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20 best movies like The Painted Veil (2006)

List of the best movies like The Painted Veil (2006): Far from the Madding Crowd, Anna Karenina, We Don't Live Here Anymore, The White Countess, Labor Day, The Vow, Waiting for Forever, The Great Gatsby, The Lost City, The Best of Me.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Soldier
PlotLove, Dancing, Boxing, Passion, Relationship
PlaceForest, England
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Serious

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
PlaceTrains, Russia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlaceCollege, England
StyleSoulful, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. Learning of their partners' infidelity, Terry and Hank engage in their own extramarital affair together. Now, both marriages and friendships are on the brink of collapse.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotMoney, Friendship, Political, Intrigue
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Iin 1930s Shanghai, 'The White Countess' is both Sofia—a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy—and a nightclub created by a blind American diplomat, who asks Sofia to be the centerpiece of the world he wants to create.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersSingle mothers
StyleInteresting, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
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
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
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: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
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: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotRevolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the nightclub owner to flee to New York.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
PlotTrue love
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Lovers, Pianists, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Ballet, Love triangle, Computers
PlaceTrains, Kitchen, USA
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotTravel, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Friends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Fate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, Egypt
PlotLove, Dancing
PlaceEgypt, Africa, Hotels
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia, France, Germany, USA, Canada
CharactersAccountant, Housewives
PlotLove, Depression, Love with age difference, Seduction
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: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, France
PlotLove triangle, Intrigue
PlaceChina, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, By books, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
CharactersArtists, Terminally ill, Old man, Cats
PlotLove, Death, Vacation, Hip Hop
PlaceItaly, England, China
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor, Elsa. Upon learning Elsa is terminally ill, Fred takes her to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from ‘La Dolce Vita’.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSlaves, Parents
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Uprising
PlaceCourt, England, Estate
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotOn real events, Revolution, True love
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class divide and parental disapproval, romance blooms against turbulent times.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CharactersDogs, Single mothers
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Cemetery, Small cities
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
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: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Dull and plain Catherine lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper, in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend, a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryChina, USA
CharactersPriests, Orphans
PlotLove, Love triangle, Political
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
StyleAction, Serious

With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersLawyers, Losers, Businessmen, Reporters
PlotLove, Moving
PlaceIslands, China

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous (

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Epic

An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.

Markimdb: 7.7
CountryUSA, China
CharactersFamily, Friends, Architects
PlotChess, Friendship
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
PlotPolitical, Family life
TimeNew Year, World War I, Honeymoon
StyleRomantic, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea, China, Singapore
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Intrigue, Seduction, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Dangerous Liaisons is a Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.