Movies like The Bucket List

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The Bucket List (2007)
 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, inspirational, compassionate, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, golden years, human spirit, friendship, adventure, mechanic, dying, philosophy, hospital, life & death, unlikely friendships, elephant, destiny, loneliness, death, safari, brain tumor, billionaire, surgery, businessman, millionaire, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, mount everest, cote d'azur, tibet, french riviera ...

Most similar movies to The Bucket List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, destiny, mentor, life philosophy, culture clash, friendship and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Bucket List: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), The Intouchables (2011), Last Holiday (2006), 50/50 (2011), Last Vegas (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the road, on the run, odd couple, partners, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, odd couple, loneliness, partners, starting over, life philosophy, culture clash, french, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 25K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, self discovery, love and romance, holiday, human nature, hotel, chef, dealing with death, suicidal, senator, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, central europe, czech republic, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 294K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, therapist, doctor, buddies, hospital, dealing with death, coping, fighting illness, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 118K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: elderly, casino, vacation, friendship, aging, funeral, farce, buddies, male friendship, friends, golden years, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, writer's life, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, first love, dealing with death, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, happiness, adventure, introspection, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 185K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, school play, photo shoot, friendship, urban, rivalry, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: humorous, light, road movie, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: in the woods, hiking, friendship, adventure, elderly, escapades, wilderness, friends, camping, aging, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, golden years, civil rights, boss and employee, friendship, widow, car accident, chauffeur, jewish, self discovery, aging ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 21K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, elderly, leukemia, calendar, charity, drugs/alcohol, village, friends, mannequin, aging, best friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heart attack, terminal illness, aging, golden years, redemption, parent child relationship, human nature, dysfunctional family, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, infidelity, opposites attract, astronaut, single mother, terminal illness, loss of daughter, neighbor neighbor relationship, parent child relationship, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 39K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, dancer's life, dance school, marriage, hopes, jealousy, family, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 51K
Cocoon (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: space and aliens, benign alien, alien, retirement home, elderly, golden years, cocoon, senior citizen, swimming pool, chase, fountain of youth, cancer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 21K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, romance, love triangle, age difference, golden years, love and romance, unlikely couple, ladykiller, unlikely relationship, aging, up and down relationship, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, afghanistan, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 11K
And So It Goes (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, opposites attract, estrangement, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, neighbor, grandparent grandchild relationship, romance, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 102K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, aging, obsessive quest, road trip, on the road, dementia, pickup truck, elderly, golden years, parents and children, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 107K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, marriage, friendship, cancer, buddies, stand-up comedian, friends, loneliness, hopes, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 17K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, retirement home life, aging, opera, retired, retirement home, musician, concert, classical music, reconciliation, music, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 115K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: on the road, life changing, mullet, wedding, fish out of water, salesman, letter, golden years, odd couple, wife husband relationship, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, kansas, colorado, denver colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Plot: aging, on the road, friendship, cat, eviction, road trip, americana, hitchhiker, redemption, golden years, pets, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, self discovery, job interview, movie star, shopping, research, friends, on the road, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, fish out of water, cat, wilderness, survival, journey, adventure, getting home, family, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%