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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Original name: Le scaphandre et le papillon
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological, thought provoking, feel good, breathtaking, motivational ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, french, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, courage, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, mute or deaf, communication problem, life & death, patient, tragic event, love, therapy, hopes, friendship, redemption, suffering, introspection, memory, flashback, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, africa, hong kong, nepal, beirut lebanon

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Most similar movies to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and serious films with plots about hopes, storytelling, mentor, friendship, redemption, hospital and human spirit mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: The Intouchables (2011), My Left Foot (1989), The Sea Inside (2004), The Theory of Everything (2014), Cavalcade (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, sad, philosophical, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, euthanasia, handicapped, fighting the system, death, suicide, lawyer, dignity, mercy killing, character study, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: genius, disability, love, prodigy, against the odds, cambridge university, handicapped, fall in love, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, physical disability, physicist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: quadriplegic, life turned upside down, human spirit, redemption, couples, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, political ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, cerebral, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, genius, paranoia, schizophrenia, prodigy, mathematician, obsession, insanity, scientist, nobel prize, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, washington d.c. ...
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, family relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cure, boy, courage, medicine, hopes, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, boston, england ...
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, child abuse, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, family reunited, therapy, depression, courage, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, disability, handicapped, human spirit, fall in love, depression, biker, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, mute or deaf, blindness, disability, blind character, human spirit, women, deafness, handicapped, children, tutor, deaf ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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40%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, emotional, talky ...
Plot: disability, friendship, paraplegic, rehabilitation, life philosophy, love and romance, paralysis, society, hopes, human nature, human spirit, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, disfigurement, social misfits, dignity, freak, hospital, exploitation, melancholy, cruelty, life is a bitch, isolation, curiosity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, illness, nun, dedicated educator, teachers and students, female protagonist, sign language, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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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, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, disability, female protagonist, scientist, inventor, teacher, mother daughter relationship, ambition, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: medical, hospital, cancer, redemption, coldhearted, doctors and patients, idealism, doctor, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, touching, depressing ...
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, hospital, nurse, poetry, chemotherapy, dying, philosophy, medical, doctor, hopes, regret ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, touching, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, friendship, hospital, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, psychologist, haunted by the past, anthropologist, ethnicity, psychiatrist, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, seattle, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, fighting the system, human spirit, gay slur, drugs, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, treatment, hiv, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, mexico, austin texas ...
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36%
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Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, hospital, medical profession, life philosophy, doctors and patients, compassion, friendship, terminal illness, stereotypes, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, human spirit, rags to riches, life is a bitch, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, ambition, success, down on your luck, single father, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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1000 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, uplifting, motivational ...
Plot: rehabilitation, college, basketball player, ambition, therapist, recovery, gym, hopes, sport, against the odds, paralysis, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, neurotic, spiritual ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, mental institution, depression, prodigy, female nudity, child abuse, insanity, adaptation, unlikely friendships, solitude, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gardener, friendship, lgbt, homosexual, depression, life & death, adaptation, loneliness, frankenstein, maid ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Plot: writers, friendship, bittersweet, romance, loneliness, love, hospital, summer, mental disorder, empire, first love, great dialogue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, ireland, louisiana, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, adultery, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, hopes, hustler, cons and scams, terminal illness, down on your luck, human nature, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, character study, life, parenthood, family ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: england, london, brighton
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: advertising, large family, optimism, underdog, adaptation, creativity, prize, americana, courage, small town, eviction, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa
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35%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%