Longing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant longing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, sexy and romantic films and TV shows about / with longing, love and romance, love, romance, couples, youth, family relations, destiny, friendship and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
longing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as longing: Malena (2000), Spice and Wolf (2008), Dog Days (2001), How I Live Now (2013), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Tangled (2010), Three Times (2005), Dickinson (2019), Turn Left, Turn Right (2003), Viva Cuba (2005).

List of longing movies

Malena (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: hot and sexy, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, women, wartime, small town, adultery, jealousy, older woman younger man, first love, life is a bitch, sexual attraction ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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Spice and Wolf (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, road movie ...
Plot: love interest, wolf, adventure, fall in love, merchant, on the road, deity, werewolf, countryside, longing, getting home, transformation ...
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Dog Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexy, sexual, art house ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual perversion, sexual relations, longing, suburbs, couple relations, couples, heat wave, stripper, erection, husband wife relationship, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna, austria
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How I Live Now (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.
Style: suspenseful, romantic, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, teenage life, teenager, english countryside, coming of age, teenage love, fall in love, getting home, longing, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, london, scotland, northern england
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, intense, tense ...
Plot: teacher, forbidden love, lesbian, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, adultery, older woman teenage boy relationship, older woman younger man sex, loneliness, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, romance, disney princess, love and romance, adventure, fall in love, unlikely couple, family, first love, young woman, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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Three Times (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: There are three stories of women and men: in "A Time for Love" set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom," set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: longing, brothel, love affair, tragic love, social differences, fall in love, couples, romance, wartime life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, motorcycle ...
Time: 1910s, 60s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s ...
Place: shanghai, taiwan, taipei, tokyo
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Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: scenic, captivating, atmospheric, inspirational, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: women, lesbian interest, lgbt, female protagonist, poetry, rebellious daughter, lesbian love, lesbian, longing, women's rights, love, poet ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aspiring violinist and a professional translator live parallel lives and appear to be perfect for each other, but somehow fate seems to keep them apart. Living in different units of the same apartment building, they never meet, because when they ...
Style: romantic, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, destiny, longing, hopes, love and romance, couples, romance, translator, singleness, male female relationship, irony, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, young heroes, social differences, against the odds, longing, parents and children, society, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Featuring the same charming animation style of the original, and new music by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, this sequel was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Snowman (1982). A family, including young Billy and his elderly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: snowman, christmas, dog, friendship, wish come true, adventure, longing, young heroes, magic, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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Weekend with My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: going straight, longing, starting over, adoption, redemption, single parent, family relations, drug dealing, drug abuse, custody, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, romania
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Girls Will Be Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The confessional, behind-the-scenes showbiz melodrama goes under the knife — so to speak — in this drag comedy. "Girls Will Be Girls" casts three male performers in the roles of Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), a has-been starlet of the ...
Style: parody, not serious, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, hollywood, cabaret, lgbt, gay, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, longing, filmmaking, starlet, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming, arkansas
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Hideaways (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Sweden, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The elder one of each generation in the Furlong family is equipped with an extraordinary capacity. James discovers the nature of his at the time of an accident which causes the death of his father and his grandmother. Haunted by this mysterious evil ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: healing power, destiny, forest, social misfits, supernatural ability, supernatural, longing, fall in love, romance, youth, misfit, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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The Eye of the Storm (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, Maria and Flora, a housekeeper, Lotte, and a solicitor, Arnold, attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son Sir Basil, a famous but struggling actor in London, and daughter Dorothy, a divorced and down at heel ...
Style: touching, realistic, stylized, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: longing, family life, elderly, family relations, family problems, parents and children, golden years, dealing with death, nursing, family reunited, manipulative person, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On a dark, rainy night, an historic and regal Taipei cinema sees its final film: 1967 martial arts feature "Dragon Inn". As the film plays, the lives of the theater's various employees and patrons intersect, and two ghostly actors ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sincere, experimental, realistic ...
Plot: tourist, longing, introspection, human nature, solitude, dull life, theater, mental disorder, postmodernism, friends, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taipei, japan, taiwan, asia
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Be with Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude: 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: solitude, lesbian, death of wife, longing, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, starting over, love, life, life philosophy, parenthood, fall in love, longing, old love, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, france, new jersey, paris france, usa
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Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When stubborn, spotty Kevin and his equally hopeless best friend Perry go on holiday to the party island Ibiza, they see it as their big chance to become superstar club DJs and, more importantly, to lose their virginities. But they aren't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: youth, sexual humor, misfit, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, teenage love, teenage life, looking for sex, longing, grownups, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ibiza, europe, spain
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Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: couple relations, betrayal, starting over, hopes, dishonesty, longing, couples, human nature, love, suicide, death of husband, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, parents and children, human nature, elderly, aging, hopes, nursing, family relations, longing, golden years, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, touching, feminist film ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, lifestyle, buddies, romance, longing, obsession, fall in love, lovers reunited, mental disorder, college, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, rape, prostitute, sex scene, road trip, unsimulated sex, memory, haunted by the past, oral sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, redemption, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new hampshire, usa, las vegas ...
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The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, mysterious character, youth, love and romance, child as adult, longing, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Malaysia, China, Taiwan, France, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, brutal ...
Plot: gay, identity crisis, love triangle, love and romance, society, rescue, longing, isolation, memory loss, coma, homeless man, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: idealism, true love, rebelliousness, society, politics, life is a bitch, romance, youth, longing, social differences, road not taken, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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Splash (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: mermaid, love, transformation, romance, fish out of water, scientist, happy ending, fall in love, chase, obsession, brother brother relationship, rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, romantic, light, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: romance, body swapping, youth, true love, fashion, best friends in love, love and romance, time travel, wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, magazine editor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1987, year 2004 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, surreal, sex comedy, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, loss of virginity, looking for sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, adolescence, obsession, fall in love, virginity, teenage life ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, oakland california, france
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: romantic, epic, sincere, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, civil war, love story, survival, loss of family member, war, love, romance, slavery, getting home, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, 50s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, ancient greece, appalachia ...
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