Movies like The Upside

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The Upside (2017)
 7.0
 57K
The Upside (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and a unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, motivational, inspirational, feel good, captivating, entertaining, intellectual, remake of french film
Plot: man in a wheelchair, handicapped, interracial friendship, rich man, class differences, assistant, friendship, goodhearted, disability, caregiver, rich and poor, lifestyle change, unlikely friendships, quadriplegic, morality, school, police, marijuana, car chase, birthday, theft, father son relationship, unemployment, opera, driving ...
Place: new york, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Upside

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, touching, feel good and sincere films with plots about friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, mentor, transformation, runaway and destiny mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Upside: The Intouchables (2011), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), The Intern (2015), Green Book (2018), Inseparables (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disability, friendship, friendship between men, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, handicapped, french, human relationship, culture clash, friends, disabled person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, depressing, heartbreaking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, disability, unlikely friendships, abandoned by father, coming of age, friendship, honest, tragedy, justice, loneliness, mentor, depression ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 253K
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: inspirational, feel good, light, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: workplace, friendship, mentor, life philosophy, elderly, office, unlikely friendships, business, fashion, prejudice, workplace situations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 489K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, uplifting, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, friendship, journey, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road, musician, dignity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, birmingham alabama, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 927
Inseparables (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Felipe a wealthy businessman who has been quadriplegic, due to an accident, is looking for a therapeutic assistant. There are several highly qualified, but he decides to take the assistant of his gardener, Tito who has decided to resign.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, sincere, surprise ending ...
Plot: man in a wheelchair, paralysis, friendship between men, employer employee relationship, unlikely friendships, wheelchair bound, friendship, nursing, paraplegic, quadriplegic, rich and poor, disability ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 33K
The Professor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard, a world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, touching, feel good, humorous
Plot: husband wife relationship, instructor, father daughter relationship, death, drugs, family relations, society, dinner party, friendship, mentor, dishonesty, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inseparable Bros (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Se-ha who is a physically handicapped and Dong-gu who is a mentally handicapped are not their own brothers. But while living 20 years together, the two became indispensable to each other. One day, the mother of Dong-gu suddenly visits him and acts ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, semi serious, sincere
Plot: friendship, disability, wheelchair bound, man in a wheelchair, male female relationship, care, handicapped, assistant, relationships, lifestyle, physical disability, social issues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Everything You Want (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young troublemaker, Alessandro, squanders his days gambling and getting into fights, and he often spends his nights in jail. With few prospects, he begrudgingly accepts a job as a companion to Giorgio, an elderly poet suffering from ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, feel good, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: poetry, friendship between men, friendship, partners, human relationship, hidden treasure, lifestyle change, social differences, treasure hunt, hopes, life philosophy, new job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 38K
Fatherhood (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, inspirational, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, fatherhood, parenthood, child, father daughter relationship, father, family relations, family, single parent, kids and family, parents and children, father and daughter ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jerry & Marge Go Large (2022)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge, wins $27 million dollars and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, satirical, disturbing ...
Plot: lottery winner, small town, mathematics, husband wife relationship, lottery, money, married couple, small town life, relationships, couple relations, rich, male female relationship ...
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Last Flag Flying (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: iraq war, grief, friendship, father son relationship, church, preacher, loss of son, u.s. marine, ex soldier, anti war, death, war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 13K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, disability, misfit, friendship, bully, loneliness, youth, social misfits, fight, society, heroes, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, uplifting, sad ...
Plot: disability, friendship, cerebral palsy, life, youth, character study, loneliness, human spirit, friends, life philosophy, psychology, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 530
Good Luck (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bernard "Bern" Lemly (Gregory Hines) is fed up with being in a wheelchair and wants more out of life. Meanwhile, former football player Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio) is stewing after recently losing his sight. The ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: blindness, blind character, hostage, friends, disability, hopes, sport, ambition, buddies, partners, rescue, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 2K
The Goldfish (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Oliver is a banker and portfolio manager and leads a life in the fast lane, which one day comes to an abrupt end, as he builds a self-inflicted accident on highway with 230 km / h and raced through a guardrail. When he wakes up in the hospital ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, humorous
Plot: disability, disabled person, lifestyle change, unlikely friendships, friendship, millionaire, starting over, transformation, partners, social differences, runaway, handicapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 32K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, hairdresser, family business, catastrophe, beauty salon, buddies, society, family relations, workplace situations, debt, money raising, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Space Between (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Micky Adams, an eccentric has-been rock musician, loses his grip on reality as his record label looks to drop him and his new "unique" albums. In hopes of breaking out of the mailroom, young Charlie Porter is tasked with traveling to the ...
Style: sincere, captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: unlikely friendships, musician, escapades, record company, rock musician, co worker co worker relationship, recording studio, friendship, relationship problems, contract, struggle, male nudity ...
Time: year 1996
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 29K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sad, compassionate, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: family, friendship, life, relationships, family bonds, idealism, loneliness, destiny, love story, love, mentor, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1980, year 1971, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
The Carer (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dorottya is a young Hungarian actress with a burning desire: to make it on the English stage. Legendary actor, Sir Michael Gifford suffers from an incurable disease, and has one desire: be left alone. When Dorottya becomes his carer they both hope ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, inspirational, touching
Plot: ambition, actress, terminal illness, ambitious, unlikely friendships, care, nursing, fighting illness, friendship, award ceremony, driver, heart attack ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, military, teacher, unemployment, underdog, self discovery, soldier, instructor, unlikely friendships, honest, justice, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, brooklyn new york city, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 247K
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, human spirit, road trip, adventure, death, bucket list, philosophy, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, cote d'azur, egypt, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a True Story War Eagle, Arkansas is a character-driven drama about a young man’s choice of whether to leave his family and friends for a career in baseball or stay and redeem his struggling community. The story takes place over a few ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: friendship, baseball, baseball coach, high school, stutterer, stuttering, teenage life, relationship problems, disability, wheelchair bound, life is a bitch, man in a wheelchair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 15K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: college, friendship, homeless, college student, father son relationship, law school, justice, happy ending, graduation, self discovery, ambition, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 460K
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: touching, sincere, motivational, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: airport, culture clash, loneliness, immigrants, stranded, fish out of water, happy ending, passenger, nothing goes right, romance, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, canada, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.
Style: entertaining, talky, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, audition, interracial friendship, breakup, showbiz, father son relationship, gift, flash forward, restaurant, death of father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 17K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: feel good, light, factual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wine, vineyard, beautiful scenery, friendship, family business, ambition, escapades, intern, workplace, contests and competitions, love affair, food ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, paris france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 266
Repo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Leon and TJ are best friends and repo men. After ten years, with a high school reunion looming, Leon wants out of the repo business. TJ has concocted a hair-brained scheme to steal all the cars they've repoed. When the plan fails, it falls ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, friend, college student, neighbor neighbor relationship, stolen money, low self esteem, car theft, theft, car thief, husband wife relationship, neighbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Waffle Street (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Jimmy Adams, a V.P. of a $30 billion hedge fund, who loses his job and winds up working as a waiter at a waffle shop. Amidst the greasy madness of the 24-hour diner, Jimmy befriends Edward, an ex-con grill master who serves up hard ...
Style: uplifting, entertaining, captivating, light, motivational
Audience: girls' night
Plot: diner, mentor, starting over, life philosophy, workplace situations, adaptation, unlikely friendships, escapades, stereotypes, life turned upside down, society, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
Style: sincere, touching, talky, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, ambition, art, historical figure, actor's life, youth, teenage life, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, boss and employee ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%