Movies like Big Fish

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Big Fish (2003)
 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 picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching, fairy tale, stylized, talky, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance, cancer, human spirit, death, loneliness, storytelling, journey, army, on the road, secret, salesman, dying, bankruptcy, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 80s ...
Place: usa, russia, texas, cuba, morocco, alabama, congo

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Most similar movies to Big Fish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, touching, emotional and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, dialogue and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Big Fish: The Fall (2006), Forrest Gump (1994), Mirrormask (2005), Life of Pi (2012), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, aging, child as adult, hopes, supernatural romance, life philosophy, impossible love, imaginary, age difference, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 101K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, suicide attempt, translator, theft, death, torture, princess, morphine, sacrifice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, istanbul turkey, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 22K
Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: kids, date night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, coming of age, circus, dream, adventure, change of heart, save the kingdom, regret, giant, youth, heroes, family ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 528K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, motivational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, hopes, adventure, human nature, ocean or sea, teenage boy, isolation, ship, storytelling, ocean, journey, starvation ...
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, mexico, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: emotional, surreal, bleak, touching, stylized ...
Plot: global warming, storm, poverty, boat, african american, single parent, evacuation, fish, crab, shrimp, flooding, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, motivational, realistic, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, life changing experience, loneliness, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, pilot, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, himalaya, usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 27K
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, enigmatic, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: feel good, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, oracle, book, giant, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: loneliness, imaginary kingdom, magical, mischievous children, creature, anger, adventure, childhood, young heroes, imaginary, journey, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, loss of friend, escape from reality, childhood, imaginary, magical, secret, social misfits, tragic event, classmates, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, true love, husband wife reunion, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 83K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, gay father, secret, dying, grief, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 237K
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, epic, stylized, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, pirate, escapades, love and romance, prince, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love and romance, love story, love, miraculous event, loneliness, romance, impossible love, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1937, year 1981, future
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 11K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized, factual ...
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, self fulfillment, adventurer, rise to the top, follow your dream, lifestyle, danger, escapades, female pilot, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1937
Place: usa, oakland california, pacific ocean, paris france, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 28K
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, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: weatherman, romance, city life, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, urban, museum, true love, self discovery, agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, surreal, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood sweetheart, orphan, first love, island, social misfits, teenage love, search, disappearance, depression, adolescence, camp, search party ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 193K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, clever, romantic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, mysterious character, dealing with death, afterlife, millionaire, family relations, supernatural, love at first sight, doctor, angel, romance ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, suffering, grief, child abuse, parenthood, family relations, family problems, family life, wisdom of life, parents and children, philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: exciting, stylized, enigmatic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, youth, adventure, save the princess, heroic mission, young heroes, princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.6
 30K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, love, couples, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, death, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 282K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, emotional, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, kids in trouble, filmmaking, hopes, adventure, destiny, magical, clock, secret, loss, longing ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 5K
Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: surreal, bleak, touching, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, angel, social relations, society, polish, human nature, hopes, small town life, injustice, americana, death, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, california, minnesota, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 14K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: honeymoon, collector, romance, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, surrealism, escapades, philosophy, marriage proposal, jazz, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 64K
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: emotional, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, on the road, map, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 256K
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, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, true love, couple relations, family secret, lovers, romance, encounter, life changing experience, family relations, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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