Storyteller movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant storyteller movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, thought provoking, interesting, atmospheric, clever and complex films and TV shows about / with storyteller, storytelling, dialogue, death, runaway, mentor, betrayal, love, catastrophe and sacrifice plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
storyteller movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as storyteller: Big Fish (2003), The Words (2012), DreamKeeper (2003), The Iceman Cometh (1973), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Forrest Gump (1994), Breaking the Waves (1996), Being John Malkovich (1999), The Thin Red Line (1998), Titus (1999).

List of storyteller movies

Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, touching, feel good, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: father son relationship, fish, adventure, magic realism, journey, loneliness, surrealism, magic, witch, mermaid, death, fantasy world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, alabama, paris france, miami ...
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The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, touching, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, writer's life, guilt, romance, literature, love, relationships, survival, love story, life philosophy, life, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, post world war two, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good, philosophical ...
Plot: native american, native americans, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, human nature, grandfather grandson relationship, good versus evil, gang, escapades, society ...
Place: south dakota, usa, new mexico, montana
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The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, anarchist, bartender, prostitute, confession, drug addiction, traveling salesman, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, atmospheric, cerebral, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, rape, insanity, gang, violent, drugs, surrealism, violence, brutality, nihilism, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1995, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, britain, europe, united kingdom, england
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Forrest Gump (1994)
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: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: love, mentally challenged, life philosophy, philosophy, vietnam war, destiny, human spirit, rise to the top, journey, selflessness, courage, life & death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, alabama, new york ...
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: disturbing, sad, emotional, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: sex, love, tragic love, husband wife relationship, paralysis, disability, self sacrifice, marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), accident, sexuality, love story ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, cerebral, disturbing, mind bending ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: puppeteer, subconscious, twists and turns, surrealism, psychology, portal, body swapping, manipulation, actor, magic realism, lgbt, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
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Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: sexy, disturbing, harsh, rough, captivating ...
Plot: shakespeare, ancient, brutality, justice, ancient rome, secrets, sacrifice, state affairs, war, head of state, violence spree, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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Dolls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dolls takes puppeteering as its overriding motif -- specifically, the kind practiced in Bunraku doll theater performances -- opening each section of his film with a story provided by the puppets and their masters, which relates thematically to the ...
Style: surreal, bleak, emotional, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, regret, culture clash, philosophy, suicide attempt, disfigurement, love and romance, romance, renewed love, blind character, mental illness, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, mind game, older man younger woman relationship, psychological torture, kidnapping, confined, brother sister relationship, imprisonment, loneliness, father daughter incest ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, year 1988, year 2003, 20th century ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
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The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, macabre, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: plot twist, isolation, forest, utopia, village, psychology, twists and turns, mysterious place, mystery, village life, small town, wooing ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, light, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, loneliness, mischievous children, childhood, imaginary kingdom, monster, creature, coming of age, adventure, imagination, youth, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, tense, reflective, political, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cold war, surveillance, spy, berlin wall, stasi, iron curtain, espionage, communism, redemption, voyeurism, interrogation, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, germany, europe, east berlin ...
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Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, dark, visually appealing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, alternate reality, moral dilemma, distopia, good versus evil, hidden identity, conspiracy, parallel world, mars, cold war, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, year 1985, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, antarctica, los angeles ...
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3-Iron (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: surreal, melancholic, philosophical, bleak, lyrical ...
Plot: golf, romance, drifter, relationships, loneliness, husband wife relationship, motorcycle, jealousy, love triangle, art, love story, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea, asia, seoul
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Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tricky, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, twists and turns, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, police investigation, changing the past or future, crimes, special agents, alternate timeline, parallel universe ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, suspense, harsh, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, dictator, atrocity, corruption, attempted murder, polygamy, against humanity, torture, israeli ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: political, bleak, sexy, brutal, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, occupation, debate, traitor ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, northern ireland, europe ...
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Nightbooks (2021)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by a witch in her modern, magical New York City apartment. His original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping him safe as he desperately tries to find a way out of this twisted place.
Style: suspense, dark, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, female villain, friendship, magic, evil wizard, black magic, spell, magical, cat, evil witch, attempted escape, struggle for survival ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york
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The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, macabre, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, revenge, small town, sea, ship, monster, murder, chase, sword, fog, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, usa, northern california
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Ink (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the ...
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, enigmatic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: another dimension, parallel universe, good versus evil, imagination, supernatural, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, time paradox, alternate reality, nightmare, mind control, imaginary kingdom ...
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, sentimental, light, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids, family outing ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, cinderella story, cinderella, prince, royalty, female protagonist, class differences, legends and myths, step siblings, stepsister stepsister relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 50s
Place: france, europe
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, stylized, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, murder, friendship, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenager, boarding school, investigation, amateur detective, high school friend, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, london, egypt, europe, big ben london ...
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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, generosity, lottery ticket, romance, honest, justice, love triangle, morality, greed, love story, gambling, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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The American Clock (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when ...
Plot: gambling, riches to rags, classism, bicycle, breaking the fourth wall, great depression, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, poor, wealth, card playing, theft ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, allegory
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, space exploration, space travel, time travel, martian, astronaut, nasa, alien disguised as human, new world, colonization, nuclear holocaust, telepathy ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
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Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, sexy, romantic, sweet, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country estate, estate, fall in love, couple relations, love, romance, women, slavery, literature, love triangle, incest, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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A Map of the Heart (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Katrin and Jürgen spend their holidays in Corsica. Katrin is in her mid-thirties, working as a tracer at Jürgen's company who suddenly remembers he's married -- but not with Kathrin. So they decide to end their vacation earlier than they ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: convict, holiday, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, in love, couple relations, male female relationship, relationships, romantic relationship, love affair, criminal, love story ...
Place: corsica
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