Identity crisis movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant identity crisis movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, weird, psychological, surreal, serious and contemplative films and TV shows about / with identity crisis, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor, storytelling, self discovery, blood, loneliness and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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identity crisis movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as identity crisis: Ray Donovan (2013), Fight Club (1999), Rango (2011), Possession (2009), The Game (1997), The Double (2013), Me, Myself and Mum (2013), The Believer (2001), Alice (1990), Strange Circus (2005).

List of identity crisis movies

 8.3
 86K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hollywood, identity crisis, crimes, power relations, blackmail, family secret, family problems, businessman, family relations, intrigue, expert, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.2
 262K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play ...
Style: witty, road movie, funny, humorous, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: desert, adventure, lizard, friendship, chase, sheriff, cowboy, gunfight, identity crisis, duel, heroic mission, chameleon ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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 5.4
 8K
Possession (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coma, false identity, identity crisis, life turned upside down, couple relations, brother brother relationship, obsession, disorder, reincarnation, supernatural, accident, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 388K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, mind game, game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, scheme, disorder, life philosophy, existentialism, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
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 6.5
 50K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, doppelganger, depression, paranoia, suicide, loneliness, dream girl, office, identity crisis, workplace, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Me, Myself and Mum (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: How to become a man when your mother and your closed circle have decided otherwise? This is the challenge Guillaume took up. The film recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: gay stereotype, identity crisis, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, family relations, youth, actor's life, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, unsupportive parent, parents and children, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: france, europe, spain
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 7.1
 39K
The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, neo nazi, nazism, hate, bomb, identity crisis, anger, introspection, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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 6.6
 14K
Alice (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in ...
Style: thought provoking, unusual plot structure, melancholic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, infidelity, magic, female protagonist, invisible man, identity crisis, bored housewife, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, potion, ghost, fantasy life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Strange Circus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: incest, incest rape, father daughter incest, child abuse, violence, surrealism, identity crisis, revenge, prostitute, writers, dysfunctional family, pedophile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 6.7
 14K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: cardinal the priest, identity crisis, religion, catholicism, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, pope ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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A Beautiful Mistake (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy, an old man, two beautiful twin sisters get caught up in a voyeuristic scandal during the Cultural Revolution in China. This controversial film was subsequently banned and was never made public in China.
Style: rough, serious, psychological, suspense, erotic ...
Plot: identity crisis, mistaken identity, social outcast, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, voyeurism, shame, insanity, neighbor, cultural revolution, mortician, bully, suicide by drowning ...
Place: china
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 6.4
 3K
Mug (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. He converts the country lanes outside his door into a racing track and bombs down them in his little car. When he and his girlfriend Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. He enjoys his ...
Style: tragicomedy, uplifting, compassionate, ironic, weird
Plot: identity crisis, heavy metal culture, family relations, village, disfigured face, social misfits, adaptation, broken heart, life is a bitch, christianity, hopes, villager ...
Place: poland, central europe
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 4.3
 262
4.48 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to win over a tough dramatist at her next audition, a young actress turns to method acting to such an extreme that she slowly loses herself in the coveted role of a promiscuous bisexual self-destructive wild girl and starts sleeping around, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, sincere, serious, erotic
Plot: older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian sex, indifference, female masturbation, ambition, identity crisis, one night stand, audition, sexual exploration, bisexual woman, theater, promiscuity ...
Place: paris france, london
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The Black Lapp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn coloured child into the sea when he discovered that she obviously had been unfaithful. Now Karl is being haunted by her ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, identity crisis, self discovery, confession, supernatural, dysfunctional family, looking for love, dishonesty, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 7.1
 129K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, hiking, cheating on husband, human spirit, survival, nature, female protagonist, death of mother, grief, journey, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, oregon, mojave desert
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 6.8
 106K
Primer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have ...
Style: confusing, philosophical, surreal, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, parallel universe, inventor, time machine, changing the future, science, time traveler, mathematics, time, greed ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 588K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 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: psychological, surreal, brutal, macabre, twist ending ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, satire, sociopath, materialism, yuppie, psycho, killings, hidden identity, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, yale university, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: childhood, architect, family reunited, coming of age, family relations, self discovery, identity crisis, life turned upside down, introspection, moral dilemma, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 4.8
 2K
Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: macabre, suspense, enigmatic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: child killer, surrealism, paranoid, identity crisis, talk show, stranded, motel, isolation, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, on the road ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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 6.2
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, family relations, identity crisis, hopes, youth, family problems, religions or cults, dishonesty, family, last wish, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.3
 11K
Samantha Who? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Samantha Newly has been a bad, bad girl. But thanks to an 8-day coma, she can't remember a thing. Fortunately her best friend Andrea is by her side with a cocktail and the 4-1-1 on every dirty deed. But the more Sam pieces together her past, ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, friendship, coma, identity crisis, partners, love and romance, romance, best friends, disorder, family relations, ex couple relations, parents and children ...
Place: usa
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 7.2
 5K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: circus, follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, parents and children, on the road, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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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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 6.2
 10K
Wrong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Style: surreal, experimental, not serious, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, absurdism, identity crisis, mysterious character, track down, pets, disorder, dog, lost dog, hipster, mental disorder, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 229
Arab Labor (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Amjad is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive himself and all around him crazy especially his wife, Bushra.
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: love, politics, journalist, marriage, interracial relations, family life, satire, identity crisis, culture clash, social differences, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem
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 6.8
 6K
Special (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, art house, tragicomedy ...
Plot: superhero, delusion, hallucination, mental illness, identity crisis, wannabe, dark humor, misfit, society, obsession, employer employee relationship, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 39K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, misfit, murder, mental patient, haunted by the past, paranoia, betrayal, psychopath, mystery, surrealism, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
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 8.4
 1.1M
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, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, age difference, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, obsession, youth, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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