Introspection movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant introspection movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, weird and inspirational films and TV shows about / with introspection, depression, loneliness, life philosophy, storytelling, relationships, redemption, dialogue, destiny and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
introspection movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as introspection: Cashback (2006), The Breakfast Club (1985), Into the Wild (2007), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Eat Pray Love (2010), In Treatment (2008), Magnolia (1999), Prozac Nation (2001), Shame (2011), A Dangerous Method (2011).

List of introspection movies

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: love, memory, surrealism, memory loss, amnesia, introspection, couple relations, existentialism, borderline personality disorder, loneliness, love story, love and romance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Cashback (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: sexy, surreal, meditative, erotic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stopped time, introspection, breakup, sexual attraction, time freeze, nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, female nudity, insomnia, supermarket, time, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teenage love, introspection, goth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, talky, humorous ...
Plot: train, dysfunctional family, introspection, journey, suicide attempt, reconciliation, complex characters, travel, eccentricity, train travel, grief, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
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Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, romantic, scenic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: self discovery, travel, starting over, fall in love, love, introspection, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life, hopes, tourist, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, india, rome italy, bali, indonesia ...
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In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while ...
Style: psychological, clever, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: psychologist, introspection, doctors and patients, therapist, psychotherapist, patient, psychiatrist, emotional breakdown, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
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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: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
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Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, disturbing, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, college, university, coming of age, introspection, dysfunctional family, youth, therapy, suicide attempt, adolescence, nude girl ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, addiction, sex, sexuality, sexual relations, masturbation, sexual dysfunction, erotica, strong sexual content, introspection, suicide attempt, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, sexy, intellectual, sexual ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, psychoanalysis, historical character, psychologist, introspection, sexual perversion, mentally unstable, infidelity, insanity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1910s, year 1912
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, zurich switzerland, vienna ...
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, best friends in love, friendship, love and romance, male female friendship, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, introspection, destiny, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
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High Fidelity (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
Style: inspirational, sincere, atmospheric, funny, light ...
Plot: introspection, musician's life, love affair, music, couple relations, mishap, romantic obsession, friendship, music fan, follow your dream, ex lover, female protagonist ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before ...
Style: sentimental, witty, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, self discovery, therapy, changing the past or future, road not taken, thirtysomething life, hopes, destiny, psychology, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Wall (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, scenic ...
Plot: solitude, introspection, nature, survival, dog, isolation, forest, diary, human nature, human animal relationship, animals, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alps, austria
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, sexy, melancholic, touching, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, homosexual, lgbt, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, closeted homosexual, gay romance, gay slur, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, alternate reality, road not taken, parallel universe, life changing experience, singleness, lifestyle change, family relations, fish out of water, workaholic, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, killings, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: hotel, elderly, self discovery, loneliness, aging, golden years, retirement home, goodhearted, life changing experience, introspection, choice, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, delhi ...
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, shopping, friends, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, inspirational, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: travel, self discovery, life, life philosophy, psychiatrist, introspection, adventure, solitude, midlife crisis, stereotypes, friendship, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, london, china, california, england ...
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, friendship, gangsters, crimes, hopes, introspection, organized crime, buddies, friends, gang, gypsy camp, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Style: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, car accident, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loss of son, tragic event, depression, anguish, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, hot and sexy, family relations, introspection, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce, older woman younger man sex, depression, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: thought provoking, cynical, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, travel, business, loneliness, business trip, downsizing, airport, love affair, couples, hotel, airplane, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, dallas texas, las vegas, california, usa ...
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Infinity Train (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: 13-year-old Tulip finds herself on a mysterious train with an endless number of cars, each one its own universe, and must find a way to get home.
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, mysterious, intellectual ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, teenager, family relations, self discovery, mysticism, young heroes, introspection, alternate dimension, robot, chase, determination ...
Place: minnesota, italy, wisconsin
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Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, christian film, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: christian, marriage, faith, husband wife relationship, self discovery, couple relations, firefighter, love and romance, religious, couples, marital problem, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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Life Ahead (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Old classmates finally meet each other after 15 years since graduation from school and that's an amazing opportunity to travel back in time. Old secrets and personal vendettas, hard feelings and first loves turn to fever pitch.
Style: thought provoking, feel good, romantic, light, funny ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, classmate, happy ending, classmate classmate relationship, high school reunion, meeting, topical humor, romance, ex classmate ex classmate relationship, ex classmate, multiple storylines ...
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The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, experimental, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, existentialism, nihilism, sleeping, social outcast, alienation, loneliness, time travel, mental disorder, surrealism, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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