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Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Romance

Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)

Amelie is a story about a girl named Amelie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amelie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amelie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades - she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love. Amelie then discovers she must become more aggressive and take a hold of her life and capture the beauty of love she has always dreamed of. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  poetry,  loneliness,  memory,  jealousy,  suicide,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:france,  bicycle
Characters:waitress
Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:garden gnome,  cafe,  longing for father,  hypochondriac,  childhood innocence,  time lapse photography,  woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  happiness,  renoir painting,  canvas painting,  childhood memory,  neighbor,  paris france,  ghost train,  video camera,  character repeats narrator's words,  elizabethan collar,  haunted house ride,  brittle bones,  bad past,  adult bookstore,  house key,  act of god,  collision course,  house fly,  montmartre paris,  lawn gnome,  benevolence,  sexual orgasm,  music score features piano,  cheerfulness,  living statue,  simultaneity,  passionate,  divine intervention,  following a dream,  good deed,  whimsical,  marbles,  optimist,  neglected child,  dictaphone,  impulsiveness,  pregnant woman nude,  princess diana,  skeleton costume,  cognac,  serendipity,  photo booth,  introvert,  chance,  humanism,  prankster,  tv set,  longing,  daydreaming,  matchmaker,  fairground,  video cassette,  sex in bathroom,  sex shop,  spoon,  soccer match,  famous score,  urinal,  coincidence,  kindness,  goldfish,  loud sex,  solitude,  idealism,  local blockbuster,  reminiscence,  stone,  quebec,  postcard,  boredom,  shyness,  happy ending,  practical joke,  photo album,  lingerie slip,  amusement park,  charity,  child's point of view,  innocence,  imagination,  buddhist,  following someone,  railway station,  compassion,  fate,  birth,  fish out of water,  time,  twins,  heroine,  destiny,  magical realism,  cinema,  falling in love,  moaning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  breaking the fourth wall,  fairy tale,  search,  man with glasses,  subway,  little girl,  painting,  letter,  camera,  female protagonist,  pregnancy,  train,  voice over narration,  cult film,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  sex scene,  f rated,  nudity

Chung Hing Sam Lam (1994)
Crime, Drama, Romance

Chung Hing Sam Lam (1994)

Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  surrealism
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:time lapse photography,  time,  video camera,  collision course,  simultaneity,  impulsiveness,  serendipity,  chance,  coincidence,  urinal,  goldfish,  railway station,  fate,  destiny,  falling in love,  search,  subway,  cafe,  letter,  camera,  train,  voice over narration,  cult film,  father daughter relationship

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On The Road (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:poetry
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  photo booth,  loud sex,  moaning,  search,  man with glasses,  little girl,  letter,  pregnancy,  train,  voice over narration,  photograph,  sex scene,  nudity

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:justice,  jealousy,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle
Story:coincidence,  innocence,  compassion,  fate,  destiny,  neighbor,  cafe,  letter,  camera,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Before Sunrise (1995) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Drama, Romance

Before Sunrise (1995)

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  memory,  suicide
Locations:france
Story:chance,  train,  time,  paris france,  simultaneity,  serendipity,  coincidence,  amusement park,  railway station,  happiness,  destiny,  cafe,  camera,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

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Cashback (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cashback (2006)

When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops chronic insomnia after finding out how quickly she moved on. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own 'art' in dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben's art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it - especially Sharon, the pretty and quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben's insomnia. This is why Cashback (2006) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  jealousy
Locations:bicycle
Story:time lapse photography,  longing,  boredom,  time,  little girl,  painting,  letter,  camera,  voice over narration,  photograph,  nudity

Before Sunset (2004)
Drama, Romance

Before Sunset (2004)

