Loneliness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loneliness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out interesting, visually appealing, emotional, melancholic, clever and touching films and TV shows about / with loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, destiny, dialogue, life & death, friendship, bittersweet and solitude plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as loneliness: Her (2013), WALL·E (2008), Cast Away (2000), Mary and Max (2009), Amelie (2001), Lost in Translation (2003), Edward Scissorhands (1990), I Am Legend (2007), American Beauty (1999), The Best Offer (2013).

List of loneliness movies

 8.0
 506K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, philosophical, futuristic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, existentialism, love, cyberspace, computers and web, unlikely couple, impossible love, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.4
 954K
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, futuristic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, adventure, robot, future dystopia, outer space, imaginary, ecological disaster, happy ending, spacecraft, a.i., space travel, earth ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 497K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, human spirit, desert island, courage, sole survivor, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt, air disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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 8.1
 158K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, neighbor, letter, correspondence, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, jewish, young woman, suffering, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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 8.3
 678K
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, sentimental, touching, inspirational, offbeat ...
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, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, love, goth, freak, dark fantasy, surrealism, romance, fall in love, human nature, fish out of water, tragic hero ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida
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 7.2
 662K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, zombie, post apocalypse, loneliness, future dystopia, plague, experiment, danger, quarantine, isolation, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, existentialism, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 102K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, obsession, mysterious character, painting, collector, age difference, plot twist, agoraphobia, deception, art collector, art theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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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, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, friendship, sniper, mentor, dark hero, killings, loner, murder, lone wolves, mafia, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 386K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, motivational ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, passenger, immigrants, culture clash, stranded, misfit, arrest, fish out of water, destiny, autograph, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, high society, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, unfulfilled love, party, social differences, obsessive love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island, midwest
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 8.2
 891K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, follow your dream, loneliness, friendship, journey, dog, friends, obsessive quest, dreams, aging, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
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 7.8
 174K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, manipulations, dark hero, human nature, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, usa, europe, new orleans, paris france ...
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 7.9
 323K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, nervous breakdown, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mexico, hawaii
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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, doll, human relationship, young man, shyness, delusion, psychologist, grief, social relations, fear, introvert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love, love and romance, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, future
Place: california, arizona, oregon, san francisco, england
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 8.0
 395K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, fish, fantasy world, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 40s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, cuba, morocco ...
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 8.7
 395K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, cynical, dark humor, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, mastermind, loner, patient, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, hospital, unconventional method, loneliness, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, adventure, obsessive quest, loneliness, adventurer, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal, disorder, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, greenland
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, teenagers, loneliness, shyness, vacation, summer, youth, teenage life, family problems, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, imaginary, escape from reality, childhood, fantasy world, loss of friend, classmates, loneliness, magical, social misfits, tragic event, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.0
 331K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, scenic, surprise ending, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love story, isolation, outer space, space travel, survival, space station, spacecraft, loneliness, trapped in space, adventure, malfunction, stranded ...
Time: future
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, retirement home, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
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Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, photographer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea, japan ...
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, inheritance, lifestyle, dwarf, human nature, misfit, social misfits, antisocial behavior, small town, depression, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, blackmail, teachers and students, obsession, teacher, forbidden love, age difference, adultery, loneliness, dangerous attraction, infidelity, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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 8.8
 1.8M
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, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, against the rules, dark hero, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, fighting the system, nihilism, social misfits, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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