Movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
 7.3
 286K
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, semi serious, realistic, scenic, not serious, romantic, surreal, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, loneliness, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, daydreamer, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal, disorder, journey, pilot, coworker, love and romance, midlife crisis, birthday present, employer employee relationship, social awkwardness, dreams, workplace, manager, life philosophy, shark ...
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, semi serious, humorous and romantic films with plots about destiny, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, romance, catastrophe and love story mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Yes Man (2008), Big Fish (2003), The Way Way Back (2013), Into the Wild (2007), Amelie (2001). 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, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
 326K
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, love affair, change of heart, life, love and romance, character change, romance, free spirited, friends, optimism, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.0
 404K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, true love, storytelling, parents and children, cancer, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, morocco, congo ...
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, teenager, teenagers, shyness, vacation, summer, family problems, teenage life, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 552K
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, cerebral ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, solitude, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.3
 683K
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, existentialism, social relations, looking for love, love, life, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 86K
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: self discovery, provence, wine, vineyard, countryside, businessman, love and romance, inheritance, love story, starting over, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: france, europe, england, london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 208K
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, office, life philosophy, fashion, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.1
 62K
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, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, starting over, student life, teacher, teacher student relationship, power relations, petty job, self esteem, college life, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 564K
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, philosophical, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, alternate reality, time warp, small town, time travel, deja vu, life philosophy, nothing goes right, wooing, romance, road not taken ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 285K
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, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, time loop, romance, changing the past or future, life philosophy, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, lovers, family relations, family secret, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, golden years, hotel, aging, retirement home, marital problem, self discovery, introspection, goodhearted, choice, personal growth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, delhi, mumbai india, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 66K
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, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, falling in love, family relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, memphis, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, literature, human nature, paranoia, love and romance, self discovery, life turned upside down, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 286K
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, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace romance, initially antagonists, happy ending, boss and employee, couple relations, love story, employer employee relationship, fake marriage, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, canada, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, midnight, french, past, love and romance, painting, vacation, encounter, writers ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sweet, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cooking, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, love, initially antagonists, opposites attract, workplace situations, love and romance, workaholic, parents and children, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, enigmatic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, road trip, wish come true, alternate reality, 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%
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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: humorous, melancholic, enigmatic, absurd, touching ...
Plot: time travel, loneliness, social misfits, fall in love, odd, escapades, journalism, loner, adult virgin, newspaper, government agent, time machine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, washington state, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ 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, boss and employee, love and romance, workplace romance, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 49K
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: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, art, jazz musician, 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 ⇓
21%
 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, sweet, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, true love, witch, looking for love, loneliness, pig, magical, disfigurement, self discovery, physical appearance, secret identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, true love, looking for love, lifestyle, opposites attract, hopes, eccentric family, disorder, dream, bar, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ 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, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, rivalry, parents and children, boyfriend, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ 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, couple relations, hopes, fall in love, city life, love and romance, up and down relationship, couples, looking for love, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, sexual attraction, buddies, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, escape from reality, friendship, new job, dreams, imagination, romance, introspection, love, dancer, imaginary, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, lifestyle, self discovery, life turned upside down, fish out of water, looking for love, romance, disorder, daydreamer, misfit, singleness, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 390K
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, interesting, motivational, humorous ...
Plot: loneliness, airport, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, stranded, fish out of water, arrest, misfit, destiny, fast food restaurant, passport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 84K
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, starting over, introspection, love affair, fall in love, hopes, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, love, female protagonist, travel, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
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