Movies like The Fisher King

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The Fisher King (1991)
 7.5
 79K
The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Style: touching, disturbing, compassionate, inspirational, surreal, psychological, sentimental, uplifting, offbeat, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, holy grail, friendship, redemption, insanity, guilt, tragic event, transformation, yuppie, heroes, haunted by the past, depression, hopes, society, radio, homeless, mental illness, suicidal, psychiatrist, hallucination, professor, makeover, crush, rescue, forgiveness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Fisher King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, melancholic, realistic and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, redemption, life & death and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Fisher King: Moscow on the Hudson (1984), With Honors (1994), The World According to Garp (1982), What Dreams May Come (1998), Jack (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), kgb, love and romance, misfit, society, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, miami beach, miami ...
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 6.8
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
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100%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, wrestler, wrestling, love, typewriter, writer's life, impregnation, men hatred, strong female presence, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ 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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, loss of child, hell, family relations, painting, paradise, angel, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 56K
Jack (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: child as adult, freak, fish out of water, school, coping, genetics, friendship, disease, graduation, elementary school, childbirth, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 105K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, coming of age, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 93K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, loss of loved one, friends, tragic event, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 52K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, surreal, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: shoemaker, lone hero, disorder, workplace, supernatural ability, family business, down on your luck, self discovery, justice, switching roles, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 21K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, confession, loss of son, rescue, air disaster, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, human nature, introspection, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, loss of son, loss of child, coping, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, writers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, touching, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 95K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, writer's block, career, postmodernism, family relations, imaginary character, success, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 10K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, self discovery, love and romance, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: touching, realistic, clever, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: masseur, divorce, massage, elevator operator, brooklyn bridge, female protagonist, relationships, family relations, couples, loss of daughter, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 3K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, friends ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 14K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, drinking alcohol, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, self discovery, human nature, down on your luck, unemployment, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 19K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, aging, elderly, family relations, parents and children, generation gap, family reunited, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, musician, child as adult, obsessive quest, escapades, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.3
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, couples, dysfunctional character, parents and children, human nature, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 717
Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 30K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, travel, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, family problems, search, on the road, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, social misfits, disability, heroes, society, best friends, youth, orphan, freak, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: self discovery, age difference, love and romance, love affair, family life, starting over, marriage, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, neighbor, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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50%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, beach, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%