100 best melodrama movies

A list of the best melodrama films, selected by visitors to our site: Kidnapping, Caucasian Style, Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession, Titanic, Love and Pigeons, Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures, Friends: The Reunion, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Frozen II, Frozen Fever, Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, The Girls, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Great Gatsby, Office Romance, Tangled Ever After, Tangled: Before Ever After, The Notebook, The Irony of Fate. The Sequel, Seven Pounds
Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28

Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:22

In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucas in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the local deceitful governor. All the time Shurik thinks that it is all just a one old Caucasian custom. When he, finally, realizes what he did he goes out in search for the girl of his dreams. Written by Ptah Hoteb

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Love and Pigeons (1984)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia returns to his wife and children.

Operation Y and Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:35

The film consists of three independent parts: "Workmate", "Déjà vu" and "Operation Y". The plot follows the adventures of Shurik (alternative spelling — Shourick), the naive and nerdy Soviet student who often gets into ludicrous situations but always finds a way out very neatly. "Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures" was a hit movie and became the leader of Soviet film distribution in 1965.

Friends: The Reunion (2021)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

The cast of Friends reunites for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the hit series, an unforgettable evening filled with iconic memories, uncontrollable laughter, happy tears, and special guests.

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:30

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...

Frozen II (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:13

Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Norway

Olaf is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff.

Frozen Fever (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration00:40

On Anna's birthday, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco share backstage secrets and personal memories, reveal their favorite moments playing their roles and remember some of the most memorable stories, while visiting the iconic sets of this beloved series.

The Girls (1961)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32

One of the most popular Soviet films of the 60th, "Devchata" is a perfect example of how to make a wonderful movie in the most difficult genre of comedy/romance. "Devchata" is funny, heartwarming, charmingly naive yet involving and moving. Nadezda Rumiantseva gives a star making performance as a teenager Tosya who came to work as a cook in a logging company located in the distant Siberain village with the long and snowy winter. On her first day, she meets Ilya (Nikolai Rybnikov), the most popular and attractive guy who is equally known for his success on the working place and with the girls. Ilya makes the bet with the friends that the new cook will fall in love with him in no later than two weeks...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Office Romance (1977)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:39

Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make Novoseltsev the head of the department but encounters objections from Ludmila Prokopievna Kalugina, the director. Samokhvalov then advises Novoseltsev to lightly hit on the boss. Ironically, Novoseltsev and Kalugina fall in love with each other...

Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Rapunzel grapples with the responsibilities of being a princess and the overprotective ways of her father. While she wholeheartedly loves Eugene, Rapunzel does not share his immediate desire to get married and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, she and her tough-as-nails Lady-in-Waiting Cassandra embark on a secret adventure where they encounter mystical rocks that magically cause Rapunzel's long blonde hair to grow back. Impossible to break and difficult to hide, Rapunzel must learn to embrace her hair and all that it represents.

Tangled Ever After (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:06

The kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?

The Notebook (2004)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

The Irony of Fate. The Sequel (2007)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:49

Zhenya and Nadya go their separate ways. Nadya stuck with her bureaucrat boyfriend, married him and had a daughter, also called Nadya. Zhenya married and had a son, Konstantin. Both later divorced. More than 30 years later, Konstantin ends up drunk in the flat where the younger Nadya finds him. He is there as part of a convoluted ruse by his father's friends to get Zhenya back into the arms of the woman with whom he shared a magical night. The waylaid son is the bait to get Zhenya back to Leningrad, now called St. Petersburg. One romance is rekindled and another between the son and daughter is struck up.

Seven Pounds (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

In Time (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:59

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:27

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Allegiant (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Insurgent (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

The Terminal (2004)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

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.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:44

A rich farmer is well known for being very unkind. He's misanthropic, misogynous and cantankerous. Until he meets by chance a gorgeous girl...

The Illusionist (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Troy (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
Duration02:43

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.




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