10 best movies like Down by Love (2016)

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Movies similar to Down by Love (2016): Ali and Nino, My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan, Beyond Paradise, I Origins, About Time, The Hero, (Girl)Friend, The Other Woman, Racer and the Jailbird, Let the Sunshine In.

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Ali and Nino (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryAzerbaijan, United Kingdom
Duration02:12
PlotWar, Love
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching

Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight for their country’s independence or for each other.

My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUkraine
Duration02:03
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove, Revolution, Obsession, Political
PlaceParis, Prison

The film focuses on the little-known love affair of the terrorist Fanny Kaplan with the brother of Vladimir Lenin, Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov, and questions whether she really tried to assassinate Lenin in 1918.

Beyond Paradise (2015)
Mark5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotLove

Haunted by a tragic past, a stunning music student flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

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.

The Hero (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War
PlaceRussia

Andrey Kulikov goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees a woman, Vera, who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.

(Girl)Friend (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Date, Divorce, Jealousy
PlaceParty
StyleLight

Vincent and Nefeli just moved in together. They're best friends and swore to never fall in love again. That is until Vincent meets Julie.

The Other Woman (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:55
PlotRelationship, Seduction
StyleLight

When Daniel and Isabelle invite Patrick and his new flame, Emma, to dinner, it’s with some misgivings. After all, Patrick has just dumped his ex-wife — their best friend — to run off with a much younger woman. But when the ravishing Emma appears, all of Daniel’s qualms fly out of the window. He’s instantly smitten with the seductive woman...

Racer and the Jailbird (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryBelgium, France, Netherlands
Duration01:20
PlotRacing, Love

When Gino 'Gigi' meets Bénédicte 'Bibi' at the racetrack, it's love at first sight. But can their devotion save a love that may already be lost?

Let the Sunshine In (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:38
CharactersArtists
PlotLove

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love, at last.

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The Intervention (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersLesbians
PlotLove

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Spain
Duration02:59
CharactersLesbians

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, family
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:35
PlotLove
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry

Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.

Three Steps Over Heaven (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genremelodrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:41
CharactersStudents
PlotLove, Confrontation, Hatred
PlaceSchool

A bad boy and a socialite girl hook-up.

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:06
PlotLove, Basketball
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Touching

Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him from reciprocating Naina's love. But he cannot stand having her live a life without love, so he sets off on a mission to fill her life with someone else's love - someone she already knows...

The Wedding Planner (2001)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:43
PlotWedding, Love, Love triangle
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

Mary Fiore, San Francisco's premiere wedding planner is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, pediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client, wealthy Fran Donnolly. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into a string of uncomfortable situations that force them to face their mutual attraction.

GoodFellas (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Police, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleHeavy

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Lolita (1997)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:17
PlotObsession

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6)
Genredrama
CountryIndia
Duration03:13
CharactersFamily
PlotLove

Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they find in each other.

Feast of Love (2007)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlotLove

A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
PlotLove, Fate

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSpy
PlotLove

Disguised as a travel agent, “Su-ji” is a government spy with six years’ experience who can’t reveal her career to her boyfriend “Jae-joon.” After she lies again, her boyfriend breaks up with her and leaves without notice, leaving her struggling alone with her sadness. Three years later, while chasing an industrial spy in disguise as a cleaning lady, she happens to run into Jae-joon. He’s become an international certified accountant, and seeing him throws her feelings into doubt.Lying is part of the job, secrecy is the name of the game in "My Girlfriend is an Agent".

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration01:32
CharactersVampire
PlotLove
PlaceCastle

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

Keith (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Parents, Friends
PlotLove, Cars, Jealousy, Love triangle, First love
PlaceSchool, Lake

Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that Keith has something to hide. As the free-spirited Keith shows Natalie how to embrace what life offers, they grow closer -- until a secret tests the bounds of their relationship

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, Time travel, Death, Funeral, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

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