Diary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant diary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, psychological, stylized, captivating and interesting films and TV shows about / with diary, youth, family relations, teenage girl, friendship, teenager, storytelling, teenage life, love and romance and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
diary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as diary: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), The Diary of Anne Frank (2009), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Lolita (1962), The Future Diary (2011), Girl, Interrupted (1999), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Psychopath Diary (2019), Read It and Weep (2006), Ghajini (2008).

List of diary movies

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, love and romance, thirtysomething life, love triangle, diary, looking for love, couples, christmas, flirting, holiday, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, diary, nazism, against humanity, world war two, survival, human spirit, nazi occupation, oppression, anti semitism, family in danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, werewolf, high school, immortality, dangerous attraction, teen romance, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, sexy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, lust, forbidden love, pedophilia, perversion, age difference, girl man relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, sexual obsession, adolescence, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, contests and competitions, survival, battles, diary, teenage life, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, supernatural, power struggle, classmate ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric ward, coming of age, friendship, mental institution, mentally unstable, self harm, patient ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, non-linear, dramatic ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, life philosophy, time loop, child abuse, supernatural ability, psychology, suicide, alternate reality, memory, bully, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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Psychopath Diary (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a man named Yook Dong-sik who coincidentally witnesses a murder and picks up the killer's diary. While fleeing the scene, he gets into a car accident causes him to lose his memory. Due to the diary in his possession, he mistakenly ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, entertaining
Plot: diary, murder, killer, memory loss, serial killer, memory lapse, homicidal maniac, murderer, murder investigation, paranoia, disorder, psycho killer ...
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Read It and Weep (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, diary, teenage girl, teenage life, youth, power relations, adolescence vs adulthood, popularity, alter ego, overnight success, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Ghajini (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India, USA, UK, Australia, Canada
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: diary, memory loss, loss of loved one, rage, fall in love, murder, vengeance, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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As Told by Ginger (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: As Told by Ginger focuses on middle schooler Ginger Foutley who, with her friends, tries to become more than a social geek.
Style: feel good, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, teenage life, siblings relations, everyday life, youth, high school life, best friends, diary, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her ...
Style: serious, touching, erotic, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, sex with a minor, older man young girl relationship, mother's boyfriend, defloration, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, coming of age, sex with teenager, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's her business doing pleasure with you. A witty and provocative series based on the real-life adventures of a high-class escort. Juggling her own reality with her clients' fantasies can be difficult, but this savvy sweetheart knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, diary, sexuality, sex, lifestyle, double life, undercover, society, secret identity, success, social differences, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, captivating, not serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: friendship, supernatural, mysterious place, adventure, small town, twins, family, family relations, youth, monster, siblings relations, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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The Barbie Diaries (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This movie stars Barbie as a teenage girl, trying to deal with crushes, rivals and friendship as she tries to achieve her dream of working as a news anchor for her school's TV station. She doesn't always make the right decisions, but ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: barbie, high school life, friendship, friends, youth, teenage life, diary, high school, love and romance, social relations, popularity, crush ...
Time: 2000s
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, diary, island, surrealism, artist, insanity, voyeurism, insomnia, castle, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sprawling drama centered on five key days in a family's life.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: diary, family relations, marriage, family life, parents and children, family, marital problem, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, siblings relations, family feud ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: france, europe
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, deception, magic trick, illusion, teleportation, secrets, magic, secret, magical, illusionist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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The Secret Scripture (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s.
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, psychological, emotional
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, diary, tragic love, destiny, life is a bitch, female protagonist, injustice, mental illness, false accusation, irish, world war two, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: ireland
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, mob boss, murder, russian, rape, investigation, organized crime, criminal heroes, diary, crimes, kgb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
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Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, enigmatic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, family relations, diary, miraculous event, hopes, reincarnation, death in the family, couples, romance, supernatural, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, romantic, cynical, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: seduction, manipulation, bet, incest, femme fatale, virgin, sex, virginity, brother sister relationship, teenage life, loss of virginity, bad girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, physical appearance, best friends, social misfits, teenage love, adolescence, first love, loneliness, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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Ef: A Tale Of Memories (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono meets a girl named Miyako Miyamura as she chases a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This makes Hiro's childhood friend, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, stylized, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, diary, teenage love, teenage life, lovers reunited, love and romance, high school life, young lovers, fall in love, youth, high school, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, siblings relations, youth, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, marital problem, doctor, diary, letter, small town, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa, california
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Ten: Murder Island (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of kids travel to an abandoned island for a party only to discover that they are being stalked and hunted down by a dangerous predator.
Style: suspense, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, diary, revenge, island, teenager, suicide, death, serial killer, murder, race against time, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Next of Kin (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized, slasher ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural power, murder, haunted house, diary, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, youth, aging, elderly ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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