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The list contains the best, new and most relevant storytelling movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out interesting, stylized, intense, dramatic, realistic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, destiny, dialogue, friendship, death, sacrifice, redemption and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as storytelling: Life of Pi (2012), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Changeling (2008), Frida (2002), RocknRolla (2008), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), The Best Movie (2008), Hawking (2004), Valkyrie (2008), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
New Zealand, USA
179 min.
 8.7
Forrest Gump
Drama, Romance
USA
142 min.
 8.8
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What Men Talk About 3
Comedy
Russia
99 min.
 6.3
Hot Dog
Action, Comedy
Germany
100 min.
 2.9

List of storytelling movies

 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france ...
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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: surreal, feel good, colourful, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chocolate, family, adventure, factory, storytelling, mysterious character, children, greed, fantasy world, young heroes, imagination, candy ...
Place: denver colorado, atlanta georgia, bavaria, germany, england ...
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, stylized, scenic, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, wizards, storytelling, multiple storylines, heroic mission, pride and honor, save the world, magic, sword fight ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 7.4
 72K
Frida
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: disability, art, life, couple relations, storytelling, relationships, obsession, painter, love of one's life, loneliness, female protagonist, bisexuality ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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 7.3
 214K
RocknRolla
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, entertaining, surprise ending, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, corruption, crime, mafia, gangsters, cons and scams, twists & turns, multiple storylines, storytelling, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: captivating, suspense, ironic, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: storytelling, orphan, escapades, life is a bitch, children, danger, crossdressing, brother sister relationship, baby, hopes, dishonesty, obsession ...
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The Best Movie
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vadik Volnov (Garik Kharlamov) dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly ...
Style: light, humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: storytelling, heroes, family relations, dialogue, friendship, surrealism, father son relationship, adventure, love and romance
Place: russia
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 7.6
 5K
Hawking
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: disability, destiny, storytelling, science, husband wife relationship, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, physicist, family relations, life is a bitch, genius ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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 7.1
 207K
Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, world war two, death of protagonist, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
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Kubo and the Two Strings
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: magic, adventure, storytelling, samurai, friendship, imagination, destiny, creativity, talking animals, plot twist, fight scenes, mythology ...
Place: japan
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, murder, murder mystery, inheritance, existentialism, prison escape, greed, storytelling, eccentricity, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, english channel, paris france ...
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The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, suspense, bloody, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, brutality, blood, plot twist, storytelling, twists & turns, crime gone awry, moral ambiguity, hitman, greed, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 8.0
 121K
Dogville
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
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: disturbing, art house, bleak, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: small town life, betrayal, rape, human nature, brutality, twists & turns, exploitation, bondage, morality, vengeance, greed, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mine
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 7.5
 447K
Doctor Strange
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: entertaining, witty, colourful, breathtaking, comic ...
Plot: time loop, magic, mentor, superhero, teleportation, good versus evil, transformation, fantasy world, storytelling, fight scenes, sorcerer, comics ...
Time: 2010s
Place: nepal, mount everest, hong kong
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 7.8
 220K
Atonement
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, heartbreaking, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, prejudice, false accusation, love story, siblings relations, wartime, storytelling, sexualized violence, unfulfilled love, love, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.7
 672K
300
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, harsh, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, war, warrior, gory, vengeance, betrayal, storytelling, historical character, fight scenes, brutality, sacrifice, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: storytelling, horror for children, campfire story, fear, mystery, riddles and clues, supernatural, danger, youth, mischievous children, in the woods, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 8.1
 377K
The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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 6.6
 112K
Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: witty, inspirational, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, storytelling, divorce, businesswoman, family, parents and children, life philosophy, loneliness, bankruptcy, flashback, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey, dallas texas
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 7.8
 56K
The OA
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, mysterious, twist ending
Plot: healing, abduction, supernatural, storytelling, disappearance, friendship, missing girl, forbidden love, ritual, mysticism, healer, maniac ...
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, suspense, intense, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ouija board, demons, ghosts, possession, dialogue, death, storytelling, devil, teenagers, survival, murder ...
Time: 1960s
Place: los angeles
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 7.8
 908K
Titanic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, romantic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: titanic, love, survival, shipwreck, star crossed lovers, tragic love, romance, love story, ship, sea disaster, iceberg, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england
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 6.4
 182K
Minions
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, master villain, kids and family, female villain, escapades, adventure, master and servant, storytelling, assistant, super villain, heroes, mad scientist ...
Time: year 1968, prehistoric times, 1960s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, england, london, buckingham palace, florida ...
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A Walk in the Woods
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: humorous, light, road movie, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, adventure, hiking, aging, midlife crisis, elderly, road trip, solitude, in the woods, escapades, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa
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 5.4
 50K
Aloha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Style: feel good, realistic, romantic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love affair, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, communication, satellite, family, beautiful scenery, love interest, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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