Movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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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, life changing experience, adventurer, escape from reality, lifestyle change, loneliness, disorder, journal, coworker, social awkwardness, midlife crisis, travel, love and romance, workplace, birthday present, employer employee relationship, dreams, escapades, life philosophy, hopes, character change, pilot, magazine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: himalaya, iceland, 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, touching and clever films with plots about mentor, destiny, storytelling, catastrophe, life philosophy, dialogue and transformation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Into the Wild (2007), Interstate 60 (2002), The Way Way Back (2013), Big Fish (2003), Amelie (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
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
 505K
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: self discovery, survival, wilderness, introspection, journey, isolation, freedom, obsessive quest, hitchhiker, adventure, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, arizona, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.7
 26K
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, road movie, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, imaginary, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, twentysomething life, dream girl, choice, surrealism, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenager, vacation, coming of age, loneliness, shyness, coming-of-age, job, bicycle, neighbor, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, offbeat, feel good, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: witch, parents and children, mermaid, escapades, true love, fish, fantasy world, love and romance, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, russia, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 626K
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, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, social relations, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, fall in love, loner, life, lifestyle change, destiny, changing lives ...
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, love and romance, opposites attract, 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%
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, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 56K
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, scooter, classroom, loss of job, economics, romance, teacher, self discovery, teachers and students, cell phone, love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 301K
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, offbeat, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love affair, lifestyle change, change of heart, love and romance, life, life changing experience, romance, character change, friends, free spirited, optimism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: curses spells and rituals, museum, family, night watchman, adventure, save the day, escapades, obsessive quest, magic, kids and family, fantasy world, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 74K
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, scenic, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love affair, lifestyle change, female protagonist, divorce, depression, midlife crisis, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, indonesia, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, not serious, feel good, 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, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 80K
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: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, businessman, countryside, love and romance, inheritance, starting over, wine, vineyard, provence, romance, lifestyle change, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, england, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 519K
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, humorous, witty, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, wooing, love and romance, nothing goes right, road not taken, time loop, existentialism, idealism, redemption, hopes, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 24K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, self discovery, journey, wilderness, camel, solitude, outback, survival, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, university, adventurer, save the world, friendship, good versus evil, friends, chase, heroic mission, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: witty, talky, clever, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, writer's life, bohemian life, french, painting, back in time, doubts and hesitations, magical, midnight, past, painter, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: stylized, clever, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, siblings relations, crime gone awry, cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, escapades, adventurer, going straight, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, montenegro, mexico, st. petersburg russia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Perfect Plan (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.
Style: feel good, light, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: escapades, love and romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, adventure, travel, unlikely relationship, family curse, fake marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, kenya, russia, copenhagen denmark, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, hotel, aging, golden years, loneliness, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india, england
⇓ 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, in the woods, runaway, teenage life, high school, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 45K
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: lone hero, switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, workplace, down on your luck, family business, justice, lifestyle change, shoemaker, mother son relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 233K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: feel good, captivating, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, supernatural ability, fall in love, escapades, pirate, chase, love and romance, race against time, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 56K
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, sweet, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: physical appearance, witch, fall in love, loneliness, magical, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, misfit, love affair, parents and children, true love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Style: sentimental, sincere, inspirational, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: against the odds, desert, fish, romance, salmon, scientist, hopes, self discovery, muslim, businessman, doubts and hesitations, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, scotland, afghanistan, england, africa
⇓ 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, biting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, museum, magical, curses spells and rituals, elephant, objects come to life, skeleton, chaos, security guard, adventure, family, tour guide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, rome italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 94K
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, touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, rich and poor, destiny, family life, life changing experience, family relations, midlife crisis, workaholic, singleness, angel, second chance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 207K
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, golden years, human spirit, friendship, adventure, mechanic, dying, philosophy, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, cairo egypt, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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