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, talky, melancholic, clever, semi serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with midlife crisis, unfulfillment, storytelling, dialogue, drinking, loneliness, life philosophy, relationships, mentor and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as midlife crisis: American Beauty (1999), A Serious Man (2009), Lost in Translation (2003), The Beaver (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Being Julia (2004), Wonder Boys (2000), Box of Moon Light (1996), Birdman or (2014), Autumn Marathon (1979).

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, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, coming of age, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, virgin, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: meditative, talky, ironic, dark humor, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, family problems, desperation, nothing goes right, divorce, marijuana, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, actor, couple relations, dull life, photographer, advertising, marriage, friendship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
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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, unfulfillment, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, self acceptance ...
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: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, lovers, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, marital problem, dating ...
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, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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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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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, 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, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, 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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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, family life, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, realistic, witty, humorous, clever
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, romance, love and romance, friendship, fish out of water, love affair, couple relations, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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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, nudist, swimmer, swimming pool, neighbor, social relations, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, character study, pool party, life philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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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, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, weatherman, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, family problems, ex couple relations, divorced divorcee, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
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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: touching, sincere, 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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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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, thirtysomething life, advertising, couples, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, 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: bleak, realistic, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, drug dealing, singer, hip hop culture, life is a bitch, human spirit, lifestyle, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, mount everest, egypt ...
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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: witty, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, love, friendship, marriage, pregnancy, infidelity, battle of the sexes, love affair, lifestyle, introspection, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, depressing, harsh ...
Plot: midlife crisis, first love, dysfunctional family, coma, family, wedding, infidelity, family values, lovers reunited, introspection, dying, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, taiwan, tokyo ...
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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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, midlife crisis, career, women in society, working class, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, honeymoon, romance, obsession, voyeurism, single parent, songwriter, beach, couples, partners, love affair, love and romance ...
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, feel good, not serious, road movie, idiotic ...
Plot: road trip, midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, on the road, self discovery, friendship, buddies, escapades, adventurer, motorcycle chase, middle aged man, gas station ...
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, nightlife, love affair, love and romance, human nature, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, lifestyle, couples, adultery, extramarital affair ...
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, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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Day of the Wacko (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 44 year-old teacher, who reads poetry during school ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self hatred, human nature, social satire, nervousness, paranoia, mental illness, rage ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe
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 7.3
 12K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, psychiatrist, painting, writers, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.8
 79K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love, fall in love, love affair, hopes, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, tourist, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy
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 6.7
 40K
Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, swimming, diary, self discovery, solitude, crimes, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, midlife crisis, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, love affair, going straight, crimes, fall in love, crumbling marriage, therapy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, heart attack, fall in love, introspection, human nature, old friend, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, mexico, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
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