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Minamata 2020
A movie about reporter W. Eugene Smith and his research on mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, resulting in severe neurological symptoms.
List of the best movies like Minamata (2020): The Professor, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Chemical Hearts, The Theory of Everything, I Still Believe, Penguin Bloom, The Blind Side, Triumph, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Hachi: A Dog's Tale.

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The Professor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Chemical Hearts (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03

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.

I Still Believe (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

Penguin Bloom (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryAustralia, USA

When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Triumph (2021)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

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De-Lovely (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of the greatest sons of the twentieth century.

Christine (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36

Christine is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give the people what they want.

Control (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration02:02

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Sergio (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA

A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Brazilian Sérgio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

The Danish Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Frost/Nixon (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:43

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be retarded for the first ten years of his life.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Fair Game (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:48

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

Colonia (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

The First Grader (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Kenya, France

The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Breathe (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:37

Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Jackie (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Chile, China, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:55

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

Denial (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Leonie (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of her son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.




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