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, touching, humorous, serious, semi serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with self fulfillment, lifestyle, hopes, friendship, mentor, destiny, couples, storytelling, family relations and dialogue 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), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), English Vinglish (2012), Amelia (2009), Melrose Place (1992), 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), Step Up 3D (2010), Synecdoche, New York (2008).

List of self fulfillment movies

 7.7
 27K
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: offbeat, enigmatic, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
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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, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, sexual, romantic, philosophical, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, artist, sexuality, polyamory, seduction, love and romance, self fulfillment, romance, sexual exploration, ex spouse, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe, new york
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 7.0
 95K
Julie & Julia (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 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: feel good, sweet, light, inspirational, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, self fulfillment, supportive spouse, life changing experience, couple relations, writer's life, chef, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: france, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: housewife, unsupportive spouse, foreign language, fish out of water, self esteem, self fulfillment, family life, doubts and hesitations, family relations, humiliation, self discovery, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 11K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, self fulfillment, adventurer, rise to the top, follow your dream, lifestyle, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937
Place: usa, oakland california, pacific ocean, paris france, atlantic ocean ...
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 5.8
 10K
Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, advertising, intrigue, friends, couple relations, love affair, neighbor, love and romance, manipulations, blind ambition, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, california
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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: humorous, touching, thought provoking, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: physical appearance, self discovery, love and romance, hidden identity, self fulfillment, looking for love, overweight woman, music, plastic surgery, disfigurement, phone sex, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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 6.2
 53K
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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, contests and competitions, music, dancing, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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 7.7
 113K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, audition, dancer's life, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: england, northern england, london, europe, mine
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 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: identity crisis, clergy, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, cardinal the priest, catholicism, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
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 7.1
 448
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, friends, rock, ambition, self discovery, nightlife, music band, love and romance, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east berlin, east germany, germany, europe, gdr ...
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The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self fulfillment, death, marriage, family relations, dull life, single parent, infidelity, love triangle, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, berlin germany, german democratic republic ...
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 6.8
 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: realistic, touching, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: boxing, sport, female boxer, sexism, self fulfillment, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.3
 157K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, relationship vs career, single mother, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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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, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, determination, sport, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, europe ...
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 6.6
 176K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, platonic, boyfriend, looking for love, disorder, online dating, love, destiny, e mail ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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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: offbeat, touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friends, power relations, sport team, family relations, self fulfillment, buddies, unemployment, youth, underdog, friendship, ambition, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: dedicated educator, teachers and students, island, youth, social differences, society, idealism, village, hopes, social relations, school, self fulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia, asia
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 5.9
 3K
Weather Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning her boyfriend (Harmon) cheated on her with his co-host (Olson), a Seattle morning show weather girl (O’Kelley) freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother (Devlin) and deal with his best friend (Adams), ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing to lose, down on your luck, fall in love, love and romance, grownups, life is a bitch, romance, unemployment, self discovery, singleness, siblings relations, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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 8.2
 265
BeTipul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
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: captivating, realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: couples, one on one, emotionless, self fulfillment, family problems, family life, social relations, power relations, family relations, ambition, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography
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: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, against the odds, misfit, dignity, power relations, reach out, hospital, paralysis, self fulfillment, nursing, contests and competitions, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england
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 6.2
 629
My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous, serious
Plot: high school, lifestyle, high school life, friendship, self fulfillment, teenage life, youth, adulthood, childhood sweetheart, videotaping, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
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 8.1
 5K
Solsidan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 22 min.
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Plot: neighbor, ambition, small town, couple relations, parents and children, grandparent and grandchild, relationship vs career, overbearing parent, love and romance, direction and purpose, child birth, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
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 7.2
 382
Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: innocence lost, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, self fulfillment, death in the family, human spirit, family problems, against the odds, society, leaving home, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
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The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: clever, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, photographer, waiter, romance, gender, introspection, urban, actor's life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, misfit, parallel world, family relations, save the kingdom, self discovery, danger, youth, destiny, self fulfillment, real world ...
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 7.7
 205
Fat Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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: sincere, emotional, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: support group, misfit, society, physical appearance, eating disorder, friendship, family relations, cooking and food, social relations, friends, self fulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
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