Movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
 7.8
 568K
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, dramatic, melancholic, offbeat, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, life philosophy, true love, aging, child as adult, life & death, adult as child, odd, fall in love, age difference, supernatural romance, elderly, existentialism, puzzle, hopes, imaginary, journey, dying, destiny, wisdom of life, selflessness, death, physical appearance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, new york, india, russia, france ...

Most similar movies to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, emotional and melancholic films with plots about bittersweet, love story, life philosophy, romance, love and romance, love and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Forrest Gump (1994), The Age of Adaline (2015), Mr. Nobody (2009), Big Fish (2003), Meet Joe Black (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.7M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, destiny, true love, rise to the top, journey, human relationship, love and romance, storytelling, odd, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, san francisco, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, love, love story, romance, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, year 1952 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.8
 209K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, utopia, destiny, life changing experience, alternate reality, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love, philosophy, postmodernism, time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 404K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, true love, storytelling, parents and children, cancer, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, morocco, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 207K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, philosophical, romantic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, millionaire, life & death, supernatural, mentor, love at first sight, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 501K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, romance, love story, love triangle, love affair, power of love, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, couple relations, true love, impossible love, time traveler, disappearance, time paradox, love and romance, time, existence paradox, imaginary ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 280K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, redemption, life philosophy, true love, hopes, fall in love, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, touching, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life philosophy, redemption, painting, life & death, parents and children, paradise, angel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 111K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, fallen angel, life & death, couple relations, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, hypnosis, obsession, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 1910s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 51K
Winter's Tale (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, reincarnation, power of love, supernatural, danger, angel, romance ...
Time: 19th century, year 2014
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, freak, fall in love, love, surrealism, romance, suburbs, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 135K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love and romance, romance, impossible love, time, architect, supernatural, unlikely relationship, life philosophy, letter, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.6
 74K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, youth, teenage love, self discovery, true love, fall in love, love and romance, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 73K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, terminal illness, telekinesis, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, romance, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love affair, sailing, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, family problems, dealing with death, haunted by the past, death in the family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, ireland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 189K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, ghost, psychic, psychic power, love story, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 30K
In Your Eyes (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: telepathy, love and romance, loneliness, magic realism, solitude, happy ending, life philosophy, twists & turns, crimes, crime, ex convict, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lost Valentine (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young and cynical female journalist learns love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever. When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, uncover truth, lovers apart, elderly, aging, navy, anniversary, rescue, therapy, wheelchair, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 223K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, atmospheric, melancholic, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 6.7
 64K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, destiny, reunion, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 33K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, mortality, poet, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, supernatural, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 29K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, fall in love, love affair, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 83K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, romance, fall in love, love story, self discovery, cancer, workaholic, love, love and romance, opposites attract, change of heart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, ghost, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, hopes, romance, death in the family, island, denial, grief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, gloomy, artsy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, musician, supernatural romance, goth, lovers reunited, immortality, supernatural, true love, love, family relations, blood, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1975, 2010s, year 1968
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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