Movies like Phenomenon

If you like "Phenomenon" you are looking for touching, sentimental and emotional movies about / with superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, telekinesis, terminal illness, small town and goodhearted themes of Drama, Fantasy and Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Phenomenon (1996)
 6.4
 72K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light, psychological, serious, interesting, romantic, earnest ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, telekinesis, terminal illness, small town, goodhearted, genius, supernatural, romance, hopes, misfit, small town life, optimism, win over, life turned upside down, brain tumor, love, friendship, teleportation, human spirit, human nature, imaginary, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Phenomenon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, emotional and dramatic films with plots about mentor, destiny, life philosophy, storytelling, catastrophe, love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phenomenon: The Green Mile (1999), The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), Meet Joe Black (1998), Powder (1995), Big Fish (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, sentimental, philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, supernatural romance, impossible love, adult as child, life & death, existentialism ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.0M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: life philosophy, false accusation, death row, prison, human nature, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, justice, healing power, convict, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, parents and children, coming of age, misfit, human nature, parent child relationship, isolation, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, fall in love, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 198K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, romantic, philosophical, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, love at first sight, supernatural, mentor, lifestyle change, impossible love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 27K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, serious, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural ability, christ allegory, extrasensory perception, supernatural, flickering light, dead animal, held at gunpoint, teacher student relationship, fainting, paranormal phenomena, miraculous event, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 395K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, loneliness, witch, fantasy world, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 80s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, congo, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, supernatural romance, forbidden love, supernatural, love and romance, youth, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, witch, family secret, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 28K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, college, class differences, young lovers, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love, love and romance, romance, love story, loneliness, miraculous event, impossible love, destiny, immortal, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1954, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 42K
Forever Young (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: coma, romance, experiment gone awry, fish out of water, haunted by the past, sent to the future, time travel, lovers reunited, rapid aging, male female relationship, cryogenics, love story ...
Time: 90s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 6K
Charly (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.
Style: touching, clever, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, power relations, hopes, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, society, misfit, mentally challenged, disorder, disability ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, hypnosis, obsession, love triangle, playwright, romance, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, life philosophy, mentally challenged, true love, journey, rise to the top, human relationship, storytelling, misfit, odd, philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love letter, haunted by the past, single parent, romance, sailboat, sailing, love, anonymous letter, father son relationship, boat accident, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, virginia, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 180K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, fall in love, disability, love, wheelchair, quadriplegic, accident, caregiver, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 39K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, journalism, on the road, road trip, destiny, reporter ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, terminal illness, best friends, romance, dealing with death, small town, hospital, cancer, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, couples, starting over, resort, blindness, love, disability, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 108K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, self sacrifice, fallen angel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, starting over, beach, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, teenage life, death in the family, romance, island, grief, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, female friendship, best friends, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 132K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, time travel, love and romance, romance, architect, impossible love, unlikely relationship, supernatural, time, letter, supernatural romance, long distance relationship ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, terminal illness, romance, social differences, teenage life, couples, fall in love, rich and poor, youth, small town, class differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 175K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, amnesia, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, marriage, power of love, newlyweds, hopes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, love affair, fall in love, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, forbidden love, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, couple relations, man-woman relation, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, communication problem, love, deaf, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, starting over, hopes, dysfunctional character, breakup, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, couples, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 81K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, self discovery, romance, workaholic, love story, cancer, love and romance, opposites attract, love, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 303K
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, sentimental, emotional, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, fighting illness, buddies, hopes, coping, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, hawaii, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%