Bittersweet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bittersweet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional and semi serious films and TV shows about / with bittersweet, family relations, friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples and introspection plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bittersweet: Snow in August (2001), Among Ravens (2014), Someone You Love (2014), Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Looking for Kitty (2004), Ex (2009), The Tree (2010), Tulpan (2008), Mermaid (2000), Strength and Honour (2007).

List of bittersweet movies

 6.1
 308
Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, friendship, life is a bitch, anti semitism, youth, human spirit, rabbi, injustice, haunted by the past, vengeance, bittersweet ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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 4.6
 320
Among Ravens (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends who reunite for their annual 4th of July weekend only to be confronted by Chad, a strange and beautiful nature photographer who begins to change their lives one by one.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Plot: reunion, friends, weekend, bittersweet, life turned upside down, introspection, photographer, nature, friendship, girl in panties, black panties, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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Someone You Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone You Love is a story about world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob who lives in Los Angeles. He is a successful man with a lot of burned bridges. After years abroad Thomas travels back to Denmark to record a new album. There his estranged ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: bittersweet, family relations, disorder, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, homecoming, grandfather grandson relationship, direction and purpose, life turned upside down, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, bittersweet, on the road, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, protecting from truth, family in crisis, coming of age, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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Looking for Kitty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, private detective, odd couple, couples, fish out of water, dream, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 2K
Ex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ex is a 2009 film directed and co-written by Fausto Brizzi and interpreted by a rich and large cast of characters. The film, produced by Italian International Film, in co-production with the French company and Mes Films in collaboration with RAI ...
Style: emotional, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love triangle, breakup, friends, looking for love, friendship, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, paris france, europe, france
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 6.6
 4K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, grief, death in the family, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, countryside, storm, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.1
 3K
Tulpan (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, arranged marriage, love and romance, unfulfilled love, family disapproval, family life, bittersweet, looking for love, desert, hopes, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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 6.8
 537
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, friendship, family problems, single parent, parents and children, family, hopes, death in the family, child's point of view, compassion, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Strength and Honour (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single father decides to break his dying wife's last wish to not box again in order to save his young son from certain death.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: human spirit, bittersweet, parents and children, hopes, family relations, family in danger, last wish, athlete's life, underdog, rivalry, single parent, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, parents and children, hopes, bittersweet, friendship, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child illness, family in crisis, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: serious, contemplative, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, social differences, bittersweet, youth, teenage life, misfit, innocence lost, religious, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 58K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love affair, young lovers, blogger, chair, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
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Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, redemption, homecoming, college life, social relations, starting over, life is a bitch, small town, college, bittersweet, mother son relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, sincere, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, love and romance, love triangle, bittersweet, desert, estrangement, friends, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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The Beauty Inside (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The story of "The Beauty Inside" is the story of a guy named Alex who wakes up every day as a different person. He is always the same person on the inside but on the outside he is somebody else. When he meets Leah and falls in love ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, physical appearance, true love, fall in love, switching roles, bittersweet, supernatural, imaginary, love and romance, supernatural romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 295
Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, child illness, hopes, siblings relations, single parent, mentally challenged, family problems, parents and children, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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 6.2
 127
Villa Touma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Palestine
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three unmarried aristocratic Christian sisters from Ramallah have shut themselves in their villa clinging desperately to their former glory, until their orphan niece, Badia, walks into their life and turns their world upside down.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: family relations, wartime life, confined, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, isolation, bittersweet, family in crisis, orphan, sister sister relationship, women, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: palestinian authority, middle east, israel, palestine
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Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, fall in love, starting over, introspection, disability, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, bittersweet, fish out of water, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, delhi, india
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Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, friendship, terminal illness, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, best friends, escapades, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, estate, bittersweet, friendship, secret relationship, boy, reunion, childhood memory, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, single parent, father son relationship, teenage boy, wig, playing piano, orchestra conductor, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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 4.8
 559
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, couple relations, dealing with death, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.9
 89
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, drugs/alcohol, power relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 3K
Hindsight (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series begins with Becca on the eve of her second wedding. It all seems perfect this time around, but she is still plagued by doubt. What if she could fix everything, and make the 'right' choices this time? Becca finds herself thinking ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: changing the past or future, introspection, friendship, couple relations, hopes, couples, best friends, starting over, time travel, bittersweet, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Queen & Country (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, France, UK, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, based on true events
Plot: military, soldier, military life, youth, wartime life, buddies, bittersweet, training camp, male friendship, friendship between men, male bonding, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: england, europe
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 6.0
 529
Fool Circle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two, very different, brothers are reunited for their father's funeral. But, when they arrive at the crematorium nobody is there, not even the corpse, except for Chloe who introduces herself as their sister.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: hopes, missing person, bittersweet, family relations, obsessive quest, siblings relations, secret, missing father, brother brother relationship, youth, text messaging, rowboat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 33, Arman has decided to change his life. He starts by running. It’s a good start. Amélie carries on with her life. She runs, as well. The first encounter is a shock. The second is a stab in the heart.
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, couples, best friends, destiny, bittersweet, friendship, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, alps
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 7.0
 2K
Gabrielle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gabrielle is a young woman with Williams syndrome who has a contagious joie de vivre and an exceptional musical gift. Since she met her boyfriend Martin, at the recreation centre where they are choir members, they have been inseparable. However, ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: human spirit, mentally challenged, disability, society, music band, romance, love and romance, couple relations, bittersweet, music, social misfits, singing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Back on Track (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A former Olympic champion wants to compete in the Berlin Marathon one last time.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, elderly, aging, social relations, bittersweet, ambition, retirement home life, golden years, hopes, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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