Movies like Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump
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 him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic, compassionate, philosophical, tragicomedy, realistic, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling, americana, philosophy, unlikely friendships, justice, love, life & death, rags to riches, parent child relationship, fish out of water, goodhearted, interracial friendship, best friend, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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The Shawshank Redemption
Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
Slumdog Millionaire
Drama, Romance
UK, USA, France, Germany, India
120 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Forrest Gump

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about destiny, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, catastrophe, love story and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Forrest Gump: Good Will Hunting (1997), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Notebook (2004), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Shawshank Redemption (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
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Good Will Hunting
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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Slumdog Millionaire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, rags to riches, life is a bitch, television show, destiny, street life, child abuse, poverty, true love, brutality, childhood, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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The Notebook
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, memory loss, power of love, young lovers, love story, love, love affair, destiny, sacrifice, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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Message in a Bottle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, romantic ...
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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Moll Flanders
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, literature, period piece, self discovery, destiny, adaptation, rich and poor, romance, childhood, society, book ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   40%
 
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Seven Pounds
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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: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
A Home at the End of the World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, rock, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, love, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   45%
 
Children of a Lesser God
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: disability, romance, teacher, love, mute or deaf, school, love story, relationships, loneliness, mentor, couple relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 7.8
 454K
Cast Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: realistic, suspense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: island, survival, adventure, isolation, loneliness, stranded, courage, solitude, desert, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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 153K
Me Before You
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, romance, depression, love story, love, love and romance, life & death, social misfits, caregiver, loneliness, quadriplegic, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
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    User:   38%
 
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One Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: best friends in love, male female friendship, love and romance, love, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, loneliness, follow your dream, social differences, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
The Fault in Our Stars
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, life philosophy, cancer, terminal illness, support group, hospital, relationships, teenage love, teenagers, book, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Sleepless in Seattle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing
Plot: romance, radio, destiny, love, cancer, loneliness, love story, single parent, happy ending, relationships, urban, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, new york, baltimore, seattle washington, washington state ...
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
A Walk to Remember
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, romance, opposites attract, love, true love, first love, terminal illness, high school, friendship, cancer, life changing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
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Dear Frankie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, single parent, hospital, runaway, friendship, death, letter, family drama, childhood, storytelling, human nature, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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 350K
The Terminal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, culture clash, romance, loneliness, immigrants, comedy of errors, stranded, fish out of water, surveillance, destiny, nothing goes right, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, manhattan new york city, canada ...
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
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System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones
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: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, romance, depression, addiction, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, psychiatry, doctors, crumbling marriage, homeless, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
Up Close & Personal
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes ...
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: journalism, romance, mentor, love story, destiny, rise to the top, justice, relationships, love affair, workplace romance, love, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
Autumn in New York
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, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love, unlikely couple, love story, older man younger woman relationship, opposites attract, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
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 6.1
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Larry Crowne
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, romance, teacher, self discovery, mentor, teachers and students, rags to riches, happy ending, fall in love, unlikely friendships, love story, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 12K
Evening
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, wedding, mother daughter relationship, love, death, love affair, memory, fall in love, destiny, gay, love and romance, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
 6.7
 56K
The Best of Me
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, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love story, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, twists & turns, life philosophy, sacrifice, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
 5.7
 74K
Eat Pray Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, scenic, romantic, inspirational, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: starting over, beautiful scenery, lifestyle change, self discovery, love, travel, female protagonist, depression, midlife crisis, solitude, couple relations, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, italy, indonesia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
My Life Without Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, hospital, drinking, love, existentialism, storytelling, introspection, adultery, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   33%
    User:   34%
 

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