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, melancholic, touching, intense and clever films and TV shows about / with introspection, destiny, life philosophy, dialogue, redemption, storytelling, mentor, loneliness, relationships and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
introspection movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as introspection: Into the Wild (2007), Shame (2011), Being Erica (2009), 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

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: survival, self discovery, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, on the road, hitchhiker, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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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, erotic, sincere, psychological, dark ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, strong sexual content, introspection, sex addict, addiction, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, melancholic, clever, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, introspection, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, love, couples, love story, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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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: 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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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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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, love affair, hopes, introspection, love, female protagonist, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
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, 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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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, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
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: melancholic, emotional, sexy, touching, captivating ...
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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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, cynical, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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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: 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, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
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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, new jersey, san francisco
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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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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, ireland, venice
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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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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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, healer, family relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, new age, grief, obsessive quest, estrangement, brother brother relationship, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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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: sincere, emotional, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, christian, atheist, 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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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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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, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: letter, introspection, romance, family relations, love and romance, road not taken, unfulfillment, poverty, rise to the top, following a dream, strong female lead, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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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: sexual relations, sexuality, sexual perversion, seduction, virgin, lust, nymphomaniac, addiction, age difference, sex, sin, sexual exploration ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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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, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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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: relationships, romance, womanizer, love triangle, 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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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, cardinal the priest, religion, catholicism, church, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, father, parents and children, father son relationship, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, farewell, responsibility, secret love, parent child relationship, daughter, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, romantic, feel good, topical humor, light
Plot: introspection, classmates, romance, friendship, multiple storylines, funeral, meeting, happy ending, tied feet
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The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, writer's life, drowning, housewife, mental illness, aids, literature, introspection, letter, province, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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To the Wonder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: womanizer, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, introspection, couple relations, starting over, homecoming, love and romance, love triangle, love story, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
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Love Unto Death (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elisabeth and Simon have been deeply in love for two months when Simon momentarily dies, but comes back to life. Simon does not want any further medical tests, but the couple are forced to grapple with the possibility of his death. They eventually ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, dealing with death, love and romance, romance, tragic love, introspection, unfulfillment, death of loved one, resurrection, back from the dead, near death experience, life after death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
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