Movies like The Bucket List

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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List
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, inspirational, compassionate, feel good, road movie, semi serious, realistic, emotional, reflective ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness, death, cancer, aging, dreams, golden years, drinking, road trip, life philosophy, mentor, redemption, life, catastrophe, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, taj mahal, mount everest, cote d'azur, tibet, french riviera ...
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50/50
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
100 min.
 7.7
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
120 min.
 7.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about life philosophy, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, destiny, redemption and transformation mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Bucket List: The Intouchables (2011), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), 50/50 (2011), The Way (2010), Last Vegas (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Intouchables
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, interracial friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, disabled person, male friendship, human relationship, sacrifice, tragedy, paralysis, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
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: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gangsters, german, chase, cancer, gangster, on the road, rock, buddies, hospital, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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System:   70%
    User:   100%
 
Hector and the Search for Happiness
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, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, travel, happiness, adventure, psychiatrist, midlife crisis, life, stereotypes, life philosophy, escapades, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, london, california, england
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System:   48%
    User:   100%
 
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 7.7
 294K
50/50
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, cancer, terminal illness, hospital, marijuana, loneliness, depression, weed, survival, therapist, buddies, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
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    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 27K
The Way
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, travel, road trip, friendship, on the road, dealing with death, life & death, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, catholicism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
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    User:   43%
 
 6.6
 118K
Last Vegas
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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, aging, casino, elderly, farce, buddies, unlikely friendships, drinking, midlife crisis, mentor, childhood, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 12K
With Honors
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, homeless, coming of age, life, mentor, destiny, poetry, college life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university
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    User:   32%
 
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 7.1
 182K
The Intern
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, sweet, light, inspirational, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace situations, mentor, workplace, unlikely friendships, elderly, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, family, loneliness, intern, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 115K
About Schmidt
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, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, depression, death, midlife crisis, existentialism, dysfunctional family, on the road, golden years, loneliness, life, self discovery, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, kansas, denver colorado, colorado, nebraska
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
 25K
Last Holiday
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, hotel, romance, cooking, dealing with death, self discovery, happy ending, destiny, life philosophy, shopping, catastrophe, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new orleans, prague, new jersey, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
The Magic of Belle Isle
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, redemption, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, writers, life philosophy, disability, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   75%
 
A Walk in the Woods
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: friendship, wilderness, adventure, hiking, aging, midlife crisis, elderly, road trip, solitude, in the woods, escapades, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
Terms of Endearment
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, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, cancer, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, adultery, friendship, love, dysfunctional family, hospital, opposites attract, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, nebraska ...
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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10 Items or Less
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life, friends, on the road, dialogue driven, mentor, hollywood, loneliness, life & death, couples, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 7.4
 38K
Transamerica
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, gay, sexual abuse, runaway, drug addiction, self discovery, psychiatrist, on the road, hidden identity, drugs/alcohol, therapist, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 2K
Roommates
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: golden years, cancer, starting over, mentor, family, human nature, friendship, hospital, relationships, elderly, hopes, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
Driving Miss Daisy
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: aging, friendship, jewish, prejudice, culture clash, segregation, racism, elderly, civil rights, golden years, unlikely friendships, master and servant ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
Rory O'Shea Was Here
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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, life, loneliness, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, love triangle, life & death, character study, justice, cerebral palsy, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
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Henry Poole Is Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry Poole abandons his fiancée and family business to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a 'miracle' by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, loneliness, solitude, depression, religion, god, christianity, jesus, hospital, life & death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
Something's Gotta Give
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, light, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, age difference, love story, unlikely couple, relationships, unlikely relationship, aging, opposites attract, love triangle, stereotypes, ladykiller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, afghanistan, paris france, caribbean ...
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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
 7.6
 21K
Mr. Church
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, family, cancer, terminal illness, cooking, family bonds, destiny, mentor, life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 6.2
 4K
Dad
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: aging, redemption, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, hospital, golden years, cancer, family drama, father son relationship, mentor, vengeance, doctors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
 7.7
 102K
Nebraska
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, road movie, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, road trip, aging, father son relationship, on the road, runaway, golden years, family bonds, family drama, loneliness, father-son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, montana, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   19%
 
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 6.9
 21K
Calendar Girls
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, aging, cancer, pornography, hospital, drugs/alcohol, women, british, wine, small town, death, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, yorkshire, northern england, europe
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
Harry and Tonto
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, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, redemption, friendship, runaway, on the road, golden years, loneliness, art, gunfight, road trip, storytelling, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
Under the Same Moon
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, coming of age, latin, sacrifice, obsessive quest, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor, workplace, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, south africa, tokyo ...
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System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
 7.3
 167K
Chef
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, feel good, light, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, chef, starting over, cooking and food, parenthood, family relations, staff, internet, divorce, creativity, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, miami, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, beer, on the road, adventurer, realism, prison escape, mentor, drinking, character study, prison, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, virginia, usa, new york, california ...
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System:   23%
    User:   25%
 

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 6.7
 51K
Cocoon
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: alien, fountain of youth, cocoon, benign alien, elderly, first contact, immortality, life & death, adventure, senior citizen, unlikely friendships, golden years ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
Everything Must Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, divorce, starting over, salesman, drinking, depression, addiction, alcohol abuse, loneliness, redemption, mentor, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   23%
 
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