Early thirty-something American Jesse Wallace is in a Paris bookstore, the last stop on a tour to promote his best selling book, This Time. Although he is vague to reporters about the source material for the book, it is about his chance encounter nine years earlier on June 15-16, 1994 with a Parisienne named Celine, and the memorable and romantic day and evening they spent together in Vienna. At the end of their encounter at the Vienna train station, which is also how the book ends, they, not providing contact information to the other, vowed to meet each other again in exactly six months at that very spot. As the media scrum at the bookstore nears its conclusion, Jesse spots Celine in the crowd, she who only found out about the book when she earlier saw his photograph promoting this public appearance. Much like their previous encounter, Jesse and Celine, who is now an environmental activist, decide to spend time together until he is supposed to catch his flight back to New York, this time only being about an hour. Beyond the issue of the six month meeting, what has happened in their lives in the intervening nine years, and their current lives, they once again talk about their philosophies of life and love, this time with the knowledge of their day together and how it shaped what has happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  suicide
Locations:france
Characters:waitress
Story:paris france,  simultaneity,  following a dream,  chance,  buddhist,  fate,  time,  happiness,  train,  cafe,  pregnancy,  photograph,  sex scene

Broken Flowers (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Broken Flowers (2005)

The resolutely single Don Johnston has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don resigns himself to being alone yet again and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston, an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames. Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory
Locations:france
Characters:waitress
Story:reminiscence,  shyness,  buddhist,  search,  neighbor,  letter,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

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Hugo (2011) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  loneliness,  memory
Locations:france
Story:railway station,  paris france,  train,  child's point of view,  following someone,  time,  happiness,  cinema,  falling in love,  search,  little girl,  cafe,  camera,  voice over narration,  photograph,  character name in title

I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Comedy

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe.

Themes:poetry,  jealousy,  surrealism
Locations:bicycle
Story:video camera,  coincidence,  happiness,  man with glasses,  camera,  cult film,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. This is why Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  jealousy,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:france
Story:time,  paris france,  whimsical,  famous score,  happy ending,  compassion,  fish out of water,  heroine,  fairy tale,  search,  painting,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title

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De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:france
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  loud sex,  amusement park,  moaning,  neighbor,  camera,  train,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene

American Pie (1999) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy

American Pie (1999)

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  video camera,  chance,  idealism,  innocence,  destiny,  moaning,  fairy tale,  cult film,  nudity

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)

The first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 'Blue' is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew, free of personal commitments, belongings, grief or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  surrealism
Period:1990s
Story:paris france,  spoon,  solitude,  following someone,  fate,  little girl,  neighbor,  cafe,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

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Super (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Super (2010)

Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:waitress
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  chance,  loud sex,  time,  moaning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  voice over narration

Irreversible (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Irreversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. This is why Irreversible (2002) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  revenge
Locations:france
Story:paris france,  fate,  time,  happiness,  destiny,  subway,  pregnancy,  cult film,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

My Girl (1991) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  memory
Locations:bicycle
Period:1970s
Story:hypochondriac,  longing,  fairground,  goldfish,  birth,  time,  little girl,  neighbor,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read, especially as it relates to the time past this reconnection between Benjamin and Daisy, when Daisy gets older and Benjamin grows younger into his childhood years. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness
Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:birth,  time,  paris france,  collision course,  music score features piano,  chance,  postcard,  lingerie slip,  railway station,  magical realism,  man with glasses,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  character name in title

Filth (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Filth (2013)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth? (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  loud sex,  moaning,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  breaking the fourth wall,  voice over narration,  nudity

La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Locations:france
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  sexual orgasm,  loud sex,  solitude,  moaning,  painting,  female protagonist,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  sex scene,  f rated,  nudity

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Paris, Je T'aime (2006) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)

Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all. This is why Paris, Je T'aime (2006) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory
Locations:france
Story:time lapse photography,  paris france,  montmartre paris,  stone,  fish out of water,  cinema,  falling in love,  subway,  cafe,  camera,  pregnancy,  train,  voice over narration,  cult film,  photograph,  sex scene,  f rated

Private Parts (1997)
Biography, Comedy, Drama

Private Parts (1997)

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style that catches audience attention. Despite his on-air blue talk, at home he is a loving husband. He needs all the support he can get when he joins NBC in New York and comes up against a very different vision of radio. (Read More)

Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  moaning,  breaking the fourth wall,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  cult film

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Story:time lapse photography,  paris france,  video camera,  photo booth,  chance,  following someone,  time,  subway,  little girl,  cafe,  painting,  camera,  voice over narration,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  sex scene,  f rated

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Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  loneliness
Locations:france
Period:1990s
Story:time,  paris france,  famous score,  child's point of view,  imagination,  breaking the fourth wall,  neighbor,  train,  cult film,  photograph

Pleasantville (1998) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Pleasantville (1998)

