Movies like Phenomenon

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Phenomenon (1996)
 6.4
 80K
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, sexy, tear jerker, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: genius, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, goodhearted, miraculous event, terminal illness, small town, telekinesis, romance, supernatural, hopes, brain tumor, misfit, optimism, small town life, life turned upside down, win over, love, friendship, supernatural power, bittersweet, teleportation, human spirit, social relations, disorder ...
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 feel good films with plots about destiny, life philosophy, mentor, bittersweet, storytelling, love story and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phenomenon: Powder (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Starman (1984), Forever Young (1992), Awaken (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 30K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, serious, sad, psychotronic ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception, albino, miraculous event, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, christ allegory, teacher student relationship, supernatural power, school, college ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
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, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1935, 90s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, tragic love, aging, impossible love, true love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, elderly, journey, puzzle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 47K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, road movie, suspense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: alien, rescue, on the run, fish out of water, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, disorder, peaceful mission, misfit, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, las vegas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 47K
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, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, rapid aging, coma, romance, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, fish out of water, suspended animation, lovers reunited, male female relationship, sent to the future, love story ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 663
Awaken (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex's dreary life is reignited when he meets Rachel, the woman of his dreams. The only thing that stands in the way of their perfect, serendipitous relationship is that Rachel has recently passed away.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, true love, destiny, parallel world, bittersweet, unfulfillment, hopes, supernatural, afterlife, couples, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, family relations, isolation, illness, misfit, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, touching, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: afterlife, life philosophy, heaven and hell, redemption, hell, life & death, loss of child, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, destiny, true love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 248K
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, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, love story, love, disability, handicapped, caregiver, euthanasia, self discovery, accident, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, mallorca, switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, romance, love, love story, immortal, loneliness, impossible love, supernatural romance, miraculous event, supernatural, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1952, year 1937 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 343K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, romance, life philosophy, time loop, changing the past or future, true love, life, sent to the past, fall in love, rain, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 238K
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, love at first sight, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, lifestyle change, millionaire, hopes ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 121K
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, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, fall in love, supernatural romance, heaven and hell, life & death, fallen angel, love and romance, self sacrifice, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 439K
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, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, mermaid, family relations, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, alabama, morocco, congo ...
⇓ 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: light, romantic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, youth, love and romance, supernatural ability, witch, supernatural, love, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 34K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, romance, love, college, class differences, young love, terminal illness, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, paris france, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, obsession, hypnosis, supernatural, love triangle, playwright, romance, love and romance, love affair, hotel, dream, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1910s, 80s, year 1912 ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 43K
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: uplifting, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: angel, fish out of water, romance, happy ending, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: iowa, illinois, chicago illinois, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.0
 7K
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, thought provoking, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, mentally challenged, hopes, society, misfit, disorder, power relations, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, disability ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, bittersweet, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 14K
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, hopes, starting over, love and romance, couples, fall in love, resort, couple relations, sexual content, blindness, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 123K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, tear jerker, bleak, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, teenager, love, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 30K
Always (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, family outing, kids
Plot: afterlife, airplane, pilot, ghost, supernatural, rescue, romance, true love, tragic hero, starting over, guardian angel, aviation ...
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, girls' night
Plot: ghost, starting over, beach, haunted by the past, hopes, single parent, teenage life, romance, death in the family, island, grief, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 16K
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, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ 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: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, social relations, small town life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 7K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, fall in love, forbidden love, love affair, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sentimental, psychological, philosophical, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mathematics, prodigy, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, existentialism, dedicated educator, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, rich and poor, love triangle, terminal illness, romance, teenage life, social differences, couples, fall in love, youth, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 90K
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, tragic love, love story, love and romance, terminal illness, fall in love, couples, opposites attract, self discovery, leukemia, bittersweet, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%