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20 best movies like Autumn Marathon (1979)

List of the best movies like Autumn Marathon (1979): August, The Seagull, Shirley Valentine, The Wackness, Sideways, Crush, Husbands and Wives, Chinese Puzzle, The Four-Faced Liar, I'll See You in My Dreams.

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleLight, Soulful, Smart, Gloomy, Touching

Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya."

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Teachers, Writers, Lovers, Actors
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Love triangle
PlaceRussia, Lake
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceEngland, Greece
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Hip Hop
PlaceNew York
TimeSummer
StyleSmart, Fancy, Black humor, Touching

Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotTravel, Friendship, Depression, Vacation, Cheating
PlaceCalifornia
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Depression, Female friendship
PlaceEngland, Kitchen
StyleRomantic, Smart, Touching

Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the town's police chief and a cynical, thrice-divorced doctor.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Love with age difference
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Smart, Depressive

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:57
CharactersFriends, Parents
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Smart, Touching

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Fancy

The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWidows, Singers
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceYachts, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Vital signs, Touching

A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersJournalists
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, To cry, Smart

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:06
PlotLove, Friendship, Love triangle, True love
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat - everyone's business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs - Aisha should mind her own business. Caught in the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha navigates her world with a great sense of style and even greater optimism. Caught in her web are her best friend Pinky, the small town girl Shefali, the west Delhi boy Randhir and the hunk Dhruv. Aisha will make sure everyone dances to her tune. And all Arjun wants to do is disentangle that web and get Aisha out of an impending sticky mess. Who will succeed and who will succumb? Welcome to Aisha's fabulous world where playing cupid is as easy as 123...if only that Arjun would stay out of her way!

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
PlotLove, Wedding, Obsession, Friendship, Love triangle
StyleTo cry, Cute, Smart

When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, India
Duration02:20
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, Party, Beach, London
StyleRomantic, To cry

Gautam is an incorrigible flirt, who runs after every girl he sees. Meera is a pretty girl with desi values and attire, who comes to London from Delhi for a fresh start. Veronica is the spoilt bombshell who loves partying and drinking. Though different from each other, these three are perfect friends staying under one roof until friendship becomes confusing, and love becomes complicated.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFriends
PlotLove triangle, Depression, Female friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleSmart, Fancy

A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students, Alcoholics
PlotLoneliness, Weapon, Depression, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USSR, USA, Laboratory, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Fascinating, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death, First love, Birthday
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Smart, Touching

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHorses, Single mothers
PlotLove, Poker, Friendship, Love triangle, Divorce
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Thieves, Snake, Friends
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Revenge, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceWild West, Deserts

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the stagecoach passengers. Hildy, a prostitute from the nearest town, moves in with him. Hogue has everything going his way until the advent of the automobile ends the era of the stagecoach.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters, Businessmen, Girlfriends, Lovers, Artists
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Psychologists, Hippies, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Party, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersSisters
PlotLove, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceItaly
Time16th century
StyleSmart

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Flooding
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even remember after nights of heavy drinking. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling apart, but he doesn't realize it. Afonya met Katya at a dance club, yet didn't pay her much attention. But she is the one, who can save him... In this movie Daneliya achieves a perfect balance of satire and drama. Quotes from the movie gained a cult status in USSR.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersMonkeys, Scientists, Writers, Poets, Psychiatrists
PlotBoxing, Money, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceNew York
StyleBy books

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, First love, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryArgentina, Uruguay, Russia, Germany, France
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship
StyleTouching

After being expelled for a flagrant foul during a match in Primera C (the fourth division in Argentinian football), Patón Bonasiolle, the captain and midfielder from Talleres de Escalada, realizes his career as a footballer has come to an end. At the age of 35, this means the end of a world he has known since he was a child. Together with Ale - his wife - he looks for a fresh new start.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:59
CharactersGay, Family, Scientists
PlotSoccer, Relationship, Death, Love triangle, Cancer
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleRomantic, Soulful

Hanna and Simon are in a 20 year marriage with an unexiting relationship. By chance, they both meet and start separate affairs with Adam. Adam has no idea that his two lovers are married, until they are all found out when Hanna becomes pregnant, with the natural doubts stemming from their situation.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:06
CharactersLovers, Singers
PlotPrison Break, Love triangle, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, New York
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Smart

New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou has more men friends than you can imagine. One of them is a vicious criminal who’s escaped and is on the way to see “his” girl, not realising she hasn’t exactly been faithful in his absence. Help is at hand in the form of young Captain Cummings, a local temperance league leader.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersPregnant, Lawyers
PlotRacing, Passion, Friendship, Computers, Internet
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

Otto Wall is just a little unlucky in life, and unbeknownst to him, in love. When his wife suddenly asks for a divorce, he bounces between a search for answers, desperate attempts to stay connected to his daughter, and his fateful reentry into the dating pool.





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