10 best movies like The Whole Wide World (1996)

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Movies similar to The Whole Wide World (1996): Our Friend, Being 17, The Extra Man, Klaus, Little Women, Abandoned, The Seagull, The Kissing Booth, No Sleep 'Til Christmas, Daytime Shooting Star.

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Our Friend (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3

After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out.

Being 17 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Gay, Dogs, Teachers
PlotFirst love, Death, Depression, Snow, Computers, Basketball
PlaceSchool, Mountains
TimeNew Year, Winter

Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the farming community up in the mountains, nut learns to fight back. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them while his mother is ill in hospital. Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorised him.

The Extra Man (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Friends, Dogs, Thieves, Losers, Students, Teachers
PlotDancing, Loneliness, Cars
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Fancy

THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).

Klaus (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Couriers, Dogs
PlotMoving, Holidays, Love, Snow, Cold, Toys
PlaceIslands, Ships, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix, Soulful, Makes me think

When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

Little Women (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSisters, Poor, Writers
PlotDancing, Money
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Abandoned (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:16
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Orphans, Nephews
PlotLove, Loneliness, Parenting, Fidelity
PlaceSchool, Russia

After the death of the mother of twelve Kohl sent to an orphanage. Valentine is taking him from there. This lonely old woman is his dear aunt, with whom he had never been acquainted. Kohl is waiting for his older brother to come after him after his release from prison, and they will return home together.

The Seagull (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Lovers, Horses, Teachers, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Money
PlaceLake, Russia
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.

The Kissing Booth (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, First love, Dancing, Mystery, Soccer
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls, Netflix, By books, Light, Cute, Worth watching

When teenager Elle's first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

No Sleep 'Til Christmas (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Loneliness, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Romantic

Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other.

Daytime Shooting Star (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Ninja, Students, Teachers
PlotLove, Moving, First love, Jealousy, Shopping, Art
PlaceJapan, School, Mountains, Trains
TimeNew Year

Fifteen-year-old country girl Suzume Yosano has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because... he's her homeroom teacher?!

Band Aid (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Writers
PlotFear, Loneliness, Music
PlaceUSA

A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

God's Own Country (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersFriends, Gay, Farmers, Birds, Trainers, Fathers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Motorcycles, Money, Loneliness
PlaceEngland

A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:33
CharactersTeens, Friends, Teachers, Brothers
PlotLove, Hatred, Loneliness
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching, Cute

Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Dogs, Actors
PlotDepression, Death, Cancer, Computers, Justice
PlaceOffice, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, To cry

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTouching

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersWriters, Friends, Disabled people, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Hatred, Creation, Travel, Death, Depression, Justice, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

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 western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

Planet Single (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryPoland
Duration00:44
CharactersTeachers
PlotAdventure, Love, Date, Relationship

He is one of the top celebrities in the country: a fast-talking TV host, who can joke his way out of any situation. Women want to be with him, men want to be like him. He is looking for a new topic to discuss in his popular talk-show. She is a teacher at a musical school - a timid girl looking for Mr. Perfect on an internet dating site. He will help her realise her potential and teach her how to recognise various types of men for what they are, she will teach him what real life is about. The show will become a huge hit. It seems they are destined to fall in love and be together, but one day she actually does meet Mr. Perfect on the net.

Mr. Church (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFriends, Mothers, Family, Single mothers, Terminally ill
PlotFate, Cancer, Dancing, Love, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, College
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

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.

Caprice (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:19
CharactersFriends, Teachers, Actors
PlotLove triangle, Love
PlaceFrance, School
StyleTo cry

An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.

The Lady in the Van (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Losers, Friends, Pianists, Bikers, Nuns, Poor, Writers
PlotLove, Cars, Death, Loneliness, Motorcycles, On real events
PlaceEngland, London, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleTouching

The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.




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