Movies like Edward Scissorhands

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
 7.9
 411K
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, touching, atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, offbeat, sad, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, scissors, romance, inventor, fall in love, freak, suburbs, injustice, love, surrealism, alone in the world, love and romance, anti heroes, transformation, imagination, talented, eccentricity, goth, misfit, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida

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 love and romance, destiny, mentor, love, romance, life philosophy and transformation mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Edward Scissorhands: Beastly (2011), Wings of Desire (1987), What Dreams May Come (1998), Me Before You (2016), The Age of Adaline (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, life philosophy, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, age difference, existentialism, supernatural romance ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, paris france, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 72K
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: touching, romantic, offbeat, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, physical appearance, love and romance, true love, self discovery, high school hunk, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, library, circus, mortality, berlin wall, dream, temptation, poet, diary, desire, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: surreal, emotional, philosophical, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, redemption, family relations, true love, loss of child, parents and children, husband wife reunion, love, painting, angel, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 167K
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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, loneliness, depression, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love and romance, love story, miraculous event, loneliness, love, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love affair, siblings relations, afterlife, supernatural, family problems, death in the family, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, ireland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 12K
Every Day (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: impossible love, transformation, self sacrifice, supernatural, love, mysterious character, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, happy ending, ghost, soul transference, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 51K
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: touching, feel good, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, misfit, romance, fall in love, love and romance, mechanic, small town, psychiatrist, siblings relations, autism, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 128K
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, sincere, romantic, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love and romance, impossible love, architect, romance, unlikely relationship, supernatural, supernatural romance, love letter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 390K
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: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: uplifting, feel good, romantic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: impossible love, love affair, lovers, housewife, adultery, fall in love, photographer, romance, secret love, love and romance, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1987, year 1965
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 28K
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: talky, sentimental, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, love and romance, telepathy, romance, solitude, magic realism, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, unfulfillment, cold relationship, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 28K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, romance, self discovery, looking for love, duel, unemployment, city life, love and romance, urban, couples, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, love affair, true love, impossible love, couple relations, time traveler, disappearance, love and romance, tragic love, time, husband wife relationship, genetically altered ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 792
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, small town, starting over, urban, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 468K
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, offbeat, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, voyeurism, urban, fall in love, confined, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 79K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, romance, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract, change of heart, changing lives, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 458K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, philosophical, touching, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, a.i., unlikely couple, impossible love, unlikely relationship, love, computers and web, philosophy, cyberspace, existentialism, obsession ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hotel, obsession, playwright, romance, hypnosis, ghost, love triangle, love affair, supernatural, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 59K
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, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 38K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: flying, destructive relationship, fish, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, fan, actor, suicide, on the road, obsessive quest, car dealer, american dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 167K
Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, cooking and food, chocolate, love and romance, prejudice, single mother, mayor, society, social relations, social misfits, couple relations, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, self discovery, americana, marriage proposal, romance, family life, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 381K
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: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, self discovery, small town, dysfunctional family, family drama, parents and children, mental illness, responsibility, sibling relationship, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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