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: uplifting, sincere, road movie, touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, 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, unlikely friendships, runaway, car dealer, travel, convertible, egocentrism, character study, journey ...
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 realistic, emotional, serious and sincere films with plots about storytelling, redemption, loneliness, mentor, hopes, culture clash and honest mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rain Man: Forrest Gump (1994), The Intouchables (2011), Nell (1994), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), A Child Is Waiting (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, journey, human relationship, misfit, odd, philosophy, society, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ 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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, loneliness, odd couple, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 26K
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, wilderness, doctors and patients, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, autism, forest ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, courtroom, custody battle, single father, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, family relations, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, couples, introspection, human nature, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 25K
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, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, inventions and discoveries, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, autism, islam, mental illness, asperger's syndrome, journey, prejudice, racism, true love, optimism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 82K
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, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, obesity, human relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, freedom, insanity, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 77K
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, drifter, desert, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, los angeles, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, train ride, bar fight, hitchhiker, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, thought provoking, serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, on the road, americana, identity crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 988
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: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, disorder, family relations, tragic hero, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, small town life, social relations, family relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, family relations, intern, brother brother relationship, mental retardation, garbage collector, siblings relations, hopes, twins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, medical school, 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, drug rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, self discovery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.6
 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, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, self discovery, race against time, on the run, bus, racism, romance, kennedy assassination, road trip, chases and races, interracial relations, on the road ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1963
Place: texas, washington d.c., usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, american dream, mental illness, parents and children, estrangement, down on your luck, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, elderly, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, goodhearted, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, asia, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 5K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, suicidal, immigrants, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, mentor, depression, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 24K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, siblings relations, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 137K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, parenthood, father daughter relationship, lawyer, single parent, single father, child custody, custody, social services, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 272K
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, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, terminal illness, infidelity, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, suffering, couple relations, life is a bitch, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, mute or deaf, teachers and students, family in crisis, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, misfit, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 108K
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 ⇓
23%
 6.3
 328
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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, communication problem, family relations, nursing, mentally challenged, family problems, society, moral dilemma, misfit, social misfits, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: on the road, family feud, reconciliation, adventure, journey, brother brother relationship, doctor, nurse, veteran, hitchhiker, storm, mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, mississippi river, wisconsin, iowa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%