David Wagner is a kid whose mind is stuck in the 1950s. He's addicted to a classic 50's sitcom television show called "Pleasantville". Pleasntville is a simple place, a place where all of its citizens are swell and simple-minded folks, a place where the word "violence", and life outside of Pleasantville, is unbeknown to its inhabitants; things are perfect down in Pleasantville. One evening, the life of David and his obnoxious sister Jennifer take a bizarre turn when an eccentric repairman hand them a supposed magical remote. After a quarrel between the siblings, they inexplicably zap themselves into the world of "Pleasantville". Now, David and Jennifer must adjust to a 50s lifestyle of repressed desires and considerably different societal values while trying to find their way home. (Read More)

Locations:france
Period:1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  paris france,  music score features piano,  innocence,  happiness,  moaning,  painting

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine 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 realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. This is why Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  poetry,  loneliness,  jealousy,  surrealism
Story:childhood memory,  impulsiveness,  chance,  time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  man with glasses,  subway,  painting,  train,  cult film

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  jealousy,  revenge,  surrealism
Story:famous score,  compassion,  fate,  fish out of water,  happiness,  magical realism,  fairy tale,  neighbor,  cult film,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title

40 Days And 40 Nights (2002)
Comedy, Romance

40 Days And 40 Nights (2002)

Nicole broke up with Matt months ago and is now engaged to someone else. He's very good-looking and has no trouble finding other lovers, but that doesn't help because he's still obsessed with wanting her back. Then he gets the inspiration that swearing off sex for Lent (all forms of sexual activity, even kissing or masturbation) will give him the perspective he needs. So of course a few days later he meets a woman and they fall in love. Now Matt sees his vow as a personal matter, and won't even tell her about it, but his friends think otherwise, and now the complications begin... (Read More)

Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  video camera,  loud sex,  moaning,  train,  nudity

Everything Is Illuminated (2005) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Jewish-American writer 'Jonathan Safran Foer' (qv) is a collector of his family's memorabilia, although most of the items, some which he takes without asking, would not be considered keepsakes by the average person. He places most of those items in individual Ziploc bags, and hangs them on his keepsake wall under the photograph of the person to who it is most associated. He has this compulsion in an effort to remember. He is able to tie a photograph that he receives from his grandmother, Sabine Foer, on her deathbed - it of his grandfather, Safran Foer, during the war in the Ukraine, and a young woman he will learn is named Augustine - back to a pendant he stole from his grandfather on his deathbed in 1989, the pendant of a glass encased grasshopper. Learning that Augustine somehow saved his grandfather's life leads to Jonathan going on a quest to find out the story at its source where the photograph was taken, in a now non-existent and probably largely forgotten town called Trachimbrod that was razed by the Nazis during the war, he armed only with his limited knowledge, the pendant, his grandfather's Star of David necklace, the photograph, tip "money", and an old and largely outdated map. Prior to arriving in the Ukraine, Jonathan prearranges the guide services of Odessa-based Heritage Tours, which specializes in helping Jewish expats discover their past. The company is owned and operated by three generations of the Alexander Perchov family, who generally think Jewish people are stupid for wanting to revisit their past, and spend large sums of money for their services in doing so. The three from Heritage assigned to Jonathan's file are: the company founder Alexander I ("Grandpa"), the retired, non-blind blind man who will be the driver; his "seeing eye" dog, 'Sammy Davis Jr. (I)' (qv) Jr., a deranged bitch of a dog; and Alexander III ("Alex"), a western pop cultural loving young man, whose broken English will need to suffice for translation. Jonathan will learn that his guides are a loving but dysfunctional lot who have little interest in helping him beyond taking his money. But during their time together, this quest will affect Jonathan, Grandpa and Alex in different ways, all tied to the value of remembering. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  suicide
Locations:bicycle
Story:time lapse photography,  coincidence,  postcard,  railway station,  time,  search,  camera,  pregnancy,  train,  voice over narration,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

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Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  suicide
Story:collision course,  serendipity,  chance,  video cassette,  urinal,  shyness,  photo album,  fate,  destiny,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  cafe,  cult film,  sex scene

Hable Con Ella (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Hable Con Ella (2002)

