10 best movies like The Impossible (2012)

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The Impossible 2012
In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.
List of the best movies like The Impossible (2012): Deepwater Horizon, Roma, The Red Turtle, In the Heart of the Sea, 12 Years a Slave, The 33, Bad Genius, Everest, Kon-Tiki, Life of Pi.

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Roma (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryMexico
Duration02:03

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

The Red Turtle (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Japan
Duration01:44

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

The 33 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration02:42

Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.

Bad Genius (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryThailand
Duration01:02

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers.

Everest (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:46

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:49

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Life of Pi (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, India
Duration02:07

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

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The Keeping Hours (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

A supernatural love story that centers on two parents whose life together falls apart after their son dies. The man, now a successful lawyer, and the woman, now married and an author, get a chance at reconciliation ten years later.

Against the Sun (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

The Finest Hours (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, France
Duration02:21

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Almost Christmas (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:29

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05

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.

Noah (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration01:54

In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

There Be Dragons (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
Duration02:02

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Sunday's Illness (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySpain

Annabel is a successful businesswoman with a wealthy husband. At a reception in her villa she meets a woman, a member of the catering staff who has been hired for the evening. This woman is none other than her own daughter Chiara, whom she had left over thirty years ago. Chiara was just eight years old at the time. She now approaches her mother with an unusual request: to spend ten days together with her.

The Shallows (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

Loving Pablo (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountrySpain, Bulgaria, USA
Duration02:30

The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration02:40

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

Mercy Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. Based on true stories and set in a Union hospital in the occupied Confederate city of Alexandria, viewers are taken beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history.

P.S. I Love You (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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




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