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List of the best movies like Irrational Man (2015): Listen Up Philip, Adult World, Lars and the Real Girl, The Discovery, Lucky, Your Sister's Sister, A Lot Like Love, Life Itself, Mistress America, Brightest Star.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Students, Writers, Models
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Party, Metro, USA
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Poets
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College, USA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersPsychologists, Girlfriends, Introverts
PlotLoneliness, Dolls, Mental disorders, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Smart, Fancy

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Religious, Life after death, Depression
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Gods, Heroes, Autistic
PlotTravel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death, Weapon
PlaceVillage, Deserts
TimeFuture, World War II
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think

Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersLesbians, Friends, Hunters
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship, Love triangle, Vacation, Mystery
PlaceIslands, Mexico, USA
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Soulful

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Seduction, Fate
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, USSR, USA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Writers, Terminally ill, Orphans, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Supernatural, Weapon
PlaceCollege, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersStudents, Writers, Friends, Fathers, Mothers
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Chess, Wedding
PlaceVillage, Russia, College, USSR, USA
StyleFancy, Heartbreaking

Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeachers, Cooks, Girlfriends, Astronomers
PlotMoney, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression, Baseball
PlaceSpace, School, College, USA, New York
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Touching

A recent college graduate sets out to win back the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryCzech Republic, France, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersStrong women, Businessmen, Sheriffs
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Success, Jealousy, Fate
PlaceMountains
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Indians, Angels
PlotDancing, Bank robbery, Gambling, Money, Weapon
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy, Not for everyone

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryTurkey, Ukraine
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Heroes, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Mystery, Missing people
StyleRomantic, Tense, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Across a language barrier, a Turkish groom-to-be on an engagement party in Kyev meets a Ukrainian that represents the 'other woman' for a marriage there.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeachers, Monkeys, Students, Friends, Partners
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceCollege, Party, New York
StyleSmart

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlotAdventure, Travel
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense, Black humor

After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTwins
PlotLoneliness, Depression
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Writers
PlotLove triangle, Depression, Internet, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Serious

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersBikers, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Good people
PlotLove
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Puzzles, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, USA, Office
StylePopular, Romantic, Exciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersLosers, Reporters
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Time machine, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Fancy, Touching

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Norway, Germany, France, Italy
Duration01:34
CharactersWriters, Alcoholics
PlotGambling
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Philosophical, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, First love, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeachers, Students, Writers
PlotLoneliness
PlaceUSA
StylePhilosophical, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotLoneliness, Jealousy, Swimming
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fancy, Touching

BOY MEETS GIRL is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersHorses, Teachers, Strong women, Foster children
PlotBasketball, Fight, Money, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, School, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Actors
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

One man does all he can to veil his Asian heritage; the other takes great pains to hide his sexual orientation. Both of these things begin to change when Ryan is hired to prepare film star Ning for a fashion shoot, and the men develop a bond.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, Depression, Meaning of life, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Smart, Makes me think

A depressed dentist in mid-life crisis tries to learn why one of his happiest patients suddenly commits suicide, and a dark comedic adventure ensues.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious
PlaceIndia, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.





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