Movies like Forrest Gump

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

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Most similar movies to Forrest Gump

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, emotional and dramatic films with plots about destiny, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, redemption, happy ending and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Forrest Gump: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Big Fish (2003), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), My Name Is Khan (2010). 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, sentimental, atmospheric, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, love and romance, impossible love, aging, true love, life & death, tragic love, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ 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, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, confined, life sentence, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 420K
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, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, storytelling, fantasy world, family relations, circus, human spirit, journey, fish, escapades, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, morocco, russia, texas, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: philosophical, uplifting, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, university, professor, philosophy, ambition, existentialism, dedicated educator, human spirit, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, single father, hopes, down on your luck, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.0
 100K
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
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: muslim, asperger's syndrome, false accusation, prejudice, islam, journey, autism, mental illness, true love, racism, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, realistic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, human nature, friendship, blind character, mentor, unlikely friendships, depression, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 114K
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: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 144K
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, parents and children, custody, against the odds, lawyer, social services, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 415K
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: touching, sincere, motivational, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, fall in love, life philosophy, misfit, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.0
 434K
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, civil rights, racial issues, interracial relations, social relations, hopes, writers, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, 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: uplifting, touching, realistic, motivational, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, childhood, against the odds, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, street kid, society, street life, true love, cheating, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 107K
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, hospital, doctors and patients, medical profession, friendship, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, factual ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, against the odds, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, life is a bitch, fall in love, adaptation, cambridge university, religion versus science, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.6
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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: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, stephen king, convict, supernatural ability, death sentence, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 480K
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, runaway, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, yuppie, greed, family relations, unlikely friendships, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 1.1M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, love, ship, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, catastrophe, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 530K
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, romantic, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, lovers reunited, true love, power of love, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, social differences, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two ...
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
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, sentimental, dramatic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, mentor, japanese culture, love and romance, loss of virginity, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfilled love, secret love, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vineyard, love, happy ending, parents and children, family relations, romance, post war, love and romance, estate, interracial romance, family values, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 36K
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, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, medical student, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ 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, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family drama, mental illness, parents and children, small town, brothers, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.8
 536K
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, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 228K
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, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, hiv, lgbt, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: sailboat, haunted by the past, love letter, single parent, anonymous letter, romance, sailing, love, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, new york, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 180K
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: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, women, cooking and food, prejudice, lifestyle change, small town, love and romance, single mother, society, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, great depression, farm, village life, social problems, supportive friend, social misfits, buddies, follow your dream, mentally challenged, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Moll Flanders (1996)
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: captivating, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, shipwreck, evil priest, mother daughter reunion, death of husband, romance, intrigue, life is a bitch, clergy, orphan, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%