Realistic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant realistic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with friendship, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, murder, violence, courage, husband wife relationship, brutality and survival plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Soviet Union and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as realistic: Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Schindler's List (1993), Intergirl (1989), Platoon (1986), Brother 2 (2000), Django Unchained (2012), Shame (2015), True Detective (2014).

List of realistic movies

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, sniper, war, battles, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, cowardice, bravery, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, mediterranean sea, las vegas, geneva switzerland ...
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, genocide, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.1
 866
Intergirl (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.
Style: realistic, cynical, serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, couples, society, family relations, starting over, romance, culture clash, materialism, foreigner, money, marriage for money, loveless marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union
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 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, vietnam war, military, military life, jungle, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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 7.9
 10K
Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, crime, anti heroes, russian, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, one man army, anti hero, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 8.7
 24K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: sweet, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, high school hunk, gay teenager, lgbt, teen angst, high school, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 6.6
 6K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, survival, danger, tunnel, adventure, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, hysteria, panic, chaos, confinement indoors, subway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, russian, crimes, gang, crime, post war, working undercover, police investigation, robbery, rookie, bandit, crime boss ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 409K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crime, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, vengeance, castle, heroes, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Story of two young people who belong to different worlds. It is the chronicle of a love improbable, almost impossible but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey they discover the first great love. Babi (Maria Valverde) is a girl from upper-middle ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, young people, first love, troublemaker, young lovers, couple relations, motorcycle race, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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 7.1
 182K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, suspenseful, tense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, against the odds, adventure, climbing, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, texas, nepal
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.7
 35K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense
Plot: survival, jungle, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, alone, raft, hallucination, rescue, butterfly, amazon, wet jeans ...
Place: bolivia, south america
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: sweet, light, romantic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, first love, love and romance, happy ending, teenage girl, couples, youth, sister sister relationship, high school student, teen romance, love letter, teenage boy ...
Place: scotland
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, society, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
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Polseres vermelles (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Story: Polseres vermelles and Pulseras Rojas in Spanish, is a Catalan television show. The first season aired on TV3 in 2011, with a second season planned for 2013. The show was created by Albert Espinosa and draws on his childhood experiences as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Plot: fighting illness, overcoming, friendship, everyday life, youth, teenage life, doctors and patients, terminal illness, optimism, patient, life changing experience, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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 7.5
 10K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, monarchy, palaces castles and temples, palace intrigue, paparazzi, scandal, society, prince ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, law enforcement, ambitious, coworker, surgery, crimes, workplace, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.4
 308K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, adoption, gay relationship, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, family values, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
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 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, teenage girl, guilt, loss of friend, depression, human relationship, suicidal, loss of daughter, loss, parent child relationship, loss of loved one ...
Place: usa
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 7.8
 74K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, against the odds, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
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 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, light, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, expert, mastermind, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.7
 140K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tragicomedy, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, countryside, high society, manners, parents and children, inheritance, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.7
 336K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, courage, sniper, battles, war, helicopter, warrior, army, military, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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