Self identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant self identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, cult film, serious, sentimental, humorous and captivating films and TV shows about / with self identity, love, coming of age, friendship, friends, youth, society, gay, lgbt and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self identity: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Mulholland Drive (2001), Looking for Alibrandi (2000), Balto (1995), Runaway Bride (1999), Forever Young (2022), Alpine Fire (1985), Thunder in My Heart (2021), Madame Satã (2002), Lazare (2020).

List of self identity movies

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: emotional, enigmatic, melancholic, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, gender, betrayal, self discovery, singer, berlin wall, musician, musician's life, teenage boy, music ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, kansas, usa ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, twists and turns, amnesia, lesbian, hallucination, hollywood, alternate reality, obsession, nightmare, doppelganger, lesbian sex, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, high school, love triangle, social differences, youth, society, love and romance, fish out of water, parents and children, teenage life, suicide ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, courage, wolf, animals, rivalry, goose, daring rescue, dog sled, against the odds, wilderness, cartoon wolf, alienation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1995, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
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Runaway Bride (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: wedding, small town, love and romance, fiance fiancee relationship, journalist, battle of the sexes, unlikely couple, reporter, relationships, stereotypes, runaway bride, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, maryland, san francisco
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Forever Young (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: At the end of the 1980s, Stella, Victor, Adèle and Etienne are 20 years old. They take the entrance exam to the famous acting school created by Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Romans at the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre. Launched at full speed ...
Style: semi autobiographical, interesting
Plot: theatre play, drug addiction, aids, theatrical troupe, theatre director, coming of age, self identity, introspection, hiv, existential loneliness, slice of life, couples ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
Place: paris france, new york
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Alpine Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him. In his work, he can become frustrated, so when he throws ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: brother sister incest, forbidden love, brother sister sex, sex with brother, incest, sex with sister, youth, siblings relations, sex scene, deaf, female nudity, older sister ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, switzerland, swiss alps, europe
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Thunder in My Heart (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: 22-year-old Sigrid - nicknamed Sigge - and her group of friends are confronted with the unexpected demands of adulthood as they attempt to come to terms with their own identities, their passions, and the past.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: grownups, adolescence, coming of age, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, friends, relationships, male female relationship, social problems, best friends, relationship problems ...
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Madame Satã (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos ...
Style: emotional, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, nightclub, ambition, transvestism, performer's life, gender bending, society, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, china, arabia
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Lazare (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: psychotronic, avant garde, stylized, experimental, sensual ...
Plot: lgbt, movie actress, filmmaking, backstage, conspiracy, paranoia, schizophrenia, ambitious man, hitman, dancing, drug abuse, bisexual ...
Place: europe, romania
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Gypsy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Style: sexy, psychological, erotic, captivating, sensual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, double life, lesbian love, psychology, female protagonist, jealousy, unrequited love, dark past, lesbianism, alter ego, lesbian couple ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Checking In (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In any Hotel, there are stories. Each guest there has one, a past, a conflict, as well as hope. Set in a hotel over the course of 24 hours, 'Checking In', tells five stories, each allowing us an insight into some of these guests. What ...
Plot: life, husband wife relationship, friendship, love, gay, jealousy, homosexual, friends who live together, homoerotic friendship, conflict between friends, friends, gay man straight woman relationship ...
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The Daughter (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Austria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman in her mid-forties goes on a journey to the country. She visits her mother, whom she hasn't seen for quite a while. Of course, her father, who has been missing for many years, dominates the women's topic of conversation at first. ...
Plot: self awareness, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, train, father daughter relationship, self identity, river, eroticism, nature, monk, cell, baptism ...
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My Dearest Senorita (1972)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A woman living in a small town discovers after fifty years that she is actually a man. Will she change her sex and suffer the reaction of a narrow-minded society?
Style: cult film
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, gay, gays and lesbians, provincial life, psychology, gender, male female relationship, servant, cafe, confession, bank ...
Place: spain
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Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old Prostitute (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A young girl, already a jaded sexual veteran, embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery to find out the true reasons for her dissatisfaction and total desensitization.
