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, melancholic, clever, emotional, humorous and semi serious films and TV shows about / with introspection, redemption, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, mentor, hopes, catastrophe, destiny and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as introspection: Into the Wild (2007), Being Erica (2009), Shame (2011), The Breakfast Club (1985), A Thousand Words (2012), Eat Pray Love (2010), In Treatment (2008), Jerry Maguire (1996), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Sopranos (1999).

List of introspection movies

 8.1
 505K
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, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, hitchhiker, adventure, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, south africa ...
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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: psychological, captivating, mind bending, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.5
 8K
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: changing the past or future, therapy, time travel, self discovery, road not taken, introspection, hopes, destiny, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.2
 166K
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, touching, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: pornography, sex addict, sexual relations, introspection, strong sexual content, addiction, suicide attempt, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, siblings relations, sexual attraction, sexual activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teachers and students, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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A Thousand Words (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, workplace, life turned upside down, family relations, liar, literary agent, change of heart, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, family, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.7
 74K
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: sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, female protagonist, love affair, love, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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 8.3
 14K
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: psychological, clever, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, patient, doctors and patients, psychotherapist, therapist, emotional breakdown, one on one, clinic, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapy, power relations ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.3
 214K
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: realistic, touching, feel good, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: career, workplace romance, starting over, friendship, introspection, single parent, greed, agent, opposites attract, boss and employee, ego clash, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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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, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, tragic love, gay relationship, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, introspection, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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 9.2
 234K
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, clever, captivating, cynical, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, psychiatrist, family life, killings, crime, introspection, ambition, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.0
 263K
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: talky, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, child prodigy, suicide attempt, chance, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, cancer, seduction, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, funny, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, romance, true love, love and romance, ghost, introspection, love, wedding, supernatural, lovers reunited, sexism, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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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: feel good, sentimental, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, happiness, adventure, introspection, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
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 7.9
 349K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, hitman, guilt, tourist, death, haunted by the past, suicidal, partners, canadian stereotype, redemption, farce, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, venice, ireland
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A Christmas Carol (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, road not taken, introspection, holiday, self discovery, redemption, ghost, human spirit, hopes, disorder, supernatural, family relations ...
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 17K
The Ledge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, atheist, christian, introspection, wife husband relationship, moral dilemma, redemption, life turned upside down, hopes, dealing with death, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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 6.9
 250K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dishonesty, farce, introspection, workaholic, birthday, family problems, family relations, father son relationship, lawyer, fish out of water, parenthood, liar ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, boston
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Some Kind Of Beautiful (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: By day, Richard Haig is a successful and well-respected English professor at renowned Trinity College in Cambridge. By night, Richard indulges his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. But Richard has grown tired ...
Style: romantic, sweet, satirical, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, womanizer, love triangle, relationships, love affair, introspection, love and romance, university, teachers and students, troubled marriage, love story, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, mexico, california, los angeles, new york
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 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: realistic, psychological, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: clergy, identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, introspection, catholic church, self involved, church, religion, cardinal the priest, catholicism, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 5.5
 241
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, topical humor
Plot: introspection, multiple storylines, classmates, romance, friendship, funeral, meeting, happy ending, tied feet
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 8.0
 519K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, love and romance, wooing, time loop, existentialism, nothing goes right, road not taken, redemption, deja vu, idealism, romance, hopes ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.0
 39K
28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, going straight, addiction, starting over, introspection, self discovery, doctors and patients, drugs/alcohol, clinic, drug rehabilitation, drug addiction, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, urban, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, nihilism, surrealism, depression, misfit, social misfits, urban, cause and meaning, dull life, estrangement, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, female protagonist, american abroad, friendship, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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Dating the Enemy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body swapping, gender, journalist, disorder, couples, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, wish come true, introspection, love, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, deadly creature, blood, immortality, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, supernatural, hidden identity, loneliness, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, seaport ...
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 5.8
 113K
The Break-Up (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and ...
Style: humorous, cynical, sentimental, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: crumbling marriage, opposites attract, relationships, unsupportive spouse, romance, verbal byplay, uninhibited rivalry, battle of the sexes, break-up, introspection, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 21K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, love, introspection, hopes, dysfunctional relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, party, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, romance, twentysomething life, celebration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
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