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, interesting, semi serious and sentimental films and TV shows about / with self fulfillment, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, destiny, couples, honest, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, 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), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Step Up 3D (2010), 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), Melrose Place (1992), Amelia (2009), Revolutionary Road (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, witty, surreal, enigmatic, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, imaginary, dream girl, surrealism, changing the past or future, self fulfillment, hitchhiker, twentysomething life, choice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
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: sexual, sexy, romantic, philosophical, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, polyamory, love and romance, artist, seduction, romance, self fulfillment, sexuality, sexual exploration, women, love affair ...
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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, cooking, cookbook, supportive spouse, self fulfillment, writer's life, couple relations, life changing experience, blogger, obsession, husband wife relationship, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: france, europe, new york, usa, paris france ...
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, writer's life, depression, actor, director, theater, self fulfillment, fantasy world, schizophrenic, therapist, alienation, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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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, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, hidden identity, self discovery, love and romance, looking for love, music, overweight woman, self fulfillment, plastic surgery, fan, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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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: betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, neighbor, advertising, manipulations, couple relations, love affair, friends, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa
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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, stylized, realistic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, adventurer, follow your dream, rise to the top, self fulfillment, lifestyle, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 1920s
Place: usa, wales, ireland, indiana, atlantic ocean ...
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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, bleak ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, destiny, crumbling marriage, abortion, unfulfillment, jealousy, adultery, death of wife, dysfunctional family, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
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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: realistic, psychological, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: clergy, identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, introspection, catholic church, self involved, cardinal the priest, religion, catholicism, church, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, coming of age, hopes, father son relationship, prejudice, friendship, working class, poverty, dance school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: marriage, death, self fulfillment, single parent, romance, moral dilemma, love of one's life, lovers, falling in love, partnership, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, gdr, berlin germany ...
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 7.1
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, performer's life, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, desire for fame, feminism, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east berlin, east germany, europe, germany, berlin germany ...
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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, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, training, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, missouri, england ...
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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, single mother, relationship vs career, contamination, fighting the system, uncover truth, environmental, court, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 99K
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, social misfits, dysfunctional family, parents and children, physical appearance, abusive mother, school, aids, sexual abuse, fear ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, sitcom, small town, couples, family relations, pregnancy, relationship vs career, small town life, ambition, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, clever, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, greeting card, depression, artist, eating disorder, loser, letter, anger, teacher, marriage, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 8.0
 235K
Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tennis, comedian, singer, jewish, neurosis, lobster, cocaine, job interview, volkswagen beetle, talking to the audience, marriage, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, wisconsin ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: housewife, unsupportive spouse, wedding, speech, foreign language, classroom, french, homosexual, self discovery, urban, xenophobia, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man ...
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, bet, love story, couple relations, battle of the sexes, fall in love, initially antagonists, journalist, couples, plan gone awry, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, hawaii ...
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 8.0
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, jealousy, lawyer, doctors and patients, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, mental disorders, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, unlikely couple, looking for love, romance, friends, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1987, year 1982
Place: new york, usa
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Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, Italy, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: From an exciting Indian wedding comes a relationship from two different times not only showing the modern but also the traditional. Different characters and stories interact with each other in director Mira Nair film where she used an ...
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: arranged marriage, wedding, culture clash, adultery, child abuse, confession, romance, music, world, looking for love, class system, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, new delhi, pakistan, australia
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, unlikely couple, family, prejudice, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, xenophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.5
 24K
SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, rebellion, friendship, heavy metal, hospital, rock, individualism, college graduate, heroin, party, self destructing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: utah, north dakota, england, salt lake city utah, canada ...
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, cinderella story, dignity, small town, suicide, makeover, theft, follow your dream, boredom, bathing, dream, overweight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Mumbai, My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, deadly, urban, society, journalism, human nature, introspection, social differences, police investigation, city life, media, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: orphan, survival, desert, self discovery, danger, escapades, heroes, soldier, daring rescue, journalism, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia
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