10 best movies like Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Slumdog Millionaire 2008
Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
List of the best movies like Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Les Misérables, My Brother the Devil, Carancho, Heli, Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets, Half Girlfriend, Twice Upon a Yesterday, One Day, The Theory of Everything, Mona Lisa.

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Les Misérables (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

My Brother the Devil (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51

Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, whose drug dealing enables “Rash” to provide for his family. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons. It turns out that hate is easy. It is love and understanding that take real courage.

Carancho (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration01:47

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

Heli (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryMorocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA

Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor - when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib's gang. Matters are getting serious.

Half Girlfriend (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia

A boy meets a girl named Riya and falls in love. After struggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half-heartedly agrees to be his `half-girlfriend'.

Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:31

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.

One Day (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Mona Lisa (1986)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's Cross days. That's when George's troubles just start.

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David (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration01:59

A couple lives though three different lives over different eras as destiny conspires to make them fall in love with each other, against all odds.

The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.

I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.

ATL (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

The Trouble with You (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:12

Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild events.

A Marine Story (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp.

The Razor's Edge (1984)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08

He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.

The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

Guncrazy (1992)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita secures Howard's parole and violently squares off against Rooney after he rapes her. Soon enough, the gun-crazy teen is on the run with Howard, with his parole officer in pursuit.

Joe the King (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother.

3 A.M. (2001)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories centering on the lives of individual taxi drivers as they reflect on and experience romance, politics, sociology, and spirituality.

As Tears Go By (1988)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:42

Two parallel stories of Wah caught in the mist of a love affair with his beloved cousin, Ngor, and his relationship with his triad brother, Fly, who seems to never fall out of trouble.

Poetic Justice (1993)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Rush (1991)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously hard-to-capture drug lord Gaines (Gregg Allman). While their relationship turns romantic during the assignment, they also turn into junkies, and will have to battle their own addictions if they want to bring down Gaines once and for all.

The Giver (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, South Africa, Canada
Duration01:37

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Una Noche (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Guzaarish (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:06

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on an adventure that will test their resilience, define their maturity, and change their lives forever.




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