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, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with friendship, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, husband wife relationship, corruption, honest, dialogue, beautiful scenery and survival plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as realistic: Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Platoon (1986), Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), Schindler's List (1993), The Last Kingdom (2015), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Django Unchained (2012), Intergirl (1989), Metro (2013).

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: sniper, military, battles, war, 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, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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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, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military life, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, elimination, squad, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, first love, opposites attract, young people, youth, troublemaker, young lovers, couple relations, motorcycle race, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, genocide, survival, war, nazism, confined, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
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: captivating, epic, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, heroes, vengeance, castle, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
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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, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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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, family relations, couples, society, starting over, romance, materialism, culture clash, foreigner, money, marriage for money, loveless marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, sweden, europe, soviet union
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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, chaos, confinement indoors, subway, flood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.8
 22K
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, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, teenage protagonist, teenage sex, high school hunk, teenage boy, gay teenager, lgbt, teen angst, muslim, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 8.2
 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, blind ambition, organized crime, crime, drug abuse, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
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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, tense, suspenseful ...
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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 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, crime, anti heroes, uncover truth, russian, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, anti hero, one man army, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
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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, realistic, suspenseful, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, intelligence, cons and scams, expert, mastermind, dishonesty, chases and races, deal, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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, humorous, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: fighting illness, overcoming, friendship, everyday life, youth, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, teenage life, terminal illness, optimism, patient, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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 7.5
 10K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, state affairs, couple relations, monarchy, palaces castles and temples, palace intrigue, paparazzi, scandal, society, crown prince ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: parents and children, family life, adoption, generation gap, everyday life, marriage, couple relations, sister sister relationship, sitcom, family values, homosexual, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, southern california
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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: crimes, russian, law enforcement, gang, crime, post war, working undercover, police investigation, robbery, rookie, undercover agent, bandit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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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, hallucination, raft, butterfly, rescue, amazon, wet jeans ...
Place: bolivia, south america
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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: dramatic, realistic, 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, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, texas, nepal
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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, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, genius, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, romantic, light, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, love and romance, high school, happy ending, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, couples, youth, high school student, love letter, teen romance, teenage boy ...
Place: scotland
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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: sniper, battles, tough heroes, courage, war, helicopter, military, warrior, army, danger, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1992, 1990s
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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 7.6
 388K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marines, military, soldier, iraq war, peril, determination, violence, tough heroes, terrorism, rescue, self sacrifice, bomb squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 8.2
 68K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, homosexual, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, party, youth, high school life, high school, looking for sex, lifestyle, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.7
 264K
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, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, rising to stardom, parents and children, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, interracial relations, american football, family drama, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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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, romantic, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love, architect, unfulfilled love, heartache, life philosophy, friendship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, captivating, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: dishonesty, lawyer, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, family relations, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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