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, serious, humorous, clever, semi serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with materialism, storytelling, society, catastrophe, greed, dialogue, mentor, love and romance, death and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
materialism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as materialism: The Joneses (2009), Soulless (2012), Priceless (2006), Holy Man (1998), Zabriskie Point (1970), Pleasures of the Flesh (1965), American Beauty (1999), Intergirl (1989), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), A Cure for Wellness (2016).

List of materialism movies

The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Drama
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, double life, gadget, american dream, pretense, false identity, gain trust, hidden identity, dishonesty, lifestyle, advertising, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, uplifting, dramatic ...
Plot: love and romance, social differences, self discovery, materialism, banker, opposites attract, youth, twentysomething life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, high society, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
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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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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, workplace, materialism, media, lifestyle, love affair, artists and showbiz, media satire, religion, mysterious man, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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: surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: politics, hippie, rebellion, materialism, revolution, on the road, parents and children, twentysomething life, love and romance, rebelliousness, radical, advertising ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, phoenix arizona, america
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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, dishonesty, political corruption, betrayal, embezzlement, materialism, jail, prostitute, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, youth, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, family relations, society, couples, starting over, romance, materialism, culture clash, loveless marriage, foreigner, money, marriage for money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union
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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, captivating, romantic, sincere, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, luxury, wealthy family, chinese, nouveau riche, domineering mother, mother daughter relationship, wedding, east asian lead, professor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rich snob ...
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, breathtaking ...
Plot: cure, patient, violence, mountain, therapist, health, employee, treatment, darkness, torture, death of father, dark secret ...
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, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: materialism, win over, family relations, bollywood, young lovers, society, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, malaysia
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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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: materialism, unfulfillment, hopes, road not taken, self discovery, youth, society, happiness, enlightenment, buddhist, playing footsie, snake bite ...
Place: india, asia
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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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, sexy, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: genetic engineering, kidnapping, materialism, family life, suburbs, disorder, misfit, gender, society, rescue, experiment gone awry, master villain ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, materialism, workplace, couples, buddies, friends, artists and showbiz, clubbing, youth, americana, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, 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: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, materialism, impossible love, couples, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, tragic love, death threat, hotel, love, physician ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
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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, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, love and romance, family business, workplace, friendship, farm, opposites attract, teenage love, unlikely couple, save the day, nothing goes right, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: realistic, surreal, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: materialism, family problems, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, suburban life, mental illness, couples, suburbs, unwanted pregnancy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: clergy, bishop, materialism, saint, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, introspection, human nature, society, family relations ...
Time: middle ages
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, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, 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, uninhibited rivalry, divorce, destructive relationship, 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
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, fairy tale, funny, light, 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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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, surreal, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, materialism, soldier, black market, german, interracial relations, rise to the top, love triangle, survival, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, wall street, insanity, hidden identity, yuppie, millionaire, fear, victim, confession, unlikely criminals, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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Millions (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: robbery, single parent, marijuana, drug use, materialism, mormon, hallucination, catholic, stolen money, rich and poor, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool, uganda, ethiopia ...
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, dog, monster, family, imaginary, social misfits, fish out of water, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, generosity ...
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Bridesmaids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: best friend, jealousy, casual sex, rivalry, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, nothing goes right, female friendship, party, self esteem, friends, bridesmaid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: serious, touching, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: shopping mall, poverty, materialism, teenage prostitute, teenager, school, misfit, society, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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Silicon Valley (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, geek, businessman, inventions and discoveries, computer genius, workplace situations, ambition, workplace, ambitious, computer, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, manager, american in the uk, department store, workplace, business venture, success, career, manners ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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