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20 best movies like Seven Pounds (2008)

List of the best movies like Seven Pounds (2008): Collateral Beauty, The Lost Valentine, Shopgirl, Beyond the Lights, Now Is Good, Dark Victory, The Vow, La La Land, If Only, About Time.

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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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersPilots
PlotTrue love, Gifts
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

A young and cynical female journalist learns love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever. When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot Neil Thomas makes a promise he isn't sure he can keep - to return to the train station safe by their next anniversary. For sixty years Caroline Thomas keeps her promise by waiting at the train station until her missing in action husband can finally keep his with the "lost valentine." The message and meaning shows romance and love can be real; worth fighting, and maybe even dying for.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Businessmen, Artists
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Youth
PlaceUSA, California, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Smart

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life takes a magical turn, but eventually she realizes that she must empower herself and make a choice between them.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Poor, Singers
PlotMusic, Weapon, Success
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleTo cry, Serious

Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

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: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTerminally ill, Blind
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:44
CharactersFamily, Newlyweds
PlotOn real events, True love, Fate, Lost memory
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Touching, Serious

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

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: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersMusicians, Businessmen, Singers
PlotLove, Time travel, True love, Fate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Pianists
PlotLove, Vacation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, To cry, Touching

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Alcoholics, Singers, Stars
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy, the upstart kid he once mentored?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersAngels, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Philosophical, Smart

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Cancer, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:34
PlotFulfillment of desires, True love, Competitions, Dreams, Gifts
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersPoor
PlotFamily life
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersFirefighters, Angels, Heroes, Friends, Pilots
PlotLove, Aviation, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceAircraft
StyleTo cry, Touching

Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young successor. While doing so, Pete also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girlfriend who, after several months of grieving, finally falls in love with another man.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, True love, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Alex's dreary life is reignited when he meets Rachel, the woman of his dreams. The only thing that stands in the way of their perfect, serendipitous relationship is that Rachel has recently passed away.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersArtists
PlotLove, Supernatural, True love, Ghosts
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWidows
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Smart, Makes me think, Touching

A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersGirlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Depression, Customs
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersImmortals, Single mothers
PlotLove, Survival, Cars, Relationship, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, For girls, Touching

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersWriters, Friends, Introverts
PlotLove, Friendship, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Gay, Terminally ill, Actors, Artists
PlotDeath, Cancer, Mystery
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:16
CharactersArtists, Archaeologists, Artists
PlotLove, Excavations
PlaceVillage, India, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

In a village, a young archaeologist falls in love with a landlord's daughter. Their union seems doomed. But destiny brings them together a year later. Will they live happily ever after?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceHospitals
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.





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