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20 best movies like When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

List of the best movies like When Harry Met Sally... (1989): A Lot Like Love, Broken English, You've Got Mail, The Object of My Affection, Waiting to Exhale, Frankie and Johnny, Love at the Christmas Table, Jersey Girl, The Jane Austen Book Club, Ashby.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Seduction, Fate
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, USSR, USA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Touching

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Japan, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends
PlotPassion, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceFrance, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Smart

Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her up that consistently fail, she has her friend’s (Drea de Matteo) disastrous blind dates to rely on as a backup for further dismay. She's surrounded by friends who are all happily engaged or romantically involved and somehow, love escapes Nora -- until she meets an unusual Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who helps her discover life beyond her self-imposed boundaries.

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: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGay, Pregnant, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Touching

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotPassion, Friendship, Divorce
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersCooks, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, True love
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Fascinating

When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie. While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim, persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Pursuit, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

A working girl from New Jersey looks for love with a fast-lane Manhattan salesman from Queens.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Breakup, Love with age difference
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Smart, Touching

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersTeens, CIA, Hired assassins, Killers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Fate, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Romantic, Light, Cute, Smart

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersLosers
PlotLoneliness, Fate
PlaceNew York
StyleInteresting, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceHospitals, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot's illness is not the real test of their relationship – it's everything else.

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, 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
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:43
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
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Womanizers, Pianists, Partners
PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding, Friendship, Shipwreck
PlaceAircraft, Paris, France, India, Asia
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

Hum Tum (Hindi: हम तुम, translation: You and Me, Urdu: ہم تم) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Journalists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceScotland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

Tom and Hannah have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her 'maid' of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersJournalists, Girlfriends
PlotLoneliness, True love, Divorce
PlaceCollege, New York
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersLesbians, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, American Football, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five years later, Danny returns to his hometown and finds the irresistible Anna Swann but she finds it easy to resist him since she is already engaged to dreamboat Eric, a very practical match. In pursuit of Anna, Danny finds himself entangled with each of the eccentric Swanns including blind, sheltered Nina, cynical sister Karen, big brother Bill and dramatic mother Grace as he fights to prove that fate should never be messed with and passion should never be practical.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Friends
PlotMusic, Friendship, Loneliness, Music group
PlaceParty
StyleCute, Smart, Touching

Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a grunge fanatic's dream, with the likes of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, True love, Fate
PlaceSchool, England, Ireland
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?

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: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Divorce
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry

Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding novelist; he, a free spirit who keeps things from getting boring. Their only problem is that they have decided to get divorced. Can their perfect relationship withstand this minor setback?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Life, Friendship, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching

Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self discovery. This journey includes her family, a new lover and her life. Even her best friend Tina has trouble understanding Angie. Written by Tony Fontana

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Womanizers, Partners
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, First love, Success, True love
PlaceFrance
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMaids, Poets, Parents, Good people
PlotLoneliness, Divorce
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...





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