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List of the best movies like Mr. Church (2016): Juno, A Monster Calls, 20th Century Women, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, 50/50, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Big Sick, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Wilson, Patti Cake$.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Doctors, Musicians, Family
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Adoption
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, For girls

A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Giants, Family, Pupils, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Girlfriends, Cats, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Fight, Loneliness, Breakup, Cancer
PlaceAircraft, Beach, USA
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating, Numbers in the title

In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie's upbringing.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Jealousy
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTouching

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Artists, Psychologists, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Vital signs, Touching

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brothers, Comedians
PlotLove, On real events, Fate
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Cute, Vital signs, Touching

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Friendship, Chase
PlaceAustralia, New York
TimeGraduation
StyleCute, Fascinating

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Photographers, Losers
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Loneliness, Cancer
PlacePrison, Trains, Hospitals, Cemetery, USA
StylePhilosophical

Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Photographers, Friends, Guitarists, Mothers
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, USA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeHalloween

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersStudents, Writers, Friends, Fathers, Mothers
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Chess, Wedding
PlaceVillage, Russia, College, USSR, USA
StyleFancy, Heartbreaking

Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotDancing, Soccer, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Poets
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College, USA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotLife, Adventure, Meaning of life, Friendship, Death
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cancer
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Writers, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleKind, To cry, Cute, Black humor, Touching

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGods, Family, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Friendship, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Lovers, Parents
PlotLife, Friendship, Jealousy, Divorce, Family life
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors, Family, Friends, Old man, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Cancer, Birthday
PlaceHospitals, USA, Country houses
StyleTouching

An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Cancer, Dreams
StyleTo cry, Smart, Vital signs, Touching

A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Friends, Inventors, Mothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Cars
PlaceUSA, Office
StyleTwisted plot, Light, To cry, Touching

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotLife, Friendship, Meaning of life, Family life
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersWitch, Spy, Artists, Lawyers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Time machine, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, Court, Hotels
StyleInteresting, Kind, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Seduction, Fate
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, USSR, USA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersBlonde girls, Family, Military, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceIslands, USA
StyleRomantic, Smart, Beautiful landscapes

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Friends, Fathers, Actors
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer, Computers
PlaceItaly, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.





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