Birthday movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant birthday movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, visually appealing, clever and serious films and TV shows about / with birthday, storytelling, dialogue, family relations, catastrophe, runaway, mentor, vengeance, weird and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
birthday movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as birthday: Sixteen Candles (1984), Mean Creek (2004), Project X (2012), The Black Balloon (2008), Liar Liar (1997), Falling Down (1993), The Celebration (1998), All About My Mother (1999), The Game (1997), 21 & Over (2013).

List of birthday movies

Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, birthday, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, high school hunk, teenage life, first love, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, bully, birthday, kids in trouble, unsupportive friend, boat, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: not serious, humorous, ridiculous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, teenager, when the parents are away, drugs/alcohol, popularity, youth, buddies, student, looking for sex, friends, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
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The Black Balloon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: first love, birthday, autism, social services, profanity, acceptance, eccentric family, love and romance, human nature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: father son relationship, birthday, workaholic, dishonesty, desire, family relations, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance, introspection, fish out of water, family values ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
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Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, 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, bleak ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, violence, midlife crisis, desperation, rage, alienation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, secret, birthday, child abuse, pedophile, hotel, depression, incest, family secret, family relations, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
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All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, transplant, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, nurse, letter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
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The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, game, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, psychology, surveillance, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, colourful, fairy tale, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: children, imaginary, fantasy world, candy, social differences, chocolate, family, contests and competitions, adventure, childhood, family relations, society ...
Place: germany, england, denver colorado, bavaria, new york ...
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21 & Over (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.
Style: humorous, not serious, ridiculous, funny, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: friends, college, young people, youth, college life, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, birthday, buddies, plan gone awry, profanity, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Happy Death Day (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: time loop, college, masked killer, mystery killer, time travel, murder, dying repeatedly, sorority, dead teenager, birthday, college student, slasher killer ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: arizona
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Laila's Birthday (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, Tunisia, Netherlands
Duration: 71 min.
Story: "At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: taxi driver, birthday, parents and children, satire, down on your luck, one day, taxi, justice, father and daughter, love, gift, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palestine
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Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: birthday, friendship, society, lifestyle, friends, family relations, physical appearance, misfit, moustache, fake moustache, party, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Donald loses his present to Daisy for her birthday, so Mickey and the gang go to retrieve it, which has fallen into a very bizarre Wonderland-like world.
Style: feel good, humorous, surreal, fairy tale, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: birthday, adventure, parallel world, escapades, disorder, on the road, fish out of water, birthday present, mickey mouse, friendship, save the day, rivalry ...
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This Is 40 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: family relations, parenting, birthday, family life, couple relations, parents and children, financial problem, husband wife relationship, aging, midlife crisis, wife husband relationship, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, embarks on a journey in search of his real self.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: birthday, backgammon, self discovery, on the road, hopes, immigrants, fall in love, grandfather grandson relationship, emigration, communism, memory loss, society ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, europe, germany, italy
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Summer Wars (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, computer, virtual reality, technology gone awry, chaos, code breaking, hacker, save the world, family relations, satellite, code, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, third reich, nazism, war, world war two, suicide, desperation, confined, paranoia, war crime, national socialism, traitor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria, munich germany ...
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A Town Called Panic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, absurd, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, cowboy, human animal relationship, animals, birthday, animal life, village, village life, buddies, friends, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, paris france, france, japan
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Schneider vs. Bax (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.
Style: captivating, suspense, dark humor, humorous, exciting
Plot: hitman, birthday, father daughter conflict, novelist, murder, writers, assignment, frame up, crimes, danger, master criminal, swamp ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
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Partisan (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori. Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mysterious character, birthday, parents and children, boy, family problems, isolation, eccentric family, youth, religions or cults, commune, family relations, promise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, solar eclipse, birthday, elementary school, children, family life, supernatural, crimes, crime, violence spree, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1970, 70s
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Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, family relations, birthday, murder, mind game, deadly, family problems, family in crisis, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, friendship, siblings relations, kitchen, indoor, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula has invited all his best friends to celebrate his beloved daughter ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: kids, horror for children, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: vampire, hotel, monster, monsters, teenage love, dracula, magical creature, supernatural romance, father daughter relationship, odd, human becoming an animal, witches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 19th century, 2010s ...
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, new york, moscow russia ...
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, angel, supernatural romance, teenage love, werewolf, good versus evil, chosen one, love and romance, legends and myths, supernatural ability, heroine, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aging, elderly, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, maid, family relations, lottery, lifestyle, refugee, unspoken love, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1830s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friends, romance, relationships, birthday, love and romance, lifestyle, cheating, wedding, love triangle, lawyer, best friend, rose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, funeral, estate, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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