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. This is why Hable Con Ella (2002) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  suicide
Story:chance,  time,  destiny,  cinema,  little girl,  letter,  camera,  pregnancy,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... (Read More)

Themes:memory,  jealousy,  suicide,  surrealism
Locations:france
Story:paris france,  tv set,  daydreaming,  neighbor,  painting,  letter,  voice over narration,  photograph

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Safe Haven (2013) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Safe Haven (2013)

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven. (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Characters:waitress
Story:fish out of water,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  little girl,  neighbor,  cafe,  letter,  camera,  female protagonist,  photograph,  father daughter relationship

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  suicide,  surrealism
Characters:waitress
Story:innocence,  time,  magical realism,  fairy tale,  cafe,  letter,  voice over narration,  cult film,  character name in title

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Comedy

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

At John Hughes High School, the students are the same as just about every other teenager in a teen movie. The popular jock, Jake, takes a bet from Austin, the cocky blonde guy, that he can transform Janey, the pretty ugly girl, into the prom queen before the prom. But two people are trying to stop Jake from succeeding: his evil sister, Catherine, the cruelest girl in school, and Priscilla, the bitchy cheerleader. And all of their friends are the same as any other teen movie: Areola, the naked foreign exchange student, Les, the beautiful weirdo, Malik, the token black guy, the desperate virgins, Amanda Becker, the perfect girl, Ricky, Janey's obsessed best friend, and Sadie, the VERY old undercover reporter. (Read More)

Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  lingerie slip,  time,  destiny,  moaning,  breaking the fourth wall,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. This is why The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Themes:poetry,  loneliness,  memory,  jealousy,  suicide
Period:1990s
Story:childhood memory,  introvert,  shyness,  innocence,  buddhist,  time,  happiness,  cafe,  letter,  camera,  voice over narration,  photograph

Serendipity (2001) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Romance

Serendipity (2001)

Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas met while shopping for gloves in New York. Though buying for their respective lovers, the magic was right and a night of Christmas shopping turned into romance. Jon wanted to explore things further but Sara wasn't sure their love was meant to be. They decided to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together... Many years later, having lost each other that night, both are engaged to be married. Still, neither can shake the need to give fate one last chance to reunite them. Jon enlists the help of his best man to track down the girl he can't forget starting at the store where they met. Sara asks her new age musician fiance for a break before the wedding and, with her best friend in tow, flies from California to New York hoping destiny will bring her soulmate back. Near-misses and classic Shakespearean confusion bring the two close to meeting a number of times but fate will have the final word on whether it was meant to be. (Read More)

Story:chance,  fate,  destiny,  serendipity,  coincidence,  time,  search,  subway,  train

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Period:1970s,  1990s
Story:time,  fate,  destiny,  subway,  little girl,  painting,  pregnancy,  father daughter relationship

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Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Comedy, Family

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

Mr. Bean enters a church raffle and wins a vacation trip to France as well as a camcorder. After boarding a Eurostar train and arriving in Paris, the French language proves a barrier for Bean, as he struggles to get across the city to catch a train to the south of France from the Gare de Lyon. Taking time to order a meal, he finds the consumption of a seafood platter to be a challenge. Just before catching his train, he asks Emil, a Russian film director on his way to be a judge at the Cannes Film festival to use his camcorder to record his boarding, but accidentally causes Emil being left behind at the station. Bean attempts to cheer up the director's son Stepan as the train continues south but matters are made more hectic by the fact that Emil has reported his son to have been kidnapped and Bean losing his wallet and essential travel documents at a pay phone where he and Stepan attempt to contact Emil. Heading in the direction of Cannes, Bean finds himself in the cast and disrupting the flow of a commercial being shot by the egotistical director Carson Clay. He and Stepan finally hitch a ride with the young and vivacious actress Sabine who is heading to Cannes to attend the premiere of Clay's film, in which she appears. After Bean sneaks into the showing, his camcorder images are destined to enliven the proceedings. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:france,  bicycle
Story:paris france,  video camera,  railway station,  time,  breaking the fourth wall,  train,  cult film,  character name in title

Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Groundhog Day (1993)

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. (Read More)

Themes:suicide,  surrealism
Characters:waitress
Period:1990s
Story:video camera,  good deed,  kindness,  idealism,  happy ending,  fate,  compassion,  fish out of water,  time,  happiness,  magical realism,  train,  cult film

