Movies like Rain Man

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Rain Man (1988)
 8.0
 437K
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, touching, sincere, captivating, road movie, emotional, sentimental, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, redemption, road trip, 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: california, texas, cincinnati ohio, usa, missouri, las vegas, los angeles

Most similar movies to Rain Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, sincere and serious films with plots about redemption, storytelling, loneliness, mentor, hopes, culture clash and honest mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Rain Man: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Nell (1994), The Intouchables (2011), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The Doctor (1991). 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, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, forest, autism ...
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, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, loneliness, culture clash, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ 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, custody battle, lawyer, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, single father, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, parents and children, intern, terminal illness, introspection, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ 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, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice, odd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, human spirit, mentally challenged, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, thanksgiving, mental institution, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, human nature, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, poverty, mistress, singer, reunion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, scientist, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, tragicomedy, dramatic ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, nurse, freedom, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, suicide, plan gone awry, friendship ...
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, true love, optimism, fall in love, hopes, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, self discovery, homecoming, escape, golden years, small town life, obsessive quest, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: atmospheric, touching, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, desert, reunion, drifter, reconciliation, fear of flying, on the road, regret, mute, peep show, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, cowboy, homosexual, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, hustler ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: chase, race against time, on the run, self discovery, romance, society, on the road, chases and races, interracial relations, assassination, assassin, interracial romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, road trip, generation gap, bowling, pianist, self discovery, small town, on the road, oil field, pacific northwest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transplant, reunion, terminal illness, estrangement, leukemia, siblings relations, family relations, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, train ride, hitchhiker, self discovery, bar fight, road trip, misfit, society, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: strip club, anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, self discovery, hopes, family problems, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ 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: captivating, talky, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, american dream, dysfunctional family, mental illness, down on your luck, elderly, ex athlete, family problems, estrangement, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, couples, human nature, police investigation, family problems, small town life, social relations, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: on the road, family feud, storm, doctor, nurse, hitchhiker, mechanic, redemption, human nature, society, encounter, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: intern, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, twins, misfit, society, brother, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, rehabilitation, mentally challenged, family problems, misfit, courtroom drama, single parent, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 135K
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, single parent, lawyer, parenthood, social worker, custody, arrest, neighbor, judge, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, friends, family relations, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, small town, suicide attempt, single mother, workplace, childhood, family relations, hopes, single parent, introspection, free spirited, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, couples, human spirit, disorder, religions or cults, redemption, terminal illness, self discovery, youth, culture clash, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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