Life philosophy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life philosophy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, emotional, interesting, sentimental, reflective and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, love, loneliness, love story, death and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life philosophy: The Intouchables (2011), The Green Mile (1999), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Seven Pounds (2008), Forrest Gump (1994), Cloud Atlas (2012), Fight Club (1999), Inside Out (2015), Into the Wild (2007), Good Will Hunting (1997).

List of life philosophy movies

The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, culture clash, lifestyle change, friends, human relationship, loneliness, odd couple, blacks and whites, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 8.6
 1.0M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death row, prison, life philosophy, supernatural ability, prison life, human nature, false accusation, supernatural, healing power, justice, confined, convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspense, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, life philosophy, psychology, twists & turns, child abuse, diary, altering history, hypnosis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 7.6
 271K
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, true love, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, odd, journey, misfit, tragic love, love, love and romance, human relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 7.4
 329K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, love and romance, tribe, karma, human existence, wisdom of life, love, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, supernatural romance, odd, age difference, impossible love, existentialism, puzzle ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, biting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, insomnia, fist fighting, against the rules, nihilism, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, fighting the system, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.2
 548K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, coming of age, imaginary friend, childhood, dream, memory, friendship, happy ending, sadness, anger, joy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, minnesota
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 8.1
 530K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, isolation, journey, introspection, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, philosophy, professor, university, human spirit, psychologist, ambition, dedicated educator, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 8.3
 660K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, inspirational, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
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 7.8
 270K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, life philosophy, lovers, family secret, romance, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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 8.0
 548K
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: feel good, humorous, witty, philosophical, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, small town, time travel, time warp, wooing, love and romance, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, idealism, deja vu ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, optimism, survival, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sweet, talky ...
Audience: teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love, breakup, couple relations, relationships, platonic, heartache, couples, fall in love, architect, unfulfilled love, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: hitman, mentor, friendship, sniper, loner, loneliness, killings, mafia, lone wolves, dark hero, crimes, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, monk, buddhist monk, buddhism, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
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 6.8
 97K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, clinic, doctors and patients, unconventional method, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 7.2
 198K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, supernatural, love at first sight, doctor, romance, birthday ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 223K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, romantic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, christmas, looking for love, holiday, fall in love, couples, vacation, snow, friendship, christmas party, happy ending, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
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Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, society, romance, self discovery, opposites attract, androids, dystopic future, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century, year 2005, 2040s ...
Place: cross country
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, depression, social misfits, love, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, fall in love, romance, running, neighbor, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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 6.8
 132K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, architect, romance, impossible love, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, letter, time, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, emotional, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay, gay slur, cowboy, homosexual, tragic love, love and romance, love affair, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, dedicated educator, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, life philosophy, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, harvard university ...
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 7.9
 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, philosophical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, god or devil, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, career, midlife crisis, working class, women in society, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1960s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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