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20 best movies like Lover (2005)

List of the best movies like Lover (2005): Pained, On the Way to the Airport, Mountains May Depart, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, R2B: Return to Base, Lovesong, Twilight Portrait, Shéhérazade, Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned, Doctors.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:44

After losing his family when he was young, Nam-soon feels no pain. He cannot feel physical pain and is emotionally barren until he meets Dong-hyeon, who calls herself a vampire because she suffers from hemophilia. Unlike Dong-hyeon, when Nam-soon is injured, she bleeds from even the smallest wound. As the two grow closer, Dong-hyeon suddenly begins to lose his lifelong insensitivity to pain and the hurt of a lifetime washes over him.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:29
CharactersFamily, Architects

Can women and men stay just as friends? Both Choi Sua and Seo Dou are married, but not to each other. The relationship between the two is interesting. They are definitely not a couple. They are not friends, either. Yet, they are involved in each other's life.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, Japan
Duration02:07
CharactersDogs, Tigers, Miners
PlotDancing, Wedding, Weapon, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceAircraft, Trains, China, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:39
CharactersKings, Singers
PlotDeath

Set during the Silla dynasty, Sam Maekjong is the son of the fallen king and present queen regent, Jiso, but he has been kept in hiding for protection ever since he was a young boy, when his father was murdered. Over the years the powerful nobles have tried and failed to usurp power from Jiso, causing her to grow wary and later even reluctant to hand the throne over. As her son comes of age, she creates the Hwarang, an elite group of male youth who train in fighting and education. Their existence cuts across the existing power factions and Sam Maekjong is amidst their ranks under the false name Kim Ji-Dwi, unbeknownst to other Hwarang members.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotAviation

After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit where he immediately comes into conflict with ace pilot Cheol-hui. He makes friends with the other pilots in the unit and falls in love with the beautiful Se-young, who is in charge of maintenance, but his antics soon cause the entire unit to be suspended from duty. When a North Korean MIG fighter threatens, the group is called back into a gripping dogfight that leaves one comrade dead and another missing. Cheol-hui and Tae-hun join forces to rescue their missing friend and prevent a catastrophic war.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersBlonde girls
PlotDancing, Travel, Wedding, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Soulful

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:45
PlotRevenge
StyleDisturbing

Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersJudge, Single mothers
PlotJealousy
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleRomantic, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Zachary, 17 years old, gets out of jail. Rejected by his mother, he hangs out in the mean streets of Marseille. This is where he meets Shéhérazade.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotLoneliness, Relationship, Self-sacrifice, Moving, Magic Items
PlaceIslands, Korea
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Days after her friends disappear during a trip to a mysterious cave, a girl is approached by a grown man claiming to be one of her missing pals.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:51
CharactersDoctors
PlotMartial Arts, Friendship
PlaceKorea

When Hye-Jung was young, her life was difficult. She was good at fighting, but also studied well. Overcoming her tough situation, she is now a doctor.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Actors
PlotRelationship
PlaceKorea

A seasoned actor and a pop star are cast as leads in a gay romantic play. As the actor teaches the pop star method acting, the line between fiction and reality is blurred and they become drawn to each other.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersGay, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Light, Touching

When hot shot, Wall Street dealmaker Jai thinks of putting some pleasure into his 48 hour business trip to Mumbai, Sahil, his young, music-producer friend, drops everything, including his reckless boyfriend Alex, to help him execute the perfect getaway. Hiking the hills and canyons of Maharashtra, amidst half-attempted conversations and sudden silences, business calls and old jokes, the friends discover there is more than just time-zones keeping them apart. Things take another turn when Alex shows up with a new male-companion at his side, throwing up old conflicts and bringing unanswered questions to the fore.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40

Korea's most popular song writer Hee-soo (Kim Seon-yeong) runs into a nineteen-year-old boy in the elevator. Hee-soo is inspired by a new song watching him shake at her figure. She starts to tell him about women under the excuse that she's teaching him music. They fall for each other but things get complicated when her life teacher, Joon-ho who taught her about life and music comes back...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersActors
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceKorea

Fantastic (Hangul: 판타스틱; RR: Pantaseutik) is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Joo Sang-wook, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Si-yeon and Ji-soo. It tells the story of a successful drama writer whose life turns upside down after she discovers that she has a terminal illness and a famous actor who can't act.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLost memory
PlaceKorea

In the middle of the night, a man reports a missing person to the police office... himself. He has lost his memory. He can only remember from the moment he found himself left alone in an apartment. He tries to find any clue as to who he might be, but nothing comes out. When he plucks up the courage to go out, he meets a girl at a convenience store, who he thinks might know him. Instantly she becomes his only hope and joy, but when he returns, she has disappeared. Then his attempt to find someone who remembers him becomes greater than his need for his own memories, transforming into a quest to reconnect with a lost love.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Fight, Investigation

A hooded vigilante is broadcasting murders on a news channel. Will the police catch him alive before he live-casts another death?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersRobots, Sisters, Cats, Psychotherapists
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceMountains, Metro, Cemetery, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Kind, Cute

Rémy and Mélanie are thirty years old and live in the same district in Paris. She multiplies missed appointments on social networks while he struggles to meet. Both victims of this loneliness of the big cities, at the time hyper connected where one thinks however that to meet should be simpler ... Two individuals, two courses. Without knowing it, they take two roads that will lead them in the same direction ... that of a love story?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:54

A man and a woman who is only given so much time to live fall in love and resolves heart aching love into a bright and cheerful one.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:32
CharactersDoctors, Doctors
PlotLove, Relationship, Medicine
PlaceHospitals

Lee Young-O is an excellent neurosurgeon with zero sympathy. One day, he becomes involved in bizarre patient deaths. He also falls in love and recovers his humanity.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:57
CharactersTourists, Architects
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, Hotels, Korea
StyleRomantic, To cry, Philosophical, Touching

Sang-min comes to Finland to send her autistic son to a special camp. She feels so alienated in snow covered-white Helsinki. Ki-hong is an architect working in Finland on dispatched duty. His family is not so perfect either with a daughter having child depression and mentally unease wife. The two meet for the first time at the gathering point of this special camp. They get to have a short trip to the camp together in silence but start to feel comfortable and connected to each other. On their way back to Helsinki, with the road blocked from heavy snow, Sang-min and Ki-hong are isolated in a cabin by the forest and lake. Carried away by irresistible passion, they spend a night together. But the next day, they go separate ways without asking each other’s name...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:09

Renowned 70-year-old poet Lee Jeok-yo falls for a 17-year-old girl named Eun-gyo. Upon realizing his love for the teenager, the poet goes through emotional turmoil and self-destruction, while willing to give up his fame as one of the nation’s most respected literary figures. Involved in the love triangle is Lee's student Seo Ji-woo, a novelist in his 30s who also becomes obsessed with the girl.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:28
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceOffice, Korea

Shin Suk-Ho worked for the biggest entertainment company as a director, but he is now the CEO of a new and tiny entertainment company. He gathers people to form a band. Through various incidents, Shin Suk-Ho becomes a real and successful manager.





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