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20 best movies like The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

List of the best movies like The Bridges of Madison County (1995): Broken Flowers, Moonrise Kingdom, Passion Play, The Face of Love, Lost in Translation, Revolutionary Road, Snow Angels, The Lunchbox, My Blueberry Nights, Dodsworth.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends
PlotLoneliness, Depression
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Losers, Orphans, Sheriffs
PlotTravel, Loneliness, First love, Depression
PlaceIslands, Summer camp
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersAngels, Musicians, Losers
PlaceDeserts, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersArtists, Photographers, Widows
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Friendship, Cancer, Computers
PlaceAircraft, School, Mexico, USA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Touching

A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:41
CharactersPhotographers, Actors, Housewives
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceJapan, Hotels, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Jealousy, Fate, Moving
PlaceParis, Party
StylePsychological problems, Heartbreaking, Serious, Retro

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Photographers
PlotLoneliness, First love, Depression
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Heartbreaking, Serious

Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's restaurant, growing closer to a new kid in town, Lila, after class. When Glenn and Annie's daughter go missing, the whole town searches for her, as he increasingly spirals out of control.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia, France, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration01:44
CharactersAccountant, Housewives
PlotLove, Depression, Love with age difference, Seduction
PlaceIndia
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Vital signs

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Travel, Poker, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of waitress jobs along the way. As Elizabeth crosses paths with a series of lost souls whose yearnings are even greater than her own, their emotional turmoil ultimately helps her gain a greater understanding of her own problems...

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotTravel, Obsession
StyleRomantic, Action, To cry, Soulful, By books

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

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: 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: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration02:00
PlotSkirmishes, True love, Rivalry
StyleRomantic, Action, Atmospheric, Tense

In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
PlotLove, Travel
PlaceCaucasus
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote countryside. As their trip comes to an end, the two must decide where to go from Here

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersLesbians, Transgender people, Maids
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Death, Fate
PlaceIreland, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration01:41
PlotReligious
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Neighbors
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Beach, USA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Atmospheric

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotTrue love
PlaceParty, Estate
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Light, Atmospheric, Touching

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.

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: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersJews
PlotOn real events, Soccer, True love, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceYugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove, True love, Obsession with love
StyleRomantic, By books, Womens in main roles

A young journalist in London becomes obsessed with a series of letters she discovers that recounts an intense star-crossed love affair from the 1960s.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Justice, Hatred
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Makes me think, Heartbreaking

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Lighthouse, Australia
StyleSad ones, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceBeach
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

A lonely beach on the southernmost coast of Brazil is the scene for two friends, on the brink of adulthood, to explore their understanding of themselves and one another. Martin (Mateus Almada) has been sent by his father to retrieve what appears to be an inheritance-related document from the family of his recently deceased and estranged grandfather. Tomaz (Mauricio Jose Barcellos) accompanies him, seemingly hoping to regain some of their former closeness. The two boys shelter themselves in a glass house, in front of a cold and stormy sea.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersArtists
PlotLove, Loneliness, Divorce
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Black humor

An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious
PlaceIndia, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Musicians, Students
PlotLove, Love triangle, Relationship, Loneliness, First love
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, For single girls, Womens in main roles, Touching

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersDogs
PlotObsession, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Philosophical, Gloomy, Makes me think

A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.





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