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, emotional, melancholic, clever, touching and cerebral films and TV shows about / with loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, destiny, mentor, life & death, friendship, solitude and love story 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), I Am Legend (2007), The Best Offer (2013), Amelie (2001), Mary and Max (2009), Lost in Translation (2003), American Beauty (1999), Edward Scissorhands (1990).

List of loneliness movies

 8.0
 477K
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, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, philosophy, unlikely couple, a.i., unlikely relationship, love, impossible love, computers and web, cyberspace, human nature, obsession ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.4
 921K
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, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, adventure, robot, outer space, future dystopia, spacecraft, ecological disaster, a.i., imaginary, earth, ecology, determination ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 479K
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: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, human spirit, desert island, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, solitude, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, loneliness, future dystopia, plague, post apocalypse, danger, experiment, isolation, chaos, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 7.8
 98K
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: psychological, twist ending, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, mysterious character, forgery, collector, obsession, age difference, old friend, painting, love and romance, high society, art theft, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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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, montmartre paris, quebec
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 8.1
 153K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
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, depression, correspondence, mental illness, jewish, young woman, suffering, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
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, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, family problems, coming of age, teenage life, youth, older man younger woman relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social misfits, loneliness, tragic hero, romance, freak, fall in love, human nature, fish out of water, love, impossible love, surrealism, scissors ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 7.8
 167K
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, scary, psycho film, tense ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, escape attempt, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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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, loneliness, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, classmates, magical, social misfits, teenage boy, secret, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, manipulations, human nature, bonding, victim, dark hero, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, 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, friendship, mentor, sniper, loneliness, killings, loner, mafia, dark hero, crimes, murder, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 371K
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, emotional ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, passenger, culture clash, immigrants, stranded, misfit, arrest, fish out of water, destiny, passport, fast food restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, manhattan new york city ...
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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: love, love and romance, immortality, love story, romance, loneliness, miraculous event, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1954, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, teachers and students, blackmail, forbidden love, teacher, adultery, age difference, loneliness, secret, infidelity, dangerous attraction, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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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: sentimental, stylized, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, loneliness, millionaire, love triangle, high society, destructive relationship, party, obsessive love, love affair, american dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 7.0
 317K
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, space travel, isolation, spacecraft, survival, space station, loneliness, outer space, trapped in space, adventure, malfunction, stranded ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 303K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, on the road, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, physical appearance, best friends, depression, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, youth, teenage love, fat girl, high school life, first love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 6.7
 58K
Penelope (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her ...
Style: romantic, light, fairy tale, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, witch, loneliness, looking for love, magical, physical appearance, pig, disfigurement, self discovery, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: london
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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, thought provoking, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, insomnia, nihilism, fist fighting, against the rules, dissociative identity disorder, life philosophy, fighting the system, loneliness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, atmospheric, artsy, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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 8.7
 383K
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: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, mastermind, loner, patient, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, unconventional method, surgery, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.9
 315K
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, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, dystopic future, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, 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, delusion, shyness, small town, doll, psychologist, grief, young man, human relationship, social relations, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
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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, realistic, scenic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventure, life changing experience, adventurer, loneliness, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, journey, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, greenland
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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, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, witch, loneliness, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, congo, cuba, russia ...
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