Materialism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant materialism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, semi serious, cult film and stylized films and TV shows about / with materialism, society, love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship, romance, greed, family relations, storytelling and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, India, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as materialism: The Joneses (2009), Mr Selfridge (2013), That '80s Show (2002), The Right Way (2004), Soulless (2012), Priceless (2006), Holy Man (1998), The Wedding (2004), Zabriskie Point (1970), The Noble Family (2013).

List of materialism movies

 6.5
 38K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: materialism, gadget, double life, american dream, pretense, false identity, dishonesty, advertising, lifestyle, hidden identity, gain trust, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 14K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, lifestyle, business venture, ambition, ambitious, workplace, boss, marriage, workplace situations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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That '80s Show (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That '80s Show is an American sitcom that aired from January through May 2002. Despite having a similar name, show structure, and many of the same writers and production staff, it is not considered a direct spin-off of the more successful That ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: materialism, buddies, battle of the sexes, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, clubbing, singleness, workplace situations, friends, twentysomething life, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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The Right Way (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but his lack of motivation has driven his father crazy. When Amy ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, controversial, humorous ...
Plot: materialism, unwanted pregnancy, lifestyle, family relations, society, life is a bitch, couples, mental illness, single parent, drug abuse, parents and children, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.4
 3K
Soulless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, dramatic, uplifting ...
Plot: love and romance, self discovery, social differences, materialism, banker, opposites attract, youth, twentysomething life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, high society, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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 7.0
 30K
Priceless (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A beautiful young gold-digger mistakes a lowly hotel clerk as a rich and therefore worthwhile catch.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, resort, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, mistaken identity, farce, materialism, cons and scams, greed, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe, cote d'azur, monte carlo ...
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 4.9
 19K
Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, media, materialism, workplace, media satire, artists and showbiz, love affair, lifestyle, satire, mysterious man, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.7
 4K
The Wedding (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kasia, in a small town in present day Poland. Wojnar had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kasia was pregnant by another man. At the end of the ceremony, the car is ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: wedding, cons and scams, nothing goes right, parents and children, dishonesty, materialism, comedy of errors, gangsters, disorder, bribery, father daughter relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, road movie ...
Plot: hippie, politics, rebellion, materialism, revolution, rebelliousness, love and romance, twentysomething life, parents and children, on the road, radical, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, america, phoenix arizona
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The Noble Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tells the "riches to rags" story of the Nobles, three upper-class twenty-somethings that appear to have no limits to their checkbooks, and no direction in their lives. Until one day, their father tries to teach them a lesson by staging a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, slacker, family relations, life turned upside down, fish out of water, youth, disorder, inheritance, materialism, society, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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 7.0
 7K
A Gifted Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A talented but self-absorbed surgeon starts questioning his purpose in life when he is visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, ambition, afterlife, teaching the ways of the world, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, surgery, supernatural, hopes, love and romance, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.3
 21K
Khosla's Nest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Upon retirement, cranky control freak Kamal Kishore Khosla obsesses about procuring a plot of land in Delhi, where he plans to build his dream house. After investing his entire life's savings to acquire the land, he discovers the plot's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, cult film
Plot: businessman, cheating, obsession, greed, parents and children, materialism, success, betrayal, corruption, deception, revenge plot, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, asia, india
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The Christmas Choir (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Christmas Choir is the inspiring account of how one man can make a remarkable difference simply by giving of himself. Workaholic accountant Peter Andrews (Jason Gedrick) has overlooked Christmas, friends and even his ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: christmas, lifestyle, family gatherings, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, couples, redemption, womanizer, music band, performer's life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Comfort and Joy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High-powered single-woman Jane Berry is focused on the important things in life, such as advancing her career and spending a bundle on fashionable shoes. But then a car accident on Christmas Eve changes her forever: Jane wakes up after the crash to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, memory loss, looking for love, single parent, romance, fall in love, road not taken, family relations, rescue, couples, materialism, charity ...
Time: contemporary
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman blackmails the lovelorn reprobate Atsushi into watching over his suitcase full of embezzled cash while he serves a jail sentence. Rather than wait for the man to retrieve his money, however, Atsushi decides to spend it all in ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, obsession, criminal heroes, political corruption, dishonesty, betrayal, embezzlement, materialism, jail, prostitute, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
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 8.0
 14K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, secret identity, escapades, heroes, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, existentialism, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 953
Intergirl (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.
Style: realistic, cynical, serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, couples, family relations, society, starting over, romance, materialism, culture clash, loveless marriage, foreigner, money, marriage for money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, sweden, soviet union
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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a 2005 sitcom featuring a quintessentially upper-class family in Mumbai. The show received a positive response from the critics and public alike and enjoyed one of the best TRPs for an Indian comedy show. In the final ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sitcom
Plot: social satire, materialism, prejudice, sarcasm, husband wife relationship, teasing, brother brother relationship, mama's boy, bullying, intolerance, high society, parody ...
Place: mumbai india
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
Style: feel good, romantic, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, wealthy family, luxury, chinese, nouveau riche, rich snob, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, east asian lead, wedding, professor, materialism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, taiwan
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense, dark ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, employee, health, treatment, torture, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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Cherished Memories (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Raj Singh Puri has a very wealthy friend in Lalit Kumar Malhotra, and his wife, Nalini. After the passing away of his wife, Shalini, Raj has become more dependent on the Malhotras, and they have offered him support and solace in his time of need. ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: young lovers, siblings relations, fall in love, romance, parents and children, family relations, win over, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, materialism, father daughter relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, malaysia
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 6.7
 1K
Siddhartha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin and his search for a meaningful way of life. His journey takes him through periods of harsh asceticism, sensual pleasures, material wealth, self-revulsion and eventually to the oneness and harmony that he ...
Style: serious, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: materialism, hopes, unfulfillment, self discovery, road not taken, youth, society, meditation, hinduism, river, buddhism, reincarnation ...
Place: asia, india
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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, genetic engineering, materialism, satire, disorder, eccentric family, suburbs, adventure, misfit, society, fish out of water, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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The Girl and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Russia, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, materialism, impossible love, couples, tragic love, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, tragedy, freedom, doomed romance, physician ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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 5.2
 6K
Cow Belles (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, family business, friendship, love and romance, workplace, teenage love, opposites attract, partners, unlikely couple, save the day, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: clergy, saint, leper, bishop, materialism, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, folk hero, society, introspection ...
Time: middle ages, quarry
Place: italy, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
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American Gigolo (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: gigolo, cheating wife, pimp, murder, frame up, crime, redemption, uncover truth, false accusation, crimes, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, destructive relationship, uninhibited rivalry, divorce, suburbs, marriage, greed, family feud, death, relationships, materialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: humorous, light, fairy tale, funny, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, village, redemption, holiday, social misfits, disorder, fish out of water, dishonesty, social relations, rescue, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 2000s
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