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List of the best movies like Love Actually (2003): Serendipity, The Shop Around the Corner, A Timeless Christmas, The Holiday, Just Friends, When Harry Met Sally..., Little Manhattan, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Ali's Wedding, Love, Rosie.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersFriends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, Friendship, True love
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry, Cute, Deep Meaning, Smart, Touching

Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true love a chance, they have to find one another again.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotLove, Jealousy, Holidays, Gifts
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersPopadants, Inventors, Actors
PlotLove, On real events, Time travel, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceRussia, Warships, Kitchen, New York
TimeNew Year, World War I
StyleLight, Touching

Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner, a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
PlotFriendship, Vacation, Snow, Holidays
PlaceCountry houses, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, For girls, Touching

Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Womanizers, Partners
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Success, True love
PlaceFrance
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Divorce, Fate
PlaceNew York
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Basketball, Karate, Friendship, First love
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any more. Gabe has a lot more to learn about life, love, and girls.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
PlotWedding, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceCollege
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
CharactersMusicians, Judge
PlotLove, On real events, Wedding, Music, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, True love, Fate
PlaceSchool, England, Ireland
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily
PlotPassion, Wedding, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Friendship, Snow, True love, Tango
PlaceParty
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children's Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one...but he's afraid that the past will get in the way.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersSanta Claus, Orphans
PlotLove, Love at first sight, Holidays
PlaceTrains, USA, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

No man is perfect enough for Sarah Groves, except perhaps the impressive snowmen she sculpts annually with her childhood pal, Nick. In mid-December, her snowman disappears, and in his place, materializes Cole, who seems too perfect for Sarah to be true.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleRomantic, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, Dave and Aubrey find themselves at the same party. When both head outside to get some air, they meet. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated, and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Puppies, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceTrains
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Girlfriends
PlotLove, First love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Kind, To cry, Cute, Deep Meaning

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersHippies, Friends, Sisters, Lovers, Old man
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Death, Swimming
PlaceEngland, Hospitals, Cemetery, London, Hotels
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersPregnant, Single mothers
PlotLove, Fate
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how to make her two life's dreams fit with each other.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Fate
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching

Nino is a quiet outcast with only a bird for a friend. Kira is a popular boy with a big secret. Even though they live next to each other, they have never spoken. But when Nino learns Kira's secret, everything begins to change, and what starts as a hesitant friendship grows into something more... but how long can it last?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersCelebrities
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A romantic drama set in 1961 that follows a young studio extra's ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersBlonde girls
PlotLove, Travel, Love triangle, Vacation, Fate
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceScotland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

Tom and Hannah have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her 'maid' of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Loneliness, Insomnia, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersCats
PlotLove, Loneliness, Love triangle, Fate, Love at first sight
PlaceMetro
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTo cry, Touching

Comedy sequel to "East Is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersDogs, Horses, Soldier
PlotLove, Dancing, Boxing, Passion, Relationship
PlaceForest, England
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Serious

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Journalists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSisters
PlotWedding, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be the groom's best man. Determined to show everyone -- most of all Jeffrey -- that her romantic life is as full and thrilling as ever, Kat hires a charming male escort as her date.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotWedding, Friendship, First love, True love
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.





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