Movies about the meaning of life

Movies about the meaning of life
List of the best movies about the meaning of life, selected by visitors to our site: The Butterfly Effect, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Blackbird, The Secret: Dare to Dream, The Professor, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, The Marathon of Desires, The Sun Above Me Never Sets, Elephants Can Play Football, Zero.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

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.

Blackbird (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.

The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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.

The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Germany
Duration01:43

This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

The Marathon of Desires (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia

Hoping to change her life, Marina, a small town girl, embarks on a journey to a life coaching event. But an unexpected delay at a St. Petersburg airport sends her on a 24 hour comedic spree, which may ultimately provide her with the key to her happiness.

The Sun Above Me Never Sets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:59

Having quarreled with his father Altan goes to work in the North. He will have to spend a month alone on a deserted island. But soon a neighbor appears. He is old Baibal who has come to the island to spend the last days of his life there. He asks Altan to bury him next to his wife. But the guy finds out that long ago the old man’s daughter went missing. He talks the old man into publishing an entertainment blog to find his daughter and put of the man’s death. Every day Altan does his best to stimulate the old man to live another beautiful day.

Elephants Can Play Football (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:49

Dmitry is a strong willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew he was playing.

Zero (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:14

Short in stature but big on love, a bachelor meets two very different women who broaden his horizons and help him find purpose in life.

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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Tomorrowland (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Spain, France, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:22

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Flash of Genius (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Another Round (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Yes Man (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Last Holiday (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

The Devil All the Time (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Pay It Forward (2000)
Duration02:03

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

8 Mile (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Interstate 60 (2002)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

Avatar (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.




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