Movies like The Theory of Everything

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The Theory of Everything (2014)
 7.7
 355K
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
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: uplifting, touching, compassionate, factual, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, based on memoir, dramatic ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, husband wife relationship, cambridge university, genius, religion versus science, nurse patient relationship, physicist, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, couples, couple relations, student life, university, ambition, wife husband relationship, fictional biography ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oxford university, england

Most similar movies to The Theory of Everything

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about mentor, destiny, life philosophy, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Theory of Everything: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Breathe (2017), Temple Grandin (2010), The Imitation Game (2014), Forrest Gump (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, hallucinations, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 15K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, sunglasses, oxygen, englishman abroad, catholic priest ...
Time: year 1971, year 1958, year 1970, year 1973, year 1981 ...
Place: england, germany, spain, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 24K
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, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1950s, 1960s, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: intellectual, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, code breaking, genius, ambition, mathematician, homosexuality, espionage, sexism, code, computers and web ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 8.8
 1.6M
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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, science, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 54K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, romance, poverty, love and romance, social differences, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, genius, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 167K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, wheelchair, romance, small town, depression, loneliness, caregiver, self discovery, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, follow your dream, relationship vs career, sport, rising to stardom, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, misfit, against the odds, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 388
Shadowlands (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: cancer, death, marriage, faith, christianity, tragic love, society, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couple relations, romance, social differences ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 94K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, terminal illness, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, cancer, doctor, hopes, human nature, nursing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 24K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: disability, disfigurement, freak, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, youth, hopes, protective parent, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 16K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, love, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, lesbian, life & death, character study, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 27K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, correspondence, romance, platonic, hopes, couple relations, friends, writer's life, love and romance, human nature, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: london, england, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 55K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, forceful separation, love affair, long distance relationship, blogger, chair, depression, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: disability, young heroes, teachers and students, power relations, against the odds, misfit, youth, college, dedicated educator, hopes, mute or deaf, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, love of one's life, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 12K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, resort, starting over, fall in love, couples, blindness, disability, ex husband, architect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: disability, friendship, rehabilitation, racism, hopes, friends, love and romance, couple relations, paralysis, human nature, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, follow your dream, african american, u.s. navy, respect, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, tragic love, misfit, fall in love, human spirit, love affair, hopes, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, lawyer, rehabilitation, amnesia, maid, disability, redemption, parents and children, starting over, childhood memory, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: sign language, disability, romance, mute or deaf, small town, hopes, couple relations, communication problem, love and romance, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, love and romance, misfit, human nature, coming of age, parent child relationship, isolation, life is a bitch, family relations, unfulfillment, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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