10 best movies like Lost Paradise (2012)

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Lost Paradise 2012
Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.
List of the best movies like Lost Paradise (2012): A Better Life, Gebo and the Shadow, Black Venus, Misunderstood, A Promise, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, Sisters, Father of My Children, Headwinds, The Bélier Family.

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A Better Life (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50

Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the child confront a relentless avalanche of creditors, an uncaring system and the daily grind from which there is no respite… Yann finally understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining his lover – as well as reuniting mother and child – by following Nadia to Canada and a better life.

Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Portugal
Duration01:35

Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems to be hiding something, especially to Doroteia, who is anxiously waiting to see her son again. Sofia is also waiting for her husband to come home, and yet she fears him. All of a sudden, João arrives and everything changes.

Black Venus (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:42

The true story of Saartjes Baartman, a black South African worker who moves to London with her master in the early 19th century. Although she dreams of being an artist, once in Europe she is exploited as a sideshow attraction due to her large buttocks and genitalia.

Misunderstood (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:43

Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. At school, Aria excels academically but is considered a misfit by everyone. She is misunderstood. Aria finds comfort in her cat - Dac and in her best friend - Angelica. Thrown out of both parents' homes, abandoned by all, even her best friend, Aria finally reaches the limit of what she can bear. She makes an unexpected decision in her life.

A Promise (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:38

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.

The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:18

A man and a woman share their musings on love and freedom one summer night. The couple’s conversation meanders through memories, unspoken desires and passion through poetic dialogue.

Sisters (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance

Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams of meeting her French father one day.

Father of My Children (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium

A film producer struggles with suicidal despair.

Headwinds (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:31

Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.

The Bélier Family (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:46

The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a fantastic singing voice and she gets an opportunity to enter a big Radio France contest the whole family's future is set up for big changes.

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Ombline (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:35

Ombline, a 20-year-old woman, is sent to prison for three years after committing a violent assault on a police officer. Just when she has lost all hope for the future, she discovers that she is pregnant. The law allows her to rear her newborn for the first 18 months of its life, after which time the child must be given up and placed into state care. Ombline has no intention of surrendering her beloved little boy and is prepared to do anything to convince the authorities that she is capable of rearing the child after she has left prison. As her maternal instincts assert themselves, the young woman finds she has a cause worth fighting for, and an opportunity to rebuild her shattered life…

Suzanne (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance

The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.

Third Person (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy
Duration02:17

An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

Rust and Bone (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Singapore
Duration02:00

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

The Wounded Angel (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryGermany, France, Kazakhstan
Duration01:39

In a godforsaken Kazakh village four adolescent teenagers try to find their place in the world...

La nostra vita (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France

Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against the injustice that fell upon him. Love and support from his friends and family as well as the laughter of his children will help him to triumph against the odds.

Beyond the Walls (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Canada, France
Duration01:36

Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo promises that he will love Ilir for the rest of his life, Ilir leaves the city and doesn't return. A few days later, Paulo finds out that Ilir is in jail, and the two lovers embark on an heart-breaking relationship.

The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:47

It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, Jacques, the son of Mazel, owner of the shop where her father buy his material. He's handsome and teasing. Her father's friend, Felipe, would love to marry her, and he invites her to an aviation show. She accepts his invitation only because she knows Jacques is a pilot and will be there. Soon, she'll carry his child, and he'll be gone, and the family will have to deal with this out-of-wedlock pregnancy...

Noble (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Vietnam

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

Special Treatment (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration01:35

Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne Labrune's drama stars Isabelle Huppert and Bouli Lanners as, respectively, Alice, a disaffected call girl and Xavier, a shrink with a crumbling domestic situation.

The Finishers (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryFrance, Belgium

Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice (French Riviera), a triathlon in which his father has previously competed.

The Load (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountrySerbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar

Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying to make his way in a country scarred by the war. He knows that once the job is over, he will need to return home and face the consequences of his actions.

Another Woman's Life (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration01:37

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life flash-forwarded fifteen years down the road: Not only has she been married to Paul all this time, but she’s now the mother of a little boy the head of a powerful multinational investment firm and the proprietor of a fabulous apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Quickly Marie discovers that all her achievements have not brought happiness.

Jealousy (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:17

The professional and emotional cross-currents between two romantically entwined theater actors played by the director’s son Louis and Anna Mouglalis.

The Zigzag Kid (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain, France
Duration01:35

Nono, a Dutch kid lacking two days being thirteen, runs away from problems at home and, disguised as a girl, takes up with the world's cleverest thief, who unbeknownst to Nono, may hold the bizarre key to his true identity.

3 Hearts (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium
Duration01:40

A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.

Lily Sometimes (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:30

After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.

Declaration of War (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:40

Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents try hard to persuade themselves that everything is okay but, with the passing of time, they cannot delude themselves anymore: their son has a problem. From now on, war is declared. A war against illness. A war against Death. A war against despair.

Rock the Casbah (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Morocco
Duration01:40

The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.




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