Movies like The Terminal

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The Terminal (2004)
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The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: sincere, touching, motivational, sentimental, sweet, humorous, emotional, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, culture clash, passenger, misfit, happy ending, fall in love, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, romance, love and romance, rebellion, fighting the system, society, disorder, comedy of errors, hopes, state affairs, romancing partners, friendship, destiny, stewardess, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, canada, romania, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Terminal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, realistic and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, destiny, happy ending, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Terminal: The Intern (2015), Forrest Gump (1994), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Before We Go (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
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82%
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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, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, loneliness, single parent, happy ending, radio, looking for love, life, platonic, christmas party, love and romance, romance, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: american dream, culture clash, friendship, kgb, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water, immigrants, friends, disorder, musician's life, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, moscow russia, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
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Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, sweet, romantic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, art, jazz musician, chance meeting, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 209K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, happy ending, unlikely couple, love, hidden identity, online dating, destiny, boyfriend, bookstore, platonic, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 67K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, teacher student relationship, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, self discovery, teachers and students, fall in love, college life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 216K
Big (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, child as adult, wish fulfillment, toys, adolescence, fish out of water, toy maker, child's point of view, adulthood, longing, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.1
 35K
Fools Rush In (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, couples, social differences, society, nothing goes right, nightclub, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 16K
Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 34K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, shyness, fall in love, love affair, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, meet the parents, unlikely couple, court, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, singer, african american, missing child, thirtysomething life, little boy, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
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Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, immigrants, chef, family relations, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 24K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, mental illness, love and romance, love story, family relations, love affair, father son relationship, changing lives, relationships, naivete, hospital, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 6K
Jet Lag (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: airport, cooking and food, romance, fall in love, fish out of water, opposites attract, disorder, misfit, love and romance, culture clash, chance meeting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, latin america, europe, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 17K
Baby Boom (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, single parent, baby, starting over, adoption, relationship problems, career woman, romance, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, vermont, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, opposites attract, love triangle, introspection, looking for love, family relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, grandmother, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love and romance, class differences, mistaken identity, single mother, hotel, social differences, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 38K
Liberal Arts (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, college, older man younger woman relationship, thirtysomething life, dull life, college student, romance, love and romance, fall in love, college life, campus, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 3K
Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: veteran, interracial relations, immigrants, interracial romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, culture clash, fall in love, forbidden love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, iraq, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 37K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, opposites attract, family relations, couple relations, orphan, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 348K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, wooing, love and romance, amnesia, deja vu, power of love, painting, selflessness, creativity, nothing goes right, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, couples, friendship, performer's life, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 208K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, down on your luck, human nature, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, singer ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 14K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, fake marriage, starting over, fall in love, longing, old love, immigrants, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, breakup, teacher, computer genius, reconciliation, father daughter relationship, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%