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, interesting, realistic, melancholic and reflective films and TV shows about / with life, storytelling, mentor, love, loneliness, life philosophy, destiny, childhood, life & death and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Blind Side (2009), Good Will Hunting (1997), Amelie (2001), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Yes Man (2008), Life of Pi (2012), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), Flavors of Youth (2018), Corruption II (2016).

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, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, single parent, against the odds, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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 7.6
 271K
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, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, american football, life, strong female character, interracial relations, misfit, interracial adoption, homeless, prejudice ...
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, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, philosophy, ambition, professor, university, human spirit, psychologist, life, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 8.3
 660K
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, touching, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
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, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, false accusation, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
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 6.8
 314K
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, humorous, light, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: lifestyle change, life changing experience, love affair, change of heart, life, love and romance, character change, romance, free spirited, friends, optimism, motivational speaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, new jersey
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 7.9
 543K
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, philosophical, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: survival, hopes, ocean or sea, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, tiger, isolation, human nature, lost at sea, ship, storytelling ...
Place: india, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, paris france, mexico ...
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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: emotional, uplifting, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, young lovers, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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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, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, life, introspection, adventure, happiness, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
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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: light, uplifting, sweet, scenic, atmospheric
Plot: young love, life, anthology, friendship, love, family, dream, summer, grandmother grandson relationship, career, teenage girl, sister sister relationship ...
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, revenge, gangster, criminal, death, director, chaos, deception, cinema, producer ...
Place: manchester
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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, ...
Plot: life, food, restaurant, wine, hotel, love, french, travel, husband, cheese, museum, car trouble ...
Place: france, paris france
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 7.4
 75K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, art, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, lesbian love, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, lesbian interest ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, mexico city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, melancholic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: monk, redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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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, intense ...
Plot: determination, skiing, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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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, teenage protagonist, cyberpunk, adventure, love, friendship, quest, evil corporation, teamwork, life, playing a video game ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 80s, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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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, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, career, midlife crisis, working class, women in society, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 2K
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, captivating, educational film, exciting ...
Plot: painting, art, legal system, artist, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, loss of mother, sculpture, one legged man, teacher student relationship, professor ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
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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: touching, psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, mental institution, suicide, psychiatrist, starting over, hopes, doctors and patients, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life, depression, sex, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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 7.8
 270K
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, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, romance, life philosophy, lovers, family secret, encounter, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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 7.3
 65K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: composer, vacation, suicide, screenwriter, old friends, aging, friendship, surrealism, retirement, husband wife relationship, falling in love, freedom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, venice
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, school, siblings relations, childhood, family, unemployment, health situation, foot race, young heroes, financial problem, children, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, optimism, survival, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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 7.6
 109K
The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's ...
Style: touching, sweet, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, illness, comedian, family, cultural difference, interracial love, family conflict, relationships, life, ethnic conflict, arranged marriage, coma ...
Place: chicago illinois, japan
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 39K
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France, Switzerland
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Style: melancholic, realistic, emotional, satirical, art house ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, estranged daughter, male masturbation, culture clash, father daughter conflict, ambition, loneliness, existentialism, character study, life, parenthood, death of mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bucharest, bulgaria, romania, germany
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 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, atmospheric, artsy, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: self discovery, mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: responsibility, father daughter relationship, single father, custody, new job, eccentric family, grownups, character change, parenthood, single parent, parenting, stuntman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
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Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: heartbreaking, surreal, dark humor, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, french, prank, friendship, destiny, romance, game, best friends, contests and competitions, competition, love hate, music box ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
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 7.2
 170K
Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, chocolate, cooking and food, single mother, love and romance, prejudice, mayor, social misfits, lifestyle change, small town, women, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
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