Movies like Scent of a Woman

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Scent of a Woman (1992)
 8.0
 292K
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.
Style: sentimental, dramatic, inspirational, realistic, touching, talky, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, blind character, friendship, human nature, ex military, depression, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart, coming of age, life philosophy, suicide attempt, weekend, complex characters, destiny, loneliness, morality, strong sexual content, blind man, tango, colonel, prank ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england

Most similar movies to Scent of a Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and dramatic films with plots about friendship, mentor, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, redemption, friends and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Scent of a Woman: Dead Poets Society (1989), Forrest Gump (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Intouchables (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, uplifting, intellectual, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, poetry, literature, coming of age, boarding school life, poet, teacher, suicide, dedicated educator, philosophy, mentor, student ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, destiny, true love, love, life, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, existentialism, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, philosophical, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mathematics, prodigy, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, university, ambition, human spirit, existentialism, dedicated educator, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, french, disability, lifestyle change, caregiver, starting over, friends, culture clash, friendship between men, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, basketball, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, brooklyn new york city, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, mysterious character, loneliness, mentor, intergenerational friendship, disfigurement, suspicion, physical appearance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: depressing, sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely friendships, road trip, disability, caregiver, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, loss of son, abandoned by father, guilty conscience, tragedy, honest ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 6K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, alcohol abuse, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 24K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, family outing
Plot: anti semitism, high school, coming of age, friendship, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, football, youth, society, teenage life, justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, forgiveness, friendship, starting over, hopes, society, self discovery, clergy, blind character, warden, remorse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: age difference, teacher, letter, retired, on the road, alcoholic, realism, long lost relative, friendship, poverty, self discovery, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 461
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, musician's life, lifestyle, misfit, coming of age, artists and showbiz, single parent, hopes, youth, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, liberal, eviction, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, mentally challenged, religions or cults, orthodox jew, judaism, holocaust survivor, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 454K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, hopes, youth, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, self discovery, family life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 10K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, family problems, parents and children, friends, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 17K
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: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, train travel, bar fight, hitchhiker, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.3
 6K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, strong female presence, paralysis, friends, starting over, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 14K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, inadvertently, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 94K
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, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, crimes, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, teenage life, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, bittersweet, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 26K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, dying, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, wheelchair bound, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 324
Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, friendship, society, life is a bitch, injustice, human spirit, anti semitism, youth, rabbi, vengeance, gang ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, clever, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, prostitute, friendship, city life, teenage life, buddies, love and romance, society, romance, opposites attract, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, europe, italy, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, sport team, hopes, underdog, rivalry, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, golden years, hopes, women, parents and children, human nature, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, chess ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%