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List of the best movies like Xenia (2014): Marina, The Way I Spent the End of the World, Shun Li and the Poet, In Bloom, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Violette, Hidden Away, Free Men, Sister, Sleeping Beauty.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy
PlotOn real events, First love
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryRomania, France
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Friendship, Political
PlaceVillage, School
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryItaly, France
CharactersFriends, Losers, Poets
PlaceVillage, Italy
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

Markimdb: 7.5
CountryGeorgia, Germany, France
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Weapon
PlacePrison, School
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersHorses, Friends, Singers
PlotTravel, Friendship
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Strong women, Writers, Friends
PlotMotorcycles, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Snow
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through writing and on Simone's conviction that she holds in her hands the destiny of an extraordinary writer.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Gay, Losers
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes for themselves, experiencing first love in a way they never could have imagined. And having to keep it Hidden away.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
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: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Luxembourg
CharactersStreet children
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryBelgium, France
CharactersStreet children, Babies
PlacePrison, France, Small cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Markimdb: 7.8
CountrySerbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Surgeons
PlotFate, Debts
PlaceGermany, Serbia
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after protecting a Muslim civilian from being attacked by three other soldiers. 12 years later, the consequences of this act of heroism are still having their repercussions.

Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersTeens, Artists, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Passion, Political, Uprising
PlaceParis, France
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.

Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersLosers, Poor
PlotOn real events
PlaceVillage, Greece, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Old man
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Germany, Estate
StyleRomantic, Soulful, By books, Gloomy, Touching

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Travel
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote countryside. As their trip comes to an end, the two must decide where to go from Here

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
PlotLife, Political, Family life, Uprising
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Epic, Makes me think, Serious

It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan, France, Spain
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, Water, Swimming
PlaceSea, Islands, Nature, Japan, Moon
StyleLight, Soulful, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Touching

Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poets
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceFrance, Night Clubs
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the night, they leave the city for the forest. In the silence of the moonlight nature, the desire between the two friends becomes increasingly vibrant. A new day is born from their friendship.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Soldier, Fathers, Artists
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Captain Jahan Bakshi rescues a Punjabi girl, Suhani. This starts a friendship that evolves into a passionate love affair.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotObsession, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeens, DJs
PlotLove, Dancing, Music, Fate, Freedom
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Losers, Chickens
StyleGloomy, Touching, Serious

Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Artists
PlotLove, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceMetro, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, To cry, Touching

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas. It soon becomes clear Rafael is a very good dancer, and Ruby is the biggest hope for the studio at the championship.

Markimdb: 6.8
CountryGermany, France, Turkey
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive

A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes field recordings of artists who practice rare and unusual forms. Sumru is struggling with loneliness after the disappearance of her Kurdish boyfriend, and for her latest project, she sets out on a lengthy road trip recording the stories of Kurdish women who have survived the murder of their Turkish husbands or lovers, hoping she might track down her man in her travels. After making her first stop in the city of Diyarbaki, Sumru meets Ahmet, who makes a living selling black market goods and shares her love of music and history. The two become fast friends, and as Ahmet joins Sumru on her travels, their relationship grows deeper, though she also becomes more aware of the tragedy that has gripped her country and the consequences of the civil war.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryTurkey, France, Germany, Belgium
PlaceTurkey, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryIndia, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg
PlotLove triangle, Buddhism
PlaceVillage, Asia
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think

A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.