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, motivational, scenic, inspirational, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, life changing experience, loneliness, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, pilot, coworker, love and romance, midlife crisis, birthday present, employer employee relationship, travel, social awkwardness, dreams, workplace, manager, daydreamer, life philosophy, shark, photographer ...
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 mentor, storytelling, destiny, 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), The Way Way Back (2013), Interstate 60 (2002), Big Fish (2003). 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: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, 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, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, introspection, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992 ...
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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, midnight, past, love and romance, painting, encounter, vacation, french, bohemian life, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, vacation, summer, shyness, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, party, job, bicycle, neighbor, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, surreal, enigmatic, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, on the road, road trip, imaginary, choice, changing the past or future, hitchhiker, self fulfillment, dream girl, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, obsessive quest, night watchman, fantasy world, adventure, save the day, escapades, magic, parallel universe, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: london, england, usa, egypt
⇓ 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, starting over, student life, teacher, power relations, petty job, self discovery, college life, self esteem, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, talky, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: time travel, loneliness, time machine, intern, social misfits, media, journalism, newspaper, reporter, running, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, love and romance, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, life philosophy, young woman, loner, hopes, lifestyle change, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: paris france, 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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, chef, restaurant, workplace situations, cooking, opposites attract, romance, workaholic, initially antagonists, parents and children, love and romance, 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: life changing experience, lifestyle change, love affair, change of heart, life, love and romance, character change, romance, free spirited, friends, optimism, motivational speaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, off the grid, self discovery, choice, rebelliousness, in the woods, runaway, frustration, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, adventure, hopes, nothing goes right, art, jazz musician, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: businessman, self discovery, love and romance, inheritance, countryside, wine, vineyard, provence, starting over, romance, character change, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, england, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, romantic, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: physical appearance, witch, loneliness, disfigurement, fall in love, self discovery, magical, misfit, looking for love, pig, love and romance, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: emotional, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, suicide attempt, stewardess, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, map, death in the family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, small town, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, nothing goes right, redemption, existentialism, time travel, deja vu, idealism, hopes ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, introspection, hopes, tourist, female protagonist, love, travel, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, feel good, semi serious, inter cultural ...
Audience: date night
Plot: office, fish out of water, workplace, boss, call center, human nature, self discovery, culture clash, company, arts and culture, romance, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, couple relations, family secret, lovers, romance, encounter, family relations, life changing experience, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, objects come to life, new job, security guard, dinosaur, curses spells and rituals, chaos, adventure, family, disorder, ancient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, rome italy, manhattan new york city, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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, sexy, humorous, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, loneliness, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, touching ...
Plot: lone hero, switching roles, disorder, supernatural ability, 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 ⇓
26%
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, pilot, tombs and skeletons, objects come to life, curses spells and rituals, cowboy, escapades, dinosaur, ancient, imaginary, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: weatherman, romance, up and down relationship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, city life, true love, looking for love, fall in love, couples, agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, touching, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, family life, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, fish out of water, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 124 min.
Story: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, loneliness, aging, marital problem, golden years, retirement home, self discovery, personal growth, choice, introspection, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 11K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, friends, love and romance, fall in love, restaurant, friendship, young people, love story, casual sex, seduction, twentysomething life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%