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List of the best movies like Fanny & Alexander (1982): My Skinny Sister, Boomerang, Beyond, About Endlessness, The Divide, Their Finest, Human Capital, Summer of '92, What Will People Say, Bekas.

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Markimdb: 6.7
CountrySweden, Germany
CharactersStrong women
PlotLove, Anorexia, Figure Skating, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter - on and off the ice.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists
PlotDeath, Mystery, Funeral
PlaceIslands, Beach, Hospitals
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Antoine Rey looks for a special gift for his sister Melanie on her 40th birthday. He decides to surprise her with a trip to the French Island of Noirmoutier, where they spent many summers as children until their mother's death. On the drive back to Paris, Melanie is seriously injured in a car accident...

Markimdb: 7
CountrySweden, Finland, Denmark
CharactersDogs, Alcoholics, Trainers
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and she plays opposite her husband, actor Ola Rapace.Award winning actress Pernilla August makes her directorial debut with her take on the bestselling novel Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski.In other main roles we see rising star Tehilla Blad and the Finnish acclaimed actors, Ville Virtanen and Outi Mäenpää.A morning just before Christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, Norway, France
PlotObsession, Death, Meaning of life, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Vital signs, Makes me think, Serious

Inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights,” the celebrated collection of Middle Eastern and Indian folk tales, “About Endlessness,” in its juxtaposition of tableaux capturing moments in life, explores the preciousness and beauty of our existence, awakening in us the wish to maintain this eternal treasure and pass it on.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, France
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Artists, Twins, Journalists
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Death, Breakup, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, England, Beach, London
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Makes me think

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersPsychologists, Businessmen, Cyclists
PlotDrug addict, Fate
PlaceItaly, Party
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

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: 7.4
CountryNorway, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
CharactersTeens, Friends, Fathers, Cats, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Travel, Abduction, The escape
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha's parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents' culture.

Markimdb: 7.5
CountrySweden, Finland, Iraq
CharactersBrothers, Street children, Orphans
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 7) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. In the beginning of the story they catch a glimpse of Superman through a hole in the wall at the local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go to America and live with Superman. Once they get there he can solve all their problems, make their lives easy and punish everyone that has been mean to them. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a concrete plan for what they need to get there; money, passports, transportation and a way to get across the boarder. Unfortunately they have neither of those. But in spite of everything they decide to follow the dream. Written by Karzan Kader

Markimdb: 7.1
CountrySweden, France
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: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Scientists
PlotLove, Adventure, Hostage, Swimming
PlaceFrance, Beach
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching

While James More is held captive by terrorists in Somalia, thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, his lover Danny Flinders prepares to dive herself in a submersible into the deep bottom of the ocean, tormented by the memories of their brief encounter in France and her inability to know his whereabouts.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Denmark, USA
PlotDrug addict, Loneliness, Rehabilitation
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Intellectual

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, sport
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
StyleAction, Soulful, Serious

When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Denmark, France
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Black humor

A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from him, but it gradually becomes clear. Coming to terms with his own mortality is painful, and involves some major conflicts with his wife and the hospital staff.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Sweden
PlaceParis, Spain
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think

France, 1965. A man with many names, an exiled Spanish Communist in his forties, begins to accept the futility of his long struggle against the dictatorship of General Franco, who has suffocated his country with an iron hand since the end of the Civil War in 1939, when he learns that some of his comrades who work undercover in Spain are being cornered by the authorities. (Followed by “Roads to the South,” 1978.)

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Germany, Denmark, France
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Missing people, Rivalry, Undercover
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, For men

JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past - Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, in order to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryTurkey, France, Germany, Belgium
PlaceTurkey, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Sri Lanka
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Foster children
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Tango
PlaceVillage, Trains, Sweden
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotObsession, Death
PlaceSea, Nature, Deserts, Beach, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow it.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Cats, Singers
PlotWar, On real events, Soccer, Friendship, Snow
TimeNew Year, World War I
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, France, Norway, Denmark
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Family, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Vacation, Birthday
PlaceMountains, Party, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
PlotFriendship, Death, Chase
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend Francois and some of his criminal cohorts.

Markimdb: 7.3
CountryWest Germany, France
PlaceSchool, Germany, Boarding school
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate—until the torture goes too far. Adapted from Robert Musil's acclaimed novel, Young Törless launched the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Prize for first-time director Volker Schlöndorff.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Tigers, Family, Archaeologists
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase, Fate, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Markimdb: 6.6
CountryNorway, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark
PlotGhosts, Justice
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching

In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend being the stable boy, Tomas. She summons her mother's ghost and develops a strange fascination with death as well as a passion for living.

Markimdb: 6.5
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryFrance, Sweden
CharactersBrothers, Fathers, Tourists
PlotSwimming, Fear, Telepathy
PlaceAircraft, Forest, Lake, Sweden

Tom (8) and Benjamin (11) travel to Stockholm to spend the summer with their father, whom they have barely seen since he divorced their mother. Tom, in particular, knows next to nothing about this strange, solitary man who seems never to sleep. When he suggests they spend a few days at his cabin in the country, the boys are delighted. But the cabin is totally isolated in the middle of a huge forest, a place both beautiful and troubling.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotSoccer, Boxing, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.