Movies like Breathe

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Breathe (2017)
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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, sentimental, sad, rough, touching
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, love, dog, prison, dancing, horse, airplane, virus, pregnancy, party, loneliness, money, friendship, german, hotel, food, chess, depression ...
Time: year 1970, year 1973, year 1981, year 1960, year 1965, year 1971, year 1958
Place: africa, england, germany, kenya, spain

Most similar movies to Breathe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about husband wife relationship, kiss, death, mother son relationship, photograph, father son relationship and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Breathe: The Theory of Everything (2014), A United Kingdom (2016), Maudie (2016), Me Before You (2016), My Left Foot (1989). 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: uplifting, touching, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, genius, love, adaptation, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France, Botswana
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, king, marriage, forbidden love, tradition, drink, father daughter relationship, horse, head butt, name calling, watching a movie, childbirth ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1947
Place: england, africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family ...
Plot: disability, romance, art, chicken coop, greeting card, cart, watching television, housekeeper, family secret, lie, husband wife relationship, shack ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 176K
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, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, fall in love, disability, wheelchair, love, depression, caregiver, accident, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 60K
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: sentimental, touching, biting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: irish, disability, poet, human spirit, artist, courage, working class, painting, cerebral palsy, hopes, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, college, oxford, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor, honest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, punjabi, tuba, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, playing pool, singer, eating, marriage, promise, falling to the ground, man slaps a man ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: delhi, pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: older woman younger man relationship, cancer, brother brother relationship, train, ambulance, pizza, fight, mirror, terminal illness, fish, crying woman, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, california, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 40K
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, sincere, compassionate, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: sexual exploration, sexuality, cat, therapist, priest, male virgin, misfit, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, proposal, hopes, adult virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: sexual, emotional, touching, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: painter, soldier, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, victorian, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, wales, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, elementary school, bet, newspaper, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: school, village, teacher, student, education, ambition, underdog, fighting the system, human spirit, haunted by the past, elderly, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, 1950s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 72K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, freedom, lawyer, dignity, suicide, friendship, accident, wheelchair, sailor, euthanasia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Place: sweden, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, hospital, terminal illness, reconciliation, confrontation, memory, family relations, golden years, youth, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1962, 1960s, year 1989
Place: brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, generosity, actor's life, showbiz, teenage life, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1965, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, poetry, death, obsession, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
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, true love, love affair, starting over, community, ship, journey, boarding house, marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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23%
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fame, childhood, children's book, maggot, playwright, marital problem, nanny, little boy, toy, teddy bear ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: emotional, serious, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: marriage, faith, cancer, death, christianity, terminal illness, love affair, death in the family, human spirit, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, writer's life, obsession, genius, father son relationship, friendship, teenage boy, name calling, father daughter relationship, friend, world war two, isolation ...
Time: year 1946, year 2010, 20th century, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, disability, youth, family relations, teenage life, love affair, human spirit, couples, coming of age, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: head of state, politics, ambition, paralysis, rehabilitation, disability, miraculous event, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, rise to the top, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, new york state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, betrayal, spinster, piano, romance, hopes, couple relations, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, adult virgin, unfulfillment, cons and scams ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city, america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 13K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, faith, haunted by the past, village, family life, death in the family, family relations, relationship vs career, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, love, poet, snow, beach, boat, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, misfit, human nature, love and romance, parents and children, coming of age, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, fall in love, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle, golden years, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: realistic, sexual, sincere, serious, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, self discovery, s&m, cabaret, city life, state affairs, looking for sex, love and romance, twentysomething life, strong sexual content, counterculture ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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