Tags: movies similar to The Family Man (2000) - full list
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, drama, family|
|Characters||Angels, Family, Losers|
|Plot||Life, Fate, Family life|
|Style||Light, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching|
Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Love, Life, Friendship, Family life|
|Style||Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching|
Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.
|Characters||Friends, Fathers, Partners|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Fate, Family life|
|Style||Soulful, Touching, Serious, Disturbing|
As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a new found urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children? COURAGEOUS is the fourth release of Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, military, history|
|Characters||Friends, Losers, Soldier, Good people|
|Plot||Love, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel|
|Place||China, USA, New York|
|Style||Interesting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful|
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 him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
|Country||Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching|
Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Angels, Family, Losers, Priests|
|Plot||Life, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Touching|
Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help - and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.
|Country||Israel, Germany, France|
|Characters||Teens, Friends, Losers, Terminally ill|
|Place||Israel, Boarding school|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Serious|
A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
|Plot||Love, Wedding, Life, First love, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Life, Death, Seduction, Family life, Death of his wife|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching|
Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his father. To bounce back, it takes a new love and the courage instilled in him by his daughter.
|Characters||Friends, Losers, Brothers, Good people|
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Success, Fate, Everyday life|
|Style||Twisted plot, Cute, Fancy, Makes me think, Touching|
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, family|
|Place||USA, Office, Small cities|
|Style||Light, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Fascinating|
Melody, high powered corporate workaholic for a retail conglomerate, is happy to spend the holidays jet-setting with her girlfriends. However, she's in for an unpleasant surprise when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Now, forced to reconnect with her family and her childhood sweetheart Carter, her task is not so simple, as all are vehemently opposed to everything Melody's company stands for. Desperate to get out of town and back to her real life, Melody takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home and is married to Carter! Once determined to leave her small town life behind, Melody must make sense of her new life and decide if you truly can go home again. - Written by ABC
|Plot||Love, Pursuit, Divorce, Fate|
|Style||Exciting, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Gloomy|
A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness.
|Genre||fantasy, drama, family|
|Characters||Angels, Family, Millionaires|
|Plot||Friendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays|
|Style||To cry, Inspirational, Touching|
A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon, short|
|Plot||Love, Life, Friendship, Breakup, Depression|
|Style||Romantic, Light, Cute, Soulful, Smart|
This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
|Genre||comedy, family, cartoon, anime|
|Characters||Sharks, Family, Pupils, Friends, Losers|
|Plot||Motorcycles, Life, Friendship, Family life|
The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Pregnant, Friends, Parents|
|Plot||Wedding, Life, Friendship, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Fascinating, Smart, Touching|
Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.
|Plot||Love, Money, Friendship, Divorce, Fate|
|Style||To cry, Cute, Fascinating, Touching|
Hollywood arrives in force to Quincy, the small town where the secret Crown Cola billionaire's live. They want to film about the billionaire's and how they made their fortunes. Summer Jenkins, who was the town pariah, joins forces with the scout, Ben, and finds filming locations, extras, lessons with the town officials and house owners, etc. When Cole Masten arrives, they hate each other, but sparks fly. Cole is running from a nasty divorce, yet is captivated by Summer. Summer is dying to leave town to get away from the gossip. This is a great story about Southern customs, a Southern girl, and a Hollywood star who finds his lady.
|Country||Canada, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Police, Writers, Friends|
|Plot||Love, On real events, The escape, Chase|
|Place||College, Mexico, New York|
|Style||To cry, Fascinating, Smart, Touching|
Nelson Hibbert expects to become the new president of Nagel Industries, but Mr. Nagel gives the promotion to another employee. When Nelson barges into Nagel's office to confront him, he finds Nagel's been murdered. Fearing that he will be implicated, Nelson decides to run from the law...despite the fact that the police already know the killer's identity.
|Characters||Dogs, Thieves, Losers|
|Plot||Love, Boxing, Life, Justice, Family life|
|Place||Prison, Village, Australia, Germany|
|Style||By books, Atmospheric, Touching, Depressive|
A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home.
|Characters||Family, Friends, Losers|
|Plot||Life, Baseball, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Serious|
For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
|Characters||Friends, Birds, Street children|
|Plot||Soccer, Life, Friendship, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Depressive, Serious|
A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
|Genre||drama, biography, sport|
|Characters||Teens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor|
|Plot||On real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success|
|Style||Kind, 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.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, music|
|Plot||Music, Friendship, Death, First love, Birthday|
|Style||To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Smart, Touching|
In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.
|Plot||Friendship, Family life|
|Place||USA, Small cities|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, By books, Touching, Serious|
Welcome to Fuller Junction, Wisconsin, a friendly small town settled by Norwegian farmers. Here we see the exploits of two young cousins, Selma and Arnold, who learn about their world and experience the ups and downs of life as the season pass.
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, drama|
|Plot||Love, Passion, Life after death, Fate, Self-sacrifice|
|Style||Romantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric|
When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.
|Genre||comedy, drama, family|
|Characters||Teens, Teachers, Friends, Nuns, Priests|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Death, Religious, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Touching|
The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.
|Genre||drama, adventure, family, military|
|Plot||War, Life, Friendship, Family life|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
|Characters||Disabled people, Lawyers, Maids|
|Plot||Life, Family life, Lost memory, Rehabilitation|
|Style||Exciting, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.
|Characters||Family, Friends, Terminally ill, Lovers, Parents|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Jealousy, Divorce, Family life|
|Place||School, New York|
|Style||To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones|
Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.