Movies like Rain Man

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Rain Man (1988)
 8.0
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Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, emotional, sentimental, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance, doctor, bankruptcy, frustration, fear of flying, last will and testament, character study, unlikely friendships, runaway, travel, convertible, car dealer, journey, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, texas, cincinnati ohio, usa, missouri, los angeles

Most similar movies to Rain Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about redemption, storytelling, hopes, mentor, life philosophy, loneliness and honest mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rain Man: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Nell (1994), The Intouchables (2011), Forrest Gump (1994), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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100%
 6.5
 25K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, doctors and patients, wilderness, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, autism, lake ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, culture clash, friends, human relationship, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, life philosophy, misfit, true love, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, single father, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, justice, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 5K
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, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, hopes, family relations, power relations, intern, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teaching, school, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, dedicated educator, social misfits, boss and employee, mental institution, dysfunctional family, misfit, mentally challenged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 81K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1981, year 1970, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, slavery, letter, african american, mistress, reunion, singer, poverty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, georgia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, serious, tragicomedy, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, nurse, freedom, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: muslim, false accusation, mental illness, prejudice, autism, racism, journey, fall in love, hopes, optimism, true love, islam ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 73K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, desert, drifter, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 14K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: sincere, touching, road movie, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, americana, homecoming, self discovery, escape, introspection, social relations, family relations, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family life, family relations, intern, brother brother relationship, garbage collector, mental retardation, siblings relations, hopes, twins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, rehabilitation, introspection, downfall, going straight, drug addiction, drinking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, cowboy, homosexual, dancer, gay slur, eviction, shower, male prostitute, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: hitchhiker, rebelliousness, on the road, dysfunctional family, road trip, self discovery, small town, bowling, pianist, generation gap, musician, oil field ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, american dream, mental illness, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, human nature, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: chase, race against time, self discovery, on the run, kennedy assassination, romance, society, on the road, interracial relations, chases and races, assassination, assassin ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1963
Place: texas, washington d.c., usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 268K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, suffering, tragic event, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, clever, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, mentally challenged, family in crisis, hopes, teachers and students, life is a bitch, parents and children, mute or deaf, single parent, power relations, family relations, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, life is a bitch, parents and children, communication problem, child illness, social misfits, moral dilemma, misfit, society, family relations, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 107K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 13K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, hopes, human nature, hospital, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, friendship, human spirit, religious, partners, family values, law enforcement, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 980
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, youth, self discovery, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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