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The Intouchables (2011)
 8.5
 733K
The Intouchables (2011)
Original name: Intouchables
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, inspirational, motivational, dramatic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, french, culture clash, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, redemption, handicapped, odd couple, caregiver, partners, hopes, social differences, millionaire, disabled person, upscale, friendship between men, interracial friendship, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and sentimental films with plots about friendship, life philosophy, mentor, redemption, destiny, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Intouchables: The Bucket List (2007), Green Book (2018), Patch Adams (1998), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 226K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: elderly, journey, terminal illness, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, human spirit, golden years, death, dying, mechanic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, usa, taj mahal, french riviera, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.2
 336K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, chauffeur, prejudice, driver, journey, travel, american south ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, kentucky, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 102K
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, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, clinic, unconventional method, doctors and patients, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life is a bitch, hopes, against the odds, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 14K
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: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 211K
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, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, unlikely friendships, mentor, workplace situations, elderly, fashion, family, intern, office, prejudice, golden years, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 463K
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: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, siblings relations, greed, unlikely friendships, yuppie, runaway, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentor, blind character, human nature, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, change of heart, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: road movie, exciting, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, life philosophy, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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 ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 42K
The Upside (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and a unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: handicapped, rich man, disabled person, male nurse, class differences, rich poor, caregiver, friendship, social differences, man in a wheelchair, interracial friendship, unemployment ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 285K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, football, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 25K
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: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: handicapped, falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, alcohol abuse, hopes, redemption, vacation, family relations, single parent, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, social relations, misfit, self discovery, golden years, unsupportive parent, teacher, intergenerational friendship, illiteracy, reading aloud, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.4
 30K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, pilgrimage, travel, redemption, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, search, death of son, grief, encounter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 205K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: sentimental, motivational, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, survival, missing child, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, rags to riches ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 33K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: poet, letter, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, lifestyle, introspection, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, argentina, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 4K
The Specials (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: autism, hospital, society, lifestyle, life philosophy, hopes, rescue, mentor, friendship, life is a bitch, stereotypes, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fish out of water, police investigation, odd couple, social differences, partners, partners against crime, disorder, law enforcement, murder, society, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lady in the Van (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.
Style: witty, touching, talky, ironic, humorous ...
Plot: golden years, social differences, intergenerational friendship, elderly, writers, old woman, homeless woman, van, eccentricity, piano playing, friendship, alter ego ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, hopes, crimes, going straight, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.4
 27K
The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: captivating, rough, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, life is a bitch, fish out of water, society, immigrants, self sacrifice, refugee camp, survival, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: sudan, usa, kenya, kansas, africa ...
⇓ 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: sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, disability, road trip, caregiver, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, abandoned by father, guilty conscience, loss of son, unlikely friendships, tragedy ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Best Friend (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Catherine refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: friendship, taxi driver, bet, auction, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, friends, risk, best friends, business, betrayal, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, new year, direction and purpose, introspection, unfulfillment, coping, group of strangers, petty job, cause and meaning, dull life, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little White Lies (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their annual beach vacation. Their relationships, convictions, sense of guilt and friendship are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, talky, sincere ...
Plot: vacation, country house, group of friends, friendship, beach house, human nature, thirtysomething life, ex couple relations, marital problem, reunion, breaking point, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 167
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, couples, true love, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, friendship, womanizer, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 120K
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: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%