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20 best movies like The Notebook (2004)


List of the best movies like The Notebook (2004): The Choice, Me Before You, The Fault in Our Stars, Letters to Juliet, Persuasion, Waiting for Forever, The Lunchbox, Dear John, Beastly, Dogfight.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersNurses
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Love triangle, True love
PlaceIslands, Hospitals, Small cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersBlonde girls
PlotLove, Travel, Love triangle, Vacation, Fate
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Beautiful landscapes

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Jane Austen Novels, Touching, Serious

Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotLove, Cancer, True love
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Money, Surfing, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersWitch, Teens, Maids
PlotLove, True love
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the weaker and less attractive. When Kyle invites his misfit classmate Kendra to an environmental rally at their school, she questions his motivations but reluctantly accepts. Later, Kyle blows Kendra off, prompting the spurned goth girl to cast a dark spell on the swaggering egotist.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Musicians, Giants, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Death, Supernatural
PlaceVietnam, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Smart, Tense, Touching

In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of other Marines set up a contest they call a "dogfight."

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHorses, Angels, Thieves
PlotLove, Adventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Fascinating

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersMillionaires, Friends, Lovers
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, Estate, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersImmortals, Single mothers
PlotLove, Survival, Cars, Relationship, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, For girls, Touching

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

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: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Friendship, Love triangle, True love, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:44
CharactersFamily, Newlyweds
PlotOn real events, True love, Fate, Lost memory
StyleRomantic, Exciting, To cry, Touching, Serious

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:57
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid flashbacks, the young Ann (Claire Daines) spends one night with a man named Harris (Patrick Wilson), who was the love of her life.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, India, USA
CharactersPhotographers
PlotFate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersCats
PlotLove, Loneliness, Love triangle, Fate, Love at first sight
PlaceMetro
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersWitch, Teens
PlotLove, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Serious

Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Architects
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, First love
PlaceFrance, Beach
StyleRomantic, To cry, Serious

A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, True love
PlaceBeach, Hotels
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to reconcile with his estranged son, checks into an inn in a North Carolina beach town where she is staying.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Obsession
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Cancer, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, To cry, Touching

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersAngels, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Philosophical, Smart

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Girlfriends
PlotLove, First love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Kind, To cry, Cute, Deep Meaning

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:56
PlotLove, Death, Love triangle
PlaceJapan
StyleRomantic, Dorama, Soulful, By books, Touching

The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other people, but she succeeds in getting him to open up to her naturally. All Shizuru wants is to be with Makoto, so she takes up a camera too. The two spend their days together taking photos in the forest behind the campus. However, Makoto has feelings for another student named Miyuki. Shizuru decides that if Makoto likes Miyuki, she wants to like her too. She wants to like everything that he does. One day, she tells Makoto that she wants to take a photo of them kissing in the forest as a present for 'her birthday'. He obliges for her sake, and they kiss in the forest.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSingers
PlotLove
PlaceAircraft, Ships
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up but the other doesn't. However, a chance meeting brings them together again.





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