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List of the best movies like Little Children (2006): Blue Valentine, Tulip Fever, A Walk on the Moon, The Burning Plain, The Aftermath, The Ledge, Snow Angels, Howards End, Our Souls at Night, We Don't Live Here Anymore.

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Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersStudents, Girlfriends, Nurses, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, First love, Depression
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Touching

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersHorses, Thieves, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Money, Friendship
PlaceShips
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHippies, Parents
PlotPassion
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico, Argentina
Duration01:47
PlotLoneliness, Depression
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:44
CharactersFamily, Architects
PlotDancing, Relationship, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year
StyleBy books, Serious, Sad ones

In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration01:41
PlotReligious
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Photographers
PlotLoneliness, First love, Depression
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Heartbreaking, Serious

Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's restaurant, growing closer to a new kid in town, Lila, after class. When Glenn and Annie's daughter go missing, the whole town searches for her, as he increasingly spirals out of control.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersBusinessmen, Sisters
PlotLove triangle, Inheritance, Seduction
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersWidows
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNight
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:41
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceCollege, England
StyleSoulful, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. Learning of their partners' infidelity, Terry and Hank engage in their own extramarital affair together. Now, both marriages and friendships are on the brink of collapse.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersGirlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Depression, Customs
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes, Touching, Serious

This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Trainers
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Rugby, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could crush the player's dreams

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
PlotJustice
PlaceCourt, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea—and race is a factor in the trial. So is reporter, Ishmael.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Rich, Millionaires, Architects, Lovers
PlotLove, Money, Gambling, Treason, Seduction
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Makes me think, Serious

Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHeroes
PlotLove
PlaceTrains, Russia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryThailand, France
Duration01:45
PlotPassion
PlaceJungle, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

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: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:59
CharactersTeachers, Parents
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Divorce
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersAngels, Musicians, Losers
PlaceDeserts, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Good people
PlotLove, On real events, Birthday
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Greece, Brazil
CharactersGay, Teachers, Artists, Writers, Old man
PlotTravel, Wedding
PlaceSchool, Party, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students, Alcoholics
PlotLoneliness, Weapon, Depression, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USSR, USA, Laboratory, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Fascinating, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists, Maids, Artists
PlotArt, Jealousy
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

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: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersGay
PlotFirst love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A slice of life story about a young man named Ruben, who returns home to take care of his ailing father. He reconnects with his boyhood friend Jimmy after starting a job with his Uncle.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Strong women, Jews, Fathers
PlotLove, Death, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Metro, Cemetery, London
StyleSoulful, By books, Explicit scenes

A woman learns about the death of her Orthodox Jewish father, a rabbi. She returns home and has romantic feelings rekindled for her best childhood friend, who is now married to her cousin.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersLosers, Housewives
PlotMental disorders
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Depressive, Serious

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.





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