Movies like The Intouchables

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The Intouchables (2011)
 8.5
 718K
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, realistic, feel good, emotional, sincere, inspirational, dramatic, motivational, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, odd couple, unlikely friendships, redemption, partners, caregiver, hopes, social differences, millionaire, disabled person, upscale, interracial friendship, paralysis, male friendship, aristocracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Intouchables

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic and sentimental films with plots about friendship, life philosophy, mentor, redemption, destiny, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Intouchables: The Bucket List (2007), Green Book (2018), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), Patch Adams (1998), Samba (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 223K
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: touching, sentimental, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, follow your dream, adventure, friendship, unlikely friendships, human spirit, golden years, dying, mechanic, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, hong kong, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 308K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, light, funny ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, musician, prejudice, american south, driver, chauffeur, journey, piano playing, travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 100K
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: uplifting, inspirational, touching, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, doctors and patients, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, sincere, uplifting, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, survival, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, life, success, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 457K
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, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration, doctor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
⇓ 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, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, nepal, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, exciting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, escapades, friends, last wish, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, theft, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disability, depression, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, change of heart, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 205K
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, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, mentor, elderly, office, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, intern, prejudice, golden years, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 38K
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, class differences, male nurse, rich poor, caregiver, friendship, social differences, interracial friendship, police, quadriplegic ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, social relations, misfit, golden years, unsupportive parent, teacher, intergenerational friendship, illiteracy, older man younger woman relationship, unknown father, reading aloud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, family relations, hopes, vacation, single parent, redemption, alcohol abuse, misfit, disability, artists and showbiz, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 32K
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, serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, introspection, lifestyle, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, argentina
⇓ 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, partners, social differences, disorder, misfit partners, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 3K
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, disturbing, sentimental, touching
Plot: autism, hospital, hopes, rescue, society, lifestyle, life philosophy, social differences, friendship, stereotypes, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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, humorous, ironic ...
Plot: golden years, social differences, elderly, intergenerational friendship, old woman, homeless woman, van, eccentricity, piano playing, friendship, alter ego, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 7K
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, going straight, crimes, hopes, introspection, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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 ...
Plot: disability, falling in love, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, fall in love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 29K
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 ...
Plot: road trip, pilgrimage, travel, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, search, on the road, death of son, grief, encounter, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ 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, marital problem, breaking point, unfulfillment, introspection, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, teaching the ways of the world, friends, risk, best friends, business, betrayal, money problems, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, direction and purpose, introspection, new year, unfulfillment, coping, petty job, dull life, cause and meaning, group of strangers, skyscraper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 168
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, redemption, life turned upside down, human spirit, friendship, womanizer, rehabilitation, true love, couples, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 279K
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, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, interracial relations, strong female character, family drama, athlete's life, misfit, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 26K
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, self sacrifice, refugee camp, survival, courage, unlikely friendships, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, usa, kansas, africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 19K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, society, misfit, social misfits, bohemian life, goodhearted, on the run, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: france, europe, normandy, latin america, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Inadequate People (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Adequacy is relative.Vitalik the main character of the movie seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks as adequate as a human can possibly be. Wait till he drinks and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, non-linear, uplifting
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, love and romance, fall in love, psychologist, midlife crisis, male objectification, dealing with death, translator, journal, alarm clock, taking a bath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, society, human nature, human spirit, hopes, life philosophy, couples, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%