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, clever, melancholic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, destiny, dialogue, life & death, friendship, bittersweet and redemption 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), Lost in Translation (2003), Amelie (2001), Edward Scissorhands (1990), I Am Legend (2007), Leon: The Professional (1994), The Terminal (2004).

List of loneliness movies

 8.0
 520K
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, existentialism, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, computers and web, love, unlikely couple, impossible love, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.4
 970K
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, futuristic, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, adventure, outer space, future dystopia, happy ending, imaginary, ecological disaster, spacecraft, society, determination, a.i. ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 508K
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, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, air disaster, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.1
 160K
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: sincere, touching, stylized, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, neighbor, letter, correspondence, asperger's syndrome, unlikely friendships, mental illness, young woman, jewish, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, 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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, marriage, advertising, friendship, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
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 8.3
 688K
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, stylized, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, optimism, social relations, life, looking for love, love, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, existentialism, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 90s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: united states, florida, usa
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 7.2
 672K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012, near future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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, mafia, loner, murder, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 395K
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, motivational, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, airport, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, stranded, fish out of water, arrest, misfit, destiny, stewardess, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, manhattan new york city ...
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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, coming of age, age difference, older man young girl relationship, virgin, existentialism, character study, older man younger woman relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 105K
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: captivating, twist ending, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, collector, mysterious character, obsession, painting, art collector, art theft, solitude, plot twist, deception, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
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 8.2
 907K
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, sweet, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, friendship, journey, unlikely friendships, dog, friends, wilderness, obsessive quest, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, unfulfilled love, obsessive love, social differences, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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 7.8
 178K
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: suspenseful, psychological, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan, rage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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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, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, love, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1954, year 1981 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
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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, loneliness, adventure, adventurer, daydreamer, obsessive quest, disorder, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, new york, los angeles ...
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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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
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 7.9
 328K
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, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, teenager, teenagers, shyness, vacation, summer, family problems, teenage life, youth, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, delhi, mumbai india, england ...
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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, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, victim, bonding, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, georgian era ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
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 8.0
 407K
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: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, texas, miami, alabama, congo ...
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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, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fighting the system, life philosophy, insanity, fist fighting, nihilism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.0
 338K
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, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, isolation, love story, space station, space travel, survival, trapped in space, spacecraft, loneliness, stranded, adventure, malfunction ...
Time: future
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 8.7
 401K
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, witty, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, mastermind, antisocial behavior, hospital, loner, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, unconventional method, treatment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, 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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, uplifting, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan, tokyo ...
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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: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, dwarf, inheritance, lifestyle, human nature, misfit, antisocial behavior, social misfits, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
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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: teacher, adultery, teachers and students, obsession, blackmail, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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