Movies like Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump
Genre: Comedy, 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, mother son relationship, interracial friendship, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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The Shawshank Redemption
Crime, Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
Good Will Hunting
Drama
USA
126 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to Forrest Gump

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and emotional films with plots about storytelling, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, catastrophe, happy ending and honest mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Forrest Gump: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Notebook (2004). 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, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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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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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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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Crime, 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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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
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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The Other Sister
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, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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    User:   34%
 
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Patch Adams
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
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The Bucket List
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
As Good as It Gets
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, romance, friendship, single parent, prejudice, mental illness, gay, depression, redemption, neighbor, writing, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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50/50
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, cancer, terminal illness, hospital, marijuana, loneliness, depression, weed, survival, therapist, buddies, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
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System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
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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, romania, canada ...
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    User:   30%
 
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   30%
 
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Waitress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   24%
 
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: dysfunctional family, disability, family bonds, mental illness, family drama, mentally challenged, self discovery, parents and children, brothers, siblings relations, responsibility, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   26%
    User:   67%
 
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing
Plot: romance, radio, destiny, love, cancer, loneliness, love story, single parent, happy ending, relationships, unlikely couple, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, new york, baltimore, washington state, seattle washington ...
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
It Could Happen to You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: lottery ticket, romance, greed, rise to the top, love, generosity, price of fame, kindness, love triangle, hopes, love story, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
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Seven Pounds
Genre: Drama, Romance
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
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
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How to Make an American Quilt
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
Two Family House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: island, working class, friendship, life is a bitch, irish, culture clash, stereotypes, love and romance, redemption, unlikely friendships, segregation, dreams ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, ireland
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
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System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
Murphy's Romance
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, divorce, friendship, love, unlikely couple, love story, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, mentor, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
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Untamed Heart
Genre: Comedy, 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, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love, romance, orphan, christmas, single parent, love story, happy ending, unlikely couple, destiny, opposites attract, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
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Where the Heart Is
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, starting over, hospital, single parent, destiny, women, unlikely friendships, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, tennessee, california, mississippi
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
Harold and Maude
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, touching, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide, depression, coming of age, obsession, friendship, suicide attempt, death, existentialism, eccentricity, hospital, odd couple, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   23%
    User:   22%
 
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, gay, aids, male nudity, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, relationships, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, countryside, death, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
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System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
 6.1
 56K
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, sentimental, realistic, 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:   23%
    User:   23%
 
500 Days of Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, romantic, emotional, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love, relationships, love story, breakup, unrequited love, heartache, unfulfilled love, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 

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With Honors
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus
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System:   23%
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My Best Friend's Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, funny ...
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Plot: wedding, romance, friendship, fall in love, love, love story, male female friendship, uninhibited rivalry, unlikely friendships, women, obsession, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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