Movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
 7.3
 273K
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, realistic, scenic, inspirational, motivational, surreal, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventure, adventurer, life changing experience, lifestyle change, escape from reality, loneliness, journal, disorder, midlife crisis, travel, love and romance, birthday present, employer employee relationship, life philosophy, coworker, social awkwardness, pilot, character change, photographer, magazine, workplace, shark, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, himalaya, usa, greenland

Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, clever and touching films with plots about destiny, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, catastrophe, dialogue and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Into the Wild (2007), Midnight in Paris (2011), Big Fish (2003), The Way Way Back (2013), Interstate 60 (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, happiness, adventure, introspection, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 519K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, on the road, hitchhiker, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: stylized, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, midnight, past, love and romance, artists and showbiz, vacation, fall in love, encounter, literature, love story, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, bicycle, neighbor, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 27K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: offbeat, witty, surreal, enigmatic, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, imaginary, dream girl, surrealism, changing the past or future, self fulfillment, hitchhiker, twentysomething life, choice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, teacher, self discovery, starting over, teachers and students, love, student life, college life, power relations, petty job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
Style: talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: time travel, social misfits, loneliness, time machine, intern, obsessive quest, misfit, journalism, fall in love, escapades, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 644K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, love and romance, social relations, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, loner, life, young woman, lifestyle change, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, parents and children, workaholic, initially antagonists, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 308K
Yes Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love affair, lifestyle change, life changing experience, life, change of heart, love and romance, romance, character change, friends, free spirited, optimism, motivational speaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, curses spells and rituals, family, night watchman, obsessive quest, fantasy world, adventure, save the day, escapades, parallel universe, magic, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 82K
A Good Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, countryside, businessman, inheritance, wine, vineyard, provence, romance, starting over, love story, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, england, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, adventure, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, loneliness, fall in love, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 76K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, love affair, hopes, introspection, love, female protagonist, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, self discovery, romance, stewardess, parents and children, falling in love, love and romance, family problems, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 185K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, intern, family, mentor, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 535K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, wooing, love and romance, existentialism, nothing goes right, road not taken, redemption, deja vu, idealism, romance, time travel ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, high school, in the woods, teenage life, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 57K
Penelope (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: physical appearance, witch, loneliness, fall in love, self discovery, misfit, pig, magical, looking for love, disfigurement, isolation, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 96K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, sweet, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, life changing experience, rich and poor, destiny, family life, family relations, midlife crisis, workaholic, singleness, angel, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 11K
Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, boss, call center, office, company, arts and culture, culture clash, fish out of water, human nature, self discovery, romance, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 28K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, romance, self discovery, looking for love, duel, unemployment, city life, love and romance, urban, couples, couple relations, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 256K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, family secret, romance, couple relations, lovers, parent child relationship, father son relationship, time loop, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Night at the Museum (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, biting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magical, museum, security guard, objects come to life, chaos, adventure, curses spells and rituals, new job, family, dinosaur, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, rome italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 47K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, uplifting, surreal ...
Plot: switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, lone hero, workplace, down on your luck, family business, justice, mother son relationship, fish out of water, shoemaker, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: museum, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pilot, goofy hero, objects come to life, tombs and skeletons, escapades, imaginary, dinosaur, cowboy, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 212K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, friendship, golden years, human spirit, adventure, philosophy, hospital, life & death, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, africa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%