Life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out emotional, touching, reflective, interesting, melancholic and sentimental films and TV shows about / with life, mentor, loneliness, destiny, storytelling, love, redemption, life philosophy, friendship and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as life: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Blind Side (2009), Good Will Hunting (1997), Paris Can Wait (2016), The Irishman (2019), Amelie (2001), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Yes Man (2008), Eddie the Eagle (2015), Life of Pi (2012).

List of life movies

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, life, success, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, interracial relations, strong female character, family drama, athlete's life, misfit, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, philosophical, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, ambition, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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Paris Can Wait (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, sentimental, humorous, thought provoking
Plot: life, love, travel, on the road, film producer, husband wife relationship, food, husband, restaurant, wine, fall in love, romance ...
Place: france, paris france
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, life, hitman, organized crime, labor union, italian mafia, high society, father daughter relationship, arrest, bribery, american politics, prison ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: florida, cuba
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Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, prison life, prison escape, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, corruption, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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Yes Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.
Style: feel good, funny, light, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: life changing experience, lifestyle change, love affair, change of heart, life, love and romance, character change, romance, free spirited, friends, optimism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, new jersey
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, light, nostalgic ...
Plot: life, coach, determination, skiing, following a dream, olympics, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, captivating, motivational, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, tiger, isolation, teenage boy, lost at sea, ship ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: meditative, philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, meditation, monk, redemption, teachers and students, mentor, guilt, isolation, life, buddhist monk, solitude, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, life philosophy, life, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, epic ...
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, teenage protagonist, teenage hero, friendship, adventure, love, quest, teamwork, rebel, virtuality ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century, near future, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Flavors of Youth (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three different stories of youth set in different cities of China. 1 Shanghai Love. 2 Sunny Breakfast. 3 Small Fashion Show. Directed by Zhenxing Yi, the plot revolves around a young man working in Beijing. He used to live with his grandma in ...
Style: anthology, light, uplifting, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: life, friendship, love, young love, family, dream, summer, career, grandmother grandson relationship, flashback, passion, nostalgia ...
Place: china, japan
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Corruption II (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Gritty independent action/thriller set in Manchester, UK starring Michael L. Knight.
Style: dark
Plot: life, risk, knight, gang, cinema, gangster, producer, henchman, city, intelligence, revenge, criminal ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, friendship, love, widow, romance, dating, aging, life, love and romance, love triangle, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: sincere, serious, colourful, emotional, touching ...
Plot: painter, disability, bohemian life, art, couple relations, feminism, lifestyle, jealousy, loneliness, artist, love of one's life, lesbian interest ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, mexico city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, family, school, siblings relations, unemployment, health situation, foot race, young heroes, financial problem, children, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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You, the Living (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, california, new jersey
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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, sentimental, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love affair, fall in love, hopes, love, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, changing lives, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, war veteran, parents and children, self discovery, partners, friends, life, male friendship, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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Rams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: survival, life, isolation, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, loneliness, brothers, snow, sheep, solitude, beautiful scenery, existentialism ...
Place: iceland
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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, couple relations, happiness, working class, love story, life, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1960s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, ambiguous ending, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, one legged man, teacher student relationship, professor, loss of mother, sculpture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: poland
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Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, stylized, philosophical, cynical ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, computers and web, alternate reality, society, media satire, satire, technology, gadget, media, paranoia, news ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life, depression, sex, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, ireland
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The Clink of Ice (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, lifestyle, writer's life, alcohol abuse, cancer, loneliness, life, absurd humor, maid, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, southern france
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About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, romance, changing the past or future, sent to the past, true love, life philosophy, couple relations, lovers, family secret, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: composer, vacation, suicide, screenwriter, old friends, adultery, aging, friendship, surrealism, retirement, husband wife relationship, irony ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, venice
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