Movies like The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman (2017)
 7.7
 152K
The Greatest Showman
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
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, dancing, love triangle, party, outcast, social outcast, little person, male protagonist, racial slur, children, arson, man with glasses, child abuse, fire, bar, lion, taboo, siamese twins, wax museum, queen victoria, acrobat, family man, playwright ...
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A Beautiful Mind
Biography, Drama
USA
135 min.
 8.2
The Intouchables
Biography, Comedy, Drama
France
112 min.
 8.5
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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, storytelling, runaway, destiny and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Musical genres. Some movies like The Greatest Showman: Outsiders (2016), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Dreamgirls (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
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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: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: off the grid, crimes, friendship, lifestyle, society, hand to hand combat, family, sheriff, brutality, chase, life is a bitch, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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, coal mining ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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    User:   70%
 
A Beautiful Mind
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: 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:   70%
    User:   64%
 
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Gorillas in the Mist
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, gorilla, environmentalism, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
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System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
 6.5
 63K
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, serious, captivating, 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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    User:   73%
 
The Pirates of Somalia
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, factual, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, journey, news report, adventure, point of view, danger, drugs, weapons, escapades, culture clash, village ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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    User:   66%
 
 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, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, sex, violence, prostitution, manipulation, adoption, filmmaking, strong sexual content, pornography, death, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, new jersey, malibu california, florida
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System:   63%
    User:   64%
 
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 64K
Riverdale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, dramatic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, small town, crimes, friends, friendship, mysterious death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
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System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
 7.0
 7K
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: military, soldier, firearm, swat team, gunfight, war, danger, terrorism, dialogue, team, friendship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   48%
 
My Week with Marilyn
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, actor's life, movie star, depression, celebrity, artists and showbiz, love story, friendship, showgirl, hollywood, showbiz, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, california, london, europe
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System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
Searching for Bobby Fischer
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: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, competition, tournament ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
 6.9
 21K
Puncture
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, underdog, courtroom drama, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, hospital, aids, drugs/alcohol, dedicated lawyer, drugs, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
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System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: One day while returning home to stay with his widowed twin sister and her daughter, Kevin Finn, a self-centered man whose life brings him more trouble than he bargained for, is recruited by a celestial being named Yvette, who enlists Kevin with a ...
Style: sincere, funny, captivating, uplifting, colourful
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: prophet, good deed, angel, escapades, sister, mission, small town, friendship, adventure, family relations, life philosophy, niece ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
The King's Speech
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, british royal family, stuttering, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, strong female character, doctor patient relationship, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, scotland ...
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System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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, nazi, nazis, nanny, convent, chase, music, opposites attract, kids and family, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, germany, alps
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System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 133K
Steve Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, technology, dialogue driven, prodigy, genius, friendship, dialogue, rise to the top, mentor, character study, storytelling, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, 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:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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 6.1
 36K
Deception
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, secrets, crime, intrigue, twists & turns, police investigation, cons and scams, frame up, deception, heist, hotel, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain, usa, new york, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 7.2
 42K
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, twists and turns, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: robot, family, alien planet, spacecraft, friendship, crash landing, lost, alien creature, youth, danger, outer space, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 6.8
 29K
Jersey Boys
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: music, music band, rock, rock and roll, radio, performer's life, music business, broadway, rising to stardom, creativity, runaway, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Gods and Monsters
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: touching, witty, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, gay, drinking, monster, gays and lesbians, death, father son relationship, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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, realistic, uplifting, 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:   44%
    User:   49%
 
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 6.9
 2K
Will
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: epic, suspense, satirical, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, heroes, escapades, couples, medieval, poetry, romance, inquisition, society, danger, friendship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
Girl, Interrupted
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, suicide attempt, coming of age, psychology, insanity, adolescence, book, psychiatry, drugs, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
Remember the Titans
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
 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, realistic, uplifting ...
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:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 7.6
 151K
Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 

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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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, family, fall in love, family life, love and romance, romance, family relations, mischievous children, opposites attract, parents and children, teenage love, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: austria
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
The Pursuit of Happyness
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: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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