Ambitious movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ambitious movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, stylized, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with ambitious, ambition, career, boss, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, corruption, rivalry and greed plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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ambitious movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambitious: Bones (2005), Suits (2011), Body of Proof (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), 2 Broke Girls (2011), Silicon Valley (2014), Girls (2012), Mr Selfridge (2013), Dance Academy (2010), Nip/Tuck (2003).

List of ambitious movies

 7.8
 140K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, special agents, murder investigation, police detective, search, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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 8.5
 364K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, bodies, law enforcement, murder investigation, unconventional method, crimes, medical examiner, female protagonist, medical, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: dark humor, clever, motivational, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, corporate crimes, greed, wall street, cons and scams, ambition, drugs/alcohol, rags to riches, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, big ben london, manhattan new york city, switzerland ...
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 6.7
 90K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing ...
Style: not serious, feel good, witty, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, diner, friends, lifestyle change, everyday life, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 127K
Silicon Valley (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley ...
Style: clever, cynical, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: programmer, geek, computers and web, businessman, computer genius, ambition, computer, workplace situations, ambitious, friends, computer system, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 7.3
 65K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: roommate, strong sexual content, female friendship, aspiring writer, friends, actor, ambitious, flirting, best friends, lifestyle, sexuality, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 14K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, business venture, ambitious, career, success, workplace situations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, friendship, ballerina, ballet, teacher, dancing, dance, ambition, teenage life, ambitious, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.6
 53K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexy, realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, family problems, family relations, plastic surgery, friendship, ethics, physical appearance, jealousy, doctor, surgical operation, career, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.3
 229K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, gunfight, greed, rivalry, rebellion, uninhibited rivalry, ambitious ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 8.1
 17K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, career, ambition, boss, mental illness, dementia, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.3
 48K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, loss of spouse, rivalry, african american, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, shooting ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 85K
Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: exciting, humorous, inspirational, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: car race, underdog, follow your dream, cars, adventure, friends, contests and competitions, dream come true, chases and races, snail, talking animals, ambition ...
Place: usa, indiana, midwest
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 8.7
 164K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
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The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before she was a fashion icon, before her column in the New York Star, before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was an innocent 16-year-old girl living in suburban Connecticut.
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, gossip and rumors, teenage girl, high school hunk, teenage life, first sex, teenage boy, boyfriend, high school life, prom, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
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 8.4
 13K
Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gang, ambitious, teenage life, leader, ambition, life is a bitch, right hand man, poverty, struggle, society, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 7.7
 19K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, struggle, lovers, tragic event, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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 7.8
 18K
Portlandia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, ambitious, dimwit, human relationship, goofy hero, bohemian life, social satire, parody, charity, couples, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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How to Make It in America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: entrepreneur, american dream, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, ambitious, businessman, buddies, resourceful, success, determination, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.6
 105K
The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 702K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 188K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, perfect crime, guilt, cheating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, aging, pitcher, sport, baseball movie, parent grown child relationship, career, ambitious, workaholic, reluctant, scout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, boston, california
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 7.0
 75K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, writers, romance, guilt, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, life changing experience, lifestyle change, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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 7.4
 24K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, casual sex, power relations, workplace situations, hotshot, drugs/alcohol, powerful corporation, ethics, flirting, profanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 43K
Glory Road (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, coach, racism, underdog, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, contests and competitions, career, ambitious ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, washington state, mexico ...
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Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, witty, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: villain, laboratory, mischievous children, mad scientist, suburbs, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, intelligence, everyday life, ambitious, family relations, experimenting ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, eastern europe
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 8.3
 46K
Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, workplace situations, boss and employee, satire, boss, senator, government official, administration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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