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, friendship, youth, family relations, friends, couples, love, romance and coming of age plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bittersweet: Ruby Sparks (2012), Mud (2012), The Descendants (2011), Frances Ha (2012), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), A Walk on the Moon (1999), Snow in August (2001), Easy Sex, Sad Movies (2014), Among Ravens (2014).

List of bittersweet movies

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, dark humor, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, road trip, end of the world, loneliness, profanity, romance, bittersweet, friendship, catastrophe, fate of humanity, old love, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
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 7.2
 95K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, writer's block, career, postmodernism, family relations, imaginary character, success, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.4
 167K
Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, river, coming of age, first love, teenage boy, bounty hunter, bittersweet, obsession, fugitives, unlikely friendships, loss, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, mississippi
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 7.3
 232K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, thought provoking ...
Plot: cheating wife, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, infidelity, marriage, family relations, dying mother, estate, bittersweet, greed, coma, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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 7.5
 74K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, friends, supportive friend, boyfriend, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
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 7.8
 215K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: mind bending, psychological, philosophical, thought provoking, futuristic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: utopia, destiny, depression, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, family relations, surrealism, teenage love, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sincere, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, time traveler, impossible love, couple relations, disappearance, love and romance, supernatural romance, time paradox, fall in love, marriage ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, hippie, family relations, love affair, summer vacation, bittersweet, cheating wife, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
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 6.1
 310
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, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, racism, injustice, gang, human spirit, rabbi, youth, vengeance, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfilled love, love affair, romance, love and romance, filmmaking, film within a film, bittersweet, singleness, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, argentina
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 4.6
 316
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, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: reunion, friends, weekend, bittersweet, life turned upside down, introspection, photographer, nature, friendship, panties, voyeur, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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Desperados on the Block (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their paths cross in the elevator of an anonymous student block in Munich: Clara, Motek, and Sin are three strangers in Germany, longing for acceptance and warmth, searching for a spark of the feeling we call "home". DESPERADOS ON THE ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: love and romance, cause and meaning, college life, student life, bittersweet, looking for love, immigrants, youth, social misfits, society, romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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A World Without Women (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A little sea resort on the Picardie coast, the last week of august. When handing over the keys to a rented apartment, Sylvain makes the acquaintance of two beautiful women. This is a fabulous occasion for him to escape his routine, single life in ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, physical appearance, looking for love, misfit, encounter, male female relationship, beach, mother daughter relationship, seaside, kiss, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, parents and children, introspection, musician's life, disorder, family relations, single parent, homecoming, artists and showbiz, grandfather grandson relationship, life turned upside down, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 3K
Soulless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: fall in love, materialism, love and romance, social differences, self discovery, banker, twentysomething life, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, high society, manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
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A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, romantic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, teenage love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, feral man, bittersweet, feral child, orphan, single parent, beast, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia
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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, bittersweet, on the road, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, innocence lost, under the surface ...
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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, ambition, romance ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, private detective, unfulfillment, odd couple, couples, fish out of water, down on your luck, dream, haunted by the past ...
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: breakup, romance, love triangle, friendship, looking for love, bittersweet, friends, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, sexual content, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 818
Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: isolation, bittersweet, single parent, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, social misfits, misfit, overprotective father, home schooling, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, touching, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, family relations, bittersweet, family life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, family disapproval, hopes, looking for love, desert, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 543
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, parents and children, family problems, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, compassion ...
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, last wish, bittersweet, hopes, family in danger, human spirit, rivalry, single parent, contests and competitions, athlete's life, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 991
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, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, friendship, optimism, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, child illness, terminal 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, religious, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, youth, misfit, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 66K
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, sexy, sentimental, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
Is relevant ?
 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, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lifestyle, love affair, young lovers, chair, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
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 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.8
 273
Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, family problems, couples, human nature, small town life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
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