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, emotional, serious, captivating and interesting films and TV shows about / with destiny, storytelling, mentor, friendship, dialogue, honest, catastrophe, redemption, life philosophy and courage 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), Good Will Hunting (1997), Everest (2015), The Intouchables (2011), The Social Network (2010), The King's Speech (2010), The Blind Side (2009), The Godfather (1972), Dunkirk (2017).
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The Godfather
Crime, Drama
USA
175 min.
 9.2
The Intouchables
Biography, Comedy, Drama
France
112 min.
 8.5
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Love, Simon
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
110 min.
 7.7
Ice
Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport
Russia
113 min.
 7.0

List of realistic movies

Saving Private Ryan
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, epic, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: war, military, gory, courage, sacrifice, violence, friendship, army, d day, destiny, obsessive quest, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, france, germany, normandy, poland ...
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Schindler's List
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: realistic, epic, emotional, bleak, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, war, survival, jewish, concentration camp, nazi, ghetto, nazis, violence, redemption, rescue, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, europe, germany
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Good Will Hunting
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.1
 173K
Everest
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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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The Intouchables
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, interracial friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, disabled person, male friendship, human relationship, sacrifice, tragedy, paralysis, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Social Network
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, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: social network, geek, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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The King's Speech
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: realistic, talky, inspirational, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: historical character, disability, friendship, stuttering, british royal family, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, strong female character, doctor patient relationship, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, scotland ...
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
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: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather
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: realistic, suspense, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangster, crime family, cosa nostra, organized crime, mob boss, parents and children, godfather, family business, family, gang war, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe, sicily ...
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 8.0
 423K
Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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500 Days of Summer
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, sweet, romantic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love, relationships, love story, breakup, unrequited love, heartache, unfulfilled love, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Magnificent Century
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: realistic, serious, based on true events, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: sultan, intrigue, political unrest, state affairs, couple relations, battles, political intrigue, palace intrigue, love and romance, turk, turkish, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society, near death experience, concert, wiretap, kgb, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia
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Better Call Saul
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: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family relations, hotshot lawyer, brother brother relationship, gangsters, ambition, moral dilemma, workplace situations, 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
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: realistic, factual, inspirational, serious, intense ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, business, lone hero, perfectionist, blind ambition, creativity, computers and web, life philosophy, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey, india
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess
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: realistic, dramatic, emotional, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, duchess, loveless marriage, marriage, romance, love story, destiny, aristocracy, love affair, relationships ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.9
 10K
Brother 2
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, suspense, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: anti heroes, one man army, anti hero, crime, uncover truth, vengeance, organized crime, russian, mafia, brutality, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral
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, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, love affair, russian revolution, russian history, russian civil war, politics, red army, state affairs, destiny, against the odds, warship, admiral ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Young Victoria
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, factual, romantic, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen victoria, queen of england, head of state, husband wife relationship, couple relations, royal court, rise to the top, marriage, destiny, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1820s, 1840s ...
Place: buckingham palace, london, england, europe, belgium
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The Wolf of Wall Street
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: realistic, clever, cynical, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: stock broker, money, stock market, rise and fall, corruption, motivational speaker, wall street, greed, ambition, corporate crimes, drug addiction, hotshot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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The Adventures of Tintin
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: exciting, stylized, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, amateur detective, comics, chase, fantasy world, danger, escapades, investigation, map, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1949, 1940s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company
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, realistic, dramatic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, death, last stand, killed in action, dead soldier, military, officers and cadets, army, battles, basic training, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, middle east, russia
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 7.7
 63K
Love, Simon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: realistic, romantic, sweet, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: sexual identity, love, gay teenager, gay lead character, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gay friend, closeted homosexual, friendship, gay son, bully, gay ...
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 7.2
 86K
The Founder
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, rags to riches, fast food, business, capitalism, ambition, businessman, greed, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny, underdog ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, california, america
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The Shawshank Redemption
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, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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American History X
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, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, redemption, prison, xenophobia, brutality, revenge, crime, skinhead, prejudice, racial slur, blacks and whites, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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Slumdog Millionaire
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: realistic, touching, serious, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, rags to riches, life is a bitch, television show, destiny, street life, child abuse, poverty, true love, brutality, childhood, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
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: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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love and romance
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couples
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7.0
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8.4
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