Self fulfillment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant self fulfillment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, touching, feel good, serious and captivating films and TV shows about / with self fulfillment, friendship, family relations, hopes, lifestyle, storytelling, love and romance, mentor, catastrophe and ambition plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self fulfillment: Interstate 60 (2002), English Vinglish (2012), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Million Dollar Baby (2004), One Chance (2013), Girlfight (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002), The Swimsuit Issue (2008).

List of self fulfillment movies

 7.7
 30K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, road movie, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, alternate reality, self discovery, wish come true, choice, dream girl, self fulfillment, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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English Vinglish (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: ENGLISH VINGLISH is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, and teach the world a lesson on ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self fulfillment, housewife, family life, self esteem, foreign language, unsupportive spouse, bollywood, wedding, language learning, fish out of water, doubts and hesitations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, philosophical, sexual, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, bohemian life, fall in love, seduction, self fulfillment, sexual exploration, sexuality, love affair, artist, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain, catalonia ...
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 7.0
 109K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sentimental, witty, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, chef, self fulfillment, food, couple relations, cookbook, supportive spouse, life changing experience, writer's life, obstacle, breaking point ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, europe, usa ...
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, crumbling marriage, writer's life, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, underdog, athlete and trainer, female boxer, sport, determination, athlete's life, unlikely friendships, human spirit, mentor protege relationship, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas, england, california ...
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 6.8
 12K
One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, self fulfillment, follow your dream, cinderella story, couples, audition, opera, tv show, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england
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 6.7
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: female boxer, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, self fulfillment, sport, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: physical appearance, coming of age, self fulfillment, youth, working class, culture clash, society, unsupportive parent, family business, overweight, latinos, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, new york ...
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The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport, ambition, family relations, sport team, society, swimming, youth, life is a bitch, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: paralysis, disability, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, self fulfillment, hopes, contests and competitions, changing lives, dignity, rehabilitation, nursing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england
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 7.6
 234
Fat Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Fat Friends was an ITV drama, following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: support group, friendship, family relations, self fulfillment, society, hopes, physical appearance, overweight, bulimia, obesity, weight loss, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
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 6.5
 7K
Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, controversy, rise to the top, self discovery, self fulfillment, friendship, lifestyle, abstract art, ambition, society, political unrest, obsession ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, vienna
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 6.5
 8K
At Middleton (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, college, tour guide, self discovery, self fulfillment, fall in love, couples, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, tourist, middle age romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Cinema Verite (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, filmmaking, private vs public, self fulfillment, privacy invasion, showbiz, family life, american dream, family problems, tv show, americana, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: california, usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 36K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, self fulfillment, fall in love, reunion, mentally unstable, love and romance, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, houston texas ...
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 7.9
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, direction and purpose, self fulfillment, family relations, disorder, sanity, fighting illness, family problems, life changing experience, life is a bitch, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.3
 292
BeTipul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: BeTipul is an Israeli television drama revolving around the personal and professional life of an Israeli psychologist, Reuven Dagan, played by Assi Dayan. The series portrays a psychologist who treats patients at his clinic five days a week and then ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: one on one, introspection, ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, relationship vs career, haunted by the past, workplace, self fulfillment, psychologist, individualism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
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 6.1
 629
My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: serious, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, adulthood, lifestyle, friends, self fulfillment, teenage life, videotaping, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas
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 8.1
 6K
Solsidan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Solsidan is a Swedish television comedy series that premiered on 29 January 2010 on TV4. The series is named after a small part of Saltsjöbaden called Solsidan. It revolves around Alex and Anna who are expecting their first child and have just ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, social relations, self fulfillment, alienation, greed, lifestyle, actress, couples, ambition, small town life, uninvited guest, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 5.8
 11K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, manipulation, advertising, friends, love affair, couple relations, intrigue, neighbor, blind ambition, manipulations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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Late Bloomers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious, touching ...
Plot: store, friendship, self discovery, self fulfillment, dream come true, feminism, hopes, elderly, follow your dream, gender, best friends, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe
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200 Pounds Beauty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese manga, "Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu," this story revolves around Kang Han-na (Kim Ah-jung), an overweight phone sex employee and secret vocalist for Ammy, a famous Korean pop singer who actually lip syncs as she cannot ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, humorous, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: plastic surgery, physical appearance, love and romance, overweight woman, self discovery, music, hidden identity, self fulfillment, looking for love, telephone call, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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 6.2
 56K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, contests and competitions, happy ending, youth, dance, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 3K
Elsa & Fred (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder Argentinean Elsa. Later, they meet each other and Elsa ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, fall in love, opposites attract, starting over, couples, aging, romance, self fulfillment, golden years, dying woman, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, teenage life, dancer, audition, dance teacher, music, romance, fighting the system, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
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 8.2
 9K
Dollhouse (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Siddu is the son of an over-protective business man. Every decision of his is made by his father, which leads him into frustration. He half-heartedly agrees to become engaged to a rich man's daughter, but then falls for a middle-class ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: respect, overprotective parent, adulthood, romance, parents and children, fall in love, self discovery, family relations, family disapproval, self fulfillment, identity crisis, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, breakdance, dancer, dance school, ballet, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 7.3
 106K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, child abuse, abusive mother, poverty, rape, illiteracy, fat girl, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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