Struggle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant struggle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating and humorous films and TV shows about / with struggle, society, friendship, storytelling, lifestyle, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, mentor and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as struggle: The 100 (2014), Sword Art Online (2012), Mildred Pierce (2011), Equilibrium (2002), Black (2005), South of Nowhere (2005), Night Watch (2004), Married... with Children (1987), Teen Wolf (2011), Top Boy (2011).

List of struggle movies

 7.6
 242K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, fate of humanity, youth, survivor, young heroes, leadership, space station, rivalry, human existence, nuclear holocaust, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, trapped, determination, master warrior, survival, monster, swords and armor, struggle, rivalry, warrior, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 7.6
 21K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, depression, single parent, housewife, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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 7.4
 325K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, psychological, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, dystopic future, rebellion, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, society, utopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: beijing china, china
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 8.1
 35K
Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, disability, determination, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, social misfits ...
Place: india
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South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, lesbian sex, teenage love, struggle, coming out, youth, reconciliation, starting over, homosexual, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.4
 54K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, witch, vampire, supernatural, russian, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, death, witchcraft, human becoming an animal, chosen one, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
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Married... with Children (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, family problems, struggle, parents and children, misfit, working class, promiscuous daughter, marriage, dog, stupidity ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.8
 142K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, friends, transformation, teen romance, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
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 8.4
 22K
Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, urban ghetto life, teenage life, ambitious, leader, life is a bitch, ambition, gang war, right hand man, struggle, crimes, partners in crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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Honey and Clover (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: captivating, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: slice of life, friendship, romance, coming of age, fall in love, love triangle, student life, everyday life, youth, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.8
 1K
Lead Balloon (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Lead Balloon is a British television series produced by Open Mike Productions for BBC Four. The series was created and is co-written by comedian Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. It stars Dee as Rick Spleen, a cynical and misanthropic comedian whose life ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, not serious, talky ...
Plot: comedian, everyday life, nothing goes right, social awkwardness, struggle, career, alienation, artists and showbiz, frustration, antisocial behavior, self involved, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.6
 2K
Six Degrees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Six Degrees is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their respective relationships and connections with one another, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. It premiered on September 21, 2006, ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, love affair, starting over, lifestyle, haunted by the past, idealism, coincidence, career, human nature, struggle, social problems, friendship ...
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 3K
City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: street gang, kids in trouble, friendship, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, struggle, street kid, social problems, society, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, funny, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, wedding, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, wedding preparations and rituals, parent child relationship, social awkwardness, bride and groom, parents and children, prejudice, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, greece, san francisco
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 8.1
 17K
Iqbal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket.
Style: uplifting, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, prodigy, lifestyle, struggle, disability, obsession, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, stranger, museum, shyness, divorce, self mutilation, sex talk, separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, social differences, talented, championship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 60s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant ...
Style: inspirational, serious, captivating, sincere, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sport team, football, coach, high school, career, athlete's life, championship, sport, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: football, college, coach, american football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, west virginia, new jersey
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: samurai, sword fight, poverty, friendship, childhood sweetheart, duel, samurai era, social differences, love and romance, selflessness, struggle, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, harsh ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, exploitation, melancholy, disability, human nature, hopes, suffering, cruelty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.3
 26K
Rescue Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: heroic, realistic, semi serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: rescue, alcohol abuse, divorce, fire department, heroes, firefighter, life is a bitch, workplace, loss, team, struggle, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, loneliness, music, cat, homeless, aspiring singer, singer, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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 8.3
 15K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, life turned upside down, tragic event, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 8.0
 103K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, law enforcement, slum, crimes, squad, team, leader, society, poverty ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 7.7
 190K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, mentally unstable, filmmaking, swamp, weirdo, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
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 8.7
 58K
Peep Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Peep Show is an award-winning British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb amongst others. It has been broadcast on Channel ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, witty, humorous, light ...
Plot: roommate, slacker, odd couple, neighbor, everyday life, unlikely friendships, struggle, loser, lifestyle, buddies, weirdo, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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 8.4
 535K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, lost, mysterious place, plane crash, death, human nature, destiny, adventure, asthma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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 6.7
 83K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, survival, fate of humanity, society, chaos, escapades, worldwide chaos, post apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, nanotechnology ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, america, north america
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