, russian ...
Place: russia
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, new york, los angeles, italy ...
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 7.7
 112K
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: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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 6.7
 83K
The New World (2005)
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: touching, meditative, serious, lyrical, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, chief, power of love, communication problem, adventurer, new world, colonialism, unlikely relationship, love triangle, princess, wilderness, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, great patriotic war, heroes, youth, battles, german, child spy, boy, child execution ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
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 7.2
 228K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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, artsy, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, prehistory, year 2001 ...
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 8.0
 289K
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, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1910s, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles
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Five Feet Apart (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, talky, meditative
Plot: falling in love, fighting illness, forbidden love, suffering, true love, couple relations, destiny, star crossed lovers, danger, fall in love, long distance relationship, life turned upside down ...
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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, forensic, crimes, forensics, search, law enforcement, deadly, introspection, everyday life, crime, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, semi serious, meditative, cerebral ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, uncover truth, future dystopia, society, computer, distopia ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, meditative, depressing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, first love, family problems, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, hippie, gas station, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
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 7.6
 49K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, russian, life is a bitch, legal action, social relations, political corruption, coastal town, friends, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 8.1
 40K
The Mirror (1975)
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
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: meditative, suspense, inspirational, factual, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, journey, jungle, world war one, lost city, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, london, france, latin america ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 21K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, writer's life, fall in love, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, age difference, husband wife relationship, estranged father, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
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 6.4
 11K
Brainstorm (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, conspiracy, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, uncover truth, mad scientist, rebellion, technology, fighting the system, father son relationship, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, london, europe, north carolina, rio de janeiro ...
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 7.1
 10K
A Touch of Sin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, meditative, brutal ...
Plot: working class, society, realism, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, violence, dehumanization, factory worker, loneliness, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo
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 6.7
 14K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, contemplative, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: evolution, faith, family relations, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, death in the family, village, relationship vs career, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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