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, dramatic, emotional, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with idealism, society, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, politics, mentor, brutality, betrayal and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Germany, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as idealism: Lincoln (2012), Groundhog Day (1993), Gandhi (1982), Happy Christmas (2005), Braveheart (1995), Regular Lovers (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), Battle for Terra (2007), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013).

List of idealism movies

 7.3
 241K
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: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, american civil war, president, racism, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 8.0
 570K
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, philosophical, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, life philosophy, time warp, small town, time travel, alternate reality, idealism, deja vu, nothing goes right, romance, road not taken ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 8.0
 215K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, idealism, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, asia, europe ...
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Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: idealism, true love, opposites attract, interracial relations, dishonesty, social differences, interracial romance, leadership, couples, romance, head of state, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s, georgian era
Place: france, europe, paris france, virginia, washington d.c.
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, brussels belgium, glasgow scotland ...
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 8.3
 942K
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: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, battles, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, folk hero, love story, heroes, idealism, leadership, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, injustice, love triangle, twins, hopes, political corruption, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, idealism, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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Battle for Terra (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, 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, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: mysterious planet, benign alien, space battle, idealism, invasion, adventure, space travel, survival, save the planet, culture clash, air battle, mutiny ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 136K
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, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: coma, idealism, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, parents and children, social differences, lifestyle change, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, escapades, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 80s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, budapest, spain ...
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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Colin MacLeod hunts for the man responsible for the death of his love. He chases the immortal Marcus Octavius across centuries as his quest threatens to take over his life and heart. In his quest, he meets a woman who reminds him of his slain ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, redemption, idealism, samurai, immortality, battles, hopes, revenge, showdown, heroic mission, good versus evil, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, near future, 22nd century
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 7.7
 22K
Guru (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film ...
Style: captivating, touching, serious, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: mogul, ambition, society, couple relations, couples, research, family relations, rise to power, idealism, industrialist, newspaper, visionary ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: asia, india, istanbul turkey, turkey, mumbai india
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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, touching, rough, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle change, teenage life, idealism, gang violence, social relations, life is a bitch, racial tension, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, tragic hero, against the rules, gestapo, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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 7.7
 107K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: whistleblower, police corruption, fighting the system, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, partners, life is a bitch, ethics, bribery, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Quiet as a Mouse (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pseudo documentary study of an archetypal German who tries to model his world according to his ideas of law and (sexual) order.
Style: dark humor, realistic, not serious, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: vigilantism, idealism, society, social decay, fighting crime, misfit, ambition, buddies, crimes, life is a bitch, farce, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, rome italy
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 7.3
 148K
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: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, rugby, historical character, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, idealism, blacks and whites, championship, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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Accidental Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, DC. Sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, idealism, love and romance, society, fighting the system, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nervousness, satire, lie, absurdism, sarcasm, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: usa, washington d.c., america, indiana
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 6.6
 4K
El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, politics, tragic hero, prodigy, vengeance, destructive relationship, tragic love, fall in love, self destructing, lovers apart, bohemian life ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages
Place: venice, europe, spain, italy, greece ...
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 7.6
 19K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: bleak, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, train, nazism, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, against humanity, haunted by the past, danger, employee ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
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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: touching, thought provoking, earnest, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, interracial relations, trial, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.9
 23K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy ...
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 6.5
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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 7.2
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1963
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
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 7.0
 7K
Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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 7.4
 20K
Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: hippie, commune, friendship, socialism, ideology, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, society, family problems, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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