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, serious, touching, melancholic and clever films and TV shows about / with introspection, hopes, life philosophy, storytelling, dialogue, relationships, redemption, loneliness, depression and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as introspection: The Breakfast Club (1985), Into the Wild (2007), Being Erica (2009), In Treatment (2008), Shame (2011), Magnolia (1999), Fireproof (2008), Eat Pray Love (2010), 10 Items or Less (2006), Cashback (2006).

List of introspection movies

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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, high school life, friendship, coming of age, rebelliousness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, deja vu, brainwashing, love story, couples, existentialism, memory loss, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.1
 530K
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: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, freedom, wilderness, isolation, journey, on the road, adventure, hitchhiker, introspection, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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 7.5
 9K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, humorous, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, changing the past or future, self discovery, time travel, road not taken, introspection, destiny, hopes, psychology, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.3
 15K
In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: clever, psychological, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, patient, psychologist, one on one, doctors and patients, therapist, emotional breakdown, self involved, dysfunctional character, haunted by the past, power relations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.2
 173K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, sincere, psychological, dark, touching ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, sex addict, sexuality, introspection, strong sexual content, sexual dysfunction, addiction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, sexual attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.0
 272K
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, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, terminal illness, infidelity, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, suffering, couple relations, life is a bitch, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s
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 6.5
 20K
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, emotional, serious, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: christian, firefighter, self discovery, marriage, introspection, couple relations, dysfunctional marriage, couples, crumbling marriage, firemen, faith, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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 5.8
 79K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: 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, sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, introspection, love affair, hopes, lifestyle change, solitude, tourist, female protagonist, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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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, humorous, touching, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, introspection, on the road, research, shopping, movie star, job interview, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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 7.2
 80K
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: witty, atmospheric, humorous, meditative, semi serious ...
Plot: sexual attraction, insomnia, introspection, art, student, breakup, painting, romance, lifestyle, workplace, time, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.3
 16K
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: depression, mental illness, college, university, introspection, therapy, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, twentysomething life, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 7.0
 7K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, hopes, going straight, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
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, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, loneliness, hotel, aging, golden years, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, retirement home, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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 6.8
 6K
The Wall (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, scenic, surreal
Plot: survival, introspection, isolation, diary, solitude, human nature, loneliness, human animal relationship, dog, nature, forest, animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alps, austria
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, inspiration, play, young heroes, hopes, parents and children, daydreamer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
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 5.8
 6K
Repeaters (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.
Style: mind bending, psychological, tense, clever, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, time travel, group of friends, time loop, introspection, youth, rehabilitation, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, repeated event, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 5.4
 275
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, romantic, feel good, light, topical humor
Plot: introspection, friendship, classmates, happy ending, multiple storylines, romance, meeting, funeral, tied feet
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 7.3
 227K
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jerry Maguire used to be a typical sports agent: willing to do just about anything he could to get the biggest possible contracts for his clients, plus a nice commission for himself. Then, one day, he suddenly has second thoughts about what ...
Style: motivational, touching, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, greed, friendship, workplace romance, starting over, boss and employee, introspection, agent, single parent, opposites attract, self involved, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cuba
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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: talky, humorous, touching, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, introspection, reconciliation, journey, train ride, grief, on the road, healing, sibling relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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 7.4
 11K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, model, life is a bitch, feminism, human spirit, injustice, introspection, deportation, un, sexual abuse, supermodel, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, 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: intellectual, psychological, talky, serious, philosophical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, patient, mentally unstable, historical character, sexual perversion, sexuality, mental illness, seduction, introspection, human nature, life changing experience ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, central europe, austria, zurich switzerland
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 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: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
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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: gloomy, offbeat, realistic, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, existentialism, nihilism, surrealism, social misfits, hopes, unfulfillment, society, urban, cause and meaning, dull life, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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 9.2
 260K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: dark humor, serious, psychological, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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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: melancholic, touching, emotional, sad, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, forbidden love, homosexual, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, gay romance, love and romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The television movie is set in the city of Dimmsdale and centers on the series' main protagonist Timmy Turner with his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda and his fairy godbrother Poof. In the movie, Timmy is now 23 years old but is still in fifth ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, introspection, young at heart, fall in love, imaginary, parents and children, godparent, coming of age, family, family relations, dental braces
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 7.3
 4K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: introspection, follow your dream, self discovery, identity crisis, circus, family relations, on the road, parents and children, escapades, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.0
 1K
Radiostars (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ben, who dreamed of himself as a comic in New York, is back in Paris, his professional and emotional life in complete disarray. He encounters Alex, the star host of the Breakfast Club, a popular morning radio show. With Cyril, a forty-something ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: introspection, radio dj, escapades, unsuccessful, on the road, buddies, workplace situations, workplace, ratings, radio show, partners, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, france
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The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, generation gap, redemption, rehabilitation, estrangement, parents and children, life is a bitch, treatment, therapist, memory loss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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