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Markimdb: 6
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Teens, Strong women, Pregnant, Lawyers
PlotDancing, Life, Family life, Adoption
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however..

Markimdb: 6.4
CountryDenmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Fate
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Cute, Touching

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ‘Winter Palace’, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The ‘Winter Palace’ soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotLove, Robbery, Life, Family life
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Gloomy

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGay, Cats
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceTexas, USA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersFamily, Twins
PlotAdventure, Obsession, Mental disorders, Power
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, Small cities
StyleAction, Makes me think, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous results.

Markimdb: 7.4
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Family life, Rivalry
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Serious

Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, western
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Touching

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, USA
PlotLife, Political, Family life
StyleAction, Epic, Serious

The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Monsters
PlotLove, Dancing, Obsession, Pursuit, Mystery
PlaceParis, Alaska, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Smart

Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan). But when Meg's father turns up dead, Burns finds himself thrust into the limelight of a dangerous murder investigation.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
PlotDancing, Ballet, Family life, Adoption
StyleTouching, Serious

The Sheffield family reveal and go through some home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion. The family's ghosts looming over, and more tragedies are in store as the curse lives on.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Birds, Street children
PlotSoccer, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Depressive, Serious

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CharactersTeens, Family, Poor
PlotLife, Pursuit, Missing people, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

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: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Family, Losers
PlotLove, Life, First love, Divorce, Family life
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his father, his mother, and his brother, are not exactly who he thought they were. They are flawed and they are human.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersArtists, Cats
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

The humorous, poignant story of a declining New England town and its inhabitants, whose lives are deeply rooted in and influenced by the Knox River and its vacant mills, their class differences, and ghosts of the past.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
PlotBirthday, Family life
PlaceTrains, USA, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lawyers
PlotMoney, Hostage, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, history
CharactersFBI, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Investigation
PlaceHospitals, Texas, USA
StyleAction, Light, By books, Fascinating, Tense

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event that would change their lives and forever alter the world’s landscape.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA, South Korea
PlotTravel, Life, Religious, Family life
PlaceEgypt, Israel
StyleBy books, Touching, Serious

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersSlaves, Friends
PlotSlavery, Life, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.

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: 7
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotFamily life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda, and brother-in-law, Nabeel.

Markimdb: 5.1
CharactersLosers, Priests
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Only Chazz, the feisty girl from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.

Markimdb: 7.6
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Divorce, Fate
StyleAction, Soulful, Smart, Serious

Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a seemingly futile search for what they've lost -- love, excitement, passion -- this classic American independent film explores themes of aging and alienation.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Political, False accusations
PlaceIndia, Small cities
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore, befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Gambling, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceAustralia, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.

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: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Partners
PlotLife, Friendship, Fate, Family life
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a new found urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children? COURAGEOUS is the fourth release of Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersLawyers, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Family life
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.