Life films

List of the best life films according to visitors: Queen of Katwe, 7 Emotions, Ludo, Phantom Thread, The Big Sick, Taxi, The Movie about Alekseev, 10 Years, Ratter, Still the Water.

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

Queen of Katwe (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersChildrens, Parents, Poor, Widows
PlotOn real events, Chess, Supernatural, Chase, Happiness
PlaceParallel worlds, Africa, USA, Small cities
StyleInteresting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

7 Emotions (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Vital signs, Makes me think

Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, envy, shame. Adaś Miauczyński goes back to his childhood days when, like most of us, he used to find it problematic to name the emotions that accompanied him. To improve the quality of his adult life, he decides to return to that time – which proves not so carefree after all – to learn how to experience the seven basic emotions. This extremely unpredictable journey into the past features an abundance of hilarious, even comical, situations but is also filled with lots of touching moments and food for thought.

Ludo (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, comedy, crime
PlotAdventure, Fate
TimeDark ones
StyleFascinating, Vital signs

Ludo is about the butterfly effect and how, despite all the chaos and crowd of the world, all our lives are inextricably connected. From a resurfaced sex tape to a rogue suitcase of money, four wildly different stories overlap at the whims of fate, chance and one eccentric criminal.

Phantom Thread (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Models, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Obsession, Snow
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Vital signs, Tense

In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

The Big Sick (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brothers, Comedians
PlotLove, On real events, Fate
StyleTo cry, Cute, Vital signs, Touching

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Taxi (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFish, Taxi drivers, Brides, Poor, Directors
PlotCars, Hunger
StyleSoulful, Vital signs, Touching, Serious

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…

The Movie about Alekseev (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Seduction, Radio
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Vital signs, Gloomy, Touching

The film is a journey through the amazing life of Alekseyev. He drank tea with Tarkovsky, got into the KGB because of Gagarin, competed with Kalashnikov and Vysotsky. One day, he will learn more about himself than he knew and could have imagined: about his talent, about the mark that he left in the destinies of other people. You can live your life again if someone loves you.

10 Years (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotFriendship, Fate
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful, Vital signs, Tense

A group of friends reunite ten years after their high-school graduation.

Ratter (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersManiacs, Hackers
PlotSocial Media
StylePsychological problems, Vital signs, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

Emma is a young and beautiful graduate student just starting a new life in New York City. Like most people her age, she is always connected - her phone and laptop are constant companions, documenting her most intimate moments. What she doesn't realize is that she's sharing her life with an uninvited and dangerous guest. A hacker is following Emma’s every move. When the voyeuristic thrill of watching her digitally isn't enough, the situation escalates to a dangerous and terrifying level.

Still the Water (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan, France, Spain
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, Water, Swimming
PlaceSea, Islands, Nature, Japan, Moon
StyleLight, Soulful, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Touching

Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

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The 33 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChile, Colombia, Spain, USA
CharactersFamily, Miners, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Survival, Radio
StyleAction, Fascinating, Vital signs, Tense, Touching

Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Revolution, Death
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Chicago, USA
StyleVital signs

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Piku (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Old man, Parents
PlotLove, Travel, Loneliness, Fate, Adoption
StyleRomantic, Light, Vital signs, Touching

A cab driver is caught between a dysfunctional realtionship between a father and his daughter as he drives them to Calcutta.

Brillantissime (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotAdventure, Relationship, Divorce, Freedom
PlaceFrance, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Vital signs

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Wheels (2014)
Markimdb: 8.4
CharactersDisabled people, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Meaning of life
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Vital signs, Touching, Depressive

Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.

Winter Brothers (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryDenmark, Iceland
CharactersMiners, Brothers
PlotBetrayal, Snow, Dreams
PlaceForest, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Vital signs

A brother odyssey set in a workers' environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers - their routines, habits and rituals - and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Life in a Day (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Cats
PlotExperiments, Fear, Everyday life
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Vital signs

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

Journey to a Mother's Room (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
StyleFascinating, Vital signs

The movie about a daughter, who leaves home for the first time. Her mother, left behind, doesn't know how to fill the empty place.

Before I Disappear (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Lovers
PlotLove, Dancing, Drug addict, Loneliness, Mental disorders
StyleTo cry, Vital signs

Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film 'Curfew'. At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

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