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List of the best movies like A Teacher (2013): In the House, Mysteries of Lisbon, Jamie Marks Is Dead, The Ledge, Carol, Pit Stop, 28 Hotel Rooms, Hotel Noir, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, Love Is Strange.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeachers, Students, Writers
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, France
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryPortugal, France
CharactersPriests, Orphans
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Love triangle, Jealousy, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

The tragic story of the many lives of Father Dinis, his dark origins and his pious works, and the different fates of all those who, trapped in a sinister web of love, hate and crime, cross paths with him through years of adventure and misfortune in the convulsed Europe of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students
PlotFight, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy

No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotTravel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGay, Cats
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceTexas, USA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

While traveling for work in a city far from their homes, a novelist and a corporate accountant find themselves in bed together. Although she’s married, and he’s seeing someone, their intense attraction turns a one-night stand into an unexpected relationship and a respite from the obligations of daily life. Through a series of moments – some profound, some silly, some intensely intimate – we see a portrait of an evolving relationship that could become the most significant one of their lives.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CharactersHired assassins, Cooks
PlotPassion, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Hotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotObsession, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Philosophical, Gloomy, Makes me think

A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Greece, Brazil
CharactersGay, Teachers, Artists, Writers, Old man
PlotTravel, Wedding
PlaceSchool, Party, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.

Markimdb: 5.3
PlotLove, Passion
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious

Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersWomanizers, Priests
PlotPassion, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Gloomy

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Childrens, Pupils
PlotFriendship, First love, Mental disorders, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceSchool, England, London
StylePsychological problems, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.

Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersTeachers, Alcoholics
PlotDepression, Rehabilitation
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something’s got to give. But change isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotDancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Explicit scenes, Serious

Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CharactersHorses, Snipers, Teachers, Students, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Water, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Deserts, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CharactersTeens, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Passion, Money
PlaceAircraft, Party, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleGloomy, Touching, Serious

Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl's fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother - which only fed Florence's need to stay in the spotlight.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, USA
CharactersBlonde girls
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Serious

When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.

Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersInsects, Ants, Poets, Artists
PlotDancing, Passion, Cars, Swimming
PlaceSchool, Party, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious

A young woman's arrival sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial and deception.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlotLove, Robbery, Dancing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersLesbians, Teachers
PlotFalse accusations
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleSmart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, western
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Death, Love triangle, Family life
PlaceTexas, USA
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CharactersGay, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Passion, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

Two Navy fighter pilots find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.

Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersTeachers, Artists, Pupils, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Parenting
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, USSR, Party
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Photographers
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Love triangle, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Intellectual

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotPassion, Obsession, Jealousy, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Serious

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotPassion, Death, First love, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

Rémi is a man trapped in a deteriorating marriage. When his wife is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, Rémi is left with his stepdaughter, Marion, who chooses to stay with him rather than live with her birth father. After the initial shock passes, Rémi is caught off-guard when Marion begins expressing her attraction to him. Initially repulsed, Marion's mature beauty wears him down as he finally caves to her seductions.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
PlotLove, Obsession
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Action, To cry, By books, Gloomy

The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Argentina
CharactersHired assassins
PlotDancing, Passion, Political, Intrigue, Tango
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Teachers, Friends
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A manipulative childhood acquaintance worms her way into a teenager's circle of friends at an all-girls boarding school.