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20 best movies like The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

List of the best movies like The Shop Around the Corner (1940): Letters to Juliet, Love at the Christmas Table, Delicacy, Silver Linings Playbook, While You Were Sleeping, About Time, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Flirting with Forty, Holiday Inn, Comet.

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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: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Friendship, Snow, True love, Tango
PlaceParty
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children's Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one...but he's afraid that the past will get in the way.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
PlotLove, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceFrance, Cemetery
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersVampire, Teachers, Pupils
PlotLove, Passion, Fight, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

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: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Kind, Sad ones, To cry

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Sports, Racing, Time travel, Cars
PlaceMongolia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, To cry, Soulful

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotSurfing, Vacation, Diving, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersArtists
PlotDancing, Friendship, Love triangle, Holidays
PlaceGermany, Hotels, USA, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Earthquake
PlaceTrains, Parallel worlds, USA, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
PlotDepression, Baseball, Political, Mystery, Radio
PlaceThe White House
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Smart

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

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: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Money, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceTrains, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Left broke and homeless by his wealthy parents' divorce, a young man moves in with an old friend and finally meets the woman of his dreams -- only to discover she's already dating his friend.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersCinderella, Cooks, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceKitchen, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy, Touching

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett, who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersFamily
PlotPassion, Wedding, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersFirefighters, Students, Models, Sisters, Cats
PlotLove, Birthday, Holidays
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, By books, For single girls

With Christmas approaching, a handsome fireman afraid of commitment adopts a stray cat and meets a beautiful veterinary student who challenges his decision to remain a confirmed bachelor.

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: 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: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:31
CharactersAutistic, Disabled people
PlotLove, Wedding, Loneliness, Love triangle, True love
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. Cos he can't! Next summer ride a rollercoaster of emotions with Barfii - the Chalu Chaplin!

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Loneliness, Insomnia, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
PlotBreakup, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching

Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Passion, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, Smart, Makes me think

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs
PlotLove, Loneliness, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:06
PlotLove, Friendship, Love triangle, True love
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Aisha is a girl with a simple diktat - everyone's business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs - Aisha should mind her own business. Caught in the Delhi upper class world with its own set of social rules, Aisha navigates her world with a great sense of style and even greater optimism. Caught in her web are her best friend Pinky, the small town girl Shefali, the west Delhi boy Randhir and the hunk Dhruv. Aisha will make sure everyone dances to her tune. And all Arjun wants to do is disentangle that web and get Aisha out of an impending sticky mess. Who will succeed and who will succumb? Welcome to Aisha's fabulous world where playing cupid is as easy as 123...if only that Arjun would stay out of her way!

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersOrphans, Babies, Parents
PlotLife, Death, Birthday, Family life, Adoption
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersMusicians
PlotLoneliness, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fancy, Touching

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love-and it appears only one man can be left standing when it's over.

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: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:15
PlotLove
PlaceCollege, India, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Gowtam works as a reporter for a television channel. He is nursing a heart break after his girlfriend dumped him for another guy. He attends the wedding of his girlfriend where he meets the another girl Nitya dumped by the groom (her boy friend). They hit off well and become instant friends. Nitya stays in Bangalore and Gowtam stays in Hyderabad. They keep bumping in to each other over a period of years. Though both these people like each other, the fate intervenes to separate them at crucial moments. The rest of the story is all about how this couple finally realises that they are made for each other after few years of courtship.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersSisters, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, By books, For single girls

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.





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