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, political, interesting and complex films and TV shows about / with idealism, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, betrayal, runaway, catastrophe, brutality, corruption and justice 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), Gandhi (1982), Braveheart (1995), Groundhog Day (1993), Battle for Terra (2007), Merry Christmas (2005), Zootopia (2016), Amen. (2002), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Good Bye Lenin! (2003).

List of idealism movies

 7.3
 260K
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: political, epic, thought provoking, emotional, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, idealism, civil war, president, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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 8.1
 230K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
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: epic, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Plot: idealism, human spirit, leadership, protest, freedom, lawyer, politics, independence, religious intolerance, peace, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1948, 19th century ...
Place: india, south africa, england, africa, vatican ...
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 8.4
 1.0M
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, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
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 8.1
 622K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: time loop, small town, time travel, life philosophy, existentialism, time warp, repeated event, romance, alternate reality, idealism, nothing goes right, road not taken ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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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, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, allegory ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mysterious planet, benign alien, invasion, idealism, adventure, survival, space battle, space travel, culture clash, air battle, save the planet, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, world war one, truce, soldier, idealism, war, human spirit, german, friendship, holiday, initially antagonists, christmas eve ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1914
Place: berlin germany, france, paris france, germany, europe ...
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 8.0
 489K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: feel good, witty, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: disney, animals, rabbit, anthropomorphism, talking animals, adventure, female protagonist, happy ending, police, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: year 2016
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Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: interracial romance, idealism, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, true love, opposites attract, dishonesty, slavery, social differences, leadership, romance, society ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century
Place: france, europe, virginia, washington d.c., paris france
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 7.2
 14K
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: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, ss, genocide, jewish, concentration camp, priest, conscience, christian, nazi, pope, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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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, enigmatic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, pirate, outer space, spacecraft, space battle, rebelliousness, adventure, space wars, battles, society, idealism, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.7
 146K
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: humorous, sentimental, political, witty, feel good ...
Plot: coma, idealism, communism, politics, berlin wall, culture clash, deception, capitalism, cold war, socialism, protecting from truth, social differences ...
Time: year 1990, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, germany, east berlin ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 7.3
 151K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, factual, political ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, internet, hacking, whistleblower, journalism, surveillance, moral dilemma, cia, spy, idealism, cryptography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2015, year 2012 ...
Place: hong kong, geneva switzerland, japan, usa, russia ...
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, lawyer, nazi war criminal, investigation, prosecutor, fighting the system, idealism, genocide, justice, world war two, ex nazi ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, year 1963, year 1958, 50s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
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 7.3
 159K
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: inspirational, uplifting, political, feel good, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, racism, sport, rugby, president, apartheid, idealism, leadership, politics, historical character, underdog, rugby player ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa, new jersey, cape town south africa ...
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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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, idealism, politics, injustice, political corruption, couple relations, love triangle, love affair, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: year 1968, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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: intellectual, bleak, political, harsh, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, bomb, anti war, journalist, prison, police brutality, brutality, idealism, protest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, stockholm sweden ...
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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: inspirational, sentimental, rough, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, high school, idealism, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, racism, school, survival, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2006, year 1992 ...
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, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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 7.7
 122K
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, neo noir, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police, fighting the system, corruption, undercover cop, police investigation, whistleblower, idealism, crimes, social decay, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, murder, investigation, corruption, death, idealism, political corruption, cover up, obsession, politics, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, kenya, germany, sudan, london ...
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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: tense, realistic, suspense, factual, political ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, double agent, betrayal, corruption, intrigue, invasion, conspiracy, idealism, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1961, year 1960, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, usa, berlin germany, washington d.c., africa ...
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 7.1
 120K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, sexuality, sex, french, youth, brother sister incest, love triangle, rebellion, protest, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, suspense, stylized, cerebral ...
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, female protagonist, technology, distopia, robot, artificial intelligence, one woman army, corporate corruption, strong female lead, tough girl, terrorism ...
Time: future, near future
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.2
 303K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 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: feel good, funny, sexy, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teacher, music, school, rock band, rock music, music band, musician, teachers and students, rock and roll, battle of the bands, student, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
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Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, compassionate, lyrical, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, survival, idealism, nazi occupation, human spirit, self discovery, wartime life, against humanity, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, tokyo, europe ...
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 6.5
 10K
The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: captivating, touching, stylized, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, fidel castro, idealism, immigrants, nightclub, love and romance, rebellion, family problems, chaos, hopes, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 6.9
 24K
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, political, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, vice president, idealism, conspiracy, election, political intrigue, sex scandal, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, virginia, ohio
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 7.5
 70K
Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, sincere, bleak, political, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, prisoner, police brutality, protest, suffering, prison life, idealism, character study, prison escape, hunger, humiliation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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 6.6
 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: uplifting, political, biblical, intellectual, touching ...
Plot: christianity, religion, christian, rebellion, catholicism, politics, reformation, inquisition, human spirit, idealism, hypocrisy, renaissance ...
Time: 1930s, 16th century
Place: rome italy, germany, egypt, vatican, england ...
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