Starting over movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant starting over movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching and sentimental films and TV shows about / with starting over, destiny, mentor, life philosophy, runaway, romance, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as starting over: Safe Haven (2013), Eat Pray Love (2010), The Intouchables (2011), Where the Heart Is (2000), P.S. I Love You (2007), We Bought a Zoo (2011), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Brooklyn (2015), The Rebound (2009), An Unfinished Life (2005).

List of starting over movies

 6.6
 111K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, single father, small town life, abusive husband, domestic violence, runaway, love triangle, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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 5.8
 97K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, touching, romantic, scenic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: self discovery, travel, starting over, fall in love, love, introspection, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life, hopes, tourist, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, india, rome italy, bali, indonesia ...
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, small town, pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, friendship, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, california, usa, maine ...
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 7.0
 210K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, death, love and romance, romance, terminal illness, starting over, grief, life philosophy, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 143K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: animals, single father, happy ending, zoo, father son relationship, countryside, starting over, beautiful scenery, parenthood, tiger, courage, family relations ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, violent husband, domestic violence, woman in danger, starting over, obsessive love, psychopath, dangerous attraction, on the run, haunted by the past, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, boston, usa, san francisco
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 7.5
 141K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, true love, female protagonist, friendship, homesickness, irish, immigration, working class, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa ...
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 6.3
 49K
The Rebound (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandy, upon discovering her husband's infidelity while watching her son's birthday video, leaves the suburbs and moves into the city. She gets an apartment that's above a coffee house where she befriends one of the workers, Aram, a ...
Style: romantic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, romance, starting over, nanny, age difference, fall in love, single parent, infidelity, unfaithful husband, couple relations, couples, divorce ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, istanbul turkey
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: starting over, beautiful scenery, countryside, family, redemption, farm, hopes, relationships, family relations, single parent, family in crisis, old friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: loneliness, happy ending, starting over, life, radio, love, single parent, destiny, looking for love, love story, platonic, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, washington state ...
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 7.8
 23K
Younger (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza, a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance ...
Style: sitcom, captivating, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, age difference, older woman younger man relationship, workplace situations, twentysomething life, hidden identity, best friends, career, single mother, female friendship, male objectification, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 96K
A Good Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: wine, vineyard, countryside, love story, love and romance, starting over, businessman, inheritance, self discovery, life philosophy, character change, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: provence, france, europe, london, england ...
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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 34-year-old virgin loser is kicked out of his home by his family and realized that his life is completely over. As he regrets wasting his life, a truck runs him over and he died. When he wakes up... He’s in a world of sword and sorcery! Reborn as ...
Style: captivating, ecchi, intense, tense, seinen ...
Plot: reincarnation, magic, new life, peril, harem, starting over, impersonation, second chance, mythical creature, unlikely partners, fantasy world, obsessive quest ...
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 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, hopes, social relations, dating, writer's life, lifestyle, village life, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 7.3
 264K
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, inspirational, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: starting over, football, career, love story, american football, friendship, greed, workplace romance, agent, introspection, boss and employee, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cuba
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 6.3
 204K
The Internship (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: funny, light, ridiculous, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: new job, career, starting over, computers and web, boss and employee, rivalry, workplace, lifestyle change, middle aged, staff, mentor, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 6.0
 28K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, love, love story, happy ending, single father, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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 5.6
 563
Sex & Mrs. X (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman regains her sense of self through a sexual reawakening after her husband leaves her for another woman.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seduction, self esteem, breakup, starting over, self confidence, journalist, self discovery, infidelity, divorce, battle of the sexes, love and romance, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.1
 55K
Manifest (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the ...
Style: mysterious, twists and turns, captivating, exciting, enigmatic ...
Plot: mysticism, time warp, a vision, starting over, presumed dead, life & death, supernatural, airplane, investigation, passenger, secrets, secret ...
Time: future
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The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, older man younger woman relationship, romance, love, life & death, mentor, existentialism, loneliness, sexuality, haunted by the past, suicidal, love story ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, greece, europe, turkey ...
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Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A foundling, raised in the circus, Sam Lion becomes a businessman after a trapeze accident. However, when he reaches fifty and becomes tired of his responsibilities and of his son Jean-Philippe, he decides to disappear at sea. However, he runs into ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: starting over, circus, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, family relations, hopes, lion, father daughter relationship, safari, hotel, orphan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, paris france, singapore
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 7.3
 202K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, cynical, emotional ...
Plot: narcissism, starting over, suicide, depression, marital infidelity, riches to rags, tragedy, high society, family relations, introspection, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, new jersey, usa
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 5.8
 36K
The New Guy (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, bullying, teenage love, friendship, stereotypes, cheerleading, starting over, high school life, goofy hero, misfit, buddies ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
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 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, depression, therapy, psychologist, starting over, mental illness, friendship, psychology, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, phoenix arizona, west virginia
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, divorce, friends, self discovery, middle aged, singleness, breakup, writer's life, dating, marital problem, couple relations, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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High Security Vacation (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process. Sumrak has been in prison since he was 16 years old but is pushing thirty now, is well acquainted with prison ...
Style: light, humorous, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: summer camp, adventure, human relationship, starting over, social relations, self discovery, escape, children, friendship between men, changing lives, escaped prisoner, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, feel good, witty ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, starting over, organized crime, fbi, murder, romance, crimes, police investigation, crime gone awry, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.3
 214K
Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: feel good, road movie, touching, inspirational, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cooking and food, food, chef, road trip, cooking, father son relationship, happy ending, parent child relationship, starting over, restaurant owner, internet, midlife crisis ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, new orleans, usa ...
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 7.9
 29K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: witty, talky, stylized, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, dark humor, gangsters, starting over, blackmail, lifestyle change, crimes, middle aged, business venture, businessman, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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