10 best movies like How I Became Russian (2019)

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Movies similar to How I Became Russian (2019): 14+, Soy Luna, Wonder Wheel, Nearest and Dearest, Custody, Olga, Motherland, The Magicians, Breakfast with Scot, The Baby-Sitters Club.

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14+ (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Moscow

    Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea about any of this. She is beyond Alex’s reach because her school and block of flats are enemy territory for him. Alex nonetheless sneaks into a disco at her school and plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. Incensed by the intruder, the other boys give Alex a beating.

    Soy Luna (2016)
    Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
    Genrecomedy, family, music
    CharactersTeenagers, Parents

      Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.

      Wonder Wheel (2017)
      Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
      CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
      PlotLove, Relationship, Betrayal, Mental disorders
      PlaceNew York, USA, Beach
      StyleMakes me think, Tense, Disturbing

        The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

        Nearest and Dearest (2017)
        Markimdb: 5.7
        CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Mothers
        PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, Death
        PlaceRussia, Moscow, School

          A family living on the outskirts of Moscow are mired in quarrels, discomfort and mutual oppression. They spit negative emotions at each other, forgetting about love, compassion and God. A tragedy will take them through a belated catharsis.

          Custody (2018)
          Markimdb: 7.5
          CharactersParents, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Lawyers, Judge
          PlotLove, Fear, Divorce, Loneliness
          PlaceFrance, Court

            In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody of her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.

            Olga (2016)
            Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
            CharactersPregnant, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Teens, Losers, Single mothers
            PlotLove, Parenting, Adventure

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              Motherland (2015)
              Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
              Genrethriller, drama
              CharactersFamily, Fathers
              PlotTime travel, Love
              PlaceAircraft, India, Islands, Russia
              StyleDepressive, To cry

                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

                The Magicians (2015)
                Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
                Genrefantasy, adventure
                CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
                PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
                PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
                StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

                  Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

                  Breakfast with Scot (2007)
                  Markimdb: 6.8
                  Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, sport
                  CharactersLawyers, Parents, Family, Orphans, Fathers, Nephews, Gay
                  PlotLove, Adoption, Parenting
                  TimeNew Year

                    The lives of Eric, an ex hockey player, and his partner Sam, are thrown into turmoil when they are forced to take in Scot, a flamboyant 11-year-old.

                    The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
                    Markimdb: 5.8
                    Genrecomedy, drama, family
                    CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Sisters, Babysitting, Mothers, Fathers, Friends, Family
                    PlotLove, Cheating, First love
                    PlaceSchool, New York, USA, Summer camp

                      It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.

                      Poldark (2015)
                      Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
                      Genremelodrama, drama, history
                      CountryUnited Kingdom
                      PlotRelationship, Love triangle

                        Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

                        LX 2048 (2020)
                        Markimdb: 4.8
                        Genrefantastic, drama
                        CountryUSA, Lithuania
                        CharactersFamily, Fathers, Terminally ill
                        PlotVirtual Reality, Technology, Death, Relationship, Artificial Intelligence, Love
                        StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Makes me think

                          In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of his family, while coping with what it means to be human in this new reality.

                          Girl Meets World (2014)
                          Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                          Genrecomedy, drama, family
                          PlotGrowing up

                            The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher.

                            The Sun Above Me Never Sets (2019)
                            Markimdb: 7.1
                            Genrecomedy, drama
                            CharactersFriends, Fathers, Old man
                            PlotLove, Happiness, Meaning of life

                              Having quarreled with his father Altan goes to work in the North. He will have to spend a month alone on a deserted island. But soon a neighbor appears. He is old Baibal who has come to the island to spend the last days of his life there. He asks Altan to bury him next to his wife. But the guy finds out that long ago the old man’s daughter went missing. He talks the old man into publishing an entertainment blog to find his daughter and put of the man’s death. Every day Altan does his best to stimulate the old man to live another beautiful day.

                              The Addams Family (2019)
                              Markimdb: 5.8
                              Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
                              CountryCanada, USA
                              CharactersParents, Family, Mothers
                              PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
                              PlaceUSA, Mansions

                                The Addams family's lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a treacherous, greedy crafty reality-TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

                                Venice Is Not in Italy (2019)
                                Markimdb: 6.1
                                Genrecomedy, drama
                                CountryFrance, Belgium
                                CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Mothers
                                PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Motorcycles, Holidays, First love

                                  Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

                                  Undone (2019)
                                  Mark5 (imdb: 8.2)
                                  Genrefantasy, drama
                                  CharactersFamily, Friends, Girlfriends, Fathers
                                  PlotLove, Loneliness, Time travel, Investigation, Death, Mental disorders, Superpowers
                                  PlaceOffice, USA
                                  StyleExciting, Touching

                                    After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

                                    Eli (2019)
                                    Markimdb: 5.7
                                    CharactersParents, Doctors, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Demons, Nuns, Childrens
                                    PlotGhosts, Telekinesis
                                    StyleCreepy, Depressive, Heavy, Tense

                                      A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow patients.

                                      Fidelity (2019)
                                      Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
                                      CharactersDoctors, Family, Friends, Actors, Girlfriends
                                      PlotLove, Relationship, Fidelity, Rivalry
                                      PlaceRussia, India, Asia

                                        Lena is a talented midwife and gynaecologist, her husband Serezha is an actor at a provincial drama theatre. They are close and gentle with each other, but there is no sex. Lena suspects that Serezha has an affair, but she worries quietly and does not reveal her jealousy. Instead of sorting out her relationship with her husband, Lena starts to betray him with chance acquaintances. Gradually Lena’s parallel life gets out of control and changes her original life.

                                        The Informer (2019)
                                        Markimdb: 6.6
                                        Genreaction, thriller
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                                        CharactersSpy, Killers, Police, Family, Fathers
                                        PlotLove, Relationship, Pursuit

                                          An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.