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20 best movies like At First Sight (1999)

List of the best movies like At First Sight (1999): Dying Young, Mr. Jones, Regarding Henry, The Theory of Everything, Keep the Lights On, Poetic Justice, Coming Home, Waiting for Forever, All This, and Heaven Too, Love Likes Coincidences.

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Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersDoctors, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching

After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDoctors, Losers, Terminally ill, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceHospitals
StyleRomantic, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDisabled people, Lawyers, Maids
PlotLife, Family life, Lost memory, Rehabilitation
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGay, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity and to be true to himself.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotSurvival, Travel, Friendship
PlaceCollege, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMilitary, Disabled people, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Love triangle, Marine Corps
PlaceVietnam, California, Los Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

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: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
PlotOn real events, False accusations
PlaceParis, Japan, France, USA, Asia
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Gloomy

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
Duration01:58
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, On real events, Love triangle, True love, Fate
PlaceTurkey
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies are born on the same day. They see each other for the first time... This accident is the threshold of the coincidences that bring Ozgur and Deniz together. They come across each other in Ankara several times during their childhood and youth. Each intersection has a butterfly effect, resulting in drastic changes in their lives. They sometimes cause disasters, sometimes miracles. However, they can never be together. Whatever it is that brings them together, manages to build a transparent wall between them. Until they come across each other again in Istanbul, 25 years later... --Anonymous (imdb)

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersBlonde girls, Trainers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Baseball
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersCooks, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Fascinating

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTerminally ill, Blind
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Disabled people
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg. Eldest son and struggling musician Guy moves back to town, feeling guilty that he missed the funeral. His brother, Beagle, who was his mother's caretaker, falls for Marg's granddaughter, Georgia, a chronically ill girl who fears her time is growing short.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Losers, Blind
PlotOn real events
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersDogs
PlotDeath
PlacePrison, School, Alaska
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

An ex-convict is tracked down by his estranged teenage son, and the pair try to build a relationship and life together in Seattle.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Divorce
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Losers
PlotLove
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeachers
PlotLove
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersDisabled people, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
PlaceParis, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:59
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, Boxing, Motorcycles, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceSpain
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

Sequel to "Three Steps Above Heaven". The sexy Gin (Clara Lago) is the new love of Hache (Mario Casas), but this can not forget his former girlfriend (Maria Valverde), so the love triangle is inevitable.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersImmortals, Single mothers
PlotLove, Survival, Cars, Relationship, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, For girls, Touching

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersDoctors, Poets, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Soccer, American Football, Fear
PlaceIslands, New York
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:33
CharactersPoor
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A poor New York resident, who is of Indian origin, dreams of becoming a fast car race driver. He endeavors, and his efforts are rewarded when he selected by a little-known group called 'RACING SADDLES'. He joins them and soon becomes their ace race driver. This man, whose name is Rajveer, then meets with a rich American woman, also of Indian origin, whose name is Radhika. Both fall in love with each other. They cannot get married, because Radhika's family hates Rajveer mainly because he is very poor. But Radhika is very stubborn, so she marries him. She loses all her rights to her family's wealth. They get married and become parents of two children. They also become very rich. Then Rajveer has an accident which changes their lives forever. They get into debt and stand to lose everything. Will Radhika be forced to return back to her family?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Travel, Poker, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of waitress jobs along the way. As Elizabeth crosses paths with a series of lost souls whose yearnings are even greater than her own, their emotional turmoil ultimately helps her gain a greater understanding of her own problems...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersDisabled people, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Rehabilitation
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that go with it, especially Joel, whose lover Anna is having as difficult a time as he is.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersHorses, Losers
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to an illegitimate child. Josephine quickly learns that young, female, pretty, and alone are a bad combination for life in the wild west. In her desperation to survive, Josephine disguises herself as "Jo", a young man, and struggles to make a life for herself in a dingy frontier mining town. Can "Little Jo" live and love without revealing his/her secret?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryGreece, France, Italy, Germany, Russia
CharactersLosers
PlotLove triangle, Political
PlaceRussia, Italy, Germany, Asia, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Epic

A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century. The characters in the film move as though in a dream. The dust of time confuses memories. A searches for them and experiences them in the present.





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