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20 best movies like The Graduate (1967)

List of the best movies like The Graduate (1967): Ghost World, The Rules of Attraction, Wakefield, Somersault, Henry & June, Lolita, Disconnect, Summer '03, No: 309, The Handmaiden.

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Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Love with age difference
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Smart, Makes me think

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Duration01:50
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceCollege, Party, Hostel
StyleRomantic

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Twins, Lawyers, Widows
PlotDancing, Money, Loneliness, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, Moon
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StyleSerious, Sad ones

A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceAustralia
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a relationship with him and tries to find something resembling a normal home life. Heidi makes small strides by getting a job and finding a place to stay, but her relationship with Joe must overcome more than its share of hurdles.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Passion, Love triangle, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceParis
StyleAtmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:17
PlotTravel, Obsession, Jealousy, Love with age difference, Seduction
StyleExplicit scenes

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Journalists, Lawyers
PlotLoneliness, Social Media, Internet, Technology
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Seduction, Love at first sight
PlaceSchool
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

A 16-year-old girl and her extended family are left reeling after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey
Duration01:01
CharactersDoctors, Family, Pregnant, Brides
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceTurkey
StyleRomantic, Romantic, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Out of pure coincidence, Onur and Lale meet at the same place due to a blind date that is arranged by their mothers.And during the next morning they find themselves in the same bed

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01
CharactersLesbians, Scammers, Friends, Maids, Orphans
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Betrayal, Jealousy
PlaceJapan, Mansions, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Disturbing

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Beach
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia, China
CharactersFamily, Old man, Babies
PlotLove, Dancing, Death, Life after death, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

In a love triangle there are always three participants: the torturer, the saviour and the victim, who change roles depending on the situation. There is no room to condemn anyone, there is no right and no guilt. A betrayal can happen with everyone. Margo admits to her husband George that she betrayed him with her student Anton. Her confession changes the life of three people. At first it seems that it is a usual story, but gradually it emerges that everything that happens to Margo has a deeper meaning. She begins to understand God, family, and love. She starts to realize how these values correspond with the eastern world, where she has grown up, and with the western world where she now lives.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:20
CharactersFriends, Wizards, Artists
PlotMagic, Friendship, Loneliness, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A French illusionist travels to Scotland to work. He meets a young woman in a small village. Their ensuing adventure in Edinburgh changes both their lives forever.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Passion, Relationship
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Poets
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College, USA, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she's destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersVampire, Teachers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Supernatural, First love, Snow
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Gothic

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens
PlotLoneliness, Depression
PlaceParty, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to any boy to cross her path; and the increasingly dangerous exploits of Teddy and his best friend Fred, whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:05
CharactersEmperors
PlotMagic, Superpowers, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceForest, Japan, Asia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens
PlotCars, Loneliness
PlaceScotland
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that surrounds her. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, taking care of her father, and spending afternoons in her bedroom with a local mechanic, life is passing Shell by with every passing truck that rattles her walls. One day a salesman stops to re-fuel and offers Shell a taste of the outside world that takes her closer than ever to the edge of the road and her desire to escape.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersFriends, Womanizers
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship, Chase
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleRomantic, Light

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersPhotographers
PlotPassion
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

Hattie, a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet. When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Japan
Duration02:19
CharactersGay, Pregnant, Lawyers, Billionaires, Parents
PlotWedding, Loneliness, Love triangle, Jealousy, Birthday
PlaceLondon
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Jane Austen Novels

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Germany
Duration01:43
PlotMeaning of life, First love, Buddhism
StyleMind-altering, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Vital signs

This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:46
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, Love with age difference, Growing up
PlaceJapan
StyleCute, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches...

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersBlonde girls, Family, Actors, Guests
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Music, Loneliness, Death
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Tense

Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotLove, Passion, Loneliness, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Psychologists, Hippies, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Basketball, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Party, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Serious

A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersStrong women, Family, Pregnant, Fathers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Death, Love triangle, Jealousy, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Cemetery, Scotland, Mansions
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:09
CharactersWomanizers, Maids, Cats, Architects, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Fight, Motorcycles, Money, Computers
PlaceTrains, Party, Kitchen, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating

An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.





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