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 romantic films and TV shows about / with starting over, destiny, life philosophy, mentor, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
starting over
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starting over movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as starting over: Safe Haven (2013), Eat Pray Love (2010), P.S. I Love You (2007), Younger (2015), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), We Bought a Zoo (2011), Where the Heart Is (2000), Men in Trees (2006), An Unfinished Life (2005), The Rebound (2009).

List of starting over movies

 6.7
 104K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, domestic violence, abusive husband, fall in love, haunted by the past, small town life, single father, runaway, obsession, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
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 5.8
 88K
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, sentimental, romantic, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love, love affair, travel, hopes, fall in love, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, india, rome italy, new york ...
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 7.0
 200K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, starting over, love story, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, couples, dealing with death, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 17K
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, humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, age difference, workplace situations, hidden identity, twentysomething life, best friends, female friendship, single mother, dishonesty, mistaken identity, male objectification, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, woman in danger, obsession, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
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 7.1
 134K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, starting over, single father, happy ending, animals, zoo, teenage boy, family relations, school expulsion, coping, responsibility, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
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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, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, youth, love and romance, power of love, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, maine ...
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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, social relations, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, dating, americana, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, 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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: starting over, countryside, farm, sheriff, redemption, hopes, single parent, old friend, family problems, loss of family member, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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 6.3
 46K
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, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, single parent, nanny, starting over, fall in love, age difference, romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, new jersey
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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, humorous, psychological, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, gambling, romance, haunted by the past, suicidal, fall in love, knife throwing, bridge, knife, life & death, loneliness, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, glasgow scotland, 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, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: starting over, circus, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, hopes, family relations, reunion, safari, assumed dead, father daughter relationship, lion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, singapore, paris france
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 6.1
 25K
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, united states, usa, new jersey ...
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, culture clash, friends, disability, lifestyle change, handicapped, french, caregiver, human relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.3
 189K
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, humorous, feel good, light, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: new job, google, rivalry, boss and employee, career, starting over, workplace, layoff, middle aged, computers and web, lifestyle change, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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 7.0
 88K
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, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: provence, vineyard, countryside, wine, love story, self discovery, love and romance, inheritance, starting over, businessman, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: france, europe, england, london, paris france ...
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 5.8
 524
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, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self esteem, breakup, starting over, seduction, journalist, self discovery, self confidence, divorce, battle of the sexes, love and romance, infidelity, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 5.9
 34K
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, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenagers, friendship, teenage love, goofy hero, starting over, high school life, high school, misfit, buddies, lifestyle, bullying, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, los angeles
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, murder, gangsters, fbi, hitman, romance, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.3
 242K
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, feel good, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: career, starting over, football, friendship, workplace romance, introspection, boss and employee, single parent, greed, opposites attract, agent, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, cuba
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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: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, radio, loneliness, looking for love, starting over, happy ending, romance, christmas party, love and romance, friendship, destiny, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
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 7.5
 130K
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, touching, romantic, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, love affair, true love, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.9
 72K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, dealing with death, foreknowledge, psychic, parallel world, starting over, death, loss of spouse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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 6.1
 45K
28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, starting over, going straight, siblings relations, doctors and patients, addiction, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, drug addiction, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.0
 26K
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: dark humor, witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, business venture, starting over, crimes, blackmail, lifestyle change, fish out of water, gangsters, criminal heroes, shooting, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 6.3
 14K
Baby Boom (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, starting over, adoption, career woman, single parent, baby, romance, fish out of water, love affair, family relations, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vermont
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Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, starting over, fish out of water, sexual relations, high school life, addiction, teachers and students, high school, parody, female protagonist, coma, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, controversial, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicidal, psychiatrist, starting over, suicide, hopes, coma, doctors and patients, mental patient, suicide attempt, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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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
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, self discovery, breakup, singleness, best friends, writer's life, strong female presence, dating, middle aged, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, single father, parents and children, single parent, housekeeper, romance, starting over, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
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