Movies like My Name Is Khan

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My Name Is Khan (2010)
 8.0
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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 condition and his race.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, compassionate, intellectual, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, autism, racism, journey, true love, fall in love, hopes, optimism, redemption, society, islam, life & death, death of son, bollywood, romance, president, false arrest, romancing a suspect, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, religion, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india

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Most similar movies to My Name Is Khan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, realistic and serious films with plots about redemption, life philosophy, mentor, hopes, destiny, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like My Name Is Khan: Forrest Gump (1994), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Seven Pounds (2008), Pay It Forward (2000), Rain Man (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice, odd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, society, street kid, life is a bitch, poverty, childhood, cheating, human spirit, rags to riches ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: india, mumbai india, taj mahal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 266K
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, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, suicidal, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 107K
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully, exotic dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.0
 437K
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, sincere, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, redemption, road trip, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, texas, usa, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 25K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, doctors and patients, wilderness, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, forest, autism ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 388K
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, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, master and servant, maid, discrimination, storytelling, hopes, social relations, interracial relations, against the rules, exploitation, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 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: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, friends, family relations, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8.2
 135K
PK (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This experimental satire is a comedy of ideas about an alien in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers. People who are set in their ways for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: society, alien, benign alien, fish out of water, prostitute, love, cause and meaning, disorder, misfit, urban, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, disfigurement, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, gossip and rumors, mysterious character, suspicion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, parents and children, intern, terminal illness, introspection, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, society, hopes, soldier, fall in love, love affair, pregnancy, friendship, single parent, romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, americana, self discovery, homecoming, escape, golden years, small town life, obsessive quest, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, friendship, small town, interracial relations, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, human nature, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 4K
City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, gangsters, human spirit, clergy, parents and children, hopes, family relations, friends, rich and poor, doctors and patients, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: malaria, human spirit, redemption, dealing with death, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, terminal illness, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, school, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, family relations, dedicated educator, ambition, rejection, misfit, against the odds, self control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family problems, human spirit, hopes, family relations, court hearing, stand up comedian, funeral, family dinner, flashback, schizophrenia, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, couple relations, alcohol abuse, mental illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, halloween ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: chase, race against time, on the run, self discovery, romance, society, on the road, chases and races, interracial relations, assassination, assassin, interracial romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, human nature, society, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Plot: elderly, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, escapades, golden years, on the road, haunted by the past, redemption, obsessive quest, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, follow your dream, african american, u.s. navy, respect, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, human spirit, hopes, against the odds, unlikely partners, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, family problems, doctors and patients, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 135K
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, single parent, lawyer, parenthood, social worker, custody, arrest, neighbor, judge, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 167K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, small town, depression, loneliness, caregiver, self discovery, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, drinking, false accusation, yuppie, cocaine, real estate agent, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 204K
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, gay, lawyer, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 111K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, coma, doctors and patients, hospital, hopes, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%