Contemporary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant contemporary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with friendship, youth, teenager, rivalry, danger, murder, love and romance, police investigation, mentor and female protagonist plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as contemporary: Elementary (2012), The Blacklist (2013), Gossip Girl (2007), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Warehouse 13 (2009), Body of Proof (2011), The Girl Next Door (2004), Grimm (2011), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Suits (2011).

List of contemporary movies

 7.9
 96K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, crimes, partners, mind game, law enforcement, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 163K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 142K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, talky, stylized, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, betrayal, popularity, friends, youth, love triangle, high school, party, gossip and rumors, school, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, coping, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, fighting illness, human relationship, cancer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 7.6
 44K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, humorous, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, riddles and clues, supernatural, secret agents, legends and myths, ancient mystery, partners, undercover, danger, secret place, investigation, top secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, relationship vs career, investigation, ambitious, murder investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, surgery, crimes, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Girl Next Door (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn ...
Style: sexy, funny, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: pornography, teenager, fall in love, first love, youth, teenage love, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual attraction, couple relations, dream come true, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california, cambodia, las vegas
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 7.8
 104K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: creature, supernatural, legends and myths, police detective, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, sexy, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, angel, supernatural, teenage love, werewolf, supernatural romance, chosen one, love and romance, adventure, danger, supernatural ability, vampire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, high school, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, youth, immortality, werewolf, supernatural romance, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.5
 334K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, success, mentor, legal, law firm, boss and employee, rivalry, deal, blackmail, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, partners against crime, female protagonist, crimes, forensics, best friends, crime, murder investigation, homicide detective, police detective, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 8.1
 154K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, partners, murder, crimes, serial killer, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 6.1
 274K
Jumper (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, chase, young heroes, supernatural, presumed dead, youth, adventure, first love, danger, double life, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, himalaya, egypt, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, clever, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, riddles and clues, investigation, adventure, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, mystery, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, france, europe, jerusalem, harvard university ...
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 7.8
 131K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, fbi, partners against crime, police investigation, search, special agents, teamwork, expert, killings, victim, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, secret organization, espionage, undercover, mentor, spy, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, secret service, chase, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, middle east, mcdonald's restaurant, kentucky, argentina ...
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Lucky Trouble (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Who said you have to win to be a champion? Slava Kolotiloff, a schoolteacher from a sleepy seaside town by the name of "Fingers" comes to conquer Moscow with the manuscript to his first novel in hand. But instead, quite by accident, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, against the odds, street kid, sport team, nothing goes right, disorder, fall in love, romance, love and romance, conquering, school teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.7
 109K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, teenager, youth, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, life turned upside down, love, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 8.1
 141K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, intelligence, special agents, law enforcement, profiler, team, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who ...
Style: romantic, humorous, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, love and romance, supernatural, life turned upside down, supernatural romance, school, imaginary, spirit, youth, teenage life, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.0
 1K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, fall in love, society, love and romance, first love, unfulfillment, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, fire, subway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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H2O: Just Add Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When three normal teenage girls stumble upon a ancient cave they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 - Just Add Water, sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're ...
Style: exciting, humorous, enigmatic, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, supernatural, youth, friends, supernatural ability, imaginary, ocean or sea, transformation, miraculous event, island, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.2
 260K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, college life, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, student life, training, youth, rivalry, artists and showbiz, student, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Vampire Academy (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, academy, danger, best friends, youth, good versus evil, school, rivalry, supernatural ability, supernatural, young heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: montana, oregon, new jersey
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 6.6
 47K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural power, magic, good versus evil, demon, female protagonist, strong female character, friendship, supernatural, family secret, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 192K
The Ugly Truth (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an ...
Style: witty, feel good, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, womanizer, battle of the sexes, workplace, looking for love, teaching the ways of the world, bet, sex aid, male objectification, media, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
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Black Lightning (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Black Lightning is a Russian superhero film about a Moscow University student who discovers that his otherwise unremarkable car can fly. After his father is attacked, he decides to use the car to fight crime and becomes the city's defender ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, escapades, danger, good versus evil, society, youth, young heroes, rivalry, crimes, fighting crime, car chase, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union
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 6.1
 12K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, celebrity, artists and showbiz, school dance, youth, paparazzi, couples, beach, sister sister relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, michigan, malibu california
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The Thundermans (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Meet The Thundermans, a typical suburban family that happens to have astounding superpowers. At the center of the action are the 14-year-old Thunderman twins, who share the same bathroom, the same school, and the same annoying little siblings. Their ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, twins, family relations, siblings relations, young heroes, heroes, superhuman powers, family, eccentric family, youth, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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