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, stylized, clever, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with ambition, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, corruption, betrayal, death, life philosophy and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambition: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Social Network (2010), Exam (2009), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Burlesque (2010), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Imitation Game (2014), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Borgias (2011).

List of ambition movies

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: clever, captivating, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, strong sexual content, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: usa, new york, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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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, realistic, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, betrayal, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: 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: mind bending, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, ambition, manipulations, psychologist, rivalry, surveillance, human nature, plot twist, confinement indoors, intrigue, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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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, serious, clever ...
Plot: ambition, law firm, hotshot lawyer, devil, ethics, supernatural, deal with the devil, marital problem, evil, temptation, mentor, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, florida ...
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 6.4
 70K
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, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, dancer's life, love and romance, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa
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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, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, underdog, determination, ambition, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, california, missouri ...
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
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, factual, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, social misfits, ambition, code breaking, mathematician, homosexuality, espionage, code, sexism, computers and web ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1939, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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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, sexual, stylized, captivating, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, seduction, king, jealousy, mistress, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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: sentimental, emotional, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 7.9
 45K
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, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, siblings relations, intrigue, historical character, lust, manipulations, priest, sin, brother sister incest, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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 9.5
 1.2M
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: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, crimes, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, genius, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 5.7
 87K
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: sexual, stylized, rough, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, cloning, monster, laboratory, danger, supernatural, imaginary, genetics, couple relations, ambition, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: 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, realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, athlete's life, rivalry, youth, friends, follow your dream, social relations, gymnastics, teenage life, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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 7.0
 127K
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, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, best friends in love, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, couples, reunion, unfulfilled love, hopes, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: paris france, england, london
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 5.7
 100K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightclub, nightlife, love and romance, music, love affair, ambition, parents and children, dancer's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 216K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
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: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 5.9
 73K
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, ambition, bartender, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 99K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
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: based on true events, cerebral, factual, realistic, motivational ...
Plot: business, salesman, family business, fast food, ambition, businessman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
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 9.2
 246K
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, rough, cynical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, family life, killings, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.4
 186K
Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, friends, athlete's life, crime, greed, ambition, group of criminals, partners, partners in crime, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, mexico, bahamas ...
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, royal family, conflict, manipulations, power relations, rivals, queen, king ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 9.4
 1.6M
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: atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, sexual, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, betrayal, incest, king, adventure, political intrigue, politics, royal family, killings, dwarf, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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 7.2
 32K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 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, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, ambition, doctors and patients, orphan, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: persia, mine, medical school, iran, england ...
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 7.5
 39K
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, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, female protagonist, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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, obsession, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, delusion, character study, mentally unstable, misfit, nervous breakdown, manic, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, wrestler, stripper, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, 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: clever, captivating, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, prodigy, success, rise to the top, drug abuse, ambition, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 254K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, friends, college life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, student life, training, student, rivalry, lifestyle, youth, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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