10 best movies like Amélie (2001)

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Movies similar to Amélie (2001): This Beautiful Fantastic, The Shape of Water, Hunting and Gathering, As Above, So Below, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Midnight in Paris, Every Jack has a Jill, Submarine, Moonrise Kingdom, Love's Complicated.

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This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:33
CharactersNeighbors, Orphans
PlotHappiness, Loneliness, Funeral
PlaceEngland

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

The Shape of Water (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersJanitors
PlotThe escape, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Hunting and Gathering (2007)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:37

When Camille falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck.

As Above, So Below (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural
PlaceTomb, Paris, France
StyleDisturbing

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersScammers, Thieves, Friends
PlotAdventure, The escape
PlaceHotels
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersWriters
PlotDreams, Time travel
PlaceFrance, Paris

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Every Jack has a Jill (2009)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:32

Jack is encouraged to take the romantic Paris vacation he won, despite just being dumped by his girlfriend. His trip soon devolves into chaos and adventure, when his luggage is swapped for a French businesswoman's belongings who soon takes a liking to his belongings -- especially his shoes -- and sets out to find him.

Submarine (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotFirst love

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersLosers
PlotFirst love
StyleSoulful, Cute, Atmospheric

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Love's Complicated (2016)
Mark5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Happiness, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Leah thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. In the class, Leah finds herself locking horns with a handsome, radio talk-show host who thrives on making waves. Through the course, Leah develops new friendships, an inner strength she never knew she had and discovers real love should never mean settling for the easy and predictable.

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Open at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersMonkeys
PlotLove, Money, Intrigue
PlaceFrance, Paris, Zoos
TimeNight

One night to change everything. One night to save a theater, one night to change one's perspective about life. Luigi will push and pull Faeza with him everywhere around Paris an entire night to save his theater.

Love (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:21
CharactersLovers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Paris

Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the seismic effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.

Louise by the Shore (2016)
Genredrama, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Dancing
PlaceFrance, Sea, Trains

On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal tides. Fragile and coquettish, not nearly as well-prepared as a would-be Robinson Crusoe, Louise isn’t likely to make it through the winter. Yet, Louise takes her abandonment as a challenge. She’s going to survive, confronting the elements as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join in the adventure…

Divorce French Style 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
PlotLove, Happiness, Divorce, Confrontation
PlaceFrance

Two years have passed. After missing their separation, the Leroy seem perfectly successful in their divorce. But the appearance of two new lovers in the life of Vincent and Florence will set fire to the powders. The match between the former spouses resumes.

The Model (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama
CountryDenmark
Duration02:04
CharactersModels, Photographers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleFascinating

When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.

Godard Mon Amour (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:02
CharactersActors, Directors, Students
PlaceParis, Sea, Italy, Trains, France, Beach

During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later gets married.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersArtists, Lovers, Geniuses
PlotLove, Jealousy, Art, Creation, Obsession
PlaceFrance, Paris
StylePhilosophical

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Cherchez la Femme (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration02:17
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Religious, Confrontation
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleLight

Armand and Leila, students at Science Po, are a young couple. They plan to go to New York to do their internship at the United Nations. But when Mahmoud, Leila's big brother, returns from a long stay in Yemen, which radically transformed him, he is opposed to his sister's love relationship and decides to remove him at any cost from Armand. To enter Mahmoud and see again Leila, Armand has no choice: he must slip the integral veil! The next day, a certain Scheherazade with a veiled face rings at the door of Leila, and she will not leave Mahmoud indifferent ...

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events
PlaceTrains, Paris, School

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

A Faithful Man (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
Duration01:28
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove triangle, Love, Relationship, Death, Funeral
PlaceParis, France

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

100 Things (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy
Duration01:46
PlotMoney, Love, Happiness
StyleMakes me think, Deep Meaning, Fascinating

Best friends Toni and Paul decide to relinquish all of their belongings for 100 days, whereby they receive one of their items back on each day. During this challenge the two realize, that the only thing they cannot be without is their friendship. A story about contemporary materialism and the quest for the truely important things in life.

Love at Second Sight (2019)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
Duration02:52
CharactersWriters, Teachers
PlotLove, Snow
PlaceFrance, Trains, Beach

A man tries that his wife fall in love with him again, after to wake up in an alternate reality where she never knew him.

