Movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
 7.3
 289K
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: 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, motivational, inspirational, surreal, semi serious, realistic, scenic, not serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, adventurer, loneliness, daydreamer, adventure, obsessive quest, disorder, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal, journey, pilot, coworker, love and romance, midlife crisis, birthday present, employer employee relationship, social awkwardness, dreams, workplace, manager, layoff, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, new york, los angeles, greenland

Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about storytelling, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, romance, catastrophe and love story mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Yes Man (2008), Big Fish (2003), The Way Way Back (2013), The Intern (2015), Into the Wild (2007). 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, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Plot: self discovery, life, life philosophy, travel, introspection, adventure, happiness, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, london, los angeles, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
 330K
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, funny, light, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: life changing experience, lifestyle change, life, love affair, love and romance, change of heart, lifestyle, character change, romance, friends, free spirited, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 409K
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: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: storytelling, adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, alabama, congo, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage life, family problems, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 213K
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, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, unlikely friendships, workplace situations, elderly, life philosophy, fashion, office, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 561K
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: road movie, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, isolation, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, south dakota, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 96 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, witty, feel good, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 691K
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: touching, feel good, stylized, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, optimism, social relations, looking for love, life, love, life philosophy, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 90s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 62K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, teacher student relationship, self discovery, college life, power relations, petty job, self esteem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 570K
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: feel good, philosophical, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, life philosophy, time warp, small town, time travel, alternate reality, idealism, deja vu, nothing goes right, romance, road not taken ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, melancholic, enigmatic, absurd, touching ...
Plot: time travel, loneliness, social misfits, fall in love, odd, escapades, journalism, loner, adult virgin, newspaper, government agent, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 86K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, introspection, starting over, hopes, love affair, fall in love, love, travel, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 67K
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: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, map, layoff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 397K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: sincere, touching, motivational, humorous, interesting ...
Plot: loneliness, airport, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, stranded, arrest, fish out of water, misfit, destiny, stewardess, language barrier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 87K
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, romantic, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: provence, vineyard, countryside, wine, self discovery, love story, love and romance, starting over, businessman, inheritance, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: france, europe, england, london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 290K
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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, lovers, family relations, family secret, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
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: romantic, sentimental, feel good, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chef, cooking, cooking and food, restaurant, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, love and romance, parents and children, workaholic, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 290K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, witty, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, workplace romance, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, happy ending, boss and employee, fake marriage, love story, relationships, couple relations, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 29K
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: road movie, witty, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, choice, dream girl, self fulfillment, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 51K
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: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, unfaithful husband, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: boss, workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, love and romance, corporate world, manager, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 59K
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, light, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, witch, true love, pig, looking for love, loneliness, romance, magical, disfigurement, self discovery, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Still Breathing (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, romance, looking for love, opposites attract, lifestyle, hopes, eccentric family, dream, bar, disorder, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary, young man, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dorfman in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love's downtown L.A loft, her world, as she knows it, ...
Style: feel good, emotional, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, self discovery, life turned upside down, looking for love, fish out of water, romance, daydreamer, disorder, misfit, singleness, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 29K
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, feel good, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, urban, looking for love, true love, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, boss, advertising, workplace, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, rivalry, parents and children, new job, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mudane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, romance, daydreamer, film within a film, fall in love, life turned upside down, couples, real world, unlikely couple, fish out of water, dull life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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