Movies like Patch Adams

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

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Most similar movies to Patch Adams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and emotional films with plots about hopes, destiny, mentor, storytelling, redemption, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Patch Adams: Awakenings (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), The Intouchables (2011), The Bucket List (2007), Good Will Hunting (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, motivational, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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100%
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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, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, french, disability, lifestyle change, caregiver, starting over, friends, culture clash, friendship between men, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 243K
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: sentimental, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: emotional, psychological, philosophical, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, existentialism, life, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Giuseppe Moscati, Doctor saint of Naples, was a doctor of the early twentieth century, from an aristocratic family devoted his career to serving the poor. The film focuses on the human side, partially leaving aside the spiritual part.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: belief in god, life philosophy, hospital, hopes, life & death, redemption, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, clinic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, medical school, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, intern, family relations, power relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 246K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inside I'm Dancing (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: emotional, uplifting, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, cerebral palsy, life, loneliness, human spirit, character study, love triangle, life philosophy, friends, broken heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 36K
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: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, family reunited, child abuse, therapy, redemption, graduation, u.s. navy, thanksgiving, demotion, navy, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 29K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, human spirit, handicapped, disability, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, single parent, love and romance, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, dealing with death, terminal illness, small town, cancer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 208K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 1K
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, doctor, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, radiation, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, paraplegic, disability, love and romance, human nature, human spirit, society, hopes, paralysis, life philosophy, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: thought provoking, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, dark humor, hopes, depression, family, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 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: sentimental, tragicomedy, inspirational, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, love triangle, infidelity, self discovery, death in the family, family relations, secret, funeral, illegitimate son, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, heart attack, family bonds, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 21K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 185K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, touching, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, boxer, financial problem, poverty, great depression, prizefighter, comeback, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, dancer's life, couple relations, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, couples, hopes, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 22K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1986, year 1983
Place: washington d.c., london, boston, edinburgh scotland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
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, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, love, fall in love, cambridge university, handicapped, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, couples, physical disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.5
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poverty, working class, family relations, best friend, down on your luck, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, single parent, puberty, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 40K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, disability, american football, mentally challenged, football, radio, bully, graduation, sport, friendship, couples, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, couples, friends, creator, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, human spirit, surgery, medical, racism, university, patient, laboratory, talented, blacks and whites, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%