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List of the best movies like Rebel in the Rye (2017): The End of the Tour, The Wife, Bon Voyage, Damsel, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Steve Jobs, Never Look Away, Anthropoid, Promise at Dawn, Frantz.

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Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Artists, Students, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Virtual Reality, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleSoulful, By books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings, Strong women, Geniuses, Jews, Writers
PlotDancing, Money, Loneliness, Success, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Hotels
StyleTwisted plot, Soulful, Makes me think

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Spy, Thieves, Jews, Students
PlotWar, Survival, Dancing, Prison Break, Chase
PlacePrison, Aircraft, School, England, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleDisturbing

Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German forces. As the French government braces for impact, the lives of a young writer, a vain movie star, a French politician and a young scientist are examined as they attempt to deal with war and evade German spies.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersHorses, Indians, Wolves, Cats, Bartenders
PlotLove, Survival, Dancing, Money, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Forest, Beach, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Black humor

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersKnights, Teachers, Spiders, Jews, Gypsies
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Travel, Chess, Friendship
PlaceVillage, School, Party, Deserts, India
StyleSoulful, By books, Sad ones, Disturbing

The story of young Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Family, Scientists, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Apocalypse, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year, Post apocalypse
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Vital signs, Makes me think

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Relationship, Art
PlacePrison, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

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: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Military, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Weapon, Snow
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Trains, Africa, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersMusicians, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceTrains, Germany, Hotels
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Black and White

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersArtists, Lawyers, Sisters, Priests, Farmers
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Betrayal
PlacePrison, Village, Trains, Court, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Based on real events.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Journalists, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Soccer, Chess, Friendship
PlaceParty, Kitchen, Beach
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at the opportunity. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersStrong women, Writers
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Hunger, Flowers
PlaceIslands, England, Beach, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Touching, Worth watching

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:37
CharactersWriters, Friends, Losers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlacePoland, New York
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

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: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:37
CharactersDogs, Horses, Disabled people, Newlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Time travel, Travel
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Africa, England, Party
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Touching, Sad ones

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Priests
PlotWar, On real events
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Jews, Military, Bodyguards, Sisters
PlotLove, Money, Investigation, Weapon, Conspiracies
PlaceVillage, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:26
CharactersChildrens
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Relationship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
CharactersMusicians, Spiders, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Chess, Friendship, Weapon, Jealousy
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceBoarding school
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersTerrorists, Hitler, Musicians, Jews
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:10
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: 5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGay, Writers, Poets
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Cars
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, military, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Hungary
Duration02:07
CharactersBlonde girls, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Dancing, Fight, Death
PlaceGermany, Estate
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt Heydrich – head of the SS, the Gestapo and the architect of the Final Solution.

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
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:23
CharactersAnimals, Strong women, Jews, Lions, Smugglers
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceZoos, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Disturbing

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.





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