Self acceptance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant self acceptance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, captivating, serious, semi serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with self acceptance, friendship, youth, love and romance, high school, teenage girl, father son relationship, teenager, family relations and coming of age plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
self acceptance
 49
self acceptance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as self acceptance: Esteros (2016), Freak Show (2017), The Country Teacher (2008), The Nature of Nicholas (2002), The Big Gay Musical (2009), Dakota Skye (2008), UglyDolls (2019), Tru Loved (2008), The Beaver (2011), Kotoura-san (2013).

List of self acceptance movies

 7.0
 3K
Esteros (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening.
Style: captivating, light, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay, friendship, puberty, homoeroticism, closeted gay, love, childhood friend, self acceptance, memory, reunion, memories, gay sex ...
Place: argentina
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
Freak Show (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Style: social, touching, artsy, sentimental, intellectual ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, high school, transsexual, self acceptance, friendship, teenager, social misfits, hate crime, gay student, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century
Is relevant ?
The Country Teacher (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gifted and well-qualified young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year old son. The teac... read more read more...her has no romantic ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, starting over, youth, love and romance, hopes, couples, self control, human nature, teachers and students, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
Is relevant ?
The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: touching, serious, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, obsession, family relations, youth, self acceptance, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Big Gay Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve - Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is looking for the perfect man and Eddie is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: gay, coming out, self discovery, show tunes, couples, family relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, looking for sex, gay couple, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, melancholic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 6K
UglyDolls (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: China, Canada, USA, Thailand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, captivating
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: optimism, self acceptance, adventurer, friendship, good versus evil, adventure, friends, youth, family, family relations, society, pipe ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 875
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 47K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, family problems, dysfunctional character, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, self acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, touching, disturbing
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lgbt teen, emotional abuse, teenage sexuality, religion, female sexuality, sex scene, parent child relationship, self acceptance, gay slur, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 447
Kotoura-san (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Bullied by her classmates, a teenage psychic moves to a new school, where she makes friends and joins a club dedicated to ESP research.
Style: not serious, romantic, psychological, captivating
Plot: high school, scholarship, bullying, psychic, friendship, absent mother, honesty, self discovery, romance, classroom, teenage life, supernatural power ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 3K
Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, civil war, doctor, hopelessness, hardship, loneliness, morphine, urban decay, society, repression ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.1
 603
Treading Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, fall in love, first love, parents and children, family relations, high school, misfit, coming of age, traumatic childhood, boy, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 53K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, demon, good versus evil, magic, female protagonist, teenage girl, supernatural, strong female character, family secret, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 322
More Than Only (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young gay man finds how to love himself and accept love from another, despite the disapproval of his father.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: gay relationship, miniature golf, gay protagonist, self loathing, self acceptance, father daughter relationship, falling in love, male nurse, gay interest, father son relationship, fall in love, red hair ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 14K
Toc Toc (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toc Toc is a 2017 Spanish comedy film directed by Vicente Villanueva. The movie follows the adventures and misadventures of a group of patients with OCD dated at the same time.
Style: light, humorous, psychological, colourful
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychologist, disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, conflict, bug, dialogue, doctors and patients, problem solving, tourette's syndrome, mentally unstable ...
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 867
Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, solitude, introspection, teenage life, teenage love, losing-it hero, family problems, misfit, society, danger, social misfits, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 29K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, small town, female protagonist, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.5
 120
So auf Erden (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For Johannes and Lydia Klare, their faith in God comes first. Together they lead a small community in Stuttgart, successfully. People listen to them, they are becoming more and more close to them. There are even plans to make the donor-funded ...
Plot: narrow mindedness, crisis of faith, love, hypocrisy, family crisis, betrayal, morality, adultery, butt naked, male friendship, cheating, help ...
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 102
Selkie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Teenager Jamie moves with his mother, sister and grandfather to an island off the South Australian coast where mum has a job running a marine research station. To his discomfort, Jamie discovers he`s a "selkie" - half human, half seal - ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: island, teenage girl, half human, rescue, teen angst, teenage boy, female scientist, sea creature, fishing village, swimming, loner, legend ...
Place: south australia, scotland, adelaide south australia
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 10K
Tarzan 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: tarzan, jungle, adventure, mischievous children, self discovery, family, young heroes, good versus evil, survival, orphan, danger, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 67K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superhero, supernatural ability, secret identity, friendship, superheroine, villain, danger, murder, crimes, vengeance, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
The Right of Jesus (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "El Derecho de Jesús" is a character driven drama in which Jesús, a Mexican-American college student tries to overcome contemporary family issues and unstable love relationships. His past and present eventually collide forcing him to ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, honesty, pesticide, mexican american, latin, family relations, elderly, ethnic, drugs, struggle, domestic violence ...
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Waiting for Forever (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, childhood sweetheart, romance, lifestyle, introspection, love, parents and children, lovers apart, family relations, homecoming, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, romantic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, performer's life, dancer's life, love and romance, teenage love, showbiz, redemption, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 162
Kleptomania (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Diana is a troubled, bulimic socialite who lives with her loving husband and shoplifts to get herself off. Julie is an unstable, homeless rape victim who lives with a corrupt priest and steals to survive. They form an uneasy friendship.
Plot: woman in bra, kleptomaniac, lesbian kiss, female thief, self acceptance, church, dinner party, female friendship, rape, shoe store, female protagonist, female masturbation ...
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 27
Sexy Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Feminist drama about Sue, an attractive student proud of her sexuality who knows how to play by her own rules and make it in life, and her supportive repressed best friend Ruth, who doesn't know men as well as Sue, which leads to tragedy.
Plot: feminist, blackmail, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, manipulative woman, best friend, rebel, introvert, sex scene, lesbian, male teacher female student affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), dominant woman ...
Is relevant ?
Incomplete Eclipse (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Marta (Lucie Patikova) was blinded in an accident brought on by her careless and indulgent younger sister. Now in a school for the blind, Marta keeps up her hope that she will one day see again, mainly because her mother - out of good intentions - ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: doctor, psychologist, concert, teacher, hospital, gramophone, audio cassette, crying, blindness, prank, therapy, boarding school ...
Is relevant ?
Forgive and Forget (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A jealousy erupts between two long-time friends as one is about to move in with his girlfriend. Now the friend must confront his long-hidden homosexuality. UK.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay slur, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, best friends, buddies, couples, looking for love, tv show, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london, brighton
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 1K
Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gay love, family relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, therapy, lifestyle, couples, curses spells and rituals, friends, gender, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
Is relevant ?