Ambition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ambition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with ambition, rivalry, mentor, betrayal, storytelling, corruption, death, destiny, violence and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambition: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Limitless (2011), The Social Network (2010), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Imitation Game (2014), Exam (2009), Silicon Valley (2014), Versailles (2015), Reign (2013).

List of ambition movies

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: dark humor, clever, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, ambition, greed, wall street, cons and scams, stock broker, american dream, rags to riches, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
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 7.4
 519K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: captivating, clever, intellectual, cerebral, psychological ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, ambition, rise to the top, success, prodigy, life turned upside down, drug abuse, greed, rags to riches, overnight success, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: rise to the top, computer genius, programmer, computers and web, hacker, ambition, social relations, businessman, creator, ego clash, hacking, social network ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, san francisco ...
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, ambition, law firm, deal with the devil, ethics, temptation, evil, sin, hotshot lawyer, marital problem, god or devil, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, inventions and discoveries, world war two, code breaking, genius, social misfits, code, mathematician, inventor, homosexuality, gay lead character ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, germany ...
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 6.8
 103K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 8.5
 122K
Silicon Valley (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley ...
Style: clever, cynical, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: programmer, geek, computers and web, businessman, ambition, workplace situations, computer genius, computer, ambitious, workplace, nerd, money raising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 7.9
 13K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, king, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, ambition, intrigue, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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 7.5
 42K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, king ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, gory, warrior, sword and sandal, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, athlete and trainer, female boxer, underdog, determination, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, mentor protege relationship, sport, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, missouri, england, california ...
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 6.4
 77K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, serious, melancholic, entertaining, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, nightclub, desire for fame, performer's life, nightlife, stripper, ambition, dancing, love and romance, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, university, existentialism, philosophy, life philosophy, professor, ambition, dedicated educator, human spirit, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, king, fantasy world, adventure, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, royal family, imaginary, killings ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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 7.2
 10K
The Method (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Madrid seven candidates report for a job interview that uses "the Grönholm method" of selection, as protestors rise up in public protest in the street over the IMF-World Bank Summit attempting globalisation of workers' unions.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: ambition, mind game, workplace intrigue, rivalry, contests and competitions, workplace situations, workplace, job seeking, office, uninhibited rivalry, career, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: queen, royal court, king, royal family, siblings relations, seduction, love triangle, intrigue, jealousy, family relations, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 8.2
 38K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, money laundering, ambition, crimes, business venture, organized crime, double life, success, temptation, nightclub owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, follow your dream, youth, friends, rivalry, social relations, ambition, hopes, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
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 9.2
 287K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: dark humor, serious, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 47K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: clever, serious, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, lust, rivalry, clergy, sin, sex scene, graphic violence, priest, manipulations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, career woman, friends, ambition, family life, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, office, couples, city life, best friends, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 180K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marijuana, gangsters, gang, swearing, money, organized crime, crimes, british, ambition, rise to the top, gun, tough guy ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england
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All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
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 7.2
 36K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, breathtaking, scenic, rough ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, doctors and patients, society, medicine, orphan, medieval, culture clash, surgeon, mentor, unlikely relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, iran, england, london, middle east ...
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 7.2
 272K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, young woman, friends, competition, lifestyle, follow your dream, female friendship, student, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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 5.7
 92K
Hibrid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. Named "Dren", the creature rapidly develops ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, monster, danger, supernatural, laboratory, cloning, genetics, dna, couple relations, ambition, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
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 6.3
 24K
Chalet Girl (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While working a job at an exclusive ski resort to support her Dad, Kim learns to snowboard and is so good at it that she enters a competition with a huge cash prize. She has to dig deep to overcome her fears, but her life gets more complicated ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, cinderella story, love and romance, skiing, boss and employee, snowboarding, resort, competition, lifestyle, ambition, workplace romance, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: austria, europe, alps
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