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20 best movies like 50/50 (2011)

List of the best movies like 50/50 (2011): Patch Adams, Mr. Church, Collateral Beauty, The Fundamentals of Caring, Beginners, Necessary Roughness, P.S. I Love You, About Time, Adult World, The Thing Called Love.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersBlonde girls, Family, Alcoholics, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Hospitals, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Beautiful landscapes, Sad ones

A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Friends, Fathers, Actors
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer, Computers
PlaceItaly, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Writers, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleKind, To cry, Cute, Black humor, Touching

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Gay, Terminally ill, Actors, Artists
PlotDeath, Cancer, Mystery
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Scammers, Psychologists, Friends, Psychotherapists
PlotOn real events, Soccer, American Football, Friendship, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Serious

A tough, sexy Long Island divorcee, Callie Thorne, gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Poets
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College, USA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Horses, Teachers, Cowboys, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Ghosts
PlaceRussia, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Cancer, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotLife, Friendship, Meaning of life, Family life
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

In an updated contemporary version of the beloved stage play and 1989 film, "Steel Magnolias" chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair and nails - all the important topics that truly unite and celebrate women.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotDancing, Soccer, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeachers, Writers, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Boxing, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceTexas
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The Whole Wide World tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930's.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceHospitals, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot's illness is not the real test of their relationship – it's everything else.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersLesbians, Friends, Hunters
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship, Love triangle, Vacation, Mystery
PlaceIslands, Mexico, USA
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Soulful

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful, Vital signs, Tense

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

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories, and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds, as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors' and parents' attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors, Family, Friends, Old man, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Cancer, Birthday
PlaceHospitals, USA, Country houses
StyleTouching

An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Writers, Lawyers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDoctors, Disabled people, Losers, Poets, Cats
PlotOn real events, Baseball, Fear
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Money, Friendship, Tornadoes
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Justice
PlaceEngland
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Touching

After inheriting a large country estate from his late father, Peter invites his friends from college: married couple Roger and Mary, the lonely Maggie, fashionable Sarah, and writer Andrew, who brings his American TV star wife, Carol. Sarah's new boyfriend, Brian, also attends. It has been 10 years since college, and they find their lives are very different.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brothers, Comedians
PlotLove, On real events, Fate
PlaceHospitals
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.





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