Rejection movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rejection movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, interesting, serious, harsh and talky films and TV shows about / with rejection, storytelling, runaway, mentor, dialogue, pornography, loneliness, drinking, catastrophe and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rejection: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Taxi Driver (1976), Pretty Persuasion (2005), He Got Game (1998), Closet Monster (2015), The Skeleton Twins (2014), Truth or Dare (2018), Cruel Game (2002), Pilgrimage (1999), World's Greatest Dad (2009).

List of rejection movies

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, rejection, murder, jealousy, friendship, secret identity, manipulations, sexual tension, mistaken identity, complex characters, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, new york, atlantic ocean ...
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 8.3
 626K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: lone wolves, obsession, social decay, crimes, character study, violence spree, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, depression, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: realistic, dark humor, cynical, biting, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, sexual harassment, teachers and students, rejection, manipulation, adolescence, dishonesty, strong sexual content, high school life, teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, campus
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 6.9
 41K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, redemption, forgiveness, college, sport, athlete's life, parent child relationship, release from prison, domestic violence, ambition, rejection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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Closet Monster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.
Plot: coming of age, treehouse, gay, in the closet, bullying, rejection, lgbt, gay bashing, gay teenager, coming out, gay sex, gay lead character ...
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, estrangement, twins, adultery, gay brother, reunion, fraternal twins, rejection, confession, cowardice, bisexuality, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 5.1
 31K
Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, scary, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, rivalry, manipulation, danger, murder, betrayal, college, adventure, survival, suicide, demon, game ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tijuana mexico, big ben london
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 4.1
 101
Cruel Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The con is on when a gorgeous LA playboy tries to juggle four beautiful women and gets more than he bargained for. When a million bucks goes missing from the Yakuza, Japan's notorious mafia, the chase is on for the culprit. But in this tale of ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: gift, rejection, love, sex, female nudity, gun, woman on top, erotica, loyalty, seductive behavior, bartender, beach ...
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 8.2
 1K
Pilgrimage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rejection, dance, follow your dream, love and romance, dancer, family relations, dancer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, legends and myths ...
Time: 30s
Place: asia, india
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: death, school, rejection, language barrier, funeral, photograph, travel, culture clash, family life, fish out of water, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, turkey
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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school dance, high school, underdog, misfit, small town, friendship, buddies, social misfits, eccentric family, teenage life, goofy hero, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, mexico, utah
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 7.6
 86K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, rape, tragic love, small town, gender, sexuality, friendship, disguise, gay slur, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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 6.5
 116K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, croquet, sprinkler system, urban legend, rejection, bully, party, student, college life, cons and scams, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, yale university, ohio, harvard university
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 7.2
 30K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, police officer, threat, starting over, parole officer, rejection, factory worker, diary, therapist, rage, ex convict, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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 7.4
 150K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school life, rage, teenage life, teacher, abusive mother, social misfits, vengeance, high school, revenge, humiliation, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, near future, year 1979, future
Place: usa
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Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, clever, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, dating, infidelity, advice, idol, ghost, date, romance, rejection, postmodernism, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, nurse, bank robbery, opposites attract, destiny, rejection, gas station, coincidence, therapy, heist, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, australia, sydney australia
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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, imaginary kingdom, forgiveness, rejection, adventurer, social misfits, loyalty, courage, honor, chivalry, self discovery, destiny ...
Place: dungeon
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Chasing Liberty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe. She falls in love with a handsome British stranger, who also happens to be working ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, secret agents, working undercover, dishonesty, youth, teenage life, secret service agent, secret identity, romance, rejection, train ride ...
Time: contemporary
Place: prague, italy, europe, germany, usa ...
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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, vandalism, rejection, writer's life, prostitution, romance, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california, pasadena california, california
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Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, violence, school shooting, rejection, university, innocence lost, self discovery, politics, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
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The Toxic Avenger (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, toxic, corruption, vengeance, mayor, sadism, anti hero, strong man, superhero spoof, disfigured face, person on fire, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: s&m, fashion designer, obsession, success, love triangle, rejection, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, egoism, lgbt, lesbian relationship, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, zurich switzerland, west germany, sydney australia, frankfurt germany
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Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A lonely Omaha, Nebraska security guard named Marcus dreams of establishing some human connection, when he isn't watching cable porn in his apartment and obsessing over his weight.
Plot: security guard, pornography, impotence, hypochondriac, prostitution, overweight man, loneliness, bachelor, slice of life, rejection, exploitation, bare breasts ...
Place: nebraska
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 2K
Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: communism, art, painting, legal system, artist, life, community, chance, rejection, censorship, resistance, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: waitress, seduction, obesity, pizza, small town, parents and children, jealousy, unfulfilled love, rejection, fast food restaurant, sexual fantasy, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
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 7.5
 3K
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, human nature, jealousy, rejection, isolation, urban, city life, love and romance, forgery, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, taiwan, taipei, tokyo
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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him ...
Style: serious, touching, disturbing, realistic, psychological
Plot: friendship, youth, dysfunctional family, working class, best friends, human nature, rejection, teenage life, friends, family problems, family relations, prank ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 478K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: humorous, absurd, idiotic, funny, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, adolescence, looking for sex, party, teenager, friendship, youth, one night, social awkwardness, dumb, plan gone awry, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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