Movies like Edward Scissorhands

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
 7.9
 438K
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, fairy tale, touching, offbeat, sad, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, snow, fish out of water, tragic hero, impossible love, inventor, scissors, injustice, talented, love and romance, anti heroes, alone in the world, bully, weirdo, neighbor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, florida, united states

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Most similar movies to Edward Scissorhands

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, melancholic and romantic films with plots about destiny, love and romance, loneliness, love, transformation, romance and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Edward Scissorhands: The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), The Shape of Water (2017), Beastly (2011), Pushing Daisies (2007), Corpse Bride (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, true love, impossible love, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, time paradox, love and romance, time, existence paradox, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1995, 2000s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, philosophical, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, life philosophy, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: female full frontal nudity, interspecies sex, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, creature, healing power, supernatural, interracial friendship, love story, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, united states, pittsburgh, maryland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 75K
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, beast, youth, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, popularity, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Pushing Daisies (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, surreal, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: impossible love, loneliness, back from the dead, unfulfilled love, murder, death, dog, supernatural ability, partners, supernatural, private detective, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 238K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, romance, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 193K
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, ghost, love and romance, love story, psychic power, psychic, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 138K
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, supernatural romance, letter, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 54K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, misfit, love, siblings relations, artist, family relations, first love, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, unlikely couple, womanizer, age difference, romance, love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suffering from her mother's recent suicide, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth, against the objections of a life-size talking muslin doll. The Melancholy Fantastic is a psychological thriller set during the holidays.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, christmas horror, gothic, fairy tale ...
Plot: loneliness, grief, christmas, losing-it hero, fall in love, imaginary character, objects come to life, imaginary, love, split personality, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, couple relations, love affair, couples, looking for love, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: ghost, starting over, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, teenage life, death in the family, island, romance, denial, grief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, isolation, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 65K
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, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, lovers reunited, unfulfilled love, love affair, road not taken, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love, immortality, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, life & death, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1981, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, deja vu, couple relations, couples, brainwashing, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 24K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, infidelity, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, retirement home ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 30K
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, love, terminal illness, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 80K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, captivating, atmospheric, gothic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, romance, unlikely couple, power of love, master and servant, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, society, family secret, love, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 8K
The Future (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Style: surreal, sentimental, emotional, meditative, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, destiny, pets, follow your dream, human nature, life turned upside down, road not taken, disorder, couples, hopes, dishonesty, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 5K
Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, society, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, sick child, terminal illness, priest, boy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 15K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, surrealism, philosophy, love affair, honeymoon, love and romance, collector, escapades, tragic love, marriage proposal, inventions and discoveries, jazz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Merry Christmas Match (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Corey Calvin lives in a ski village where she works at her late father's local antique shop, having sidelined her her big city dreams of becoming a theater director. When Los Angeles hunk Ryder Donnelly comes into her shop, sparks fly and she ...
Style: romantic, sweet, light, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: holiday, christmas, christmas party, love and romance, lifestyle change, fall in love, women, couples, love story, looking for love, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 826
Bear's Kiss (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human being.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love affair, social relations, social misfits, romance, animal human communication, fall in love, bear, transformation, abandoned baby, circus, falling in love, forest ...
Place: spain, siberia, russia, sweden, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 136K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, death in the family, romance, young love, relationships, 9/11, family drama, loss of parent, family relations, loss of loved one, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s, september 11 2001 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Still Breathing (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, romance, looking for love, opposites attract, lifestyle, hopes, eccentric family, dream, bar, disorder, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, siblings relations, disability, mental illness, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, family drama, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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