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, dramatic, serious, captivating, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, friendship, dialogue, mentor, honest, destiny, catastrophe, redemption, courage and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as realistic: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Schindler's List (1993), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Platoon (1986), Everest (2015), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Intouchables (2011), The Social Network (2010).

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: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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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, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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, biting, captivating, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 8.1
 339K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, jungle, battles, innocence lost, military, village, battle, anti war, war, war crime, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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 7.1
 176K
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, based on true events, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, forces of nature, death, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, architect, friendship, heartache, love, twentysomething life, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama
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, professor, human spirit, ambition, genius, teachers and students, university, doctors and patients, social differences, psychologist, harvard ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, odd couple, loneliness, partners, starting over, life philosophy, culture clash, french, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, programmer, social relations, ego clash, college, computer genius, obsession, corporate world, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, destiny, state affairs, disability, doctors and patients, speech, head of state, radio, historical character, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 30s, pre world war two, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, scotland, germany ...
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.7
 328K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, helicopter, survival, sniper, chaos and mayhem, courage, military, rescue, warlord, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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 7.6
 378K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, marines, sniper, gulf war, bomb, army, explosion, iraq war, tough heroes, war, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, athlete's life, american football, prejudice, football, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, battles, power struggle, war, state affairs, destiny, change of luck ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on true events, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, society, wiretap, near death experience, concert, kgb, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.9
 86K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, blind ambition, business, apple computer, programmer, ambition, perfectionist ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, mistress, family problems, love and romance, marriage, destiny, adultery, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crimes, anti heroes, crime, uncover truth, organized crime, russian, mafia, vengeance, one man army, who done it, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: serious, realistic, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, state affairs, politics, love affair, revolution, military, against the odds, russian history, russian civil war, russian revolution, red army ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen, royal court, marriage, destiny, love and romance, queen victoria, politics, head of state, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, europe, belgium
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 6.0
 61K
Domino (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The daughter of actor, Laurence Harvey turns away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, stylized, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, strong female character, violence, human nature, rebelliousness, twists & turns, media satire, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, afghanistan
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, amateur detective, treasure, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, riddles and clues, reporter, chase, dog, map ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, 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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
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