10 best movies like Life Itself (2018)

Movies similar to Life Itself (2018): After, Giant Little Ones, Venice Is Not in Italy, Berlin, I Love You, Zoe, A Star Is Born, Happy Anniversary, 303, On Your Wedding Day, Ash Is Purest White.

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After (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Students, Demons
PlotLove, Relationship, Death
PlaceCollege, Russia
StyleBy books, Disturbing

Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself -- and what she wants out of life.

Giant Little Ones (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleFascinating

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Venice Is Not in Italy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Motorcycles, Holidays
PlaceItaly

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.

Berlin, I Love You (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration02:15
PlotRelationship, Love, Dancing
PlaceGermany

An anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital.

Zoe (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersRobots, Scientists
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, Relationship, Technology
StyleDeep Meaning, Makes me think

Two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound.

A Star Is Born (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMusicians, Singers
PlotSuccess, Love, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Cute, Best soundtracks, Oscars, Interesting, Romantic, Touching

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Happy Anniversary (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship, Cancer
StyleNetflix

A quirky couple spends their three-year dating anniversary looking back at their relationship and contemplating whether they should break up.

303 (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:26
CharactersStudents
PlotLove, Relationship, Travel
StyleRomantic, Soulful

Two university students gain insight into life and love as they get to know each other during a road trip across Europe.

On Your Wedding Day (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration01:20
PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding

A man receives a wedding invitation from his first love who he met in high school.

Ash Is Purest White (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:17
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceChina

Set in China's underworld, this tale of love and betrayal follows a dancer who fired a gun to protect her mobster boyfriend during a fight. On release from prison 5 years later, she sets out to find him.

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Where Hands Touch (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, military
Duration02:26
CharactersChildrens
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Love, Relationship
PlaceGermany
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Soulful

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Asako I & II (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration00:59
PlotLove, Relationship

College student Asako falls in love at first sight with Baku after meeting at a photography exhibit. Romance sparks between the two but doesn't last long when Baku suddenly disappears from her life. Two years later, she spots a man that bears a striking resemblance to him. Even though it is only his physical similarities to Baku that attracted her to him, she doesn't say so and starts dating the soft-spoken young man called Ryohei.

A Faithful Man (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
Duration01:28
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove triangle, Love, Relationship, Death, Funeral
PlaceParis, France

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

Frozen in Love (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Relationship

When struggling bookstore owner Mary and the bad boy of professional hockey, Adam, are teamed together to help facilitate an image makeover for the other, they soon realize that opposites attract and they find themselves unexpectedly frozen in love.

Everybody Knows (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
Duration02:01
PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding, Mystery
PlaceSpain

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

An Unexpected Love (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Relationship

It tells the story of Marcos and Ana, who have been married for more than 25 years, but enter into an existential crisis that leads them to separate. The life of singles seems fascinating and exciting at first, but soon it also becomes monotonous for her and nightmarish for him.

The Seagull (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Lovers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.

Royal Matchmaker (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
Duration00:36
CharactersPrincesses
PlotLove, Relationship, Seduction
StyleKind, Vivid

A struggling NYC matchmaker is hired by a king to find his son a suitable wife in time for a national celebration. As the clock ticks towards her deadline, the matchmaker finds him the perfect wife -- only to realize that she’s fallen in love with him!

I Am Losing Weight (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:13
CharactersFriends
PlotBulimia, Love, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleLight

There's two great loves in Anya's life, her athlete boyfriend Zhenya and food. Zhenya is not happy how Anya has been gaining weight due to her eating habits and decides to dump her. But Anya doesn't want to give up and decides to get rid of excess weight with the help of Nikolai, an overweight man obsessed with the healthy living.

All I Wish (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersModels, Dogs, Musicians, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Love, Dancing, Money
PlaceUSA

A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.

Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
Duration01:25
CharactersSoldier
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Fate
PlaceKorea
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters
PlotLove, Magic, Relationship
PlaceEngland

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.

Everything, Everything (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Relationship

A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Crimea (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersJournalists, Friends
PlotLove, Hostage, Relationship, Political
PlaceUkraine

The film follows a romantic liaison between a young woman from Kiev, who is a supporter of the pro-European Maidan uprising, and a man from Sevastopol who joins the pro-Russian resistance in the aftermath of Maidan’s success in Kiev.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing
PlaceUSA, Aircraft

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

A Fantastic Woman (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryChile, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersPolice, Doctors, Dogs
PlotLove, Death, Dancing
PlaceHospitals

Marina's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersParents, Businessmen, Nurses, Billionaires, Dogs, Lawyers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Racing, Money
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA, Hotels

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
PlotLove, Date, Relationship, The escape, Love triangle
PlaceIndia

Bitti Mishra is a bohemian Bareilly girl who falls deeply in love with Pritam Vidrohi, an author because she admires his progressive way of thinking. Finding him though proves to be as hard as looking for a needle in the haystack. So Bitti seeks the help of the local printing press-owner, Chirag Dubey on her journey of love.

