Movies like Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump (1994)
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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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, dramatic, serious, feel good, captivating, tragicomedy, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, odd, love, misfit, journey, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice, friendship, army, rise to the top, selflessness, courage, goodhearted, americana, storytelling, hopes, wisdom of life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china

Most similar movies to Forrest Gump

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, emotional and realistic films with plots about destiny, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, love story, happy ending and redemption mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Forrest Gump: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), My Name Is Khan (2010), Big Fish (2003). 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: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, life philosophy, tragic love, aging, child as adult, age difference, supernatural romance, odd, impossible love, existentialism, imaginary ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
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100%
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, uplifting, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, false accusation, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, professor, university, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, philosophy, life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, uplifting, emotional, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, autism, mental illness, journey, prejudice, racism, hopes, fall in love, true love, optimism, asperger's syndrome ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 381K
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: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, adventure, mermaid, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, cuba, russia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, life turned upside down, genius, love, adaptation, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, 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, uplifting, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, destiny, true love, poverty, childhood, life is a bitch, society, street kid, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.6
 271K
Seven Pounds (2008)
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: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, true love, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 971K
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, romance, love story, ship, fall in love, love and romance, drowning, sea disaster, opposites attract, tragic love, iceberg, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 108K
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, coping, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, fighting illness, human relationship, cancer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 97K
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: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, doctors and patients, clinic, unconventional method, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 479K
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, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, island, isolation, human spirit, desert island, courage, adventure, air disaster, solitude, abandoned, determination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 209K
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, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, lawsuit, prejudice, court, judiciary, homosexual, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ 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, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: post war, vineyard, love, love and romance, parents and children, family values, estate, family relations, romance, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 482K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, love story, love affair, young lovers, romance, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 170K
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: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, cooking and food, single mother, prejudice, chocolate, mayor, love and romance, social relations, social misfits, couple relations, society, lifestyle change ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 397K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
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, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, civil rights, discrimination, racial segregation, blacks and whites, storytelling, social relations, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 446K
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, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, true love, first love, high school life, fall in love, coming of age, teenage life, terminal illness, romance, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 371K
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, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, passenger, culture clash, immigrants, stranded, misfit, fish out of water, arrest, destiny, autograph, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: dramatic, sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, brothel, rivalry, love and romance, women, mentor, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, uninhibited rivalry, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, melancholic, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: haunted by the past, single parent, romance, love letter, sailing, sailboat, love, anonymous letter, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, new york, virginia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 31K
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, true love, destiny, moral dilemma, friendship, happy ending, death, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, year 1989
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, hopes, love and romance, power of love, childhood love, love triangle, childhood memory, life philosophy, life & death, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 28K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: harvard university, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 1K
The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, small town, small town life, romance, fall in love, society, human nature, pregnancy, social relations, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%