Movies like Breathe

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Breathe (2017)
 7.1
 14K
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: factual, based on true events, realistic, compassionate, sad, sentimental, rough, touching
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, caregiver, patient, costume party, twin, near death experience, hospital, suffocation, marriage, baby, party, wheelchair, inventor, love, ends with biographical notes, british flag, bleeding, machinery ...
Time: year 1958, year 1971, year 1965, year 1960, year 1981, year 1970, year 1973
Place: kenya, africa, spain, germany, england

Most similar movies to Breathe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, realistic and sentimental films with plots about hopes, disability, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Breathe: The Theory of Everything (2014), The Sea Inside (2004), My Left Foot (1989), Shadowlands (1993), Me Before You (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, uplifting, serious, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, love, cambridge university, husband wife relationship, genius, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 71K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, mercy killing, dignity, freedom, lawyer, friendship, suicide, fighting the system, euthanasia, sailor, wheelchair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 59K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: disability, irish, human spirit, poet, courage, working class, cerebral palsy, artist, painting, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: french, human spirit, mute or deaf, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, patient, writing, coma, nurse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, paris france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 15K
Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bachelor, oxford, college, terminal illness, friendship, romance, attic, poet, introspection, couple relations, brother, falling in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 157K
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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, love and romance, fall in love, wheelchair, love story, romance, depression, loneliness, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 20K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, family drama, father son relationship, coming of age, mute or deaf, mother son relationship, life & death, ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 383
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: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: faith, death, marriage, cancer, christianity, fall in love, romance, writer's life, opposites attract, human spirit, couple relations, love affair ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 39K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: cat, sexual exploration, disability, sexuality, polio, sexual arousal, jealous husband, male virgin, sexual awakening, judaism, catholic priest, catholic church ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 2K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, rehabilitation, ambition, politics, head of state, paralysis, tragic hero, rise and fall, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: school, village, teacher, student, education, dedicated educator, golden years, uniform, underdog, blind ambition, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 23K
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, freak, disfigurement, dignity, single parent, childhood, coming of age, rocker, falling in love, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: emotional, sexual, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, polyamory, writer's life, couple relations, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, disability, rehabilitation, romance, human spirit, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, true love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: epic
Plot: independence, absurdism, knife, kiss, governor, posing for a photograph, economics, party, husband wife relationship, record player, playing pool, photographer ...
Time: year 1945, year 1947
Place: pakistan, delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, paraplegic, romance, love and romance, misfit, athlete's life, human nature, destiny, isolation, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hospital, infidelity, memory, confrontation, terminal illness, reconciliation, parents and children, illness, parent child relationship, family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1962, year 1989
Place: brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, love affair, disability, romance, love and romance, human spirit, tragic love, unfulfilled love, fall in love, hopes, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, autism, coming of age, teenager, child prodigy, death of father, social misfits, social outcast, self discovery, mental illness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996
Place: taiwan, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, fish, milk, pizza, casino, bisexual, ex husband ex wife relationship, snoring, sunglasses, boxer shorts, illness, theatre audience ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979
Place: england, california, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 82K
Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, disability, nurse, love, aging, death, music teacher, pigeon, illness, daughter, pianist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, unlikely friendships, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love, aging, suicide thoughts ...
Place: sweden, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Plot: interracial marriage, marriage, king, forbidden love, crown prince, falling to the ground, deal with the devil, british flag, royal family, controversy, dancer, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: africa, england, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, human nature, romance, human spirit, parent child relationship, teenage crush, illness, plastic, underdog, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, athlete's life, prodigy, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, follow your dream, rehabilitation, rising to stardom, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 1K
Go Now (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, supportive spouse, romance, couple relations, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, fall in love, disability, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 91K
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 113K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, working class, immigrants, love and romance, love affair, starting over, true love, hopes, boarding house, marriage, ship, homesickness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, storytelling, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, genius, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, human spirit, teacher, social misfits, railway station, struggle, tutor, tantrum, institution, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%