Tags: movies similar to Margarita with a Straw (2015) - full list
|Genre||fantastic, fantasy, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Losers, Orphans|
|Plot||Love, Superpowers, Friendship, Loneliness, Death|
|Place||School, College, Small cities|
Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him in ways they never could have imagined.
|Plot||Cars, Friendship, Death, Cancer|
|Place||Greece, Small cities|
|Style||Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious|
Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual-education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile ritualistically prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be "overrated." Caught between the two men and her collaborator, Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Friends|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military|
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Military, Soldier|
Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, music|
|Characters||Lesbians, Musicians, Losers|
|Style||To cry, Explicit scenes, Touching, Serious|
19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her life changes when she discovers that sexual desire stimulates passion in her music.
|Place||School, USA, New York|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious|
In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.
|Characters||Teens, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Love, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love|
|Style||Sad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
|Place||Psychiatric hospitals, Poland|
|Style||Touching, Serious, Sad ones|
Mateusz is an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is shattered when circumstances place him in an institution where he is misunderstood and mistreated. Featuring an astonishing, virtuoso lead performance, Life Feels Good beautifully recounts the true story of one man’s extraordinary efforts to endure in the face of impossible odds.
|Characters||Disabled people, Lawyers, Maids|
|Plot||Life, Family life, Lost memory, Rehabilitation|
|Style||Exciting, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.
|Genre||horror, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Werewolf|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Romantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Serious|
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.
|Characters||Disabled people, Losers, Mothers|
|Plot||On real events, Depression|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, Japan, USA|
|Characters||Geniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Love, On real events, Overcoming difficulties|
|Style||Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious|
The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
|Characters||Disabled people, Losers, Nuns, Mute|
|Plot||On real events, Death, Religious, Snow|
|Place||Cemetery, Boarding school|
Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
|Plot||Basketball, Motorcycles, Love triangle, Fate|
|Place||Deserts, Hospitals, USA|
|Style||Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing|
A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Losers|
|Style||Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious|
A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling suburbia.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Fate|
|Style||To 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.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, military|
|Characters||Military, Disabled people, Soldier|
|Plot||Love, War, Love triangle, Marine Corps|
|Place||Vietnam, California, Los Angeles|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching|
The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.
|Characters||Terminally ill, Surgeons|
|Plot||On real events, Cancer|
|Style||Psychological problems, To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching|
Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescriptions.
|Country||Denmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA|
|Style||Romantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Cute, Touching|
Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ‘Winter Palace’, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The ‘Winter Palace’ soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.
|Country||United Kingdom, France, USA|
|Characters||Teens, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Love, Death, Depression, Cancer|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones|
A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
|Country||France, USA, Iran|
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Friends|
|Plot||Obsession, Friendship, Love triangle, Hip Hop, Uprising|
|Style||Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's newfound conservatism.
|Characters||Artists, Archaeologists, Artists|
|Place||Village, India, Asia|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Touching, Serious|
In a village, a young archaeologist falls in love with a landlord's daughter. Their union seems doomed. But destiny brings them together a year later. Will they live happily ever after?
|Genre||comedy, drama, family|
|Plot||Birthday, Family life|
|Place||Trains, USA, Small cities|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Serious|
Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Religious, Depression|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching|
Judas, a seasoned thief, finds himself in the market square where Christ is giving a sermon and his apostles are collecting alms. He follows them and steals their money, only to be caught red-handed. Nevertheless, the Teacher forgives him. What is more, He invites the thief to become one of His followers and offers him a position as the group’s treasurer. Shocked by Christ’s unexpected offer, Judas decides to join the apostles, if only to figure out what is going on. He gradually starts to comprehend Christ’s message, but feels that the apostles are blindly following their teacher. Judas argues with them, and tries to defend his right to divine the truth of God. But when he fails to make them understand, he realizes that Christ’s teachings may sink into oblivion without benefiting humanity. His solution is to betray Christ. “By killing a man, have I not saved a God?”
|Plot||On real events, Adoption, Rivalry|
|Place||California, New York, Los Angeles|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching|
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
|Characters||Musicians, Disabled people, Friends, Terminally ill|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Inspirational, By books, Touching|
A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
|Characters||Disabled people, Losers, Wizards, Nurses|
|Plot||Love, Travel, Relationship, Religious|
|Place||Sea, Nature, India, Asia|
|Style||To cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Serious|
Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.
|Characters||Musicians, Lawyers, Singers|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view.
|Country||United Kingdom, Spain|
|Characters||Teens, Immortals, Family, Friends, Terminally ill|
|Style||Soulful, Touching, Serious|
Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer.