Movies like My Name Is Khan

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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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 condition and his race.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental, earnest, inspirational, heartbreaking ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, true love, hopes, president, bollywood, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, autism, redemption, optimism, fall in love, on the road, obsessive quest, journey, romance, terrorism, human spirit, racism, danger, escapades, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, india

Most similar movies to My Name Is Khan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about hopes, redemption, family relations, love and romance, society, friendship and human spirit mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like My Name Is Khan: Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Forrest Gump (1994), As Long as I Live (2012), Swades (2004), Rain Man (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.5M
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 ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally challenged, destiny, human spirit, tragic love, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, love and romance, friendship, life philosophy, rise to the top, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
As Long as I Live (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 198 min.
Story: An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, fall in love, love triangle, bomb, musician, army, accident, love and romance, romance, bollywood, musician's life, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 71K
Swades (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, village, nanny, discrimination, nasa, poverty, self discovery, hopes, society, bollywood, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.0
 427K
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: uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, on the road, redemption, road trip, greed, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, missouri, texas, usa, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, couples, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, human spirit, hopes, family problems, family relations, debate, psychiatry, rape, stand up comedian, funeral, flashback, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 377K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: master and servant, friendship, maid, racism, discrimination, against the rules, prejudice, justice, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, exploitation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, school, family relations, dedicated educator, follow your dream, family, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 264
Obselidia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: writer's life, on the road, self discovery, romance, couple relations, fall in love, true love, love and romance, human nature, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, golden years, introspection, redemption, elderly, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Won't Come Back (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: orphan, friendship, friends, obsessive quest, on the run, false accusation, teenage life, odd couple, kids in trouble, escapades, youth, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, kazakhstan, europe, cross country, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: sexual relations, cerebral palsy, lgbt, social misfits, starting over, innocence lost, introspection, disability, hopes, misfit, looking for sex, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 260K
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, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 105K
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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, injustice, addiction, school, life philosophy, parents and children, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 1K
The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: serious, talky, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: firefighter, train ride, terrorism, danger, hopes, love and romance, couples, writer's life, journalism, human spirit, couple relations, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 518
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: redemption, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, power relations, reach out
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: semi serious, epic, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, couple relations, adultery, love affair, romance, true love, fall in love, bollywood, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 565
In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: love affair, romance, fall in love, love and romance, beach, love, lawyer, kiss, wheelchair, infidelity, strong female character, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: starting over, drugs/alcohol, hopes, alcohol abuse, hung over, support group, mysterious stranger, recovering alcoholic, college, ranch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Surviving with Wolves (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: survival, orphan, feral child, wolf, young heroes, nazi germany, deportation, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, escapades, dangerous animal ...
Place: belgium, europe, brussels, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Once known for his intellectual prowess, a retired professor (Anupam Kher) begins experiencing memory gaps and periods of forgetfulness. But while he tries to laugh it off, it soon becomes clear that the symptoms are a sign of a more serious ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: college, alzheimer's disease, assassination, elderly, family relations, golden years, aging, parents and children, memory loss, mental illness, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, church service, bible, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting
Plot: on the road, golden years, getting home, elderly, hopes, obsessive quest, redemption, parents and children, escapades, family relations, in-laws, fainting ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 139
Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, desert, on the road, survival, rescue, starting over, fall in love, danger, hopes, love and romance, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, coldhearted, doctor, surgery, redemption, couples, power relations, human nature, human spirit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, redemption, on the road, adoption, urban ghetto, hopes, friends, introspection, custody, reunion, urban ghetto life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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