Movies like The Upside

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The Upside (2017)
 7.0
 52K
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, feel good, captivating, intellectual, remake of french film
Plot: man in a wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, interracial friendship, social differences, rich man, class differences, male nurse, assistant, interracial, disabled person, friendship, goodhearted, rich and poor, lifestyle change, unlikely friendships, rich poor, school, police, marijuana, telephone, book, birthday, theft, friendship between men ...
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, mentor, runaway, life philosophy, redemption and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Upside: The Intouchables (2011), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), The Intern (2015), The Professor (2018), Green Book (2018). 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: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, disability, caregiver, friends, lifestyle change, starting over, culture clash, handicapped, french, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, road trip, disability, caregiver, unlikely friendships, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, loss of son, guilty conscience, abandoned by father, tragedy ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 238K
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, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, fashion, unlikely friendships, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 29K
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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: husband wife relationship, drugs, death, father daughter relationship, instructor, cancer, terminal illness, alcohol, society, family relations, friendship, mentor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 431K
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: uplifting, road movie, captivating, feel good, funny ...
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, racism, road trip, journey, racial prejudice, friend, driver, blacks and whites, racial slur, musician, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, pittsburgh, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 747
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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, humorous, remake of french film
Plot: employer employee relationship, friendship between men, unlikely friendships, wheelchair bound, friendship, handicapped, rich and poor, paraplegic, nursing, man in a wheelchair, quadriplegic, rich ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, high society, deception, couples, dishonesty, social differences, disorder, luck, switching roles, billiards, class differences, gangster boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, widow, lottery, starting over, bittersweet, depression, strong female presence, unfulfillment, coming of age, single parent, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feel good, inspirational, thought provoking, motivational ...
Plot: friendship between men, poetry, friendship, social differences, hidden treasure, lifestyle change, hopes, human relationship, loneliness, life philosophy, treasure hunt, new job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: iraq war, u.s. marine, friendship, father son relationship, grief, preacher, church, vietnam war, loss of son, ex soldier, anti war, limping man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 8K
The Specials (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, disturbing
Plot: autism, hospital, hopes, life philosophy, society, lifestyle, rescue, friendship, mentor, life is a bitch, stereotypes, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 294
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, society, immigrants, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 14K
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, college student, self discovery, youth, ambition, human nature, father son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 5K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, singleness, battle of the sexes, love and romance, male bonding, friendship between men, male friendship, african american, playboy, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, social misfits, disability, heroes, society, youth, best friends, orphan, freak, handicapped ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, san diego california, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 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, captivating, sincere
Plot: caregiver, ambition, fighting illness, ambitious, nursing, terminal illness, care, friendship, unlikely friendships, actress, video call, driver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 248
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, sincere, touching, humorous, entertaining
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, neighbor neighbor relationship, friend, stolen money, college student, low self esteem, theft, car theft, car thief, fainting, tape recorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.8
 229
Radiator (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A moving, blackly comic drama about the strains in coping with ageing parents.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: family relations, elderly couple, dysfunctional family, homecoming, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, interracial friendship, family home, marital argument, handicapped, father son conflict, farmhouse ...
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 16K
Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, brooklyn new york city, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 31K
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, captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: single father, fatherhood, parenthood, children, father daughter relationship, father, child, baby, family, family relations, single parent, kids and family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 11K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, orphan, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 31K
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, clever ...
Plot: hairdresser, family business, beauty salon, workplace, society, buddies, workplace situations, family relations, money raising, debt, comedy of errors, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ 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: motivational, uplifting, inspirational, touching, humorous
Plot: disability, unlikely friendships, lifestyle change, disabled person, tragedy, friendship, handicapped, social differences, life turned upside down, paralysis, transformation, runaway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, emotional, touching, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, breakup, break up, audition, interracial friendship, flash forward, show business, gift, father son relationship, restaurant, showbiz ...
Place: new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 520
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: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, buddies, hostages, partners, disability, friends, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, hopes, sport, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A star of hunting videos strives to bond with his 12-year-old son on a wilderness trip but learns familial connections can't be forced.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, touching, captivating
Plot: son, cameraman, hunter, father son relationship, hunting, friendship, nature, adventure, family relations, deer, outdoor, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, baseball, high school, stuttering, stutterer, baseball coach, scholarship, wheelchair, teenage life, handicapped, disabled child, physical disability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%