Movies like The Bucket List

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The Bucket List (2007)
 7.4
 212K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, compassionate, humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, follow your dream, journey, human spirit, friendship, golden years, adventure, dying, mechanic, philosophy, death, hospital, life & death, millionaire, businessman, surgery, doctor, unlikely friendships, billionaire, safari, destiny, loneliness, elephant, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, egypt, africa, tibet, hong kong ...

Most similar movies to The Bucket List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about mentor, storytelling, culture clash, destiny, friendship, life philosophy and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Bucket List: The Intouchables (2011), Last Vegas (2013), The Intern (2015), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Patch Adams (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 121K
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, feel good, touching, funny, exciting ...
Plot: elderly, vacation, friendship, casino, funeral, buddies, aging, male friendship, disorder, golden years, old friend, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 192K
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, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, mentor, intern, family, office, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 94K
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, tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, unconventional method, clinic, doctors and patients, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ 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, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, redemption, family relations, alcohol abuse, single parent, vacation, hopes, artists and showbiz, misfit, disability, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 298K
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, sentimental, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, coping, buddies, fighting illness, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, canada, hawaii, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, escapades, adventure, elderly, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Then Came You (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.
Style: inspirational, touching, sweet, sincere, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: terminal illness, hypochondriac, coming of age, airport, wish come true, infatuation, friendship, love of one's life, teenager, british
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, fall in love, coping, youth, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 26K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, self discovery, african american, holiday, love and romance, human nature, romance, dealing with death, hotel, suicidal, senator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, central europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, beauty pageant, heroin, road trip, businessman, journey, teacher, singer, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 22K
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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, charity, leukemia, calendar, elderly, aging, drugs/alcohol, rising to stardom, overnight success, money raising, dealing with death, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, father son relationship, heart attack, redemption, dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 117K
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: semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, salesman, fish out of water, letter, life changing, golden years, parents and children, elderly, introspection, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, nebraska, colorado, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 55K
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, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 108K
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, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loneliness, doctor, widower, parents and children, holiday, family reunited, siblings relations, family problems, retired, loss of spouse, train travel, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: touching, realistic, humorous, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: small town, aging, road trip, on the road, elderly, pickup truck, dementia, obsessive quest, delusion, snow, relatives, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, age difference, romance, love triangle, unlikely couple, love and romance, unlikely relationship, golden years, up and down relationship, ladykiller, aging, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, terminal illness, opposites attract, loss of daughter, astronaut, single mother, acceptance, understanding, up and down relationship, unsupportive parent, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, louisiana, new york, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: funeral, orphan, vegetarian, roommate, deathbed, couple relations, human nature, odd couple, starting over, love and romance, hopes, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 23K
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, book, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, clever, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, research, shopping, job interview, movie star, introspection, on the road, couples, abandoned, worn out, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, unfulfillment, feminism, gender, couples, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, pakistan, san diego california, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 232
Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friends, retirement home, terminal illness, couples, tragic hero, odd couple, elderly, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, hopes, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 8K
5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, interracial relations, elderly, love and romance, golden years, city life, couple relations, couples, urban, aging, society, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life & death, human spirit, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, broken heart, life, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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