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 interesting, thought provoking, reflective, touching, clever and feel good films and TV shows about / with life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, destiny, catastrophe, bittersweet, redemption, life & death, loneliness and life plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life philosophy: Forrest Gump (1994), Into the Wild (2007), About Time (2013), The Green Mile (1999), Seven Pounds (2008), The Intouchables (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012), Good Will Hunting (1997), Leon: The Professional (1994), Inside Out (2015).

List of life philosophy movies

 8.8
 1.9M
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, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, destiny, true love, philosophy, rise to the top, storytelling, human relationship, selflessness, army ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new york, united states, vietnam ...
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 8.1
 586K
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: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, life philosophy, freedom, on the road, lifestyle change, adventure, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, north america, northern california ...
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 7.8
 315K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, true love, changing the past or future, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, young woman, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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 8.6
 1.2M
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, supernatural, life philosophy, death row, prison life, convict, human nature, stephen king, supernatural ability, death sentence, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.6
 291K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
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, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, sacrifice, secret, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa
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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, touching, feel good, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, caregiver, friends, starting over, culture clash, disability, loneliness, lifestyle change, handicapped, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.4
 349K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, 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: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, 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: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, louisiana, pearl harbor ...
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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: philosophical, uplifting, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, university, professor, existentialism, philosophy, human spirit, ambition, dedicated educator, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, sniper, life philosophy, friendship, dark hero, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 638K
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, inspirational, motivational, touching, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, family, childhood, life philosophy, family relations, happy ending, imaginary, coming of age, joy, memory, friendship, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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 8.0
 588K
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, philosophical, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, time warp, time travel, small town, nothing goes right, alternate reality, idealism, hopes, repeated event, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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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, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, couple relations, love and romance, life philosophy, love, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, nihilism, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, loneliness, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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, philosophical, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, time loop, psychology, life philosophy, supernatural ability, child abuse, memory, suicide, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: 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: tragicomedy, sentimental, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, nazi, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, life philosophy, mental illness, love, male female friendship, family drama, romance, social misfits, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
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 8.3
 716K
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: touching, feel good, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, surrealism, looking for love, existentialism, optimism, fall in love, social relations, weirdo, love, shyness, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, life philosophy, robot, androids, dystopic future, utopia, artificial intelligence, human nature, self discovery, society, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century, 2040s, year 2005 ...
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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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, angel, love ...
Time: 90s
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 8.8
 2.1M
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, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, tokyo, new york ...
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, suffering, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: road movie, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, friends, escapades, life philosophy, last wish, odd couple, partners, on the run, life is a bitch, gangsters, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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 7.1
 230K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, office, workplace situations, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
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 7.7
 31K
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: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, choice, life philosophy, on the road, self fulfillment, imaginary, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life, life philosophy, travel, introspection, adventure, happiness, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, china, los angeles ...
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 7.8
 358K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, manipulation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, psychology, existentialism, scheme, game, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
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 6.0
 17K
The Room (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kate and Matt discover that a part of their house can grant wishes. In the wake of several miscarriages, what they want most is a child.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, psychological, psychological thriller, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: life philosophy, mystery, incestuous sex, supernatural, family, secret room, danger, parents and children, reality vs fantasy, husband wife relationship, fantasy world, miscarriage ...
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, single father, hopes, down on your luck, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, cerebral, philosophical, humorous ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, life philosophy, society, dog, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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