Movies like The Bucket List

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The Bucket List (2007)
 7.4
 243K
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, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic, philosophical, buddy movie, compassionate, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list, cancer, road trip, millionaire, desire, friends, goodhearted, human relationship, buddies, hopes, mechanic, philosophy, hospital, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, egypt, mount everest, los angeles ...

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Most similar movies to The Bucket List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and sentimental films with plots about friendship, mentor, life philosophy, destiny, storytelling, dialogue and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Bucket List: The Intouchables (2011), 50/50 (2011), A Walk in the Woods (2015), Last Vegas (2013), 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: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, french, disability, lifestyle change, caregiver, starting over, friends, culture clash, friendship between men, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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90%
 7.6
 327K
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, tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., canada, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, elderly, friendship, camping, friends, escapades, camping trip, adventure, wilderness, forest, old friend, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 114 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, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life philosophy, life, travel, introspection, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.6
 132K
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: feel good, humorous, touching, funny, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: elderly, friendship, golden years, vacation, funeral, bachelor party, buddies, aging, friendship between men, weekend, disorder, old friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 112K
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: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, compassion, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 246K
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, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 12K
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: touching, captivating, inspirational, sincere, sweet
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, hypochondriac, bucket list, love of one's life, friendship, wish come true, airport, infatuation, coming of age, wish fulfillment, fighting illness, last wish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, alcohol abuse, family relations, vacation, single parent, redemption, hopes, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: road movie, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, escapades, friends, life philosophy, last wish, on the run, odd couple, partners, gangsters, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, dying, teenager, adolescence, high school student, terminal illness, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, job interview, movie star, on the road, friends, stranger, celebrity culture, actor's life, shopping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 14K
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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homeless, friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, feel good, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, elderly, age difference, golden years, love triangle, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, playwright, older man younger woman relationship, unlikely relationship, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived for the past two and a half years.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: down syndrome, wrestling, raft, escape, friendship, follow your dream, adventure, runaway, friend, chase, travel, retirement home ...
Place: florida, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, writers, unlikely friendships, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, looking for love, age difference, artist, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, parenthood, beauty pageant, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 393K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, teenager, youth, boy, young heroes, young kid, friends, courage, loyalty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, runaway, friendship, forest, teenage life, lifestyle change, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, overbearing parent, parents and children, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, crimes, couples, retiring, city life, lie, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 26K
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, realistic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, model, human spirit, leukemia, elderly, friendship, hopes, women, small town, middle aged, life philosophy, aging ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 32K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, holiday, love and romance, vacation, african american, romance, human nature, female protagonist, self discovery, christmas, hotel, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, new orleans, central europe, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.8
 67K
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, teens
Plot: terminal illness, step parent, divorce, parents and children, stepmother stepson relationship, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.0
 12K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, motorcycle, cancer, self discovery, on the road, travel, fighting illness, health situation, treatment, dealing with death, twentysomething life, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
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Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, sweet, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, adventure, loneliness, follow your dream, talking animals, family, friendship, journey, obsessive quest, dog, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 436K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, family relations, mermaid, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, texas, alabama, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, heart attack, family bonds, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%