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20 best movies like Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

List of the best movies like Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986): Man Up, Freeheld, A United Kingdom, Anthropoid, The Future, It's All About Love, Red Nose Day Actually, Colette, Girl with a Pearl Earring, We Are Your Friends.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
PlotLove, Wedding, Loneliness, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Party, London
StyleRomantic, Cute, For single girls

A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:39
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gay, Strong women, Blonde girls
PlotLove, On real events, Volleyball, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, USA
StyleTouching, Sad ones

New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersKings, Horses, Photographers, Sisters, Reporters
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Boxing, Passion
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Africa, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Teens, Firefighters, Teachers, Strong women
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleSmart

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:31
PlotFate

When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, USA, Spain, Canada, France, Netherlands
Duration01:44

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, short
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Fourteen years after the events of the first film, a series of encounters between people in Britain reminds us that in these different times Love, actually exists.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists, Maids, Artists
PlotArt, Jealousy
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersTeens, Musicians, DJs, Alcoholics, Businessmen
PlotLove, Dancing, Fight, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceParty, Hotels, Los Angeles
StyleLight

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who takes the 23-year-old under his wing. Soon, his seemingly clear path to success gets complicated when he starts falling for his mentor's girlfriend, jeopardizing his new friendship and the future he seems destined to fulfill.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Sisters, Friends
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Hatred
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Jane Austen Novels, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:47

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young sea captain of meager means. Years later, money troubles force Anne's father to rent out the family estate to Admiral Croft, and Anne is again thrown into company with Frederick -- who is now rich, successful and perhaps still in love with Anne.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters, Psychologists, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Touching

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him confront his future and his past mistakes.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Hungary
CharactersScientists
PlotOn real events
StyleSerious

The story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries—through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre—and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Wizards, Shamans
PlotLove, Supernatural, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Mexico
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

A sleazy politician sends an agent after his ex-fiancee, who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Italy, Hong Kong, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotPassion, Obsession
PlaceAsia
StyleAtmospheric

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersLesbians, Transgender people, Maids
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Death, Fate
PlaceIreland, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration02:20
CharactersWriters
PlotAdventure, Travel, Passion, Friendship, Snow
PlaceCemetery
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes

Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer
StyleTo 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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:03
CharactersMusicians, Actors, Singers, Stars
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleSad ones

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlotMoney
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry

Mathias Gold is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard, who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
PlotFriendship
PlaceCollege
StyleBlack humor

Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersStrong women, Military, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceVillage, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceEgypt, Greece
StyleTense, Epic, Serious

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Kenya, France
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotOn real events
PlaceVillage, School, Africa
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Japan
Duration02:19
CharactersGay, Pregnant, Lawyers, Billionaires, Parents
PlotWedding, Loneliness, Love triangle, Jealousy, Birthday
PlaceLondon
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Jane Austen Novels

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotLove, Gambling, Money, Investigation, Success
PlaceLondon
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Smart, Tense

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, India, USA
CharactersTeens, Knights, Soldier, Artists
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Serious

Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature—shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersWriters, Nurses
PlotWar, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, By books, Touching

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, USA
PlotLove, Dancing, Obsession, Tango
PlaceParis, England, France, London
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship.





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