Movies like The Bucket List

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The Bucket List (2007)
 7.4
 217K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: 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, journey, follow your dream, human spirit, adventure, friendship, golden years, unlikely friendships, dying, mechanic, philosophy, death, hospital, life & death, millionaire, businessman, surgery, doctor, billionaire, safari, destiny, loneliness, elephant, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, egypt, africa, mount everest, tibet ...

Most similar movies to The Bucket List

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about life philosophy, destiny, friendship, mentor, storytelling, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Bucket List: The Intouchables (2011), The Intern (2015), Last Vegas (2013), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), 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, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, lifestyle change, friends, human relationship, loneliness, blacks and whites, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 195K
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, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, elderly, mentor, fashion, intern, family, office, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 122K
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, golden years, disorder, reunion, old friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, 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, sincere, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, hopes, alcohol abuse, family relations, redemption, single parent, vacation, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 97K
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, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ 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: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, friends, escapades, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, elderly, escapades, adventure, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 303K
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, sincere, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, fighting illness, doctor, therapist, best friend, buddies, hopes, coping, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, canada, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, travel, life, introspection, adventure, happiness, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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, humorous, realistic, 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, senator, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, prague czech republic, czech republic, central europe ...
⇓ 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: feel good, road movie, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, dysfunctional family, road trip, escapades, journey, suicidal, performance, suicide attempt, beauty pageant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: california, usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, cross country ...
⇓ 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, realistic, inspirational, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, leukemia, hopes, model, human spirit, friendship, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 118K
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: humorous, semi serious, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, fish out of water, salesman, letter, life changing, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, kansas, colorado, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hotel, friendship, elderly, aging, retirement home, elderly lovers, disorder, culture clash, mentor, romance, twists & turns, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 110K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, human nature, hopes, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 57K
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, step parent, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, remarry, human nature, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, 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, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, introspection, on the road, research, shopping, movie star, job interview, friends, stranger, actor's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, youth, ambition, human nature, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, opposites attract, terminal illness, loss of daughter, astronaut, single mother, acceptance, understanding, parents and children, love affair, romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa, louisiana, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, roommate, deathbed, vegetarian, orphan, elderly, human nature, starting over, odd couple, friends, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 193K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, couples, romance, grief, widow widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: age difference, opposites attract, romance, love triangle, unlikely couple, love and romance, unlikely relationship, golden years, up and down relationship, ladykiller, aging, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, caribbean, paris france, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 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, cooking, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, young lovers, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, on the road, terminal illness, self discovery, feminism, unlikely criminals, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, san diego california, tucson arizona, cross country, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 236
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: retirement home, terminal illness, couples, odd couple, tragic hero, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, retirement home life, golden years, hopes, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, city life, couple relations, golden years, love and romance, interracial relations, society, urban, aging, couples, elderly, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenagers, friends, friendship, teenager, cancer, teenage life, high school life, best friends, terminal illness, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: gloomy, realistic, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, voyeurism, nothing to lose, self discovery, life is a bitch, addiction, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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