Sliding Doors (1998) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Sliding Doors (1998)

In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton. This is why Sliding Doors (1998) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:train,  serendipity,  chance,  following someone,  time,  destiny,  subway,  cafe,  female protagonist,  pregnancy

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Little Children (2006)
Drama, Romance

Little Children (2006)

Echoes of "Madame Bovary" in the American suburbs. Sarah's in a loveless marriage to an advertising executive, long days with her young daughter at the park and the pool, wanting more. Brad is an immature househusband, married to a flinty documentary filmmaker. Ronnie is just out of prison - two years for indecent exposure to a minor - living with his elderly mother, May; Larry is a retired cop, fixated on driving Ronnie away. Sarah and Brad connect, a respite of adult companionship at the pool. Ronnie and Larry have their demons. Brad should be studying for the bar; Larry misses his job; Ronnie's mom thinks he needs a girlfriend. Sarah longs to refuse to be trapped in an unhappy life. Where can these tangled paths lead? (Read More)

Locations:bicycle
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  chance,  loud sex,  moaning,  search,  cafe,  letter,  train,  voice over narration,  photograph,  sex scene,  nudity

Bitter Moon (1992)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Bitter Moon (1992)

British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over a number of visits to Oscar's cabin. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  suicide,  revenge
Characters:waitress
Story:chance,  paris france,  passionate,  skeleton costume,  sex shop,  amusement park,  time,  cafe,  pregnancy,  photograph

El Secreto De Sus Ojos (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

El Secreto De Sus Ojos (2009)

In 1999, retired Argentinian federal justice agent Benjamin Esposito is writing a novel, using an old closed case as the source material. That case is the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto. In addition to seeing the extreme grief of the victim's husband Ricardo Morales, Benjamin, his assistant Pablo Sandoval, and newly hired department chief Irene Menendez-Hastings were personally affected by the case as Benjamin and Pablo tracked the killer, hence the reason why the unsatisfactory ending to the case has always bothered him. Despite the department already having two other suspects, Benjamin and Pablo ultimately were certain that a man named Isidoro Gomez is the real killer. Although he is aware that historical accuracy is not paramount for the novel, the process of revisiting the case is more an issue of closure for him. He tries to speak to the key players in the case, most specifically Irene, who still works in the justice department and who he has always been attracted to but never pursued due to the differences in their ages and social classes. The other issue is that Gomez is still at large, no one aware if he is alive or dead. But as Pablo at the time mentioned that passion is one thing that cannot be changed in behavior, Benjamin learns now that that premise still holds true. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  memory,  revenge
Period:1970s
Story:music score features piano,  local blockbuster,  photo album,  time,  search,  man with glasses,  letter,  train,  voice over narration,  photograph,  sex scene

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The Double (2013) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Double (2013)

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  suicide,  surrealism
Characters:waitress
Story:spoon,  shyness,  time,  subway,  neighbor,  cafe,  train,  father daughter relationship

The Piano (1993)
Drama, Music, Romance

The Piano (1993)

It is the mid-nineteenth century. Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand's North Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relationship with her new husband Stewart. She suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation. This is why The Piano (1993) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001). (Read More)

Story:music score features piano,  longing,  famous score,  falling in love,  little girl,  neighbor,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  sex scene,  f rated

Bruce Almighty (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  revenge
Story:chance,  woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  video camera,  divine intervention,  spoon,  photo album,  moaning,  character name in title

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Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy, Crime

Keeping Mum (2005)

Walter Goodfellow, the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria go stale, and he is so detached from his family that he has not taken notice that his 17-year-old daughter Holly is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey fears going to school owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins, the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:bicycle
Story:video camera,  time,  man with glasses,  little girl,  neighbor,  cafe,  letter,  pregnancy,  train,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988) is one of the best movies like Le Fabuleux Destin D'amelie Poulain (2001)
Drama, Romance

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Characters:waitress
Story:cognac,  innocence,  happiness,  cafe,  letter,  camera,  train,  voice over narration,  photograph,  nudity

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Action, Comedy

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA wants him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. The President is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. Basically, it's a send-up of all the big shoot-em-up Rambo/Robocop/T2/Commando-type movies. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  loud sex,  moaning,  cult film,  sex scene

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