Movies like Saving Mr. Banks

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
 7.5
 160K
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional, intense, compassionate, heartbreaking, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writer's life, writers, hollywood, family relations, showbiz, filmmaking, disney, disneyland, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal, celebrity, success, character study, love, unlikely friendships, friendship, friends, young kid, boss, parenthood, family problems, producer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1964, year 1961, 1960s, 1900s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and dramatic films with plots about mentor, runaway, childhood, storytelling, destiny, family and culture clash mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Saving Mr. Banks: Finding Neverland (2004), Miss Potter (2006), The Blind Side (2009), Chaplin (1992), Lion (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, heartbreaking, inspirational ...
Plot: parents and children, friendship, single parent, writer's life, family relations, death, funeral, actor, human nature, artists and showbiz, writers, widow ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.0
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: snobbism, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, rabbit, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, unsupportive parent, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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100%
 7.6
 323K
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, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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100%
 7.5
 57K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA, India
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: motivational, sentimental, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, survival, loneliness, missing child, foster home, destiny, courage, adopted son, identity, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
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100%
 8.1
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, discrimination, hopes, civil rights, interracial relations, racial issues, social relations, racial segregation, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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100%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: large family, optimism, underdog, advertising, americana, prize, small town, eviction, contests and competitions, ambition, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
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100%
 7.8
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, actor, ambition, desire for fame, life is a bitch, depression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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50%
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, reconciliation, family relations, terminal illness, memory, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, family, illness, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, year 1962, year 1989, 60s, 80s ...
Place: brighton, london, england
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25%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: world war two, friendship, baseball, female friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, underdog, female athlete, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
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23%
 6.9
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Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, model, human spirit, leukemia, elderly, friendship, hopes, women, small town, middle aged, life philosophy, aging ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 6K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, rise to the top, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 135K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, stylized, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: businesswoman, business, career woman, inventor, family relations, strong female lead, entrepreneur, ambition, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, divorce, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new york state, california, new jersey ...
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23%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, lifestyle, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, addiction, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, maid, family relations, widower, miscegenation, vacation, romance, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, family disapproval ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
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23%
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Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: obsessive quest, follow your dream, friendship, aging, youth, lifestyle, society, family relations, filmmaking, teenage life, parents and children, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, slaughterhouse, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1981, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, harvard university, arizona
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22%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
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22%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, betrayal, single parent, life is a bitch, cons and scams, terminal illness, down on your luck, human nature, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: indiana, california
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22%
 7.6
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Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life, life philosophy, cooking, relationships, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.6
 16K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abusive mother, adoption, mansion, family relations, family problems, rebelliousness, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
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22%
 6.6
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rise to the top, actor's life, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, husband wife relationship, celebrity, film history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1956 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico city, mexico
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22%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, obsessive quest, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, post world war two, 50s
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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22%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, graphic violence, burned alive, drug abuse, introspection, against the odds, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, los angeles, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Mother's Castle (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: My Mother's Castle (Le chateau de ma mere) is a sequel and companion piece to My Father's Glory (La Gloire de Mon Pere), both based on the childhood recollections of Marcel Pagnol. Like its predecessor, the movie explores the adventures ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, school, weekend, family relations, couples, apprentice, friendship, understanding, couple relations, parents and children, childhood, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, provence, france, marseille, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 6K
RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, power of media, mogul, radio, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, media ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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22%
 6.7
 3K
Sixty Six (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A boy's barmitzvah looks set to be a disaster when it coincides with the 1966 World Cup Final.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: soccer, family relations, world cup, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, youth, child's point of view, husband wife relationship, coming of age, jewish, solace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%