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, dramatic, captivating, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, friendship, murder, corruption, redemption, violence, vengeance, crimes and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as realistic: Schindler's List (1993), The Last Kingdom (2015), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Intouchables (2011), True Detective (2014), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Narcos (2015), Good Will Hunting (1997).

List of realistic movies

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, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, wartime, rescue, survival, anti semitism, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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: realistic, epic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: battles, king, kingdom, danger, rivalry, escapades, vengeance, heroes, castle, political unrest, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, 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: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, harsh ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, destiny, society, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, true love, street kid, cheating, journey, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
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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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, loneliness, odd couple, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 9.0
 453K
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: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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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, war, sniper, battles, army, courage, heroic mission, rescue, warrior, d day, cowardice, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 7.7
 343K
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: courage, sniper, war, battles, tough heroes, warrior, danger, military, helicopter, survival, army, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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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, touching, clever, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 8.8
 305K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, gangsters, drug dealer, smuggling, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal, rise to the top, cartel, politics, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america
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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, emotional, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, philosophy, ambition, professor, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, destiny, political unrest, warship, state affairs, civil war, politics, military, against the odds, russian civil war, russian revolution, war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 8.2
 420K
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, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, crime, organized crime, criminal heroes, blind ambition, drug abuse, fbi, greed, gangsters, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica
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 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, gunfight, african american, marijuana, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.0
 898
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, family relations, society, starting over, romance, culture clash, materialism, loveless marriage, foreigner, money, marriage for money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union
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 8.7
 383K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, cynical, psychological, witty, biting ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, talented, mastermind, loner, patient, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, unconventional method, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.8
 1K
Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, animal training, youth, teenage life, family, self discovery, teenage girl, disobey, hopes, farm, summer, horse riding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 6.5
 6K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: survival, adventure, train, danger, tunnel, subway, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, hysteria, panic, chaos, confinement indoors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.8
 11K
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, mafia, crime, uncover truth, anti heroes, russian, organized crime, vengeance, anti hero, one man army, brutality, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, youth, first love, love and romance, young people, troublemaker, forbidden love, couple relations, young lovers, high school hunk, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 6.7
 39K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: 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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, alone, amazon rainforest, raft, rescue, hallucination, amazon, swamp, butterfly ...
Place: bolivia, south america
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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, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, success, corruption, ambition, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1987, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, switzerland, italy ...
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 7.1
 183K
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: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, forces of nature, adventure, beautiful scenery, death, stranded, against the odds, climbing, adventurer, tragedy, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, 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: emotional, sweet, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage sexuality, lgbt, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, teenage sex, teenager, friendship, gay teenager, gay relationship, high school hunk, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 8.5
 284K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, secret society, rebellion, split personality, fighting the system, childhood trauma, crimes, friendship, society, brother sister relationship, drug addict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: russian, crimes, post war, law enforcement, gang, police investigation, crime, working undercover, robbery, undercover agent, rookie, bandit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 8.4
 34K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychedelic, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: sexuality, youth, drug addict, teenage life, high school, drugs, first love, parents and children, friends, school, alcohol, hallucinations ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.8
 76K
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: realistic, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, against the odds, generation gap, teacher, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, who done it, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder, whodunit, female detective, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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 6.4
 144K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, one man army, tragic hero, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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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: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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