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, interesting, talky and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with midlife crisis, unfulfillment, storytelling, dialogue, drinking alcohol, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, loneliness, depression and mentor 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), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Being Julia (2004), Autumn Marathon (1979), Broken Flowers (2005), Wonder Boys (2000), Box of Moon Light (1996), Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000).

List of midlife crisis movies

 8.4
 1.1M
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, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, character study, closeted homosexual, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 141K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
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, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, life, family problems, desperation, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, 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, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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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: romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, love and romance, dating, midlife crisis, divorce, lovers, friends, mentor, couples, looking for sex, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (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: psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
Plot: existentialism, midlife crisis, dark humor, theater, father daughter relationship, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, older woman younger man relationship, theater, actor's life, romance, hallucination, infidelity, adaptation, loneliness, complex characters, older woman younger man sex, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1938, 50s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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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, clever, humorous, witty
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, translator, love affair, couple relations, fish out of water, friendship, homecoming, bittersweet, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
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 7.2
 102K
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: melancholic, touching, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, haunted by the past, old love, lost, couples, existentialism, loneliness, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, france, new jersey, tokyo
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 7.2
 64K
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, adultery, divorce, professor, writers, dog, college, alienation, university, 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, humorous, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, free spirit, friendship, stranger, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, vandalism, phone sex, infidelity, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, lyrical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, first love, wedding, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, coma, family, family values, infidelity, introspection, dying, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, asia, tokyo, taiwan ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 49K
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, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, family relations, losing-it hero, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, nervous breakdown, couples, imaginary character, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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 7.6
 11K
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: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimmer, neighbor, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, life philosophy, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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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: suspense, tragicomedy, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self loathing, nervousness, human nature, social satire, dark humor, mental illness, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, central europe
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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: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, advertising, boss and employee, boss, workplace, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, rivalry, boyfriend, new job, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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Gary and His Demons (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 12 min.
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Story: Gary is a cantankerous, aging demon slayer who has nothing left to lose. Burdened by his “chosen one” status and backed by a team of specialists he can’t relate to, Gary struggles to keep interest in the Earth-saving duty he never asked for ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating
Plot: midlife crisis, demon, supernatural power, middle aged man, cynicism, haunted by the past, fight scenes, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, good versus evil, transformation, possessed woman ...
Time: contemporary
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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, uplifting, touching, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, career, midlife crisis, life, couple relations, women, women in society, working class, single mother, unwed mother, female friendship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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 5.8
 96K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, 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, scenic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, travel, introspection, hopes, lifestyle change, love affair, tourist, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, bali, india, rome italy ...
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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, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, ex couple relations, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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, fall in love, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, advertising, couples, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
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 7.3
 40K
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, sincere, rough ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, drug dealing, singer, life is a bitch, hip hop culture, human spirit, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
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 7.3
 29K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, midlife crisis, friendship, jealousy, everyday life, family life, parents and children, suffering, desperation, unrequited love, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france, dublin ireland ...
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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, sexy, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, love, friendship, marriage, pregnancy, infidelity, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, introspection, love affair, crumbling marriage, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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 6.8
 110K
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: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, alternate reality, rich and poor, fish out of water, life changing experience, family relations, singleness, workaholic, lifestyle change, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 18K
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: midlife crisis, honeymoon, romance, obsession, single parent, wedding, voyeurism, love affair, songwriter, beach, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, beverly hills
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 5.8
 118K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, motorcycle, motorcycle gang, midlife crisis, middle aged man, on the road, self discovery, friendship, farce, adventure, buddies, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, california, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean
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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: infidelity, midlife crisis, love and romance, love affair, human nature, nightlife, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, lifestyle, couples, suburbs, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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 7.6
 186K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, road movie ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, midlife crisis, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, frustration, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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