Movies like The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, singing, friendship, love triangle, dancing, party, outcast, social outcast, lion, taboo, siamese twins, wax museum, queen victoria, acrobat, family man, playwright, discrimination, interracial love, success, young love, tailor, ballet, protest, demonstration, obese man ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
New Zealand, USA
178 min.
 8.8
The Shawshank Redemption
Crime, Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
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Most similar movies to The Greatest Showman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and dramatic films with plots about friendship, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Greatest Showman: Outsiders (2016), SEAL Team (2017), Apollo 13 (1995), Lost in Space (2018), A Beautiful Mind (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Outsiders
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: off the grid, crimes, lifestyle, society, friendship, family, hand to hand combat, sheriff, life is a bitch, adaptation, gunfight, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
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SEAL Team
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, firearm, swat team, gunfight, war, danger, family relations, dialogue, team, terrorism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   90%
    User:   92%
 
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 7.6
 234K
Apollo 13
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense, epic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: survival, nasa, space travel, moon, courage, adventure, race against time, space program, rescue, technology, astronaut, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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    User:   66%
 
 7.2
 39K
Lost in Space
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: robot, family, alien planet, spacecraft, friendship, crash landing, lost, alien creature, family relations, parents and children, hopes, adventure ...
Time: future
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System:   75%
    User:   88%
 
A Beautiful Mind
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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: factual, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mathematics, paranoia, genius, paranoid schizophrenia, mathematician, mental illness, prodigy, insanity, obsession, fighting illness, fictional reality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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System:   73%
    User:   83%
 
The Sound of Music
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, romance, children, nazis, nazi, nanny, convent, chase, music, opposites attract, kids and family, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, scenic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, save the world, medieval, friendship, imaginary kingdom, magic, journey, mythology, master villain, sword and sorcery ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand, mine
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System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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 6.8
 6K
Prefontaine
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, olympics, sport, athlete's life, mentor, death, friendship, college, race, destiny, courage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, boston, munich germany, montreal quebec ...
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System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting
Plot: clergy, downfall, urban ghetto, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, self discovery, rich and poor, discrimination, social decay, urban ghetto life, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   61%
 
When the Game Stands Tall
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, sport team, ambition, american football, rise to the top, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, small town, coach, rivalry, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   63%
    User:   54%
 
The King's Speech
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: realistic, talky, inspirational, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: historical character, disability, friendship, stuttering, british royal family, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, strong female character, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
 7.3
 41K
Little Women
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, sisters, family values, couple relations, family bonds, parents and children, women, love story, life changing experience, love and romance, friendship, first love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: new england, usa, england, massachusetts, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: adventure, chase, crime, friendship, gunfight, robbery, on the run, criminal heroes, on the road, old west, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, coney island brooklyn new york city, wyoming ...
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System:   58%
    User:   53%
 
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 17K
White Fang
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, human animal relationship, adventure, survival, adventurer, treasure, wilderness, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, london, san francisco, california ...
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 6.5
 17K
Purple Rain
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: serious, sentimental, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, dancing, motorcycle, musician's life, rock, rock and roll, redemption, dysfunctional family, violence, artist, performer's life, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
 6.4
 273K
Click
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Style: humorous, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: wish come true, alternate reality, regret, family, remote control, family relations, relationship vs career, existentialism, it was all a dream, wish fulfillment, family values, loss of family ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2000s, 2010s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, morocco, new york yankees
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
Coal Miner's Daughter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, poverty, country, friendship, musician's life, mentor, rising to stardom, couple relations, unlikely friendships, runaway, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 7.5
 30K
The Magicians
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: magic, school, supernatural ability, fantasy world, society, betrayal, love and romance, teacher, monsters, king, college, studying ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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 7.7
 64K
One Tree Hill
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, rivalry, love triangle, step siblings, high school, basketball, suburbs, friendship, intrigue, couple relations, sibling relationship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
 7.7
 146K
The Birds
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: birds, dangerous animal, small town, survival, bird attack, lawyer, paranoia, danger, rebellion, violence, dialogue, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
The Sound of Music Live!
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This new version of "The Sound of Music" will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a whole new level of immediacy and ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family, fall in love, family life, love and romance, family relations, romance, mischievous children, opposites attract, parents and children, teenage love, family in danger ...
Time: 1920s, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
Peaceful Warrior
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, rehabilitation, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
 7.4
 72K
Jane Eyre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: captivating, touching, romantic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love, rich and poor, love and romance, jane austen, man-woman relation, power of love, social differences, haunted by the past, master and servant, star crossed lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Sense and Sensibility
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, classic literature, emotional, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, romance, love affair, sisters, happy ending, sister sister relationship, love story, inheritance, love triangle, british, rich man poor woman, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
The Normal Heart
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: gay, aids, homosexuality, friendship, terminal illness, prejudice, male nudity, sexuality, politics, hospital, courage, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
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System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 6.2
 35K
Lovelace
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, sex, violence, prostitution, manipulation, adoption, strong sexual content, filmmaking, pornography, death, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, malibu california, florida
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
 30K
McFarland, USA
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, serious, inspirational, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: small town, underdog, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, competition, football, mentor, father daughter relationship, sport, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
The Great Debaters
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: college, racism, underdog, mentor, prejudice, politics, drinking, segregation, contests and competitions, college life, weapons, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, campus, california, oklahoma, harvard university ...
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 

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 6.5
 62K
Dreamgirls
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dancing, rags to riches, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, singer, music business, music, broadway, performer's life, manager, jazz, desire for fame ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
The Other Side of Heaven
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: adventure, christian, religion, friendship, god, love, love story, hopes, island, catastrophe, love and romance, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, 1950s
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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