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List of the best movies like The Glass Castle (2017): Leave No Trace, The Farewell, Ideal Home, White Boy Rick, Ingrid Goes West, The Square, King Jack, In Search of Fellini, The Better Angels, Boy Erased.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Photographers, Hermits
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Chess, Money, Religious
PlaceNature, Trains
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Philosophical, Fascinating

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Artists, Cooks, Family, Writers
PlotDancing, Wedding, Money, Death, Birthday
PlaceJapan, China, Metro, Hotels, USA
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersHorses, Gay, Teachers, Childrens, Cooks
PlotDancing, Money, Drug addict, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceSchool, Party, Deserts
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Family, Scammers, Bodyguards, FBI
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Gambling, Basketball, Wedding
PlacePrison, Party, Casino
StyleHeavy, Tense

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersDogs, Artists, Photographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Passion, Cars, Fight, Money
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Party, Deserts, Beach, USA
TimeHalloween
StyleLight, Fascinating, Makes me think

Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, France, Denmark, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersDogs, Monkeys, Scammers, Journalists, Photographers
PlotDancing, Adventure, Revenge, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceJungle, Party
StyleLight, Black humor, Makes me think, Intellectual

A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Friends, Sisters
PlotDancing, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, Trains, Party, USA, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleTouching, Serious

Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family, and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Blonde girls, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceTrains, Italy, Party, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Horses, Indians, Teachers, Raccoons
PlotOn real events, Racing, Dancing, Fight, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who spends his days at the side of his beloved mother while learning to work the land from his stern father. When illness takes his mother, Abe's new guardian angel comes in the form of his new stepmother, who sees the potential in the boy and pushes for his further education.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Gay, Artists, Writers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Religious, Baseball, Art
PlaceCollege, Psychiatric hospitals, Party, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Travel, Fight, Motorcycles
PlaceShips, Trains, Italy, Africa, Party
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Touching

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Photographers, Terminally ill, Actors
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Fight, Relationship
PlaceTrains, England, Hotels, Casino, New York
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.

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: 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: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Teens, Serial killers, Students, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, UFO, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Bartenders, Parents
PlotWedding, Money, Loneliness, Breakup, Computers
PlaceAircraft, Hospitals, Cemetery
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Blonde girls, Trainers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Sports, Dancing, Volleyball, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Martial Arts, Gambling
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Jews, Writers, Terminally ill, Taxi drivers
PlotDancing, Fight, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceBeach, Metro, Mexico, New York
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
CharactersTeens, Horses, Mafia, Gypsies, Singers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Gambling, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, Trains, Ghetto, Italy
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersRobots, Gods, Police, Photographers, Criminals
PlotDancing, Soccer, Fight, Money, Friendship
PlaceTrains, Ghetto, Party, Cemetery
StyleTense, Makes me think, Disturbing

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Horses, Snipers, Indians, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Basketball, Fight, Money
PlaceHospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Amalric), thus beginning a professional and personal friendship guided by compassion and understanding of Native American culture.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersGods, Spy, Geniuses, Artists, Writers
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Intellectual

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lesbians, Indians, Teachers
PlotLove, Dancing, Loneliness, Snow, Test
PlacePrison, School, Trains, Mountains, Forest
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Geniuses, Writers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Party, France
Time19th century
StyleInspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Intellectual, Womens in main roles

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Archers
PlotWedding, Money, Friendship, Religious, Snow
PlaceTrains, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honor - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:12
CharactersSharks, Whale, Family, Scientists, Fish
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Party
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

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: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Money, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.





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