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, clever, humorous, talky and melancholic films and TV shows about / with midlife crisis, unfulfillment, storytelling, husband wife relationship, dialogue, life philosophy, mentor, drinking, couples and relationships 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), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Being Julia (2004), In Good Company (2004), The Weather Man (2005), The Good Night (2007), Hustle & Flow (2005).

List of midlife crisis movies

 8.3
 1.0M
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, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, coming of age, existentialism, character study, teenage life ...
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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, hotel, marriage, advertising, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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 7.0
 123K
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, realistic, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, suburban life, jewish, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, defamation, neighbor, university, student, rabbi ...
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, unfulfillment, parents and children, dysfunctional character, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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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, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, lovers, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, marital problem, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.0
 12K
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: stylized, entertaining, emotional, touching, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, romance, theater, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, mental illness, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle ...
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, advertising, workplace, boss, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, new job, boyfriend, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, 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, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, weatherman, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, divorced divorcee, ex couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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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, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, advertising, musician's life, couples, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
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 7.3
 37K
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, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: rapper, hip hop, midlife crisis, career, musician, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, human spirit, hip hop culture, unfulfillment, hopes ...
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, unfulfillment, introspection, vandalism, phone sex, infidelity, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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 7.7
 528K
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, fish out of water, love triangle, family problems, dishonesty, couples, homecoming, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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 7.3
 59K
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, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.1
 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, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, honeymoon, romance, obsession, voyeurism, single parent, songwriter, beach, buddies, partners, dishonesty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california
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 5.8
 110K
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: road trip, midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, on the road, friendship, self discovery, buddies, motorcycle chase, escapades, adventurer, middle aged man, african american ...
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, human nature, couples, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 35K
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, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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 7.7
 8K
The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, swimming pool, swimmer, neighbor, nudist, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, character study, pool party, life philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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 7.2
 93K
Broken Flowers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, search, old love, couples, lost, loneliness, human nature, haunted by the past, culture clash, travel, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, sweden, new jersey, tokyo
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 6.6
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, captivating, bleak, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, love affair, crumbling marriage, going straight, fall in love, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, 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, women in society, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
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 41K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, stylized ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, family relations, love and romance, couples, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: midlife crisis, racism, murder, bipolar disorder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, self control, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, semi serious, humorous, cynical, surreal
Plot: midlife crisis, sitcom, faked death, workplace, suburbs, workplace situations, hopes, starting over, disgruntled, unfulfillment, dishonesty, disorder ...
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, baby, couple relations, comedy of errors, family life, couples, disorder, grownups, family relations, event planner, parents and children ...
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, romance, unfulfillment, self discovery, family relations, architect, sex, death of father, cheerleader, stripper, teenage girl in underwear ...
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: gloomy, captivating, cynical, tense, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, arson, factory, enema, hopes, contests and competitions, down on your luck, cons and scams, hippie, love affair, love and romance, workplace situations ...
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: talky, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, sex, love, promiscuity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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