Broken dream movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant broken dream movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, cult film, disturbing, stylized and weird films and TV shows about / with broken dream, female protagonist, sex, death, suspense, desire for fame, nude, female nudity, coming of age and manipulation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as broken dream: Last Night in Soho (2021), Mulholland Drive (2001), Christine (2016), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Hollywood After Dark (1961), Girl in Gold Boots (1968), Into the Wild (2007), Pearl (2022), A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993), I Knew Her Well (1965).

List of broken dream movies

Last Night in Soho (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to be falling apart with shady consequences.
Style: scary, psychological, slasher, twist ending, gothic ...
Plot: time travel, murder, rape, female serial killer, fashion designer, brothel, nightmare, ghost, psychic, macabre, suspense, female teacher ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1960, 2020s, year 1969
Place: london, england
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, twists and turns, amnesia, lesbian, hallucination, hollywood, alternate reality, obsession, nightmare, doppelganger, lesbian sex, filmmaking ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Christine (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Christine is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition ...
Style: sad, bleak, melancholic, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: suicide, depression, loneliness, tv news, mental illness, female reporter, female journalist, television reporter, television, workplace, existentialism, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: new jersey, florida
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: kids, adult
Plot: addiction, drugs, heroin, insanity, drug addiction, mental illness, junkie, hallucination, drug abuse, depression, loneliness, drug addict ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Hollywood After Dark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young girl comes to Hollywood to try to break into the movies, but winds up being taken advantage of by sleazy producers, and is forced to become a stripper.
Style: cult film
Plot: cult, exploitation, sex, female nudity, broken dream, aspiring actress, desire for fame, female protagonist, hollywood, exotic dancer, femme fatale, striptease ...
Place: los angeles, california
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Girl in Gold Boots (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A girl tries to become the top star in the glamorous world of Go-Go Dancing.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: exploitation, christmas, waitress, dancing, desire for fame, ambition, go go dancer, hippie, mentally unstable, love and romance, dancer's life, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new mexico
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, solitude, freedom, journey, life philosophy, isolation, lifestyle change, adventurer, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, los angeles, north america, usa, arizona ...
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Pearl (2022)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations and repressions ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, farm, serial killer, female protagonist, domineering mother, farmhouse, psychopath, violence, countryside, projectionist, female serial killer, confession ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: texas, europe, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: age-gap relationship, aspiring actress, womanizer, desire for fame, exploitation, female protagonist, innocence, drugged, loss of innocence, woman in danger, naive young woman, naivete ...
Place: california
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I Knew Her Well (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana, a young woman from the provinces, moves to Rome in order to become a celebrity.
Style: depressing
Plot: beach, aspiring actress, women, loneliness, girlfriend, mirror, boyfriend, depression, actress, actor, party, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Pink Pussy: Where Sin Lives (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Venezuela
Duration: 70 min.
Story: An attractive songstress (Libertad Leblanc) lands herself a performing contract and leaves her home in Buenos Aires. She travels to Venezuela, and when arriving in Caracas, she soon discovers that her contract is a hoax made by a major drug baron. ...
Plot: exploitation, naive woman, gangsters, nude, broken dream, naive young woman, kidnapping, american abroad, love interest, nightclub, love triangle, female protagonist ...
Place: buenos aires argentina, new york, south america
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Girl in Trouble (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Bored farmer's daughter sets out to make it in the big city. She gets mixed up with freaks, perverts and degenerates and winds up a stripper in New Orleans.
Plot: sexploitation, naive young woman, cautionary tale, rapist comeuppance, looking for someone, killing in self defense, female protagonist, rape victim, teenager, rape and revenge, naive girl, self defense ...
Place: new orleans
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Chantal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An innocent and naive young woman arrives in Los Angeles to make it as a big-name actress, only to suffer though the pain and humiliation of the casting couch routine again and again thus getting a first hand look at Hollywood at its worst.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: female protagonist, female masturbation, desire for fame, erotica, naivete, aspiring actress, naive girl, sexploitation, casting couch, hollywood, seduction, seductive woman ...
Place: los angeles, california
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: gothic, psychological, scary, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, jealousy, sibling rivalry, child star, aging, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, actress, violence, suspense ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1935, year 1917 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, showbiz, family relations, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, human nature, lifestyle, movie business, overnight success, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1936
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, hollywood, filmmaking, cult, casting couch, aspiring actress, friendship, violence, supernatural, suspense, torture, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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The Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Style: art house, psychological, neo noir, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fashion, teenage girl, cannibalism, obsession, lesbian, murder, model, jealousy, beauty, 16 year old, rape, necrophilia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, pasadena california
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, teenager, investigation, father daughter relationship, bullying, child abuse, rape and revenge, internet, innocence lost, child sexual abuse, teenage girl, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, california, usa, cleveland ohio, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: stylized, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sexy woman, lesbian sex, actor's life, drug abuse, career, casting couch, celebrity culture, tragic love, showbiz, sexual relations, addiction, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, los angeles, rome italy, france, asia ...
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Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: feel good, inspirational, funny, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: underdog, sport, reggae, childhood, winter, disney, transformation, olympics, african american, coach, black man, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1988, year 1987, 80s
Place: canada, california, caribbean, jamaica
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Little Treasure (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Margo is an ex-stripper who meets her long, lost father in Mexico. She looks after him in the waning days of his life, with the help of a traveling projectionist. The father passes away, telling of the loot from a botched bank robbery that he buried ...
Plot: treasure hunt, on the road, stripper, dying man, bank robbery, dancing, father daughter relationship, skepticism, love interest, buried treasure, criminal, dying father ...
Place: mexico
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It's a Hard Life (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Licenziato dai padroni della miniera presso cui lavora come responsabile dei servizi culturali, Luciano Bianchi decide di vendicarsi, anche per scuotere l'opinione pubblica sulla morte di alcuni minatori avvenuta in una grave sciagura sul ...
Plot: satire, police officer, broken dream, mine, director, terrorist, cheating wife, strike, swiss, advertising, working class, bomb ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, milan italy, turkey
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The Legend of the Three Trees (2001)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Vivid visual imagery brings this classic legend to life. Told simply, in language even the youngest family members will understand, the story begins with three young trees who dream - as all children do - of doing big deeds. When the woodcutters ...
Style: christian film
Plot: broken dream, religion, destiny, river, shepherd, sheep, thunderstorm, seagull, rabbit, fishing boat, carpenter, ship ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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Thanks Maa (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While on the run from the reformatory, a 12 year old boy named Municipality finds and saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among the people whom he deemed responsible and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, ambiguous ending
Plot: father daughter incest, orphan, against the odds, friendship, search for mother, following a dream, slum, second chance, tragic event, orphanage, poverty, escape ...
Place: mumbai india
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, childhood, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, motorcycle, teenage love, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: anime, exciting, dark fantasy, epic, slasher ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: tragic hero, battles, destiny, vengeance, sword fight, one man army, mercenary, rivalry, supernatural, massacre, heroes, determination ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: anime, exciting, sexy, adult animation, dark ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, ninja, demon, transformation, heroes, good versus evil, graphic violence, supernatural, ninja warrior, duel, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, hollywood, women, rape, african american, sexual abuse, interracial romance, trailblazer, women of color, women's rights, black history, female musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, new york ...
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Clannad (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: anime, touching, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, youth, high school, love and romance, high school life, love, father son relationship, student, death of mother, death, death of wife ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan
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Fame (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teacher, high school, music, teenager, music business, reality, desire for fame, follow your dream, youth, dream come true, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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