Understanding movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant understanding movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, emotional, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with understanding, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, friendship, culture clash, destiny, runaway, death and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as understanding: The Cuckoo (2002), The Sixth Sense (1999), Nowhere in Africa (2001), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Do Your Thing (2001), Iris (2001), Front of the Class (2008), Higher Ground (2000), Arranged (2007), The Art of Crying (2006).

List of understanding movies

 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: culture clash, understanding, world war two, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
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 8.1
 938K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, afterlife, death, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, understanding, friendship, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
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Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, society, understanding, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
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 8.1
 69K
Do Your Thing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, reunion, friendship, understanding, age difference, painting, unlikely couple, best friends, old friend, couple relations, romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, australia, asia, sydney australia, goa india
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 7.0
 18K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, love, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, dedicated educator, school, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
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TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: First comes marriage, then comes an earthbound love that is out of this world! From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has been destined for outer space...or so he believes. But while trying to join the space program, he is thrown for a ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, poignant
Plot: love, romance, understanding, marriage, slice of life, encounter, memory, love and romance, teenage girl, dream, looking for love, reunion ...
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, understanding, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: italy, switzerland, rome italy, london
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Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
Plot: troubled teen, hardcase students, dedicated educator, mountain, rebellion, youth, social misfits, young people, understanding, teenage life, social problems, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 3K
Arranged (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, love and romance, understanding, looking for love, teachers and students, boss and employee, gender, male female relationship, feminism, arranged marriage, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, young heroes, lifestyle, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
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His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, human nature, love affair, manipulation, understanding, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, london, amsterdam, milan italy ...
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, understanding, family relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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 7.5
 7K
Take My Eyes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, fall in love, therapy, understanding, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, understanding, couple relations, human nature, depression, friends, blind character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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 7.0
 20K
Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, friendship, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, birthday, model, ballet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, st. petersburg russia ...
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 7.3
 5K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, friendship, gay relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, occupation, civil rights, understanding, society, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, funny, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, wedding, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, wedding preparations and rituals, parent child relationship, social awkwardness, parents and children, prejudice, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, greece, san francisco
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 7.6
 25K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, rape, rebellion, fighting the system, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
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 7.3
 23K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, discrimination, society, understanding, blacks and whites, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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 7.4
 55K
2046 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Style: psychological, futuristic, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, coincidence, old friend, writer's life, romance, introspection, road not taken, changing the past or future, choice, identity crisis, mysterious place, understanding ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s, 2040s ...
Place: hong kong, singapore, china, asia
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, culture clash, couples, farce, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, american dream, starting over, faked death, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, new york, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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My Mother's Castle (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: My Mother's Castle (Le chateau de ma mere) is a sequel and companion piece to My Father's Glory (La Gloire de Mon Pere), both based on the childhood recollections of Marcel Pagnol. Like its predecessor, the movie explores the adventures ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, school, weekend, family relations, couples, apprentice, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, understanding, childhood, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, provence, france, marseille provence, marseille ...
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The Best Man's Wedding (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Roro and Måns who are best friends, work at the park management and get to do all the shit jobs - clean up duck ponds and pick up dog poop. Roro's Swedish girlfriend Lisa wants to be introduced to his family but he refuses for a long time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: erection, immigrants, impotence, friends, arranged marriage, couples, spanking, culture clash, love triangle, sexual dysfunction, romance, proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, lebanon
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, war crime, machismo, undercover, unlikely couple, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, understanding, inheritance, stranger, painting, social differences, art, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa
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 7.3
 34K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, therapy, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, navy, thanksgiving, anger, demotion, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico, new jersey
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
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 8.0
 79K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, wheelchair, dignity, lawyer, freedom, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
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