Movies like Patch Adams

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Patch Adams (1998)
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Patch Adams
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic, compassionate, tragicomedy, emotional, uplifting, dramatic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature, life philosophy, mad scientist, stereotypes, nursing, medical profession, dealing with death, doctors, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, happy ending, friendship, life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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The Intouchables
Biography, Comedy, Drama
France
112 min.
 8.5
Forrest Gump
Drama, Romance
USA
142 min.
 8.8
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Most similar movies to Patch Adams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and emotional films with plots about destiny, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, life philosophy, transformation and redemption mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Patch Adams: Awakenings (1990), The Other Sister (1999), Molly (1999), The Theory of Everything (2014), Moscow on the Hudson (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Awakenings
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, coma, human spirit, doctors, mental institution, doctors and patients, experiment, mentor, life, childhood, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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The Other Sister
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, disability, parents and children, dysfunctional family, love story, fall in love, destiny, hopes, happy ending, family, love and romance, family bonds ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Molly
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, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: disability, autism, human spirit, destiny, doctors and patients, lame, doctors, parents and children, romance, happy ending, hopes, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
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System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
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The Theory of Everything
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, emotional ...
Plot: disability, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, love, life turned upside down, against the odds, adaptation, human spirit, life is a bitch, cambridge university, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
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System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
Moscow on the Hudson
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, culture clash, writer's life, freedom, american dream, shopping, urban, musician's life, capitalism, cold war, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, russia, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   43%
 
The Intouchables
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, interracial friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, disabled person, male friendship, human relationship, sacrifice, tragedy, paralysis, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
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50/50
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, cancer, terminal illness, hospital, marijuana, loneliness, depression, weed, survival, therapist, buddies, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
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Where the Heart Is
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, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, pregnancy, coming of age, romance, starting over, hospital, single parent, destiny, women, unlikely friendships, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, tennessee, california, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Dead Poets Society
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, literature, teacher, poetry, friendship, suicide, philosophy, mentor, idealism, professor, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, cross dressing, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, single father, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, relationships, couples, divorce, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
The Pursuit of Happyness
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: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
Indian Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: camp, friendship, reunion, mentor, unlikely friendships, love and romance, couples, destiny, catastrophe, stereotypes, friends, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
Living Out Loud
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, loneliness, starting over, relationships, human nature, couple relations, life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, hopes, friendship, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
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With Honors
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, homeless, coming of age, life, mentor, destiny, poetry, college life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university
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    User:   39%
 
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Jersey Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, starting over, romance, relationships, family life, love and romance, love story, death of wife, family drama, honest, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
Steel Magnolias
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, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, women, best friends, wedding, pregnancy, parenthood, unlikely friendships, relationships, beauty salon, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
Nothing in Common
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, father son relationship, hospital, marriage, parents and children, hopes, office, father-son relationship, workplace, romance, love and romance, parenthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
The Whole Wide World
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, love, loneliness, fall in love, love story, writers, hospital, mentor, writer's life, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, ireland, new mexico
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, suicide, teenager, friendship, adolescence, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, mentor, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
Two Family House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: island, working class, friendship, life is a bitch, irish, culture clash, stereotypes, love and romance, redemption, unlikely friendships, segregation, dreams ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, ireland
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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Larry Crowne
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, romance, teacher, self discovery, mentor, teachers and students, rags to riches, happy ending, fall in love, unlikely friendships, love story, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Catch and Release
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, touching, semi serious, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, friendship, infidelity, starting over, relationships, wedding, hopes, love story, couples, stereotypes, friends, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
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 260K
Seven Pounds
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: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
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Moonlight and Valentino
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, friendship, crumbling marriage, college, relationships, women, life philosophy, dealing with death, nudity (topless - notable), starting over, death, sisters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 6.2
 12K
Baby Boom
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, workplace, romance, fish out of water, starting over, small town, single parent, destiny, women, babies and infants, family, business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vermont
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
 7.0
 41K
Waitress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, pregnancy, friendship, romance, marriage, adultery, workplace, infidelity, domestic violence, hospital, crumbling marriage, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
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Forrest Gump
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: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, women, life, life philosophy, female friendship, happiness, happy ending, women in society, illegitimate child, working class, love story, midlife crisis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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System:   29%
    User:   24%
 

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She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, self discovery, single parent, hospital, suburbs, wedding, relationships, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
How to Make an American Quilt
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
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