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, serious, psychological, thought provoking, complex and stylized films and TV shows about / with identity crisis, mentor, family relations, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, obsession, brutality, life philosophy and identity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as identity crisis: Ray Donovan (2013), Rango (2011), Possession (2009), The Believer (2001), Fight Club (1999), We Have a Pope (2011), Mug (2018), 4:48 (2014), Me, Myself and Mum (2013), American Psycho (2000).

List of identity crisis movies

 8.3
 79K
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: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, family relations, crimes, hollywood, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, fbi, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 244K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Canada
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, humorous, light, road movie, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, identity crisis, sheriff, gunfight, friendship, chase, duel, heroic mission, save the day, disorder, outlaw ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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 5.5
 7K
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, realistic, tense, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: identity crisis, coma, false identity, couple relations, reincarnation, disorder, life turned upside down, supernatural, accident, brother brother relationship, murder, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 37K
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, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, anti semitism, racism, judaism, identity crisis, bomb, nazism, hate, anger, introspection, synagogue, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, germany, argentina
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 8.8
 1.9M
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, nihilism, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, loneliness, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 6.7
 13K
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, witty, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, catholicism, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, society, lifestyle, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
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 6.4
 2K
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, compassionate, uplifting, ironic
Plot: identity crisis, family relations, village, new identity, disfigured face, adaptation, social misfits, mooning, reject, broken heart, life is a bitch, christianity ...
Place: poland, central europe
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 4.6
 217
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: serious, sincere, sexy, realistic
Plot: lesbian sex, older woman younger woman relationship, indifference, identity crisis, ambition, one night stand, sexual exploration, audition, bisexual woman, theater, promiscuity, lesbian interest ...
Place: paris france, london
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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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: identity crisis, family relations, youth, actor's life, fall in love, self discovery, parents and children, unsupportive parent, lifestyle, enema, gay slur, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, spain
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 7.6
 512K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 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: macabre, brutal, stylized, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, sex maniac, nihilism, millionaire, hidden identity, psycho, satire, killings ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university ...
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 6.5
 48K
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, bleak, surreal, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, dark humor, workplace, losing-it hero, misfit, obsession, dream girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 101K
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: complex, confusing, intellectual, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, inventor, parallel universe, time loop, experiment gone awry, time traveler, identity crisis, paradox, mistrust, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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 6.3
 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, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: amish, adoption, family relations, identity crisis, hopes, youth, religions or cults, family problems, dishonesty, family, last wish, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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: sentimental, touching, melancholic, unusual plot structure, thought provoking ...
Plot: identity crisis, hypnosis, infidelity, self discovery, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, estrangement, escape from reality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 10K
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sitcom
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, friendship, coma, identity crisis, partners, love and romance, romance, ex couple relations, best friends, parents and children, disorder, family relations ...
Place: usa
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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: touching, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, architect, moral dilemma, introspection, identity crisis, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, social differences, disorder, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.3
 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: follow your dream, introspection, self discovery, circus, identity crisis, parents and children, on the road, escapades, family relations, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious ...
Plot: identity crisis, love triangle, gay, longing, rescue, love and romance, society, memory loss, isolation, coma, homeless man, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.3
 9K
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, not serious, humorous, experimental, offbeat
Plot: absurdism, surrealism, identity crisis, track down, pets, mysterious character, disorder, dog, lost dog, telephone call, chases and races, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 206
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, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, marriage, love, politics, journalist, family life, identity crisis, satire, social differences, culture clash, under the surface, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem
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 6.8
 5K
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: delusion, hallucination, identity crisis, wannabe, dark humor, dysfunctional character, misfit, society, mental illness, obsession, superhero, quitting a job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 36K
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s
Place: london, europe, britain, africa, east end london ...
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 7.8
 358K
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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, manipulation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, psychology, existentialism, scheme, game, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
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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: enigmatic, macabre, suspense, bleak, retro ...
Plot: surrealism, paranoid, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, loneliness, psychopath, isolation, insanity, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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 7.2
 2K
Noir (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, amnesia, female warrior, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mercenary, crime, life is a bitch, deathtrap, identity crisis, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, corsica, paris france, europe
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 7.3
 10K
Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: captivating, psychological, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, self discovery, love triangle, ambition, rise and fall, follow your dream, nervous breakdown, success, health situation, road not taken, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, paris france, hawaii, oslo norway
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 7.0
 76K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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 6.7
 139K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, high school, gay teenager, contests and competitions, singing, coach, desire for fame, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.5
 74K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, internet, cyberspace, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, teenage life, lawyer, family problems, journalist, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.9
 583K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space opera, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, heroic mission, teleportation, time paradox, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
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