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20 best movies like Gone with the Wind (1939)

List of the best movies like Gone with the Wind (1939): The Choice, The Great Gatsby, Waiting for Forever, Love at First Fight, Motherland, Children of a Lesser God, Falling Overnight, Belle, For Love's Sake, The Patience Stone.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersNurses
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Love triangle, True love
PlaceIslands, Hospitals, Small cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersMillionaires, Friends, Lovers
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, Estate, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Cancer, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Teens, Military
PlotLove, Apocalypse
PlaceForest, France
TimeSummer
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited by Madeleine’s wild ideas, Arnaud signs up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they’d imagined, but the experience nonetheless cements them together as the couple continues to explore their young love.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily, Writers, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Russia, India
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Igor, a Russian oligarch gets into a heated argument with Eva, his estranged daughter whilst traveling on his private jet. Igor orders the plane to land. As the plane touches down Eva disappears into the Goan jungle. Thus begins Igor's desperate search for his only daughter. A search that will bring him and Eva into contact with various characters who in turn are trying to find their own paths through life. Makar, a guy from Novosibirsk, who is desperately searching for enlightenment. Alexey and Kristina are ending their marriage here, while Dimon and Lenya are raising hell and pushing Goa to its partying limits. Kosmos the Guru ("just don't call him that") dispenses the chemicals that in a bat of an eyelid will take you to an alternate reality. There are different destinies here. There are a myriad of people. But all of them have one Motherland, which is easy not to love as long it is close to you

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Losers
PlotLove
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPhotographers
PlotTravel
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Soulful, Touching

Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites him to her art show. Elliot welcomes the distraction and as the night descends, Chloe takes him on an intimate and exhilarating journey through the city. But as morning approaches, and Chloe learns of Elliot’s condition, the magic of the evening unravels, and they must together face the uncertainty of Elliot’s future.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersSlaves, Parents
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Uprising
PlaceCourt, England, Estate
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryJapan
Duration02:13
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around Makoto and Ai are Iwashimizu, who has feelings for Ai and Gamuko, a gang member who eyes Makoto.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military
CountryAfghanistan, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Poor
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

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Genredrama
CountryRussia
PlotLove
StyleRomantic, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

The Northern Clan of manufacturers in the era of the great matriarchy celebrates the New Year night for several decades — from the last century to the present day. The beloved fiancee of the clan’s main heir dies and chaos comes to the territory of Northern Fields. The fields rot, because the deceased young woman turned out to be an indispensable element that dissapeared so unjustly and early. However, the Northern Clan has an extra hour, the Thirteenth, when they are stronger than death.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers, Friends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Fate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:07
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotWedding, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Brazil
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Horses, Heroes, Skaters, Warriors
PlotSocial Media, Jealousy, Female friendship
PlaceEgypt, Party, Deserts, USA
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, Fascinating, Touching

Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersWomanizers, Poor, Widows
PlotLove
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching

When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersGay, Friends
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Epic, Touching

Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersHousewives
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, India, Pakistan
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove
PlaceVillage, India, Asia
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, traumatized by the events that separated her from her family.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, West Germany
Duration02:21
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Brazil, Germany
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Poor
PlotAdventure
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersBlonde girls, Disabled people, Poor
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Touching, Depressive

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersPrincesses
PlotLove triangle, Uprising
PlaceBoarding school
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotMoney, Friendship, Political, Intrigue
PlaceChina
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Atmospheric, Fascinating

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Old man
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Germany, Estate
StyleRomantic, Soulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryHungary, Germany
CharactersGay
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match makes him reconsider his life and he goes back to Hungary in hope for more simplicity. Yet his solitude does not last long. Soon after his arrival he meets Áron and a mutual attraction between the two boys develops when suddenly Szabolcs receives an unexpected phone call from Bernard: he has arrived to Hungary...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersArtists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceTexas
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Jealousy
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching

A woman is torn between the love of her life, who is married to someone else, and her older husband.





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