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, emotional, sentimental and semi serious films and TV shows about / with bittersweet, love and romance, family relations, hopes, friendship, couples, parents and children, friends, introspection and romance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bittersweet: Snow in August (2001), Easy Sex, Sad Movies (2014), Among Ravens (2014), Someone You Love (2014), Thursday Till Sunday (2012), Queen of the Lot (2010), Looking for Kitty (2004), Ex (2009), Tulpan (2008), Mermaid (2000).

List of bittersweet movies

 6.1
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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, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, racism, rabbi, injustice, life is a bitch, human spirit, society, anti semitism, youth, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Place: czech republic, new york
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Easy Sex, Sad Movies (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Buenos Aires screenwriter Pablo is hired to write a new romantic comedy. As he begins his story, he visualizes his characters living in Madrid. Pablo creates a meet-cute between Marina and Víctor, a cute couple in Madrid who are soon totally in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: couples, introspection, love affair, filmmaking, love and romance, romance, unfulfilled love, film within a film, bittersweet, singleness, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, argentina
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 4.6
 318
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, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Plot: reunion, friends, weekend, bittersweet, life turned upside down, introspection, nature, photographer, friendship, voyeurism, panties, girl in panties ...
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: bittersweet, disorder, family relations, parents and children, introspection, musician's life, homecoming, single parent, artists and showbiz, grandfather grandson relationship, life turned upside down, direction and purpose ...
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: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, on the road, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, parents separation, under the surface, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, love triangle, alcohol abuse, paparazzi, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, friendship, introspection, bittersweet, fish out of water, couples, unfulfillment, odd couple, private detective, down on your luck, dream, buddies ...
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, breakup, romance, bittersweet, looking for love, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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 7.0
 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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: arranged marriage, family relations, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, family life, family disapproval, love and romance, hopes, looking for love, desert, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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 6.8
 541
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, family problems, friendship, parents and children, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, 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, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, last wish, hopes, bittersweet, family in danger, human spirit, parents and children, contests and competitions, single parent, underdog, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 985
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: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, optimism, child illness ...
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: sincere, serious, contemplative, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, religious, misfit, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 65K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, road not taken, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
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 6.7
 59K
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, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love affair, lifestyle, young lovers, chair, blogger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: performer's life, social misfits, transvestism, family relations, society, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, misfit, gender, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
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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: talky, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, twentysomething life, desert, love triangle, love and romance, bittersweet, best friends, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 6.1
 137
37 (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A rocker makes a pact to kill himself on his 37th birthday. 12 weeks before the release of his final album and the end of his life, he meets and falls in love with a woman who has a dark secret of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: introspection, musician's life, redemption, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, haunted by the past, music band, romance, life is a bitch, bittersweet, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, couple relations, society, romance, mentally challenged, love and romance, music band, bittersweet, social misfits, music, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, humorous, touching, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, elderly, aging, golden years, social relations, retirement home life, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Looking for Palladin (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brash young Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross (David Moscow) is dispatched to Guatemala, where he's assigned to locate missing star Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara), a man Josh has never met but can't stand due to Palladin's long-ago ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, village, lifestyle, estrangement, introspection, self discovery, human nature, artists and showbiz, hopes, actor's life, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star
Place: asia, guatemala, california
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White Night Wedding (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, witty, touching ...
Plot: wedding, island, love affair, family feud, unlikely couple, couples, family life, couple relations, buddies, love and romance, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
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 5.9
 450
Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, prodigy, hopes, love and romance, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, couples, family problems, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.3
 3K
Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and ...
Style: captivating, humorous, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, solar eclipse, wish come true, fall in love, lifestyle, youth, bittersweet, air disaster, couples, love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, black sea
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Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, friendship, parents and children, relationship vs career, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.0
 161
Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, human spirit, immigrants, family problems, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, young lovers, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, society, youth, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, bittersweet, hopes, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
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 6.5
 901
Angel & Tony (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Angèle, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbor in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes her blunt ways. Tony hires her as a fishmonger, lodges her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, fall in love, starting over, estrangement, family problems, solitude, introspection, unlikely couple, romance, bittersweet, love, mother son reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy
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 5.9
 588
Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, love and romance, family problems, introspection, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 7.9
 8K
Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, haunted by the past, friendship, disability, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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