Obstacle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant obstacle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting, cult film, feel good and light films and TV shows about / with obstacle, dialogue, mentor, friendship, chase, storytelling, escapades, runaway, vengeance and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
obstacle movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as obstacle: There's Something About Mary (1998), The Princess Bride (1987), K-On! (2009), Chico & Rita (2010), Speed Racer (2008), The Ron Clark Story (2006), The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), U.S. Marshals (1998), Fanboys (2009).

List of obstacle movies

There's Something About Mary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, light, sexy, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: stupidity, true love, dream girl, private detective, taboo, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, nothing goes right, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, rhode island
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The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, pre-teens, kids ...
Plot: true love, adventure, prince, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, save the princess, friendship, giant, obstacle, determination, danger, warrior ...
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K-On! (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, music band, friendship, music, teenage life, youth, social relations, friends, obstacle, shyness, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, stylized, adult animation ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, young lovers, lifestyle, artist, success, love affair, up and down relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, las vegas ...
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Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car race, car chase, race, hotshot hero, family, family relations, ambition, obstacle, contests and competitions, danger, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, power relations, changing lives, challenge, hardcase students, obstacle, idealism, school, bad attitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1994, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, motorcycle race, motorcycle, adventure, follow your dream, against the odds, hitchhiker, gas station, optimism, obstacle, supportive friend, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1914
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, los angeles ...
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Through Fire, Water and... Brass Pipes (1968)
Genre: Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fairytale about heroic Vasya and beautiful Alenushka.
Style: fairy tale, touching, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: male female relationship, obstacle, love, folk tale, russian, young girl, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroes, wizards and magicians, selfishness, challenge ...
Place: russia
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: ship, pirate, adventure, supernatural, journey, danger, afterlife, friendship, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, swashbuckler, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, warden, alcatraz, solitary, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, obstacle, defiant, human spirit, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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U.S. Marshals (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, cia, on the run, agent, chases and races, law enforcement, escape, mole, ex law enforcer, law enforcer killer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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Fanboys (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fan, road trip, on the road, buddy, rivalry, last wish, obsessive quest, friendship, escapades, theft, youth, obstacle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999, year 1998
Place: las vegas, usa, texas, san francisco
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Sex Drive (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: loss of virginity, looking for sex, road trip, friendship, virginity, high school, on the road, farce, coming of age, looking for love, shyness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
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A Tale of Lost Times (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four evil wizards succeeded to become young by using a time stolen from lazy kids. Now these kids who became seniors must act fast if they want to return to their real age.
Style: fairy tale, sincere, captivating, light, sentimental
Plot: spell, redemption, chase, evil sorcerer, obstacle, justice, transformation, hopes, childhood, family relations, friendship, youth ...
Place: soviet union
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Alien Convergence (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When flying reptilian creatures wreak havoc all over the world, the survivors’ only hope of stopping them is a new, state-of-the-art fighter jet piloted by the only team that knows how to use the technology.
Plot: alien, handicap, drone, obstacle, alien invasion, cripple, desert, father daughter relationship, fire
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Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, championship, rivalry, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, usa, pittsburgh
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Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1981, during the assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left paralyzed.
Plot: obstacle, handicap, assassination
Time: 80s
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Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, danger, ski resort, mountain, stranded, youth, skiing, snow, death, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 11th century, 1830s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., philadelphia, pennsylvania, jerusalem ...
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, archaeologist, treasure hunt, artifact, adventurer, archaeology, ancient, escapades, journey, expedition, map, courage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, latin america, peru ...
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Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ronal is a young barbarian with low self-esteem, the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village. He's a real wuss. However, as fate would have it, responsibility for the tribe's survival falls on Ronal's scrawny ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, good versus evil, daring rescue, imaginary, friendship, loser, heroes, barbarian, friends, youth, danger ...
Time: ancient history
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Kick-Ass (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, entertaining, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, disguise, fighting crime, youth, heroes, killings, teenage life, lifestyle, odd, fist fighting, misfit, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Two Mothers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The unexpected difficulty of becoming mothers through the means of artificial insemination slowly erodes the relationship between Katja and Isabella.
Plot: lesbian mother, lesbian couple, wanting to have children, lesbian relationship, lesbian, wanting a baby, sperm donor, artificial insemination, obstacle, gay parent, female director, lesbian interest ...
Place: germany
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The Wild Goose Lake (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gangster on the run, sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: determination, self sacrifice, freedom, fugitives, crimes, escapades, life is a bitch, courage, dishonesty, punishment, parents and children, obstacle ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012
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Hell and Back (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell.
Style: feel good, puppet animation, adult animation, fairy tale, exciting ...
Plot: hell, devil, carnival, heaven, human sacrifice, angel, friendship, rescue, adventure, fantasy world, escapades, good versus evil ...
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, heavy metal, high school, sent to the past, adventure, phone booth, best friend, disorder, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1860s, 1800s ...
Place: california, ancient greece, washington d.c., vienna, athens greece
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