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 realistic, captivating, humorous, queer cinema, touching and sincere films and TV shows about / with self acceptance, love and romance, friendship, youth, lgbt, lgbtq, teenager, gay, coming of age and self discovery plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self acceptance: The Beaver (2011), Leo's Room (2009), Shrill (2019), Dakota Skye (2008), Esteros (2016), 8½ (1963), UglyDolls (2019), The Nature of Nicholas (2002), Freak Show (2017), The Country Teacher (2008).

List of self acceptance movies

 6.6
 49K
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: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: depression, puppet, mental illness, midlife crisis, psychology, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, solitude, family, adaptation, happy ending, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 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, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, gay love, coming out, friendship, self acceptance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, family relations, self discovery, therapy, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
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 7.4
 9K
Shrill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Annie is a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.
Style: motivational, ironic, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: overweight, overweight woman, self acceptance, female protagonist, lgbtq, female journalist, lifestyle change, changing lives, family relations, bravery, female writer, private vs public ...
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 6.4
 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, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, coming of age, lie, teen angst, self discovery, teenager, self acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 4K
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, queer cinema
Plot: gay, friendship, closeted gay, puberty, friendship between boys, homoeroticism, gay love, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, sexual awakening, male homosexuality, gay sex ...
Place: argentina
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 8.0
 119K
8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, surrealism, childhood, mistress, loneliness, stream of consciousness, memory, adultery, actress, dreams, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, france ...
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 5.0
 7K
UglyDolls (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: China, USA, Lithuania
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: captivating, light, humorous, funny, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: self acceptance, optimism, adventure, friends, adventurer, friendship, good versus evil, family relations, family, youth, society, toy comes to life ...
Time: contemporary
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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: coming out, coming of age, zombie, friendship, sexual orientation, school, teenage love, teenage life, gay, youth, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: canada
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 6.6
 5K
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: touching, social, sentimental, artsy, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, lgbt teen, high school, lgbtq, self acceptance, transsexual, friendship, teenager, lgbtqi, social misfits, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
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The Country Teacher (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Germany
Duration: 103 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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, starting over, friendship, introspection, couples, self control, love and romance, youth, hopes, human nature, teachers and students, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, czech republic, prague, europe
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, sexual relations, looking for sex, gay couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, teenager, lgbt teen, teenage sexuality, female sexuality, religion, lesbian love, emotional abuse, lgbtq, gay, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 1993
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 6.8
 19K
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, entertaining ...
Plot: obsessive compulsive disorder, mental illness, dyslexia, obsession, tourette's syndrome, doctor, phobia, socially awkward, awkward situation, disorder, psychologist, overcoming fear ...
Place: spain, paris france, istanbul turkey, france, tokyo
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 5.6
 931
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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gay teenager, suburbs, gay, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations, teenage life, parents and children, looking for love, gender, lesbian, self acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.6
 54K
I Feel Pretty (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A head injury causes a woman to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believe she's drop dead gorgeous.
Style: light, captivating, exciting, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female protagonist, self esteem, believe in yourself, confidence, beauty queen, delusion, friendship, fat woman, cosmetics, self confidence, destiny, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Voices from the Heartland: Slaves of the Lord (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In a Jewish Orthodox village in Israel, Tamar, a twelve-year-old girl, prepares for her Bat-Mitzvah (confirmation), which will take place on Passover. Becoming convinced that she is impure, and growing increasingly scared and depressed, she forces ...
Style: captivating, psychological, entertaining
Plot: jewish girl, religion, jewish, orthodox jew, ritual, religious, coming of age, girl, self discovery, self acceptance, teenage girl, menarche ...
Place: israel
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The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura (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: romantic, captivating, psychological, not serious
Plot: bullying, psychic, high school, friendship, absent mother, honesty, teenage life, teen angst, epiphany, self discovery, youth, hopes ...
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 7.2
 4K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, morphine, doctor, urban decay, doctors, drug addiction, civil war, hopelessness, world war one, hardship, loneliness ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 6.0
 704
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, humorous, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: first love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, traumatic childhood, high school, family relations, misfit, coming of age, parents and children, self acceptance, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Life: Love on the Line (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: The serious Ito and the child-like Nishi meet by chance during a single player game of "White Line Game" on the way home from school. Falling in-love, Ito gets frustrated over the fact that they only get to rendezvous on the white line and ...
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay romance, childhood friend, first love, gay interest, gay lead character, romantic friendship, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, life philosophy ...
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 5.4
 2K
Longhorns (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A sexually active Texas college guy begins to reevaluate his practice of mutual masturbation with straight buddies after he meets an unapologetically gay fellow student.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy, sex comedy ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, best friends, gay sex, buddies, youth, closeted gay, fraternity, lgbt, self discovery, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1982, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas
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Sex, Party and Lies (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A youth group is preparing for what will be the summer of their life, including secrets, lies, sex, confusion, evenings and holidays.
Style: erotic, sexy, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, gay, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, male nudity, passionate sex, drug use, friendship, lesbian, drug dealing, threesome ...
Place: spain
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, youth, teenage angst, adolescence, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teachers and students, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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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, dancing, follow your dream, lifestyle, romance, performer's life, dancer's life, love and romance, showbiz, teenage love, redemption, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 4.9
 186
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: revenge, female masturbation, rape, female nudity, breaking the fourth wall, homeless woman, homeless shelter, female orgasm, female criminal, gunned down, partners in crime, self acceptance ...
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 5.2
 41
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: introvert, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, rape, teddy bear, rebel, best friend, affair, manipulative woman, female student, stalker, sex scene, unhappy wife ...
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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, nurse, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, photographer, prank, secret, teacher, flashback, scientist, rehabilitation ...
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Rainbow Around the Sun (2008)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Zachary Blasto, a hard-drinking, talented songwriter and performer, envisions madcap musical fantasies in order to avoid dealing with the downward spiral of his personal life.
Style: avant garde
Plot: rock, ex girlfriend, surrealism, reporter, loss of father, opera, fictional biography, unrequited love, rock star, songwriter, recording studio, musician ...
Time: 70s
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 5.5
 8K
After Sex (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sex is a background to examine intimacy and vulnerability. Looks at the complexity of modern day relationships told through eight separate couples. Through dialogue and compromising situations, the film takes us from the beginning of a relationship ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sex, sexuality, lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, first sex, teenage sex, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, swinger, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, car, small town, friendship, rock and roll, first love, street racing, love at first sight, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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