Movies about life

Movies about life
List of the best films about life, selected by visitors to our site: The Roads Not Taken, Palmer, The Lost Prince, Tom at the Farm, The Dance of Reality, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, When Santa Fell to Earth, Stuck in Love, Furry Vengeance, Salt N' Pepper.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Roads Not Taken (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Poland, Spain
CharactersHermits
PlotLife, Travel, Mental disorders, Fate
StyleSmart, Vital signs

The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo and Molly as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores in Mexico and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...

Palmer (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Criminals, Tough guys, Mentors, Guardian
PlotLife, Friendship, Funeral
PlaceCemetery, Small cities
StyleVital signs, Makes me think, Sad ones

After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and family.

The Lost Prince (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeens, Fathers
PlotLife, First love, Growing up, Parenting
PlaceFairy-tale worlds
StyleVital signs

Djibi lives alone with Sofia, his 8-year-old daughter. Every night, he invents a story to put him to sleep. When Sofia falls asleep, these extraordinary stories come to life somewhere in an imaginary world inhabited by knights, pirates and other dragons. In this world that belongs only to them, Sofia is always the princess to save, and the brave Prince is none other than Djibi himself. But 3 years later, the entry of Sofia to the college will mark the end of her childhood. To the despair of her father, she no longer needs her stories at night. On the one hand, Djibi will have to accept that his daughter will grow up and move away from him. On the other hand, in the World of Stories, the Prince will have to face the most epic of all his adventures. Find your destiny in a world where it no longer has a place.

Tom at the Farm (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersGay
PlotLife, Loneliness, Chase, Family life
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.

The Dance of Reality (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, biography
CountryChile, United Kingdom, France, Japan
Duration02:13
CharactersFirefighters, Losers, Street children, Artists
PlotLife, Family life
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Touching, Serious

“Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there where he discovered the fundamentals of reality, as he underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Chess, Recurring day, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Kind, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

When Santa Fell to Earth (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryGermany
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Life, Fulfillment of desires, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeNew Year

Christmas is just two weeks away, it is pouring with rain, and Ben is struggling to get into the Christmas spirit. Suddenly, Bens life takes a turn for the better when Santa Niklas Goodfellow and his Christmas caravan come crashing down to Earth in the middle of thunderstorm and land in Foggy Lane. Santa is on the run from the ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and his army of nutcrackers who have outlawed all of the old magical ways and have transformed the bright and peaceful Christmas world into a dark and hostile place, governed by greed and money. Goblynch has banned work for all Santas and confined the Christmas angels to tiny prison cells, where they can no longer hear the dearest wishes of children. Goblynch also wants to force Santa Niklas Goodfellow, the last real Santa, to work for his commercialized Christmas company and forces him to do hard labour in the ordering department of the Christmas Palace.

Stuck in Love (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Writers, Parents
PlotLove, Life, First love, Depression, Family life
StyleTwisted plot, Cute, Touching, Heartbreaking

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Furry Vengeance (2010)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:32
CharactersAnimals, Bears, Family, Businessmen, Raccoons
PlotRevenge, Life, Family life, Rivalry
PlaceForest
StyleLight, Fascinating

When real estate developer Dan Sanders finalizes plans to level a swath of pristine Oregon forest to make way for a soulless housing subdivision, a band of woodland creatures rises up to throw a monkey wrench into the greedy scheme. Just how much mischief from the furry critters can the businessman take before he calls it quits?

Salt N' Pepper (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy
CountryIndia
CharactersCooks
PlotLove, Life
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Light, Vital signs

Kalidasan, a foodie, receives a phone call not intended for him. He finds that the person at the other end, Maya, is also fond of food and cooking. Soon they develop feelings for each other.

Grown Ups (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily, Friends, Trainers
PlotBasketball, Life, Friendship, Vacation, Bulimia
PlaceUSA

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Marmaduke (2010)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Losers, Talking dogs
PlotCars, Life, Family life
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry

When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.

Loose Cannons (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly
Duration01:50
CharactersGay
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceItaly
StyleSmart, Touching

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

This Is 40 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotLove, Life, Birthday, Family life, Parenting
PlaceUSA
StyleSmart, Touching

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

Spontaneous (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Family, Pupils
PlotLove, Survival, Relationship, Life, Meaning of life
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StylePhilosophical, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think, Womens in main roles

When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.

Every Day (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters
PlotDancing, Passion, Life, Death, Family life
PlaceNew York
TimeGraduation
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well pretty much everything. When his wife, Jeannie (Helen Hunt), moves her sick and embittered father (Brian Dennehy) from Detroit into their home in NY, it puts added stress on an already strained marriage. And when a sexy female co-worker (Carla Gugino) puts the moves on Ned, the temptation sends him spiraling. EVERY DAY is about one family's struggle to survive the unexpected curve-balls that are simply part of real life; aging and death; commitment and freedom; love and acceptance. It's an uncompromising look at an ordinary family making an extraordinary journey towards themselves and towards each other.

Parental Guidance (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily
PlotLife, Baseball, Technology, Family life
StyleLight, To cry

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Win Win (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Lawyers, Trainers, Parents
PlotLife, Family life
StyleTwisted plot, Touching

When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.

The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWidows, Strangers
PlotFate, Life, Fulfillment of desires, Meaning of life
StyleRomantic, By books, Vital signs, Womens in main roles, Serious

A widow with three children hires a handyman to fix her house during a major storm. When not doing home repairs, he shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe to deliver what we want.

What if... (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAngels, Family, Losers
PlotLife, Fate, Family life
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.




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