Midlife crisis movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant midlife crisis movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with midlife crisis, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, love and romance, couples, friendship and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as midlife crisis: American Beauty (1999), Lost in Translation (2003), A Serious Man (2009), The Beaver (2011), In Good Company (2004), The Weather Man (2005), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), The Good Night (2007), Hustle & Flow (2005), Box of Moon Light (1996).

List of midlife crisis movies

 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, melancholic, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, virgin, loneliness, family problems, dysfunctional family, age difference, teenage life, coming of age, youth, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: age difference, loneliness, midlife crisis, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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 7.1
 120K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, intellectual, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, defamation, rabbi, neighbor, student, university ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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 6.7
 45K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, dysfunctional character, parents and children, unfulfillment, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, self acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, parents and children, couple relations, family life, introspection, family relations, family problems, couples, lifestyle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, kindergarten
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In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, advertising, workplace, boss, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, rivalry, boyfriend, parents and children, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, introspection, hopes, parents and children, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, divorced divorcee, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, lovers, marital problem, romance, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, thirtysomething life, advertising, couples, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, london, new york, new jersey
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 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, career, musician, rapper, drug dealing, singer, hip hop culture, human spirit, life is a bitch, once in a lifetime opportunity, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, mount everest, egypt ...
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Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, stranger, free spirit, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, infidelity, phone sex, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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 7.7
 511K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, theater, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, actor, superhero, existentialism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 58K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, marijuana, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.0
 14K
10 (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.
Style: sexy, humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, honeymoon, romance, obsession, voyeurism, single parent, songwriter, beach, dishonesty, partners, couples, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california
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 5.9
 109K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle gang, buddies, motorcycle chase, escapades, adventurer, middle aged man, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
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All Night Long (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love and romance, nightlife, love affair, human nature, couples, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, siblings relations, parents and children, nursing, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
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Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, fish out of water, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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 7.0
 11K
Being Julia (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: witty, biting, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, vengeance, couples, love affair, dishonesty, theater, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, career, midlife crisis, working class, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, women in society, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, cynical, surreal
Plot: midlife crisis, sitcom, faked death, suburbs, dishonesty, unfulfillment, disgruntled, hopes, workplace situations, disorder, workplace, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Just when George Banks has recovered from his daughter's wedding, he receives the news that she's pregnant ... and that George's wife, Nina, is expecting too. He was planning on selling their home, but that's a plan that -- like ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, baby, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, couples, family life, disorder, comedy of errors, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
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Middle Age Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married man is turning forty and that's when the midlife crisis hits ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family relations, unfulfillment, romance, family life, self discovery, adultery, extramarital affair, teenage girl, infidelity, teenage girl in underwear, stripper ...
Time: 70s
Place: houston texas
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Save the Tiger (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.
Style: cynical, tense, captivating, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, arson, factory, human nature, introspection, society, insurance, love affair, buddies, hippie, cons and scams, down on your luck ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, pacific ocean
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...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Is love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, infidelity, pregnancy, sex, love, marriage, crumbling marriage, promiscuity, battle of the sexes, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, unfulfillment, love and romance, boss and employee, romance, sexual relations, suburban life, thirtysomething life, family relations, restaurant, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
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A Change of Seasons (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own.
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, forbidden love, singleness, romance, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, family problems, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
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 6.8
 96K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, family life, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, family man, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to ...
Style: talky, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, marital infidelity, human nature, couples, crumbling relationship, marital problem, unrequited love, seance, coma, broken engagement, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.1
 98K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, serious, art house ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, postmodernism, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, creator ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, paris france, france ...
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