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, The Secret: Dare to Dream, Blackbird, The Professor, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, The Marathon of Desires, The Sun Above Me Never Sets, Sajjan Singh Rangroot, Made in Italy.

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

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural
PlaceHostel
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWidows, Strangers
PlotFate, Life, Fulfillment of desires, Meaning of life
StyleRomantic, Kind, By books, Vital signs, Womens in main roles

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotMeaning of life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching, Heartbreaking

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotLife, Adventure, Meaning of life, Friendship, Death
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Germany
Duration01:43
PlotMeaning of life, First love, Buddhism
StyleMind-altering, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
CharactersGirlfriends
PlotFulfillment of desires, Relationship, Happiness, Meaning of life
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
StyleLight, Deep Meaning, Womens in main roles

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Old man
PlotLove, Friendship, Happiness, Meaning of life
PlaceIslands, Russia, Arctic
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryIndia
PlotWar, Meaning of life
TimeWorld War I
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

The film SAJJAN SINGH RANGROOT is based on true story about the Sikh Regiment, serving in the British Indian Army, during World War I. The movie depicts one such war hero Sajjan Singh, who is an officer in the British Army and served on the western front during the WW1 against Germany.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:42
CharactersMafia, Family, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotFriendship, Meaning of life
PlaceNature, Italy
StyleFascinating

Riko is an honest man, who can count on a group of real friends and a wife who, between highs and lows, he loves forever. But he is also a very angry man with his time, which seems to be punctuated only by backlashes and false starts.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryTurkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, Qatar
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Family, Writers, Ants
PlotMoney, Snow, Meaning of life, Fate, Debts
PlaceNature, Turkey
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating

Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Gymnastics, Mystery, Rehabilitation
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

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

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Hermits
PlotVirtual Reality, Loneliness, Black holes, Computers, Meaning of life
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Fancy, Psychedelic

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Spain, France, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Teleportation, Fate
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Fascinating, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

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."

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands
StyleSoulful

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

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Uprising, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersImmortals, Old man
PlotTime travel, Puzzles, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Deep Meaning

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Puzzles, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, USA, Office
StylePopular, Romantic, Exciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleInteresting, Mind-altering, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersCooks, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotTime travel, Vacation, Success, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceHotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Deep Meaning, Touching

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotPuzzles, Life after death
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotPuzzles, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Spiders, Sheriffs
PlotCancer
PlaceCemetery, Small cities
StyleGothic

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.

Duration02:03
CharactersTeachers, Family
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Deep Meaning, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56
PlotTime travel, Travel, Mystery, Fulfillment of desires, Dreams
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleDeep Meaning, Fancy

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Military, Disabled people, Friends
PlotLove, War, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Mountains, Forest
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Mind-altering, Beautiful

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersTourists
PlotLove, On real events, Travel, Depression, Divorce
PlaceItaly, India, Indonesia
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, For girls, Deep Meaning

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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