Movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
 7.8
 546K
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, sentimental, philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating, dramatic, offbeat, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, supernatural romance, impossible love, adult as child, life & death, existentialism, hopes, age difference, imaginary, journey, puzzle, destiny, wisdom of life, selflessness, death, fall in love, elderly, physical appearance, dying ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941 ...
Place: new orleans, usa, india, russia, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, paris france ...

Most similar movies to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, melancholic, touching and romantic films with plots about love, destiny, romance, love and romance, life philosophy, love story and mentor mostly in Romance, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Forrest Gump (1994), The Age of Adaline (2015), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Notebook (2004), Big Fish (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 1.6M
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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, life philosophy, mentally challenged, true love, journey, rise to the top, human relationship, storytelling, misfit, odd, philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: immortality, love, love and romance, romance, love story, loneliness, miraculous event, impossible love, destiny, immortal, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1954, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 200K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
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, surreal, futuristic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, death, surrealism, teenage love, childhood, parallel world, philosophy, romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 482K
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, sentimental, emotional, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, true love, love story, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, fall in love, social differences, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 395K
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, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, loneliness, witch, fantasy world, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, congo, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 198K
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, romantic, philosophical, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, love at first sight, supernatural, mentor, lifestyle change, impossible love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 108K
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, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, self sacrifice, fallen angel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, couple relations, love and romance, disappearance, impossible love, time paradox, time traveler, existence paradox, tragic love, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 2000s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 49K
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: captivating, stylized, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, reincarnation, power of love, heir heiress, danger, romance, angel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.6
 271K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: redemption, life philosophy, depression, true love, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hypnosis, obsession, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, freak, goth, love, tragic hero, romance, fall in love, dark fantasy, human nature, fish out of water, impossible love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, surreal, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, life philosophy, hell, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, angel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 132K
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, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, romance, architect, impossible love, unlikely relationship, supernatural, time, letter, supernatural romance, long distance relationship ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 182K
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, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, psychic, romance, love story, supernatural romance, psychic power, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 72K
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
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, telekinesis, terminal illness, small town, goodhearted, genius, supernatural, romance, hopes, life turned upside down ...
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: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love affair, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, supernatural, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, ireland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 73K
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: romantic, fairy tale, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, physical appearance, youth, self discovery, teenage love, true love, fall in love, love and romance, popularity, high school hunk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, loneliness, millionaire, high society, love triangle, destructive relationship, party, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 29K
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, sincere, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: telepathy, love and romance, loneliness, magic realism, solitude, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, twists & turns, crimes, crime, happy ending, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, loneliness, death, cancer, queen, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, terminal illness, true love, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 61K
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, romantic, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, true love, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, small town, unfulfillment, lone hero, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 175K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, amnesia, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, marriage, power of love, newlyweds, hopes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 31K
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: romantic, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, happy ending, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 399K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, supernatural, youth, couples, teenage love, true love, fall in love, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 28K
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, college, class differences, young lovers, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, philosophical, stylized, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: fountain of youth, supernatural, danger, imaginary, aging, elderly, love affair, secret identity, new identity, secret, hospital, suicidal ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, starting over, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, teenage life, death in the family, romance, island, grief, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 6K
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: touching, emotional, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, love affair, fall in love, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, forbidden love, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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