Love's Complicated (2016)
Mark5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotLove, Happiness, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Leah thinks all is fine coasting along in a relationship with the ever-predictable Edward until he surprises her and enrolls her in a conflict-management class. In the class, Leah finds herself locking horns with a handsome, radio talk-show host who thrives on making waves. Through the course, Leah develops new friendships, an inner strength she never knew she had and discovers real love should never mean settling for the easy and predictable.

The Rise of a Tomboy (2016)
Mark7.4
Genremelodrama
CountryChina
Duration01:45
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceSchool, China

In the rising populations of Tomboys in China, one rise up to develop a "Love Formula" App to find true love. Will the Love Coach, Do, played by Simon Twu, be able to save the world in helping people finding True Love?

War Dogs (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Cambodia
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Family, Military
PlotWeapon, Love, Political, Money, Relationship
PlaceOffice, USA

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Jews
PlotLove, War, Happiness, Religious
PlaceUSA, College

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryIndia
Duration02:25
CharactersMusicians, Writers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Cancer
PlaceIndia, London, Aircraft, Mountains

Ayan falls in love with his soulmate, Alizeh, but she doesn’t reciprocate the feeling. Later, a relationship with Saba helps him realize Alizeh’s value in his life, irrespective of their relationship status.

Dance Camp (2016)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotDancing, Love, Relationship, Competitions
PlaceUSA

When Hunter gets sent to a dorky summer dance camp, he thinks he's about to have the worst summer of his life. But the quirky charm of the camp grows on him when he meets the passionate Cheyenne and joins her dance troupe to challenge the arrogant champion Lance in the camp’s Legends of Dance competition.

Louise by the Shore (2016)
Genredrama, cartoon
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Dancing
PlaceFrance, Sea, Trains

On the last day of summer, Louise, an old woman realizes that the last train has departed without her. She finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town, abandoned by everyone. The weather quickly turns for the worse followed by the seasonal tides. Fragile and coquettish, not nearly as well-prepared as a would-be Robinson Crusoe, Louise isn’t likely to make it through the winter. Yet, Louise takes her abandonment as a challenge. She’s going to survive, confronting the elements as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join in the adventure…

Certain Women (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersLawyers, Family, Dogs, Lesbians, Horses
PlotLove, Test, Dancing
PlaceUSA, Prison, School

The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Junooniyat (2016)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:49
CharactersFamily, Friends, Soldier, Fathers
PlotLove, War, Death, Hatred, Dancing, Love triangle, Snow

Captain Jahan Bakshi rescues a Punjabi girl, Suhani. This starts a friendship that evolves into a passionate love affair.

Looking: The Movie (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersGay
PlotLove, Relationship, Dancing
PlaceUSA

Patrick returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate a momentous event with his old friends. In the process, he must face the unresolved relationships he left behind and make difficult choices about what’s important to him.

On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:16
CharactersSoldier, Dogs, Snake, Cats
PlotLove, War, Survival, Fear, Skirmishes, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Lake

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

The Dancer (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration02:05
CharactersLesbians, Dogs, Horses
PlotDancing, Love, Money
PlaceSea, Mountains

Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.1)
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Businessmen, Students, Girlfriends
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Numbers in the title

When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair -- and learns that Christian's true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.

Self/less (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Scientists, Mothers
PlotBody exchange, Love, Money, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA, Laboratory
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.

Love (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:21
CharactersLovers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Paris

Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the seismic effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.

45 Years (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:12
PlotTime travel, Love, Political, Death, Jealousy, Relationship, Mystery, Dancing
PlaceMountains, Village
StyleSoulful

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceCollege

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

RoboCop (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRobots, Parents, Police, Family
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Whiplash (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMusicians, Drummers, Teachers
PlotObsession, Music, Love, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
PlotObsession
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Touching, Gloomy

A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Baggage Claim (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends, Stewardesses
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, USA

Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.

Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA, Belgium
Duration01:57
CharactersParents
PlotAdventure, Love, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTouching, Smart

Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.

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