Just a Breath Away (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:13
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Fog, Death, Earthquake
PlaceParis, France
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, To cry

A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter... But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

The Night Eats the World (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror
CountryFrance
Duration01:07
CharactersZombie, Cats
PlotSurvival, Loneliness
PlaceParis, France

After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality: He is now alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?

Montparnasse Bienvenüe (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:31
CharactersNeighbors
PlotLove, Depression, Youth
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleLight

Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she's determined to make a new start and she'll do it with style and panache.

BPM (Beats per Minute) (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceFrance, Paris, Laboratory

Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.

Transit (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
Duration01:46
PlotWar, Relationship, Love, Death
PlaceHotels, France, Trains

In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria, a young woman searching for her missing husband.

Family Is Family (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration02:10
CharactersFamily
PlotLost memory
PlaceParis, France
StyleLight, For background

Valentin D is a hot designer architect who claims to be an orphan because he is too ashamed to admit he is the son of working-class scrap metal merchants from the north of France.

Amanda (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama
Duration01:54
CharactersChildrens, Orphans, Rabbits
PlotDancing
PlaceParis, France

David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls in love. But soon after, his life is brutally interrupted by the sudden death of his sister. Beyond the shock, and the pain, David now finds himself alone with his young niece Amanda to care for.

Le Week-End (2013)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:33
PlotRelationship
PlaceParis, France
StyleSoulful, Touching, Smart

Nick and Meg Burrows return to Paris, the city where they honeymooned, to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary and rediscover some romance in their long-lived marriage. The film follows the couple as long-established tensions in their marriage break out in humorous and often painful ways.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

About Time (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotTime travel, Love, Date
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, 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.

(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Fate, Obsession

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Mary and Max (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon
CountryAustralia
Duration01:32
StyleSoulful, Touching

A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

Micmacs (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
CharactersLosers
PlaceFrance

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion.

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersMafia, Doctors, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Happiness
StyleFascinating

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Mermaid (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens
PlaceRussia
StyleFancy

The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism.

Yes Man (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice
PlotHappiness, Love, Success, Depression, Money
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleLight, For men, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Soulful, Interesting, Inspirational, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Deep Meaning

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 Perfect Date (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching

Michel dreams of a perfect meeting with the woman of his dreams, entirely due to chance, as his parents and grandparents experienced. Vincent, Michel's contrast, is completely different. He is more the man of the direct approach and he follows his...! The two childhood friends Michel and Vincent, with completely opposite views when it comes to women, soon discover the limits of their respective techniques when they meet Angèle and Nathalie.

Cyrano, My Love (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, history
Duration01:52
CharactersLosers, Writers, Poets
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Hugo (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotMystery, Magic, Adventure
PlaceFrance, Paris

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Vive la France (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:37
CharactersPartners
PlotTime travel, Dreams
PlaceFrance, Paris

Muzafar and Feruz are two easy going shepherds from Taboulistan, a tiny country in Asia that is unknown to the rest of the world. To alert the world to his country’s existence, the son of Taboulistan’s president decides to instigate a program of publicity terrorism. To that end, he recruits our two naive shepherds, their mission: to destroy the Eiffel Tower! But the France that Muzafar and Feruz discovers is far from what they had expected...

Boule & Bill (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration01:22
CharactersParents
PlaceFrance, Paris

Buddy is an abandoned young cocker spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind, new owner to adopt him. Suddenly, Billy, a little boy whose hair is as red as Buddy's, appears. It's love at first sight and the beginning of a great friendship. But for Billy's parents, this is where the trouble begins.

Something in the Air (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Artists, Police, Friends
PlotLove
PlaceParis, France
StyleSoulful, Touching, Atmospheric

During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.

Les Misérables (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:38
CharactersPolice
PlotLove, Investigation, Revolution
PlaceFrance

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersHunters
PlotMulti-part, Revolution, Love, Chase, Competitions, Survival
PlaceForest, Trains
TimeFuture

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:18
CharactersOld man
PlotTime travel, Meaning of life, Consciousness, Growing up, Mystery, Mystery, Fate, Death
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering, Expanding consciousness, Fancy

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.

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:58
StyleSoulful, To cry

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

The Brand New Testament (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryBelgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Gods
PlotRelationship, The escape, Telekinesis, Religious
PlaceOffice

God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she decides to revolt against her dad...

The Girl on the Train (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceTrains
StyleDisturbing

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

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