Redemption movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant redemption movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, intense, touching, reflective, interesting and realistic films and TV shows about / with redemption, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, death, catastrophe, hopes, life & death, life philosophy and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
redemption movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as redemption: Atonement (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Island (2006), Constantine (2005), Inception (2010), Les Mis?rables (2012), Redemption (2013), 21 Grams (2003), Before I Fall (2017).

List of redemption movies

Atonement (2007)
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, touching, realistic, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, world war two, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, true love, hopes, fall in love, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, redemption, regret, supernatural, life changing experience, elderly, dreams, human nature, rich and poor, greed ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, philosophical, meditative, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, life philosophy, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, god or devil, navy, religion, mentor ...
Place: russia
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Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: stylized, mind bending, gothic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, angel, demons, devil, lucifer, psychic, redemption, demon, heaven and hell, god or devil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, haunted by the past, philosophy, manipulations, mind control, teamwork, redemption, perfect crime, imagination, virtual reality, alternate reality, hi-tech ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: sydney australia, paris france, japan, los angeles
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Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, emotional, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, redemption, vengeance, homeless, haunted by the past, drugs/alcohol, crimes, nun, chase, tough heroes, gangster, chinese mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, tragedy, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, tragic event, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: meditative, bad ending, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, teenagers, female protagonist, strong female character, redemption, teenager, bullying, suicide, friendship, car rollover, death, saving a life ...
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Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan, USA, Singapore, South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dante journeys through the nine circles of Hell -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery -- in search of his true love, Beatrice. An animated version of the video game of the same name.
Style: serious, suspense, dark, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: redemption, deal with the devil, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, sin, afterlife, chaos, crime and punishment, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, bet, obsessive quest ...
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, lion, betrayal, disney, king, prince, family, redemption, tragic event, pride and honor ...
Time: 1990s
Place: africa
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: tense, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, character study, redemption, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, dishonesty, workplace situations, legal action, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: uplifting, sincere, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, dealing with death, misfit partners, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Click (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Style: sentimental, humorous, inspirational, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: wish come true, architect, regret, redemption, workaholic, remote control, dog, family relations, relationship vs career, nothing goes right, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, year 2006, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york yankees, mcdonald's restaurant, morocco, new york
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Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, crime, hopes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealer, insomnia, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Angel (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, serious, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire human love, vampire, supernatural ability, redemption, monster, imaginary, investigator, good versus evil, magical, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, sincere, serious, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, human trafficking, social decay, teenage life, teenage prostitution, redemption, youth, forced prostitution ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, denmark, russia ...
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, rise to the top, hopes, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom, happy ending ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, vandalism, singer, revenge, criminal, police, robbery, gang, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, revenge, vengeance, redemption, regret, gunfight, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: meditative, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, life, buddhist monk, solitude, mentor, human nature, meditation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: humorous, feel good, philosophical, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, time travel, small town, time warp, wooing, love and romance, romance, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, idealism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: sign language, friendship, deaf, high school, redemption, disability, bullying, suicide attempt, coming of age, deafness, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, houston texas, california ...
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A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christmas, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reconciliation, reform, miser, family, supernatural ability, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, hopes, human spirit, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, lethal injection, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, touching, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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