Leitmotif movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant leitmotif movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, cult film, intense, light, interesting and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with leitmotif, adventure, mentor, chase, heroes, storytelling, redemption, destiny, catastrophe and male protagonist plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
leitmotif movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as leitmotif: Jaws (1975), Superman (1978), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Sneakers (1992), Noir (2001), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Dances with Wolves (1990), Happy Together (1997), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Agent Cody Banks (2003).

List of leitmotif movies

Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, fear, dangerous animal, animal horror, monster, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, underwater, survival, police chief, chief of police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new england, new york ...
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Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, crime fighter, journalist, good versus evil, adventure, danger ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1966 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, star wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, intergalactic, evil empire, good versus evil, planet, weapon system ...
Time: future, 70s
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: saga, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, space and aliens, star wars, outer space, good versus evil, rebel, heroic mission, jedi, sword fight, creature, warrior, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 80s
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, outer space, space and aliens, star wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi, sword fight, rebel ...
Time: future, 80s
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, star wars, heroic mission, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, warrior, cloning, space and aliens, space travel, space battle ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, star wars, jedi, space opera, outer space, heroes, army, good versus evil, sword fight, teaching the ways of the world, political conspiracy ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, teleportation, space opera, midlife crisis, warp speed, scientist, mind control, space station, good versus evil, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: saga, serious, stylized, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: space wars, apprentice, prophecy, outer space, good versus evil, sword fight, warrior, training, creature, heroes, star wars, jedi ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: exciting, talky, saga, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, wormhole, man versus machine, warp speed, space station, spacewalk, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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Sneakers (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer cracker, betrayal, partners, conspiracy, top secret, manipulation, crimes, crime, manipulations, company, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, russia
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Noir (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, amnesia, female warrior, mercenary, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, deathtrap, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, corsica, paris france, europe
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, children, healing power, levitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, sesame street, united states
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, native american white relationships, native americans, officer, courage, warrior, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, tennessee, nebraska, south dakota ...
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Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: romance, alienation, friendship, couple relations, gay asian, gay, longing, disorder, couples, angel, lifestyle, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, taipei ...
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, crime, cat and mouse, crimes, fake identity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, spain, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, europe ...
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Agent Cody Banks (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, sexy, parody ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: secret agents, working undercover, adventure, heroes, child spy, espionage, spy, teenage life, undercover, family, cia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle washington, hong kong, seattle
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