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List of the best movies like Becoming Astrid (2018): Tom of Finland, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Rebel in the Rye, The Wife, Museum Hours, Colette, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The King's Choice, Life Itself, Promise at Dawn.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGay, Teachers, Thieves, Artists, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Poker, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Party, Germany, USA
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Photographers, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Fight, Relationship
PlaceTrains, England, Hotels, Casino, New York
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGeniuses, Jews, Writers, Inventors, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Obsession, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels
TimeWorld War II, Summer
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings, Strong women, Geniuses, Jews, Writers
PlotDancing, Money, Loneliness, Success, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleTwisted plot, Soulful, Makes me think

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryAustria, USA
CharactersHorses, Artists, Friends
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Death, Art
PlaceTrains, Caves
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy, Makes me think

The most famous Museum in Vienna appears in the film as a mysterious intersection where the characters explore their own lives, the city and how art reflects the world.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Poor, Artists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Snow, Fog, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Cemetery, Turkey, New York
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the depths of his troubled mind; an old, lonely, embittered man, so vivid, so human, that a whole world grows around him, a story so inspiring that changed the meaning of Christmas forever.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryNorway, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
Duration04:42
CharactersKings, Hitler, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceTrains, Forest, Warships, Norway, Germany
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Writers, Terminally ill, Orphans, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Supernatural, Weapon
PlaceCollege, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Military, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Weapon, Snow
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Trains, Africa, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom, Sweden
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Sweden
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Demons, Blonde girls, Artists, Family
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Gambling, Fight
PlaceSchool, Mountains, Party, Deserts
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Archers
PlotWedding, Money, Friendship, Religious, Snow
PlaceTrains, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honor - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersMusicians, Spiders, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Chess, Friendship, Weapon, Jealousy
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Horses, Snipers, Indians, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Basketball, Fight, Money
PlaceHospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Amalric), thus beginning a professional and personal friendship guided by compassion and understanding of Native American culture.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Blonde girls, Trainers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Sports, Dancing, Volleyball, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Pregnant, Lawyers, Criminals
PlotDancing, Soccer, Boxing, Passion, Relationship
PlacePrison, School, Court, France, Orphan home
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Artists, Students, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Virtual Reality, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleSoulful, By books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Gay, Artists, Writers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Religious, Baseball, Art
PlaceCollege, Psychiatric hospitals, Party, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Poland
Duration02:20
CharactersDoctors, Jews, Photographers, Nuns, Surgeons
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Death, Religious
PlaceForest, Hospitals
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Disturbing

Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountrySweden, France
Duration01:58
CharactersIndians, Thieves, Musicians, Clowns
PlotOn real events, Racing, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, Sweden
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Astronauts
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Smart, Tense, Serious

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:42
CharactersArtists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Jealousy
PlaceItaly
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and Marie’s life is crumbling as her dreams of a beloved wife, good mother and successful artist are unfulfilled. After hospitalizing her mentally ill husband Marie leaves for vacation, and in search for peace and comfort she finds herself falling in love with the young composer Hugo Alfven. Once again, internationally acclaimed Bille August exhibits the weaknesses of human beings in comparison to the ruthless nature. The grandeur scenery of deserted Scandinavian oceans speaks in volumes for the protagonists living in silence despite their lives being full of pains.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryFrance
CharactersFish
PlotOn real events, Funeral
PlaceParis, Beach
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A drama about the less known aspects of the trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world - Société Générale. The movie tracks the rise and fall of anonymous trader turned superstar turned escape goat - Jérôme Kerviel - just as the 2008 financial crisis was unfolding

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Horses, Poets
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon, Border, Snow
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration01:53
CharactersStrong women, Writers, Investigators, Poets
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, USA, Israel, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens, Family, Writers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, UFO, Abduction, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSpace
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.





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