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, interesting, clever and entertaining films and TV shows about / with ambition, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, betrayal, catastrophe, rivalry, friendship and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ambition: The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Social Network (2010), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Exam (2009), Game of Thrones (2011), The Imitation Game (2014), Burlesque (2010), Reign (2013), Limitless (2011).

List of ambition movies

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, twist ending ...
Plot: devil, ambition, deal with the devil, law firm, hotshot lawyer, ethics, evil, lawyer, mentor, marital problem, sin, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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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: clever, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, success, corruption, ambition, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1987, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, switzerland, 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, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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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: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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 6.8
 97K
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, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, plot twist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, confinement indoors, intrigue, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 9.3
 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: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, adventure, betrayal, king, political intrigue, royal family, killings, queen, politics, sex scene ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, social misfits, genius, ambition, mathematician, code breaking, homosexuality, code, homosexual, espionage, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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 6.4
 72K
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, backstage, follow your dream, nightclub, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, dancer's life, stripper, love and romance, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa
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 7.5
 40K
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, royal court, intrigue, aristocracy, female protagonist, love triangle, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, historical character, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 7.4
 498K
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, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, superhuman powers, success, prodigy, rise to the top, life turned upside down, ambition, drug abuse, rags to riches, greed, overnight success, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, rough, bleak, touching, sad ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, underdog, determination, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, missouri, europe ...
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 7.2
 260K
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, college life, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, student life, female protagonist, rivalry, training, musician, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, philosophy, ambition, professor, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 9.5
 1.3M
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, psychological, captivating, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, mind game, contests and competitions, rivalry, workplace intrigue, workplace, workplace situations, job seeking, office, uninhibited rivalry, career, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.5
 106K
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: humorous, clever, cynical, realistic, biting ...
Plot: programmer, geek, computers and web, ambition, businessman, workplace situations, ambitious, inventions and discoveries, computer genius, workplace, computer, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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: sexual, sexy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, king, seduction, royal court, royal family, intrigue, jealousy, siblings relations, mistress, british history, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sport, gymnastics, athlete's life, follow your dream, friends, rivalry, youth, social relations, ambition, hopes, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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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, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, misfit, showbiz, crimes, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.9
 46K
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: captivating, clever, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, priest, clergy, sin, lust, manipulations, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, friends, family life, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, couples, office, best friends, workplace, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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: sentimental, feel good, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, sport, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, american football, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey
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 5.7
 89K
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, danger, supernatural, laboratory, genetics, couple relations, ambition, against the rules, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
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 6.3
 23K
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: humorous, feel good, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, skiing, boss and employee, love and romance, resort, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers, snowboarding, workplace romance, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
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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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, slavery, battles, ancient rome, warrior, strong sexual content, death, legendary, rebel, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 7.0
 130K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, best friends in love, friendship, social differences, ambition, male female friendship, couples, follow your dream, reunion, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
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 5.7
 102K
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, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightlife, music, love affair, nightclub, ambition, love and romance, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, fashion, ambition, blonde, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, workplace situations, fighting the system, law school, adaptation, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, boston, harvard university, u.s. capitol building
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 7.9
 219K
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: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, hollywood, 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
 75K
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, sentimental, semi serious, 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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