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

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, melancholic, captivating, clever, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, love, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, couples, memory loss, deja vu, dreams, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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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: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, virginia ...
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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, time travel, self discovery, road not taken, introspection, hopes, psychology, destiny, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, erotic, psychological, dark ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, sex addict, strong sexual content, introspection, addiction, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, sexual activity ...
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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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, clever, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: teenager, high school, teachers and students, teenage love, introspection, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, coming of age, misfit, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, suffering, tragic event, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
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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, inspirational, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, love affair, hopes, tourist, female protagonist, love, travel, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, patient, therapist, psychologist, one on one, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, psychotherapist, emotional breakdown, human nature, nervous breakdown, self esteem ...
Time: 21st century
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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, friendship, workplace romance, starting over, greed, introspection, agent, single parent, opposites attract, self involved, ambition, layoff ...
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, grief, on the road, journey, train ride, healing, sibling relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya
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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, emotional, touching, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, tragic love, gay, cowboy, gay slur, homosexual, love and romance, unlikely couple, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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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: psychological, intellectual, talky, serious, sexy ...
Plot: sexual perversion, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, patient, mentally unstable, historical character, sexuality, mental illness, seduction, human nature, introspection, therapy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, 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, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis ...
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: atmospheric, serious, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: introspection, existentialism, nihilism, surrealism, cause and meaning, social misfits, unfulfillment, hopes, misfit, estrangement, dull life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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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, rough, cynical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, family life, killings, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Book of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, dark humor, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, introspection, society, moral dilemma, human nature, rivalry, religions or cults, save the world, hopes, legends and myths, destiny, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, jerusalem, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, sex, strong sexual content, erection, lust, sexual perversion, seduction, nymphomaniac, sex addict, sexual exploration, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
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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: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, romance, true love, love and romance, love, ghost, supernatural, introspection, wedding, lovers reunited, sexism, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: 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: cynical, sexy, humorous, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, on the road, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
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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: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, christmas, road not taken, self discovery, human spirit, ghost, introspection, holiday, redemption, supernatural, nagging and grouching, disorder ...
Place: usa, new york
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, introspection, healer, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, estrangement, grief, new age, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: relationships, womanizer, romance, love triangle, introspection, love and romance, love affair, teachers and students, university, troubled marriage, father son relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, mexico, california, los angeles, new york
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Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: writer's life, introspection, lifestyle, mentally unstable, solitude, solitary, addiction, social relations, friendship between men, friendship, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california
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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: emotional, sincere, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, moral dilemma, atheist, introspection, redemption, life turned upside down, hopes, wife husband relationship, race against time, dealing with death, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
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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: funny, humorous, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: birthday, dishonesty, workaholic, second chance, parenthood, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, family values, family problems, fish out of water, family relations, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
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With Love... from the Age of Reason (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The day she turns 40, Marguerite Flora, a successful rep for a nuclear power company, begins receiving letters she'd sent to herself at age seven. The letters tell her what to do if her life hasn't turned out the way she thought it should, ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: letter, romance, family relations, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment, road not taken, poverty, following a dream, rise to the top, children, hole ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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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: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, clergy, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, lifestyle, self fulfillment, catholic church, cardinal the priest, catholicism, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, redemption, haunted by the past, partners, canadian stereotype, suicidal, gay slur, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, europe, venice, ireland
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The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens
Plot: time loop, camping, boy, summer, introspection, friends, hopes, young heroes, teenage life, youth, fish out of water, disorder ...
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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, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, deja vu, time warp, wooing, time travel, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, idealism, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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