In German, most sentences have a simple structure: subject, verb, object.
Ich liebe dich.
But there are some verbs such as gefallen or gelingen, where this structure doesn't apply. Instead, the word order is Es gefällt mir or Es gelingt mir, with the object es in the first position, and the subject mir in the third position, and the DATIVE case. (The verb is still in the second spot.)
What is this kind of construction called in German?
Is it true that most of these verbs begin with ge-, and would there be a reason for this?
Are there more common examples of such constructions? How might I look them up?