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20 best movies like Poetry (2010)

List of the best movies like Poetry (2010): Ikiru, Same Same But Different, Take Care of My Cat, Mud, Iuda, Ode to My Father, Shadowlands, Eastern Plays, Ironweed, The Lady.

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Markimdb: 8.3
CharactersSamurai, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLoneliness, Meaning of life
PlaceJapan, Office, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.

Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotOn real events
PlaceGermany, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben returns home to Germany he discovers that Sreyko is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. On the way he discovers a world where not everyone is dealt the same cards and where motivations are not always pure.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFriends, Poets, Artists
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer work for a poet with cerebral palsy. Sullen Ji-young lives in poverty with her grandparents and struggles to find work. The girls, close friends in high school, find themselves drifting apart as their adult lives begin to take shape.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Childrens, Friends, Hunters
PlotTravel, Obsession, Friendship, First love, Cheating
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

Markimdb: 6.3
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Religious, Depression
StylePsychological 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?”

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Nurses
PlotWar, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceShips, Korea
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

Korea, 1950. A child's vow to take care of his family marks the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning sixty years.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Terminally ill, Poets
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceCollege, England
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryBulgaria, Sweden
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy

Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.

Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersFriends, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Thailand
CharactersMilitary, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Political, Elections
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Poland
CharactersJews, Losers
PlaceVillage, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, To cry, Touching, Serious

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersThieves, Disabled people, Losers
PlotRevenge, Friendship
PlaceAsia, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find a way to make their relationship work?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Martial Arts
PlaceAsia, Korea
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

Set in the 19th century, when lowly butcher Dol Moo-Chi refuses to carry out an assignment, his failure causes tragedy to unfold upon his family and himself. As Dol Moo-Chi is about to be executed, a group of righteous thieves known as Kundo arrive.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
CharactersDisabled people, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
PlaceParis, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
PlotOn real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Waldemar Nods, a young man from Suriname, meets the older Dutch woman Rika van der Lans and they fall in love. In pre-WWII Netherlands they could not be more different. The one black, the other white, 17 years between them and on top of that Rika already has four children with another man. They love each other, but then Rika appears to be pregnant...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Luxembourg
CharactersStreet children
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Markimdb: 6.1
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Makes me think

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersNuns, Terminally ill
PlotGambling, Cancer
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The story revolves around Rahul Singh (John Abraham), a compulsive gambler who wins Rs. 20 million from a bet and throws a party to celebrate. Everyone has a good time drinking and partying till late night during which Rahul proposes to Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal). He announces their engagement to all present, then collapses on the floor. In hospital, he learns that he has only 90 days to live. Wanting to make the most of his last days, he leaves everything behind and moves into a soothing hospice. The inmates he meets change his outlook on life. As his relationships grow with each one of them, Rahul tries to rise above his own needs and live life to the fullest, learning from the courage of those around him.

Markimdb: 7.3
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Shopping
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

When technical illustrator Tony Takitani asks his wife to resist her all-consuming obsession for designer clothes, the consequences are tragic.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Yakuza, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Debts
PlaceJapan, Beach
StyleAction, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Depressive

A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy

A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Markimdb: 7.7
CountryUSA, China
CharactersFamily, Friends, Architects
PlotChess, Friendship
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Maids
PlotFriendship, Fate
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

It’s a sweltering summer, but Jung-won, a terminally ill, thirty-something photographer, is already in the winter of his life when he begins a tentative romance with a young traffic cop who doesn’t know about his condition. Is their relationship doomed before it even begins?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotMissing people
PlaceVillage, China, Asia, Small cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryIsrael, Germany, France
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Soldier, Widows
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Political
PlaceVillage, Russia, Israel
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think

Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defence minister and his wife move next door, forcing the Secret Service to order the trees' removal for security. The stoic Salma seeks assistance from the Palestinian Authority, Israeli army, and a young attorney, Ziad Daud, who takes the case. In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Brazil, Germany
CharactersFriends, Poor
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, short
CharactersGay, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adoption, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, New York, Los Angeles
StyleTo 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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersPsychologists, Businessmen, Cyclists
PlotDrug addict, Fate
PlaceItaly, Party
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotFamily life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.