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, emotional, touching, sentimental, interesting and semi serious films and TV shows about / with bittersweet, storytelling, love and romance, dialogue, love, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
bittersweet movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bittersweet: Lost in Translation (2003), The Station Agent (2003), Ruby Sparks (2012), Mud (2012), The Descendants (2011), Frances Ha (2012), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), Sweet November (2001), Pay It Forward (2000).

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, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, road trip, end of the world, bittersweet, loneliness, profanity, romance, friendship, dark humor, catastrophe, fate of humanity, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship, actor, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, surreal, mind bending, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, power of love, disorder, deja vu, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, small town life, troubled, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
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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, psychological, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, magic realism, writer's block, supernatural, love and romance, success, imaginary character, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: river, friendship, coming of age, first love, ex convict, bounty hunter, teenage boy, bittersweet, obsession, fugitives, peril, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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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, infidelity, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, marriage, family relations, dying mother, estate, bittersweet, greed, coma, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, sacramento california ...
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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: philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, surrealism, depression, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, family relations ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, time paradox, supernatural romance, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, impossible love, love and romance, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, fall in love, tragic love, love, leukemia, love and romance, self discovery, couples, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, life philosophy, good deed, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
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Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: weirdo, greed, fish out of water, suicidal, family relations, uncle nephew relationship, adventure, family, adventurer, eccentric family, family secret, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 1910s
Place: texas, usa, africa, middle east, france
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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, cheating wife, coming of age, love affair, hippie, family relations, summer vacation, bittersweet, adultery, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, new york state, california
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, first love, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, workplace romance, family relations, love at first sight, holiday, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couples, introspection, romance, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, filmmaking, bittersweet, sexual content, artists and showbiz, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, argentina
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: reunion, friends, weekend, bittersweet, introspection, life turned upside down, nature, photographer, friendship, voyeur, girl in panties, panties ...
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, looking for love, college life, student life, bittersweet, immigrants, youth, romance, society, social misfits, 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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, physical appearance, looking for love, misfit, encounter, male female relationship, beach, seaside, sea, apartment, kiss ...
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, artists and showbiz, homecoming, single parent, grandfather grandson relationship, life turned upside down, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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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, social differences, love and romance, self discovery, banker, youth, opposites attract, bittersweet, high society, manager, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
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Matchstick Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Style: twists and turns, weird, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, twists & turns, bank vault, con men, cheating, criminal, mental illness, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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A Werewolf Boy (2012)
Genre: Drama, 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, bittersweet, orphan, single parent, feral child, transformation, beast, teaching the ways of the world ...
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, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, family in crisis, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, contemplative, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural, family problems, family relations, supernatural ability, double life, grim reaper, divorce, corpse, dark humor ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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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: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
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: christian film, serious, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, religious, social relations, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, high school life, innocence lost, teenage life, friends, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, battles, war, heroes, military life, battlefield, u.s. army, wartime life, heroic mission, army ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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