Style: controversial, erotic, avant garde, weird
Plot: erotica, underage sex, sex with teenager, japanese girl, japanese teenager, exploitation, sexual awakening, sexually liberated, coming of age, self identity, nymph, schoolgirl ...
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The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution.
Style: cult film, underground film
Plot: erotica, counterculture, group sex, nude, masturbation, sex, drugs, female nudity, party, gay interest, self identity, rape ...
Place: new york
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Rainbow Around the Sun (2008)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zachary Blasto, a hard-drinking, talented songwriter and performer, envisions madcap musical fantasies in order to avoid dealing with the downward spiral of his personal life.
Style: avant garde
Plot: rock music, very little dialogue, male female relationship, progressive rock, self acceptance, self identity, loss of father, musician, singer, father son relationship, friend, reporter ...
Time: 70s
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Adult Camp (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adult Camp is a comedy about the bumpy road to personal growth. A group of men and women, strangers to each other, choose to spend a different kind of summer holiday week by traveling to the beautiful Turku archipelago to participate in an inviting, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, cross dressing, homosexual, isolation, male nudity, womanizer, island, female nudity, sexual identity, love, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: finland
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Time of Eve (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, androids have come into common usage. Rikuo Sakisaka, who has taken robots for granted for his entire life, one day discovers that Sammy, his home android, has been acting independently and coming and going on her own. ...
Style: anime, captivating, psychological, sentimental, seinen ...
Audience: teens
Plot: maid, artificial intelligence, misunderstanding, cafe, affection, society, couples, fall in love, friendship, robot, household, independence ...
Time: future
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Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: coming of age, teenage girl, best friends, teenage life, conservatism, religion, youth, lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, christianity, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
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In Motion (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Modern Russian take on Felinni's "La Dolce Vita" focuses on a few days from one popular Moscow journalist's life and the essential attributes of his life: Sex, betrayal, love, friendship, murders, etc.
Plot: reporter, male nudity, boy, father son relationship, capitalism, nude, self identity, shower, towel, butt naked
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexual, homosexuality, friendship, lgbt, male prostitute, character study, friendship between men, love, gays and lesbians, prostitution, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, rome italy, seattle, italy ...
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: anime, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: robot, metropolis, steampunk, rebellion, artificial intelligence, megalomaniac, heroic mission, cyberpunk, uncover truth, save the day, self discovery, distopia ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, lion, friendship, betrayal, jungle, love, good versus evil, tragedy, talking animals, pride and honor, uncle, hyena ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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Octane (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High-octane romance set in the recognizable - and sometimes gritty - world of Brighton's homegrown youth, as Boy Racer gangs uneasily coexist with the Indie scene.
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: gang, teenage love, dangerous attraction, contests and competitions, rivalry, race, suspense, lifestyle, car race, working class, car, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england
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The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, art house, dark ...
Plot: shyness, doppelganger, surrealism, suicide, paranoia, loneliness, depression, workplace, dark humor, office, obsession, loser ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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My Guardian Characters (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: My Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara) is a magical anime, revolving around "cool and spicy" teen Amu, a feminine but tomboyish schoolgirl, who yearns but appears unable to display her sensitive side. One day, three magical eggs appear in ...
Style: anime, humorous, uplifting, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, popularity, school, alienation, teenage life, coming of age, classmate, youth, dream come true, artifact, high school life, love ...
Place: japan, asia
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Astonishing (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mandy's life turns upside down after getting into a car accident.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: body swapping, couples, apocalypse, insecurity, chinese, identity crisis, urban setting, alienation, mistaken identity, female protagonist, psychiatrist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong, china
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Laurence Anyways (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self: a woman.
Style: sincere, emotional, romantic, social, aesthetic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transsexual, transsexuality, lgbt, love and romance, impossible love, lgbtq, couple relations, gender, follow your dream, lesbian, couples, desire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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House of Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984 through an exciting world of sex and music, when his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage, facing a new ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, avant garde ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, male prostitute, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay sex, gay love, bully, aids, fall in love, youth, gay lead character, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, 80s
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, morocco
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