20 Movies Like Life Itself

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 23 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Fault in Our Stars” is a movie about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who fall in love while dealing with their respective battles against cancer. Together, they navigate the challenges of illness, friendship, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.

Atonement

Atonement
Atonement
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 52 wins & 150 nominations total
Writer: Ian McEwan, Christopher Hampton
Actors: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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The Atonement movie is a historical drama that follows the lives of a young couple torn apart by a false accusation and the consequences that unfold. It explores themes of love, guilt, and the power of storytelling.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama film that follows a couple, Joel and Clementine, who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories after a painful breakup. As the memories fade, they rediscover their love and must decide whether to continue with the erasure or embrace the complexities of their relationship.

The Notebook

The Notebook
The Notebook
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 12 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks
Actors: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Notebook” is a romantic drama film that tells the story of a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall deeply in love during the summer of 1940. Despite their different social backgrounds and the obstacles they face, their love endures through the years, as they reunite years later in a nursing home, reminding each other of their passionate love story.

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Valentine” is a heartbreaking drama that explores the disintegration of a marriage, following the story of a couple as they navigate through the highs and lows of their relationship, examining themes of love, loss, and the complexities of human connection.”

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 128 wins & 268 nominations total
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Actors: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Manchester by the Sea” is a drama film that follows the story of a grieving man named Lee Chandler who returns to his hometown after his brother’s death, and must confront his painful past and take care of his teenage nephew. The film explores themes of loss, redemption, and the complexities of human relationships.

Her

Her
Her
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 83 wins & 186 nominations total
Writer: Spike Jonze
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Her” is a science-fiction romantic drama film about a lonely writer who develops a deep emotional connection with an artificial intelligence operating system, exploring themes of love, technology, and human connection in a near-future setting.”

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 89 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Language: English, Hindi
Country: United States
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The Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy-drama about a man with bipolar disorder who forms an unlikely bond with a young woman dealing with her own personal struggles, as they navigate their way through a dance competition and the challenges of mental health.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Steve Conrad
Actors: Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a biographical drama film that follows the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son. Despite facing numerous hardships, Gardner’s determination and resilience lead him on a journey of self-discovery and eventual success.

About Time

About Time
About Time
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“About Time” is a romantic comedy-drama about a young man who discovers he can time travel and uses this ability to find love and make the most of each day. As he navigates through life’s highs and lows, he learns the importance of cherishing every moment and finding happiness in the simplest of things.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 116 wins & 129 nominations total
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Tree of Life” is a poetic and introspective film that explores the meaning of life through the lens of a Texas family in the 1950s. It delves into themes of love, loss, and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

Boyhood

Boyhood
Boyhood
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 165 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 175 wins & 218 nominations total
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Arabic
Country: United States
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“Boyhood” is a coming-of-age film that follows the life of a young boy named Mason from childhood to adolescence, capturing the joys, challenges, and transformations he experiences over the course of 12 years. The movie explores themes of family, identity, and the passage of time through a unique and intimate storytelling approach.

Amour

Amour
Amour
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 84 wins & 108 nominations total
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actors: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Language: French, English
Country: Austria, France, Germany
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The movie “Amour” is about an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who face the challenges of aging and illness when Anne suffers a stroke. It explores their unwavering love and the difficult decisions they must make as they navigate the complexities of end-of-life care.

Moonlight

Moonlight
Moonlight
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 99/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 233 wins & 309 nominations total
Writer: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Actors: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Language: English
Country: United States
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Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama that follows the life of a young African-American man named Chiron, as he navigates his identity, sexuality, and personal growth in a rough neighborhood of Miami. The film explores themes of love, self-discovery, and the enduring impact of childhood experiences.

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 101 wins & 262 nominations total
Writer: James Ivory, André Aciman
Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
Language: English, Italian, French, German, Hebrew
Country: Italy, France, United States, Brazil
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“Call Me by Your Name” is a coming-of-age film set in 1980s Italy, following the romantic relationship that develops between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man during a summer vacation. It explores themes of desire, self-discovery, and the complexities of first love.

La La Land

La La Land
La La Land
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 241 wins & 307 nominations total
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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La La Land is a romantic musical film that follows the love story of an aspiring actress and a jazz musician as they chase their dreams in Los Angeles. It explores the challenges they face in their careers and relationship, ultimately questioning the sacrifices required for success.

Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert
Language: English, German, French
Country: United States, Austria
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“Before Sunrise” is a romantic drama film about two strangers, Jesse and Celine, who meet on a train and spend a night exploring Vienna, engaging in deep conversations and forming a profound connection before parting ways the next morning.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 166 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 85 wins & 160 nominations total
Writer: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United States
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“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a film about a man who ages in reverse, born as an elderly man and growing younger as time goes on. It explores his unique life journey and the challenges he faces as he experiences life in reverse.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama film that follows Charlie, a socially awkward high school freshman, as he navigates the complexities of adolescence, forms deep friendships, and confronts past traumas. Through a series of letters, Charlie shares his experiences of love, loss, and self-discovery, ultimately finding solace in the connections he makes with his newfound group of misfit friends.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film about a charismatic yet troubled high school senior who forms an unlikely romance with a shy and introverted classmate, leading them both to confront their fears and uncertainties about the future.”

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