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List of the best movies like The Specials (2019): Cyrano, My Love, The Midwife, La Belle Époque, Synonyms, My Piece of the Pie, Sink or Swim, Samba, Amanda, The Girl with Nine Wigs, Le Havre.

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Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Writers, Losers, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily, Students, Friends, Lovers, Surgeons
PlotLove, Soccer, Gambling, Poker, Relationship
PlaceTrains, Paris, France, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Artists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Divorce
PlaceParty, France, Metro, Hotels
StyleKind, Cute, Touching

Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersMusicians, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSSR, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersModels, Maids, Single mothers
PlaceFrance, London
StyleTo cry

France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at the home of a rich man, Steve, whose world is radically different from her own. As their paths keep crossing, she discovers that her employer played a part in closing the factory in Dunkirk...

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Trainers
PlotDancing, Friendship, Depression, Swimming, Competitions
PlaceFrance
StyleLight, Soulful, Touching, For a group of friends, For men

40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Brothers
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Loneliness, Fate, Justice
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:54
CharactersTerrorists, Childrens, Rabbits, Family, Parrots
PlotDancing, Friendship, Tennis, Fate
PlaceParis, France, Hospitals, London
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls in love. But soon after, his life is brutally interrupted by the sudden death of his sister. Beyond the shock, and the pain, David now finds himself alone with his young niece Amanda to care for.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryGermany, Belgium
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotOn real events, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, Germany
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching

The true story of a young woman whose lust for life means she is determined to be so very much more than just another cancer patient.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFinland, France, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Losers, Poor, Good people, Refugees
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Makes me think

Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel's help to hide from the police.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration01:56
PlotSoccer, Friendship
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Touching, For men

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy, Qatar
Duration01:50
CharactersStrong women, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceVillage
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact and try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark, sabotaging the village radio, then destroying the village TV.

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: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Horses, Gay, Punks, Friends
PlotFriendship, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, By books, Touching

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotLove, Friendship, Jealousy, Birthday, Fate
PlaceSea, Beach, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, By books, Fascinating

Beatrice celebrates with her family the release of her book: she tells about the accident of her husband Frederic. He became blind and without filter - always so funny and seductive, he is totally unpredictable. But this book, hymn-to-life, will turn into a joyful fist because if Beatrice changed the names, each of his friends seeks to find his character. The book awakens secret jealousies, while the group of friends and family pitch.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France
CharactersMusicians, Womanizers
PlotFriendship, Political, Growing up, Adoption, Funeral
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

After a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant, Cellisten Louka, a Czech man, must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However, it’s not long before the communication barrier is broken between the two new family members.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Money, Friendship, Tornadoes
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:39
CharactersNuns
PlotCars, The escape, Friendship, Female friendship
PlaceItaly, France, Beach, Hospitals, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Beatrice is a blabbermouth and a so-called billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s in intimacy with world leaders. Donatella is a young quiet tattooed woman, locked in her own mystery. They are both patients of a mental institution and subject to custodial measures.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryMexico, France
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Death, Adoption
PlaceSea, Beach, Hospitals, Mexico
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders, Divorce
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Touching

A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:26
CharactersHorses, Gay
PlotDancing, Passion
PlaceFrance
StyleTo cry, Touching

How to become a man when your mother and your closed circle have decided otherwise? This is the challenge Guillaume took up. The film recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a homosexual... until, aged 30, he meets the woman who, after his mother, will become the other woman in his life. Beyond this story of a heterosexual coming-out, the film tells the tale of an actor who never stopped loving women, maybe even a little too much.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance
Duration01:39
CharactersSpy, Friends, Losers, Artists
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceParis, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic leader played a pivotal role in supporting the resistance and rescuing Jews.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:12
CharactersDogs, Police, Family, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, Robbery, Friendship, Fate, Everyday life
PlaceSea, Beach, Night Clubs
TimeNight
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild events.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersNurses
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Friendship, Birthday, Snow
PlacePrison, Mountains, France, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Touching

An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends
PlotTravel, Music, Obsession, KGB, Music group
PlaceFrance, Concerts
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once directed. One day, he intercepts an official invitation from the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet. Through a series of mad antics, he reunites his old orchestra, now composed of old alcoholic musicians, and flies to perform in Paris and complete the Tchaikovsky concerto interrupted 30 years earlier. For the concerto, he engages a young violin soloist with whom he has an unexpected connection.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Family, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship
PlaceItaly, Venice
TimeNight
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersCelebrities
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

A romantic drama set in 1961 that follows a young studio extra's ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:31
CharactersPhotographers, Neighbors, Cats
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Breakup, Depression
PlaceParis, France, Metro, Cemetery
StyleLight

Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she's determined to make a new start and she'll do it with style and panache.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryItaly, France, Belgium
CharactersWriters, Friends, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Italy
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.





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