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, cerebral, visually appealing and reflective films and TV shows about / with storytelling, life & death, existentialism, weird, dialogue, loneliness, mentor, melancholy, culture clash and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as meditative: Before I Fall (2017), Wings of Desire (1987), Wild (2014), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Knight of Cups (2015), Five Feet Apart (2019), Olive Kitteridge (2014), Calvary (2014), The Mirror (1975), 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: meditative, philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, meditation, monk, redemption, teachers and students, mentor, guilt, isolation, life, buddhist monk, solitude, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 6.4
 42K
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: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, teenager, teenagers, female protagonist, redemption, strong female character, bullying, friendship, saving a life, suicide, stereotypes, female friendship ...
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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: angel, immortality, mortality, diary, desire, poet, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
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 7.1
 115K
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: uplifting, meditative, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: cheating on husband, hiking, wilderness, self discovery, human spirit, loneliness, journey, redemption, on the road, adultery, nature, starting over ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
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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, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
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 5.7
 24K
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, artists and showbiz, romance, couples, looking for love, temptation, tarot card, multiple storylines, storytelling, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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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, talky, meditative, melancholic
Plot: falling in love, forbidden love, fighting illness, star crossed lovers, suffering, true love, couple relations, disability, destiny, danger, life turned upside down, long distance relationship ...
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, family problems, maturity, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, couples, family, elderly, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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 7.4
 54K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: 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, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, goodhearted, social relations, human nature, small town life, confession, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 8.1
 36K
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, meditative, serious ...
Plot: nature, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, countryside, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis, russian ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, spain, ussr ...
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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, cerebral, breathtaking, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
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 7.7
 107K
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, delusion, on the road, father son relationship, father-son relationship, family, character study, pickup truck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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 6.7
 81K
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, adventurer, new world, colonialism, unlikely relationship, communication problem, princess, wilderness, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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 7.3
 66K
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, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, afterlife, stripper, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, deadly, youth, siblings relations, drug trip, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: orphan, war, anti war, red army, youth, heroes, battles, boy, child execution, child spy, world war two, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
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 7.2
 222K
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, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, death, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, astronaut, evolution, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, year 1968 ...
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 8.0
 280K
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, compassionate ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s
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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, forensics, search, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, everyday life, crime, mayor, buried alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
Is relevant ?
 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: sentimental, serious, meditative, depressing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, first love, family problems, parents and children, single parent, football, teenage life, introspection ...
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, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 46K
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: small town, injustice, life is a bitch, political corruption, dishonesty, human nature, family problems, small town life, family in crisis, false accusation, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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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, clever, meditative, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, loneliness, musician, singer, guitar, homeless, ambition, performance, follow your dream, financial problem ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, latin america, brazil ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 20K
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, touching, serious, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: wedding anniversary, lifestyle, love affair, romance, writer's life, fall in love, age difference, art, husband wife relationship, estranged father, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, vienna
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 10K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: memory, virtual reality, future dystopia, uncover truth, experiment gone awry, rebellion, mad scientist, technology, conspiracy, corporation, father son relationship, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, north carolina
Is relevant ?
 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: injustice, working class, social decay, realism, society, life is a bitch, crimes, violence, dehumanization, factory worker, loneliness, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.
Style: meditative, captivating, lyrical, melancholic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, investigator, girlfriend, disappearance, search, novel, hallucinations, book burning, best friends, hallucination, abusive parent, arson ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 13K
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: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: evolution, faith, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, death in the family, family life, village, relationship vs career, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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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: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, investigation, parents and children, family relations, prison life, crimes, loss of family member, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, paris france, italy, california
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