10 best movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
List of the best movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Arrival, Mr. Nobody, Comet, The Discovery, Awaken, Her, About Time, Titanic, The Fountain, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

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Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

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.

Comet (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

The Discovery (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Awaken (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Alex's dreary life is reignited when he meets Rachel, the woman of his dreams. The only thing that stands in the way of their perfect, serendipitous relationship is that Rachel has recently passed away.

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

About Time (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03

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.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

The Fountain (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

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S. Darko (2009)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have dreams that warn her of the end of the universe.

Click (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

The Last Five Years (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.

Irrational Man (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The Boy Downstairs (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

The Leisure Seeker (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:17

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

The Notebook (2004)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Never Let Me Go (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

TiMER (2009)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

In this comedic fantasy, science has facilitated the search for a soul mate via biotechnological implants that count down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her match. But Oona is worried: She's nearly 30, and her TiMER isn't ticking yet. Will her dream guy get snatched up by someone else?

Closer (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

By the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Malta, USA
Duration01:11

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him confront his future and his past mistakes.

The One I Love (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Winter's Tale (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Ruby Sparks (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

The Girl on the Train (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:46

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.




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