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, interesting, dramatic, talky, serious and intense films and TV shows about / with idealism, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, corruption, dialogue, destiny, brutality and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as idealism: Braveheart (1995), Lincoln (2012), Groundhog Day (1993), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Serpico (1973), Freedom Writers (2007), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Invictus (2009).

List of idealism movies

 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, heroes, war, courage, battles, warrior, leadership, vengeance, love story, master warrior, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 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, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, love and romance, wooing, time loop, existentialism, nothing goes right, road not taken, redemption, deja vu, idealism, romance, hopes ...
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, rivalry, idealism, hopes ...
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, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, hippie, whistleblower, police corruption, police, undercover cop, corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, money, internal affairs, crime ...
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, sincere, realistic, based on true events, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, holocaust, dedicated educator, teacher, gang violence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, domestic violence, mentor, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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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, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, legal, rape, poverty, idealism, prejudice, morality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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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, resistance, idealism, politics, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, german, gestapo, guillotine, white rose, nazi germany ...
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, leadership, poverty, celebration, stadium, apartheid, politician, head of state ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey, england
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
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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, teachers and students, musician, rock, school, idealism, music, rock band, substitute teacher, music competition, rock music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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: world war two, espionage, war, code breaking, mind game, 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, melancholic, philosophical, offbeat, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, a.i., artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, impossible love, cyberspace, unlikely relationship, love, existentialism, romance, computers and web, love and romance ...
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, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, broken engagement, romance, jazz, jewelry, love of one's life, millionaire, looking for love, love and romance, love triangle, opposites attract, woman ...
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, alzheimer's disease, feminism, 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, brainwashing, manipulation, humanity, culture clash, idealism, ethnic conflict ...
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, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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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, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
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, muslim, human spirit, freedom, idealism, politics, independence, hindu, british empire, assassination, lawyer ...
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, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, inventor, leonardo da vinci, visionary, architect, magical, outdoor ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome italy ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, terrorism, train, bomb, saboteur, war, 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, dwarf, mother superior, novice, wine, faith, lie, guilt, orphan, convent, charity ...
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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 7.6
 21K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 52K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, faith, traitor, fbi, prison, undercover, terrorism, working undercover, delinquent, bomb, religion, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, washington d.c., chicago illinois, nova scotia, marseille ...
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 7.5
 29K
The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: love triangle, debt, rebelliousness, friends, politics, boyfriend, idealism, rebellion, ransom, burglary, hostage, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1968
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, berlin germany
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Ip Man 4 (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Ip Man 4 is an upcoming Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip and produced by Raymond Wong. It is the fourth in the Ip Man film series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster of the same name and features Donnie Yen ...
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, master warrior, human spirit, mentor, morality, training, philosophy, idealism, fighting movie, good versus evil, one man army, warrior ...
Place: china
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 8.1
 79K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, coming of age, muslim, idealism, political unrest, childhood, depression, puberty, freedom, punk, sexism, hypocrisy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, paris france, sweden ...
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, society, medical experiment, farce, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism, psychiatry ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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