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List of the best movies like Saving Mr. Banks (2013): Get on Up, The Good Lie, The Soloist, Elvis, Straight Outta Compton, Life, Hitchcock, The Postman, Bright Star, Topsy-Turvy.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heartbreaking, Serious

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Heartbreaking

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:45
CharactersFriends, Actors, Managers, Poor, Artists
PlotMusic, Success
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Biographical miniseries chronicling the rise of American music icon Elvis Presley from his high school years to his international superstardom.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Celebrities, Actors
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Serious

In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Directors, Stars
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Success, Jealousy
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryItaly, France, Belgium
CharactersWriters, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Italy
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, France
Duration01:59
CharactersWriters, Poets
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Touching

In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, music, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersSamurai, Friends, Partners, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeachers, Writers, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Boxing, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceTexas
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The Whole Wide World tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930's.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Cinderella, Musicians
PlotOn real events, Music, Death
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryAustralia
Duration01:45
CharactersJews, Losers, Child Prodigies, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Music, Obsession, Mental disorders, Success
PlaceAustralia
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France, Japan, Italy
Duration02:24
CharactersGeniuses, Actors, Comedians, Stars
PlotOn real events, Depression, Political, Success
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, while is depicted his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58
CharactersKings, Disabled people
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Oscars, Fascinating

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

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: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Music
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Fathers, Pianists
PlotMusic, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration02:18
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Poets, Poor
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceTurkey
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChile, Spain, United Kingdom, France
CharactersTeachers, Students, Friends, Poor
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Smart, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante's liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro's slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet's coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersKings, Friends, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland, India, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Touching

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Gay, Musicians, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Touching

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceAfrica
StyleTo cry, By books, Heavy, Touching, Serious

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersArtists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceTexas
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersLions
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel
PlaceAfrica
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersRabbits, Writers, Artists
PlotOn real events, Friendship, First love, Success
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, musical, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersCinderella
PlotOn real events, Cancer, Political
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:11
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: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:01
CharactersMusicians, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Music, Investigation
Time19th century, 18th century
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had many women in his life.





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