Life lesson movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life lesson movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic and light films and TV shows about / with life lesson, friendship, family relations, morality, family, youth, runaway, destiny, childhood and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres shot in USA, France, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life lesson: Breaking Horizons (2012), Raising Helen (2004), Age of Youth (2016), You've Got This (2020), Just Another Christmas (2020), Prison Playbook (2017), Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (1998), The Ultimate Gift (2006), Ask the Storybots (2016), Venus Peter (1989).

List of life lesson movies

Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” Lara can hardly believe what the doctor has just told her. The 25-year-old spends her nights hanging around Berlin with best friend Nora, having lost interest in her architectural studies long ago. She has ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, female friendship, tragedy, party girl, friends, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.0
 35K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, opposites attract, family relations, orphan, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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 8.3
 2K
Age of Youth (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: University students Yoon Jin-Myung, Jung Ye-Eun, Song Ji-Won, Kang Yi-Na and Yoo Eun-Jae share a house. Jin-Myung is busy supporting herself financially and studying. She suffers from lack of sleep. Ye-Eun is devoted to her boyfriend, she is clear ...
Style: humorous, feel good, dorama, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: female friendship, life lesson, youth, landlady, inferiority complex, love at first sight, house party, friends who live together, love and romance, boarding house, murder mystery, allergy ...
Place: seoul, korea
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The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After an incident which nearly cost Littlefoot's grandmother her life, Littlefoot learns a series of lessons which his species call "Wisdoms". Meanwhile, a trio of dim-witted Beipiaosauruses named Loofah, Doofah and Foobie arrive in ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, animal life, goofy hero, escapades, friends, disorder, youth, buddies, adventure, mischievous children, family, wilderness ...
Time: prehistory
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You've Got This (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ad creative and a successful exec have a great marriage — until he wants to be a dad just as her star is rising. Then he brings someone new home.
Style: touching, sweet, light, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, women's rights, husband wife relationship, life lesson, against the odds, introspection, cynic, destiny, family relations, crisis of conscience, little boy, road not taken ...
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Just Another Christmas (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After taking a very nasty fall on Christmas Eve, grinchy Jorge blacks out and wakes up one year later, with no memory of the year that has passed. He soon realizes that he’s doomed to keep waking up on Christmas Eve after Christmas Eve, having to ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, light, thought provoking
Plot: time loop, christmas, santa claus, christmas movie, repeated event, alternate reality, introspection, time warp, repeated scene, love, hopes, deja vu ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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Prison Playbook (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.
Style: contemplative, touching, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: baseball, prison, baseball player, prisoner, corruption, fame, jail, warden, unlikely friendships, thief, con artists, male friendship ...
Place: korea
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Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, princess, imaginary kingdom, family life, love and romance, imaginary, family, palaces castles and temples, friends, show tunes, beast, teamwork ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, inheritance, terminal illness, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, youth, introspection, wealth, life turned upside down, friendship, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south america, ecuador, texas, new jersey
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Ask the Storybots (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the award-winning educational apps, the StoryBots are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and go on fun adventures to help answer kids' questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth.
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining, light
Audience: kids
Plot: mentor, creature, friendship, childhood, alternate timeline, disorder, obsessive quest, adventure, family, entity, stereotypes, creativity ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.0
 108
Venus Peter (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Produced for Scottish television, Venus Peter was financed by the Orkney Islands Council. The title character is transformed into a "sea child" when he is baptized with salt water. Though his family tries hard to accustom him to life on ...
Style: cult film, touching
Plot: fishing village, female nudity, individualism, child protagonist, scottish, isolated community, semi autobiographical, grandfather grandson relationship, teacher student relationship, scotsman, life lesson, dream ...
Time: 1940s
Place: scotland
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 7.3
 462K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, fear, killer clown, clown, asthma, monster, supernatural power, small town, child killer, stephen king, death, death of brother ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, quarry, 80s
Place: maine
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 8.0
 173K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, friendship, prejudice, giant robots, small town, self sacrifice, giant, cold war, adventure, giant robot, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Growing up can be confusing! When Zach and Annie face difficulties in their lives, they go to special place called Plato’s Peak. There, Plato—a talking buffalo!—and his friends are always willing to lend a helping hand.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, serious, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dignity, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, family, adventure, best friends, escapades, buffalo, hawk, forest, bison, storyteller ...
Place: california
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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age.
Style: controversial, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: hustler, pimp, alcoholic mother, sex with a minor, runaway child, teenage prostitute, innocent, mother daughter relationship, desperation, coming of age, street life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, teenager, street life, friendship, innocence, teenage girl, money, police, unhappiness, mother daughter relationship, social problem, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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Welcome Aboard! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A philosophizing uninvited hitchhiker terrorizes a writer, who's selling dictionaries while he's struggling with writer's block.
Plot: shoplifting, one night stand, coffee, dog, highway, arrest, neo noir, trenchcoat, audio cassette, pilot, jazz, pay phone ...
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 4.4
 146
The LeBrons (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: LeBrons is an original animated series from the mind of the NBA's back-to-back champion, four time MVP and pop-culture icon, LeBron James. Much like a modern day "Fat Albert," the series is designed to help empower and give back to ...
Plot: life lesson, morality, city, computer animation, 3d animation, basketball, african american, hometown, 2d animation
Place: ohio
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 7.7
 5K
Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, old west, heroes, on the run, kung fu, monk, lone wolves, track down, fish out of water, on the road, loner, wisdom of life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, new mexico
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 7.2
 84K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: hitman, on the road, ex convict, rebel, one last job, betrayal, on the run, mother daughter relationship, witch, hallucination, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, southern usa ...
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 7.2
 32K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, human nature, hopes, mysterious character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
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 6.1
 40K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, redemption, imaginary, unfulfillment, changing the past or future, family, cynic, indifference, youth, introspection, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.2
 6K
Cow Belles (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to learn how to be responsible, two wealthy teen sisters are forced to work in the family business by their exasperated father. When company funds goes missing, it's up to the girls to save the day.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fish out of water, workplace, love and romance, family business, friendship, nothing goes right, opposites attract, save the day, unlikely couple, partners, farm, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.1
 810
Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.4
 2K
Den Brother (2010)
Genre: Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex Pearson has a lot to learn about teamwork. As the star of the Lemon Oaks hockey team, Alex almost always has his way on and off the ice. That ism until he pulls a stunt so outrageous not even his own coach can give him a pass. His punishment? ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: siblings relations, single parent, family relations, family, single father, big brother, brother sister relationship, high school, teaching the ways of the world, hockey, high school athlete, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Randy and the Mob (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A good ol' boy (McKinnon) gets into trouble with some mobsters, and then must seek assistance from his estranged, identical twin gay brother.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: twins, family relations, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, nothing goes right, estrangement, gay, competition, small town, hitman, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa
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The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches, billionaire, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
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 4.0
 3K
Caillou (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Caillou is an educational Canadian children's television series, based on the books by author Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux. During the first season, many of the stories in the animated version began with a ...
Style: semi serious, colourful, light, educational film, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, family life, little boy, family relations, babies and infants, pets, friends, siblings relations, family, parenting, nagging and grouching ...
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