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20 best movies like Good Will Hunting (1997)

List of the best movies like Good Will Hunting (1997): The Theory of Everything, Love Likes Coincidences, X+Y, The Pursuit of Happyness, 4 Minute Mile, 50/50, Ice Castles, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Awakening, Music of the Heart.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
Duration01:58
CharactersPhotographers
PlotLove, On real events, Love triangle, True love, Fate
PlaceTurkey
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies are born on the same day. They see each other for the first time... This accident is the threshold of the coincidences that bring Ozgur and Deniz together. They come across each other in Ankara several times during their childhood and youth. Each intersection has a butterfly effect, resulting in drastic changes in their lives. They sometimes cause disasters, sometimes miracles. However, they can never be together. Whatever it is that brings them together, manages to build a transparent wall between them. Until they come across each other again in Istanbul, 25 years later... --Anonymous (imdb)

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotDeath, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Artists, Psychologists, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Vital signs, Touching

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersDisabled people
PlotHockey, Figure Skating, Love triangle, Snow
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, To cry, Serious

Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she falls in love with a handsome young man named Nick who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersPoor
PlotFamily life
PlaceSchool, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:10
PlotOn real events, American Football, Success, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Rugby, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Serious

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTrainers
PlotCompetitions
TimeThe Great Depression
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceIreland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, wins three races in a row, Good Joe has promised him full ownership.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersLosers
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersChildrens, Family, Nuns, Orphans
PlotSoccer, Travel
PlaceEngland, Turkey
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Brennan is Liverpool's number one fan, able to recite facts ad infinitum about the club and at a public school in the south of England since his father Gareth is emotionally unable to care for him following the death of Will's mother. Gareth appears one day out of the blue with tickets for Liverpool's trip to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Fate
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Cute, Touching

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ‘Winter Palace’, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The ‘Winter Palace’ soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Soccer, American Football, Friendship
PlaceRugby, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Artists
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Widows
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceIreland
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersFamily, Military, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Depression, Funeral
StyleTo cry, Serious

Unable to cope with his military father's sudden death in combat, quick-tempered teen, Conor, starts getting into serious trouble. During an intense lacrosse camp, his father's old friend challenges Conor to get his life on track and become a man.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersCinderella, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Success
PlaceEngland, Venice
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:19
CharactersGay, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adoption, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, New York, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersJews
PlotOn real events, Soccer, True love, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceYugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotMusic, Female friendship
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs
PlotMusic
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.





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