Movies like Patch Adams

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Patch Adams (1998)
 6.7
 94K
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 career.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic, tragicomedy, uplifting, inspirational, compassionate, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, human spirit, terminal illness, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, friendship, doctor, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship, compassion, nursing, medical profession, life philosophy, mad scientist, stereotypes, dealing with death, nurse, laughter, friends, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia

Most similar movies to Patch Adams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about life philosophy, mentor, destiny, storytelling, catastrophe, redemption and happy ending mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Patch Adams: Awakenings (1990), The Bucket List (2007), The Doctor (1991), Good Will Hunting (1997), Forrest Gump (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, serious, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, coma, hospital, illness, hopes, treatment, fighting illness, patient, doctor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 212K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, friendship, golden years, human spirit, adventure, philosophy, hospital, life & death, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, africa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, redemption, couples, power relations, human nature, human spirit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ 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, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, genius, human spirit, university, ambition, philosophy, teachers and students, life philosophy, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.8
 1.6M
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, justice, fish out of water, society, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, odd couple, life philosophy, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, partners, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ 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, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ 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, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 298K
50/50 (2011)
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, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, hospital, buddies, best friend, chemotherapy, vomiting, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 30K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, psychiatrist, u.s. navy, child abuse, demotion, thanksgiving, graduation, navy, anger, african american, human spirit, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, urban, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, father-son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 3K
Molly (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, doctors and patients, romance, parents and children, disability, hopes, misfit, family relations, mentally challenged, siblings relations, custody, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, hospital, cancer, love, best friends, romance, terminal illness, friends, dealing with death, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, adaptation, love, cambridge university, husband wife relationship, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 55K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, hopes, infidelity, couples, friends, best friends, dealing with death, self discovery, love triangle, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teaching the ways of the world, poetry, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, coming of age, friendship, philosophy, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, self discovery, americana, marriage proposal, romance, family life, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, female friendship, best friends, parents and children, loss of daughter, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, family problems, social relations, small town life, terminal illness, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
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, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 40K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, jealousy, dancer's life, dance school, romance, marriage, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, friendship, culture clash, immigrants, fish out of water, kgb, musician's life, urban, music, hopes, misfit, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, friendship, fall in love, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, anniversary, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couple relations, couples, starting over, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, neighbor, single parent, friendship, dog, waitress, romance, cowardliness, unlikely couple, artist, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, career, midlife crisis, working class, women, happiness, love story, couple relations, women in society, illegitimate child, life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
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 ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%