Pen pal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pen pal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good and semi serious films and TV shows about / with pen pal, letter, friendship, couples, romance, love and romance, love, male female relationship, mentor and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pen pal: Christmas in Boston (2005), Let's Go to Prison (2006), The Red Snowball Tree (1974), The Lake House (2006), Start-Up (2020), The Japanese Wife (2010), Dash & Lily (2020), Christmas Pen Pals (2018), Grease (1978), Beyond Suspicion (2000).

List of pen pal movies

Christmas in Boston (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet. Both used their best friends pictures to send to each other and now will let their friends meet. True love is found in the end for all.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, love affair, friendship, disorder, pen pal, letter, christmas, friends, romance, journalism, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
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Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, prison gang, partners, friendship, crimes, faked death, jury, condom, pen pal, solitary, mentor, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.
Style: touching, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking, ironic ...
Plot: alienation, guilt, redemption, village, pen pal, middle aged man, peasant, family relations, couple relations, mother son relationship, criminal, river ...
Place: russia
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 6.8
 141K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love and romance, romance, impossible love, time, architect, supernatural, letter, unlikely relationship, supernatural romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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 8.2
 4K
Start-Up (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's high-tech industry.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, romantic
Plot: rags to riches, pen pal, computer genius, professional, ambition, lifestyle, creator, first love, romance, social relations, corporate world, computers and web ...
Place: seoul
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The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Snehmoy (Rahul Bose) and Miyage (Chigusa Takaku) are pen friends who exchange wedding vows through letters. Fifteen years pass but they never meet. Yet the bond of marriage is strong between them. This unusual relationship comes under a cloud when a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, couples, love triangle, village, unfulfillment, lovers apart, pen pal, society, friendship, unfulfilled love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, japan, asia
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 7.5
 11K
Dash & Lily (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.
Style: touching, romantic, light, feel good, sweet
Plot: christmas, holiday, young adult, coincidence, true love, friendship, love and romance, life philosophy, hopes, pen pal, new love, bookstore ...
Place: new york
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Christmas Pen Pals (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah, tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return ...
Style: romantic, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, high school sweetheart, holiday, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, christmas eve, christmas movie, happy ending, homecoming, small town, father daughter relationship, letter writing, love and romance ...
Place: oregon
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 7.2
 243K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, graduation, coming of age, first love, jealousy, dating, street gang, gossip, school dance, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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Beyond Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An insurance salesman's humdrum existence takes a turn when a stranger, ex-con Auggie Rose, unexpectedly dies in his arms. Assuming the identity of the dead man, the salesman embarks on a double life, keeping it secret from his live-in ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, obsession, couples, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, secret, murder, death, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 42K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, sibling relationship, prison, witness, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1968, year 1985 ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, missouri, ireland, california ...
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The Grocer's Wife (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A meek young man allows a stripper to stay in his house while his domineering mother is hospitalized.
Plot: alienation, cigarette smoking, mistaken identity, neo noir, inspector, death, male female relationship, hospital, death of mother, stripper, assassination attempt, contamination ...
Place: british columbia
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The Book of Stars (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale of two sisters. Penny (Masterson) cares for her younger sister Mary (Malone), who suffers from cystic fibrosis. "Cares for" is a questionable term, as the hardened, edgy Penny secretly makes her living in the world's oldest ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, fairy tale ...
Plot: terminal illness, prostitute, family relations, friends, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, drug abuse, addiction, city life, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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With or Without You (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning Benoit, a Frenchman and former pen pal of ...
Style: sexual, sincere, sexy, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, romance, sexual content, bittersweet, family problems, thirtysomething life, couples, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: europe, ireland, britain, northern ireland
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, surreal, witty, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: social misfits, first love, boy scout, orphan, adolescence, teenage love, youth, childhood sweetheart, island, family relations, summer camp, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
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Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, power relations, family relations, friends, youth, mentally challenged, doctors and patients, celebrity culture, teenage life, human spirit, school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Love Letter (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, separated, couples, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, true love, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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 7.0
 109K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sentimental, witty, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, chef, self fulfillment, food, couple relations, cookbook, supportive spouse, life changing experience, writer's life, obstacle, breaking point ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, europe, usa ...
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 7.6
 92K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 5.6
 2K
Guncrazy (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, on the run, lovers on the run, gun, prison, sexual abuse, parole officer, love affair, teenage life, prison life, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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 6.6
 196K
EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: marijuana, teen sex comedy, travel, youth, nothing goes right, stereotypes, hitchhiking, nude beach, obsessive quest, culture clash, hitchhiker, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: amsterdam, germany, france, europe, belgium ...
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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, phone sex, high school life, youth, sexual desire, high school hunk, sexual frustration, parents and children, single parent, family relations, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 5.1
 214
Crystal Heart (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 22 year old man who has lived inside a crystal room because of a rare illness, meets an up and coming rock star, and the two fall in love.
Style: cult film
Plot: concert, nightmare, music video, pool party, overprotective mother, rock star, music manager, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female character, female in swimsuit, male female relationship, dancing ...
Time: 80s
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Like a Fish Out of Water (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seductive femme fatale (Monica Bellucci) and two con men -- one cool as ice, and one who just likes to "ice" his victims -- enlist a mild-mannered, unsuspecting man in their mission to steal a rare and valuable fish. They plan to sell it ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, couples, disorder, cons and scams, farce, heist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, dishonesty, crime, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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 7.0
 23K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, childhood friend, female friendship, love and romance, rise to the top, best friends, parents and children, couple relations, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, new jersey ...
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 7.1
 123K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: contemplative, humorous, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: life changing, family life, on the road, wedding, salesman, letter, fish out of water, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, denver colorado, kansas, nebraska, california
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84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, correspondence, bookstore, romance, bittersweet, couple relations, human nature, fall in love, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
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 6.4
 93
Tokyo Cowboy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a young Japanese man with an affinity towards American western films is fired from his job, he sets out to become a real live cowboy.
Style: feel good, touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, small town, old west, restaurant, friends, couples, disorder, small town life, coming out, fish out of water, best friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tokyo, canada, japan, asia, british columbia
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Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance Resort in Utah, this is the first contemporary romantic comedy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, resort, fall in love, eccentric family, fish out of water, looking for love, mistaken identity, opposites attract, nothing goes right, family life, comedy of errors, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, idaho
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 6.1
 1K
Sirf Tum (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sirf Tum revolves around Deepak, an ordinary young man with a big heart, and Aarthi, an attractive, middle class girl.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Plot: couples, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, bollywood, wooing, fall in love, breakup, hindi, protest march, acoustic guitar, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, new delhi, delhi
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