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, melancholic, realistic, interesting and touching films and TV shows about / with redemption, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, death, life philosophy, hopes and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as redemption: Atonement (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), The Island (2006), Constantine (2005), Les Mis?rables (2012), 21 Grams (2003), Inception (2010), A Christmas Carol (2009), Redemption (2013), Before I Fall (2017).

List of redemption movies

 7.8
 226K
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, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, love and romance, life is a bitch, forbidden love, siblings relations, world war two, tragic love, lovers apart, letter, nurse ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 266K
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, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, true love, sacrifice, secret, fall in love, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.0
 10K
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, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, psychic, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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 7.0
 274K
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: mind bending, stylized, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, angel, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demons, devil, redemption, heaven and hell, psychic, god or devil, immortality, hell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
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 7.6
 283K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, France
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, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, orphan, revolution, family relations, ex convict, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 7.7
 211K
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, surgery, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, human nature, tragic event, loss of child, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 8.8
 1.8M
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, suspenseful, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, redemption, imagination, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, philosophy, dreams ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, sydney australia, paris france, japan
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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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, redemption, regret, rich and poor, snow, greed, dreams, elderly, human nature, life changing experience ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.2
 61K
Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, haunted by the past, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, homeless, crimes, chinese mafia, nun, chase, gangster, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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 6.4
 39K
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: bad ending, suspense, intense, meditative, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: female protagonist, time loop, redemption, teenagers, teenager, friendship, strong female character, suicide, death, bullying, saving a life, dying repeatedly ...
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 7.8
 32K
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, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural ability, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, forces of nature, good versus evil, journey, martial arts, earth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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 7.3
 83K
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, organized crime, urban ghetto, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, gangster ...
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.0
 59K
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, supernatural ability, redemption, monster, imaginary, investigator, good versus evil, vampire human love, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 677
The Collector (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Collector is a Canadian supernatural drama television series about a man attempting to help save people who have bargained their souls with the Devil. After over 600 years of "collecting" the souls of people at the end of their 10-year ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfulfillment, redemption, deal with the devil, hopes, haunted by the past, tragic hero, supernatural, unfulfilled love, escapades, danger, mystery, salvation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, light ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, sheriff, countryside, hopes, farm, old friend, single parent, family problems, loss of family member, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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 7.9
 40K
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: sincere, bleak, thought provoking, serious, depressing ...
Plot: prostitute, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, social decay, redemption, youth, slavery, prostitution, rape ...
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, prison escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.4
 6K
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, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, vandalism, gang, revenge, police, criminal, party, singer, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: atmospheric, philosophical, melancholic, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, lust, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 8.0
 535K
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, witty, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, wooing, time travel, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, existentialism, disorder, deja vu, time warp ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.1
 73K
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, desert, drifter, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, hopes, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, houston texas ...
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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: uplifting, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, gang, death row, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, lethal injection, deadly, murder, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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 8.5
 819K
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: friendship, king, good versus evil, betrayal, adventure, prince, righting the wronged, pride and honor, tragic event, family, redemption, death ...
Time: 1990s
Place: africa
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 5.3
 54K
Point Break (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sport, Thriller
Country: China, Germany, USA, Austria, Italy, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. A remake of the 1991 film, "Point Break".
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surfing, working undercover, extreme sports, friendship, fbi, chase, redemption, heist, gang, undercover, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, italy, africa, france, paris france ...
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Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, artists and showbiz, singer, music business, arms dealer, teenage girl, american abroad, scandal, singing, television show, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, usa
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 6.9
 41K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, rough, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, redemption, prison, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, warden, rejection, sport, dysfunctional family, athlete's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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 8.0
 437K
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: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, road trip, redemption, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fear of flying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
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 7.5
 80K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, suffering, illegal immigrant, parenthood, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, reconciliation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, mexico, barcelona spain
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