Movies like Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump (1994)
 8.8
 2.0M
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 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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere, feel good, captivating, dramatic, philosophical, tragicomedy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness, life, love and romance, misfit, society, goodhearted, wisdom of life, running, fish out of water, hippie, hopes, friendship, justice, courage ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, new york, china, san francisco, united states

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Most similar movies to Forrest Gump

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, sentimental, touching and feel good films with plots about destiny, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, redemption, happy ending and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Forrest Gump: Big Fish (2003), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Good Will Hunting (1997), Scent of a Woman (1992), Patch Adams (1998). 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: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, aging, impossible love, true love, tragic love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, journey, elderly, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 436K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, family relations, mermaid, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, texas, alabama, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: emotional, psychological, philosophical, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, existentialism, life, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, inspirational, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, blind character, friendship, human nature, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.8
 112K
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, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, compassion, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 105K
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asperger's syndrome, muslim, islam, journey, autism, prejudice, false accusation, mental illness, true love, religion, false arrest, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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842
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8236
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9425
 7.6
 149K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, custody, parents and children, social services, lawyer, against the odds, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, custody battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 118K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: motivational, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, single mother, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 446K
The Terminal (2004)
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: sincere, touching, motivational, sentimental, sweet ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, culture clash, passenger, misfit, happy ending, fall in love, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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: uplifting, touching, motivational, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, poverty, against the odds, childhood, life is a bitch, destiny, street kid, tv show, society, journey, street life, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, love, fall in love, cambridge university, handicapped, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 449K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.6
 1.3M
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: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 503K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, runaway, family relations, siblings relations, greed, yuppie, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, missouri, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, parents and children, happy ending, love and romance, interracial romance, family relations, romance, post war, estate, family values, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 558K
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, fall in love, true love, love and romance, love story, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, social differences, love affair, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, depressing, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disability, siblings relations, brothers, family problems, character study, mental illness, parents and children, small town, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 575K
Cast Away (2000)
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: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 40K
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: fall in love, love, true love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, year 1989, year 1988
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, sentimental, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love and romance, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 238K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, surreal, touching, inspirational, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, life philosophy, heaven and hell, redemption, hell, life & death, loss of child, destiny, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, true love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 300K
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, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, life changing experience, self sacrifice, fall in love, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 14K
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, love affair, couples, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailboat, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, friendship, farm, village life, hopes, society, follow your dream, life is a bitch, social misfits, mentally challenged, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
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: touching, romantic, sentimental, sad, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, true love, first love, teen romance, youth, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%