Stoicism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant stoicism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological and melancholic films and TV shows about / with stoicism, husband wife relationship, death, photograph, flashback, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, gun, family relations and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
stoicism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as stoicism: Acts of Vengeance (2017), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Dog (2022), Equilibrium (2002), Lincoln (2012), Brother (1997), The Lover (2002), The Wooden Room (1995), American Splendor (2003).

List of stoicism movies

Acts of Vengeance (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: revenge, lawyer, murder, murder investigation, stoicism, plot twist, justice, funeral, widower, witness, twists and turns, violence ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, factual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, military, imperialism, historical character, british empire, politics, camel, islam, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: horse, ranch, horse riding, animals, romance, travel, cowboy, riding accident, couples, couple relations, hopes, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, london, usa
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Dog (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An army ranger and his dog embark on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway to attend a friend's funeral.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, satirical, feel good ...
Plot: police dog, dog, post traumatic stress disorder, friendship, road trip, human animal relationship, unlikely friendships, breaking the law, escapades, animal human communication, troublemaker, satire ...
Time: future, year 2015
Place: california, washington state, oregon, los angeles, san francisco ...
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Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, rebellion, future dystopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, epic, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, president, civil war, idealism, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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Brother (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, intellectual, realistic, rough ...
Plot: crimes, russian mafia, organized crime, russian, mafia, life is a bitch, friendship, brutality, vigilante, life philosophy, moral ambiguity, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, breakup, lifestyle, obsessive quest, obsession, human nature, couple relations, couples, gender, romance, womanizer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
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The Lover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.
Style: captivating, romantic
Plot: loss, husband wife relationship, death of wife, love and romance, relationships, male female relationship, family relations, teacher, military officer, girlfriend, smoking, letter ...
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The Wooden Room (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The protagonist of The Wooden Room is a director of documentaries, who lives with his wife - who is as stoic as he - in an isolated hut in the woods. The director is obsessed by filming marginal events in life. The closer he can get to these events ...
Style: avant garde, suspenseful, macabre, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, filmmaker, husband wife relationship, isolation, obsession, research, fantasy becomes reality, serial rapist, mad scientist, forest, commune, river ...
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere, cynical ...
Plot: artist, writer's life, depression, loneliness, antisocial behavior, art, character study, loser, superhero, rising to stardom, self discovery, new job ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
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Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: world war two, catholic, christian, wartime life, woman, saint, running, nun, auschwitz, catholicism, suffering, german ...
Place: germany
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Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, judiciary, police detective, investigation, police station, policewoman, criminal underworld, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france
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Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, couples, couple relations, parents and children, destiny, musician's life, single parent, love and romance, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Sand Castles (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
Style: captivating, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mute, investigation, husband wife relationship, mental illness, missing person, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, deception, farmhouse, gangsters, scarecrow ...
Place: indiana
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Noir (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, amnesia, female warrior, obsessive quest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, identity crisis, deathtrap, life is a bitch, emotionless, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: corsica, france, paris france, europe
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: epic, futuristic, talky, exciting, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, space travel, star trek, alien, teleportation, artificial intelligence, space exploration, planet, doctors, spacewalk, space station, warp speed ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: san francisco
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Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, redemption, fall in love, moral dilemma, clergy, couples, sin, regret, human nature, love affair, village life ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, women, art, writers, recluse, lesbian, heaven, ecstasy, woman, seminary, brawl, revolutionary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
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Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, car, police, police investigation, violence, gangsters, police procedural, investigation, burglary, chase, street racing ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, chicago illinois
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The World to Come (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, female protagonist, isolation, lesbian couple, lgbt, husband wife relationship, lesbian sex, couple relations, star crossed lovers ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, victorian era
Place: new york state
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Texhnolyze (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Texhnolyze is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe. The events take place in the vibrant yet dilapidated ...
Style: captivating, rough, dark, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, mysterious character, distopia, gang war, power struggle, very little dialogue, cyberspace, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, redemption, existentialism ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, art house, twist ending, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: rape, morality, society, twists and turns, gangsters, female protagonist, haunted by the past, rocky mountains, victim, vengeance, brutality, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, future, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Style: serious, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, haunted by the past, car accident, life is a bitch, loss of son, depression, tragic event, anguish, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, religion, depression, life philosophy, family relations, jewish, family problems, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., san francisco, sacramento california, oakland california
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Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: gangsters, crimes, mafia, organized crime, russian mafia, uncover truth, siblings relations, buddies, killer, russian, crime boss, spoiled brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, chicago illinois, usa
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Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: coffee, summer, misfit, hitchhiker, on the road, finnish, dark humor, misfit partners, buddies, unfulfillment, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: finland, europe
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Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sexy, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: baseball, friendship, coming of age, life, love, aging, bittersweet, memory, flashback, teenager, fantasy world, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s
Place: new jersey, philadelphia
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, muslim, resistance, freedom, french algerian war, military, terrorism, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, middle east, france ...
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, sexy, lyrical, thought provoking ...
Plot: writers, art, childhood, writer's life, voyeurism, melancholy, guilt, hallucination, death, memory, artist, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: france, tokyo, portugal, paris france, europe ...
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