Movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
 7.8
 592K
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: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, philosophical, dramatic, touching, melancholic, offbeat, cerebral, interesting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, life philosophy, true love, tragic love, life & death, existentialism, child as adult, aging, odd, adult as child, journey, puzzle, fall in love, age difference, elderly, imaginary, hopes, supernatural romance, destiny, wisdom of life, selflessness, love, death, physical appearance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, new york, india, russia, france ...

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Most similar movies to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, feel good and emotional films with plots about life philosophy, love story, bittersweet, destiny, love, love and romance and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Forrest Gump (1994), The Age of Adaline (2015), Meet Joe Black (1998), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Notebook (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, uplifting, sincere, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life philosophy, human spirit, mentally challenged, journey, destiny, rise to the top, true love, storytelling, philosophy, human relationship, odd, army ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, impossible love, immortal, miraculous event, destiny, supernatural romance, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1933, year 1929 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 7.2
 216K
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: philosophical, touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, love at first sight, life & death, millionaire, impossible love, lifestyle change, supernatural ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.8
 217K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
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: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, surrealism, parallel world, love and romance, family relations, teenage love, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 523K
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, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, true love, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, love affair, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight, fall in love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 416K
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, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, storytelling, fantasy world, family relations, circus, human spirit, journey, fish, mermaid, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, morocco, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 114K
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, fallen angel, fish out of water, life & death, love and romance, human nature, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, time traveler, impossible love, couple relations, disappearance, time paradox, love and romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, marriage ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, romance, solitude, happy ending, life philosophy, twists & turns, crime, crimes, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 287K
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: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, sacrifice, secret, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 198K
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: ghost, afterlife, love and romance, romance, psychic power, psychic, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 1910s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, angel, destiny ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 52K
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, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, power of love, true love, angel, supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, danger, romance ...
Time: 19th century, year 2014
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 210K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, quadriplegic, accident, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ 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, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, surrealism, romance, freak, love, human nature, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 141K
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: romantic, sentimental, 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, letter, unlikely relationship, supernatural romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.6
 1.2M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, death sentence, justice, stephen king ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.4
 75K
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: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, miraculous event, terminal illness, telekinesis, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, 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: 100 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, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, sailing, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 28K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, airplane, ghost, supernatural, pilot, true love, romance, starting over, tragic hero, rescue, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 31K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, boston, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 229K
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, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, love of one's life, loneliness, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 76K
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, touching, captivating, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, beast, fall in love, love and romance, teenage love, true love, popularity, curses spells and rituals, high school hunk, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, age difference, unlikely couple, fall in love, womanizer, romance, love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 35K
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: immortality, angel, mortality, desire, diary, dream, impossible love, german, fall in love, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 125K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
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Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, life turned upside down, fall in love, danger, adventure, love and romance, true love, escapades, rivalry, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 86K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, couples, leukemia, love, workaholic, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%