Movies like Phenomenon

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Phenomenon (1996)
 6.4
 69K
Phenomenon
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, light, serious, romantic, earnest, sweet, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, romance, supernatural, love, friendship, science, supernatural ability, courage, miraculous event, love story, telekinesis, destiny, optimism, genius, life philosophy, mentor, happy ending, brain tumor, terminal illness, catastrophe, sacrifice, hopes, cancer, first contact, life ...
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 romantic films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, storytelling, love story and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phenomenon: Forever Young (1992), Meet Joe Black (1998), Somewhere in Time (1980), Message in a Bottle (1999), Heart and Souls (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.3
 40K
Forever Young
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, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: romance, time travel, love, experiment gone awry, love story, aviation, fish out of water, destiny, childhood, happy ending, love and romance, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, future ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, russia, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 188K
Meet Joe Black
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, sentimental, philosophical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, dealing with death, father daughter relationship, life & death, love, love and romance, life philosophy, family relations, romance, impossible love, lifestyle change, unlikely relationship ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   100%
 
Somewhere in Time
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, romantic, serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, romance, hotel, obsession, supernatural, love, love story, love affair, time loop, supernatural romance, mentor, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s, future, 1910s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   71%
 
Message in a Bottle
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, emotional, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love, divorce, love story, fall in love, happy ending, beautiful scenery, love and romance, couples, destiny, single parent, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois, virginia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   62%
 
Heart and Souls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, redemption, hospital, reincarnation, destiny, death, ghosts, friendship, love, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   62%
 
 6.4
 25K
Always
Genre: 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, airplane, aviation, love story, tragic hero, destiny, love, rescue, mentor ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   60%
 
Charlie St. Cloud
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: romance, supernatural, afterlife, ghost, love affair, death, high school, siblings relations, life & death, cancer, love story, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   76%
 
 6.6
 27K
Powder
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, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, supernatural, cancer, loneliness, death, college, supernatural ability, humanity, hospital, male nudity, college life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   78%
 
The Boy Who Could Fly
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with ...
Style: touching, serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, coming of age, death, single parent, friendship, parents and children, childhood, children, family bonds, autism, fantasy world, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   71%
 
 5.9
 12K
At First Sight
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, blindness, disability, couple relations, love story, hopes, doctors, resort, love and romance, first contact, beautiful scenery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 6.7
 104K
City of Angels
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: supernatural romance, afterlife, angel, couple relations, life & death, destiny, love, fall in love, life philosophy, fish out of water, love and romance, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, couple relations, violence, dysfunctional family, guilt, chase, loneliness, love story, haunted by the past, happy ending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
 6.9
 49K
The Majestic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, memory loss, romance, mistaken identity, amnesia, hollywood, memory, americana, idealism, starting over, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   59%
 
 5.7
 38K
Michael
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, dog, road trip, supernatural, fish out of water, on the road, dancing, love, disorder, love story, destiny, supernatural ability ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
Up Close & Personal
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes ...
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: journalism, romance, mentor, love story, destiny, rise to the top, justice, relationships, love affair, workplace romance, love, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 7.1
 6K
Charly
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: clever, touching, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: disability, mentally challenged, mouse, teacher, psychology, maze, doctors and patients, book, mentor, experiment gone awry, adaptation, doctors ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
 6.9
 26K
Love Story
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, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, terminal illness, cancer, college, death, tragedy, tragic love, marriage, love story, young lovers, love, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
In Love and War
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, war, young lovers, love story, love, couple relations, happy ending, destiny, love affair, relationships, life, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 7.8
 246K
About Time
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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: sentimental, touching, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, romance, love, father son relationship, parenthood, loneliness, time loop, british, wedding, cancer, changing the past or future, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
 6.5
 3K
Ice Castles
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: figure skating, romance, disability, blindness, sport, happy ending, athlete's life, small town, love story, mentor, underdog, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Field of Dreams
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, redemption, dreams, farm, underdog, father son relationship, family, sport, ghost, regret, happy ending, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
The Bridges of Madison County
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, photographer, infidelity, loneliness, love, impossible love, housewife, love story, love affair, small town, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 6.5
 12K
TiMER
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, destiny, love, loneliness, looking for love, relationships, alternate universe, singleness, love story, life philosophy, dialogue, true love ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Children of a Lesser God
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, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: disability, romance, teacher, love, mute or deaf, school, love story, relationships, loneliness, mentor, couple relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
 6.0
 13K
Dying Young
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
An Officer and a Gentleman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond ...
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, military, love, friendship, aviation, navy, hotshot hero, military base, love story, mentor, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington state, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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