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, entertaining, stylized and intellectual films and TV shows about / with ambition, mentor, betrayal, storytelling, corruption, friendship, dialogue, destiny, death and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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ambition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ambition: Limitless (2011), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Ford v Ferrari (2019), The Imitation Game (2014), Power (2014), The Founder (2016), Good Will Hunting (1997), Suits (2011), Scarface (1983), Silicon Valley (2014).

List of ambition movies

 7.4
 575K
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: philosophical, clever, intellectual, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, creativity, rise to the top, rags to riches, life turned upside down, prodigy, experimental drug, superhuman powers, resourceful, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: inspirational, emotional, motivational, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, rags to riches, human spirit, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, down on your luck, homeless, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.1
 392K
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: racecar driver, car race, car, race, talented, ambition, rise to the top, race car, desire for fame, friendship, auto mechanic, driver ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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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: inspirational, intellectual, captivating, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, genius, mathematics, inventor, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, ambition, computer, invention, mathematician, gay, code breaking ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 1920s ...
Place: england, poland, germany, europe, united kingdom ...
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 8.1
 47K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, erotic
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, ambition, drug dealing, businessman, money laundering, double life, organized crime, nightclub owner, sexual activity, crimes, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 152K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: business, rags to riches, fast food, businessman, capitalism, salesman, ambition, betrayal, greed, fast food restaurant, mcdonald's restaurant, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: america, usa, california, beverly hills, phoenix arizona ...
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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: psychological, emotional, philosophical, uplifting, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mathematics, professor, genius, psychology, life, prodigy, life philosophy, university, philosophy, psychiatrist, existentialism, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, harvard university, massachusetts, usa
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 8.5
 410K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, stylized, witty, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, hotshot lawyer, photographic memory, boss, ambition, success, mastermind, workplace situations, prodigy, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 838K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, drug abuse, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
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 8.5
 150K
Silicon Valley (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: computer, programmer, geek, ambition, computer genius, computers and web, workplace situations, businessman, computer system, ambitious, workplace, materialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 7.8
 338K
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, neo noir, psychotronic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, crime boss, british, blackmail, tough guy, criminal underworld, marijuana, crimes, gang, ambition, money ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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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: sexy, romantic, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, love triangle, royal family, intrigue, medieval, king, queen, marriage, ambition, family relations, betrayal, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, rome italy, london, europe, france
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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: cynical, clever, motivational, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, wall street, money, rise and fall, wealth, stock market, stock broker, rags to riches, addiction, american dream, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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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, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: entrepreneur, business, computer genius, facebook, programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, social relations, inventions and discoveries, computer, geek, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, california, usa, san francisco, massachusetts ...
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 5.9
 87K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: bartender, ambition, love, betrayal, college, love and romance, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, teenager, stereotypes, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, caribbean
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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, touching, depressing, harsh ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, euthanasia, female boxer, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, female athlete, athlete's life, strong female lead, boxing trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, london, las vegas ...
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 7.2
 40K
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: breathtaking, captivating, epic, sexy, serious ...
Plot: medicine, follow your dream, apprentice, surgery, adventure, ambition, medieval, doctors and patients, culture clash, medical school, orphan, christian ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, iran, london, middle east, egypt ...
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 8.5
 242K
Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, heroic, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, rebellion, roman empire, battles, slavery, swords and armor, ambition, rebel, female nudity ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: ancient greece
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 8.4
 94K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspense, political, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, stock exchange, corruption, investor, money, ambition, twists and turns, stock market, businessman, life philosophy, family relations, wall street ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 154K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, friendship, best friends in love, love and romance, male female friendship, couples, ambition, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, introspection, love story, best friend ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
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 9.5
 1.9M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, peril, crimes, meth lab, drug dealing, drug lord, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, master criminal, cancer, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 6.8
 117K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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: psychological, surprise ending, mind bending, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: plot twist, mind game, psychology, twists and turns, surveillance, pandemic, confinement indoors, rivalry, survival, mystery, psychologist, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, future
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: oil, greed, character study, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, father son relationship, money, sign language, misanthrope, desert, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, middle ages, turn of the century ...
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, san francisco, los angeles
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 6.3
 65K
Wimbledon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, tennis, love, ambition, romance, tennis player, underdog, husband wife relationship, couple relations, motivation, career, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, new york, big ben london, australia ...
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, philosophical, thought provoking, sincere, spiritual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mentor, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, wise man, human spirit, gymnastics, philosophy, life philosophy, enlightenment, athlete and trainer, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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 7.9
 17K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, political, erotic ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, intrigue, king, betrayal, ambition, political intrigue, state affairs, rise to the top, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: versailles, france
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 7.9
 242K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: romantic, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, ambition, actor, filmmaking, movie star, actor's life, actress, love and romance, art, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dog ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1929 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.9
 52K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, historical character, rivalry, siblings relations, sex scene, brother sister incest, ambition, lust, greed, clergy, sin, corruption ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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 6.4
 87K
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, romantic, light, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, performer's life, desire for fame, cabaret, ambition, love and romance, performance, dancer, nightlife, musician, follow your dream, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
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 8.1
 18K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: political, serious, rough, captivating, clever ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, boss, ambition, career, mental illness, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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