Idealism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant idealism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, dramatic, captivating and intense films and TV shows about / with idealism, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, society, betrayal, runaway, destiny and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as idealism: Lincoln (2012), Groundhog Day (1993), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Serpico (1973), Freedom Writers (2007), Braveheart (1995), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Invictus (2009), School of Rock (2003).
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Braveheart (1995)
Biography, Drama, History, War
USA
178 min.
 8.4
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Germany
121 min.
 7.7
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Operation Finale (2018)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
122 min.
 6.5
Hunter Killer (2018)
Action, Thriller
UK, China, USA
122 min.
 6.9

List of idealism movies

 7.4
 222K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.0
 519K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, wooing, love and romance, nothing goes right, road not taken, time loop, existentialism, idealism, redemption, hopes, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.7
 126K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: idealism, coma, communism, politics, german, berlin wall, socialism, deception, taxi driver, confession, russian, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, berlin germany ...
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, spacecraft, battles, space wars, escapades, outer space, rebelliousness, rebellion, idealism, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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 7.8
 93K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, hippie, whistleblower, fighting the system, police corruption, police, undercover cop, corruption, social decay, partners, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, dedicated educator, teacher, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang violence, holocaust, domestic violence, divorce, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 858K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, courage, battles, heroes, war, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, warrior, idealism, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: nazism, idealism, politics, resistance, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, rebellion, heroes, hopes, against the rules, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
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 7.4
 137K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: president, idealism, human spirit, racism, rugby, poverty, celebration, stadium, apartheid, politician, head of state, leadership ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey
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 7.1
 235K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, school, teachers and students, idealism, music, rock, contests and competitions, fish out of water, society, youth, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, poverty, trial, idealism, single parent, prejudice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.9
 33K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, women, working class, rebellion, politics, prejudice, gender, idealism, discrimination, adoption ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland
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 8.1
 201K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, human spirit, muslim, idealism, freedom, price of justice, politics, independence, hindu, heroic mission, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: captivating, witty, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, visionary, architect, magical, inventor, leonardo da vinci, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome italy ...
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Battle for Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: benign alien, invasion, adventure, idealism, survival, alien encounter, save the planet, space and aliens, robot, battles, mysterious planet, culture clash ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 191K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, human spirit, martial arts, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, rivalry, legendary, heroic, tragic hero, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, political unrest, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, indonesia ...
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 7.6
 83K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, contests and competitions, idealism, british, teacher, pride and honor, courage, mentor, labor, master ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, idealism, religions or cults, supernatural, tragic hero, betrayal, apostle, last supper, christian, jesus christ, rabbi, execution ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 6.4
 19K
Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual, clever ...
Plot: espionage, war, code breaking, mind game, world war two, race against time, couple relations, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, big ben london, england, germany ...
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 8.0
 439K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, melancholic, philosophical, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, a.i., artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, impossible love, unlikely relationship, computers and web, love, romance, intelligence, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, looking for love, broken engagement, love triangle, romance, love affair, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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 6.4
 93K
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, husband wife relationship, stubbornness, multiple time frames, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
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Look Who's Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a ...
Style: satirical, twist ending, realistic, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: hitler, time traveler, politics, adaptation, fascism, morality, nazi, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash, idealism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, poland
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: idealism, christianity, orphan, civil war, drugs/alcohol, genocide, kids in trouble, danger, life is a bitch, childhood, rescue, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: africa, sudan, uganda, pennsylvania
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, war, idealism, terrorism, bomb, train, saboteur, adventure, soldier, manhunt, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, oslo norway, finland ...
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 8.2
 19K
Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, cynical, witty ...
Plot: nun, idealism, faith, wine, lie, guilt, orphan, convent, novice, mother superior, charity, dwarf ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.6
 5K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, intrigue, french revolution, political unrest, death row, war, leadership, rebelliousness, anti semitism, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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 8.2
 918K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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