Showing best popular movies like 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button':  (Learn more)
Do you need specific genre & keyword selection to find films similar to The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button?
<< FIND THEM HERE! >>

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read, especially as it relates to the time past this reconnection between Benjamin and Daisy, when Daisy gets older and Benjamin grows younger into his childhood years. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
dying in childbirth death of baby death in childbirth blindness dying adoption death of mother death of father loneliness extramarital affair travel funeral drunkenness pregnancy adultery religion death  (See All)
Locations:
swimming pool cable car u boat brothel india russia wheelchair elevator paris france motorcycle restaurant bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
dance teacher ship captain older woman younger man relationship daughter older man younger woman relationship native american prostitute tattoo mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
year 1918 year 2002 year 1962 year 2005 year 1941 1910s 1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 1990s 1980s world war two 
Story:
hurricane katrina aging parent premature aging aging disorder anti aging rapid aging lightning strike struck by lightning dying young interracial adoption upright piano music score features piano piano lesson car accident reference to john wilkes booth reference to dick tracy unable to walk skin condition youth restored deformed baby medical condition ganges river circus tent theodore roosevelt collision course unwanted child physical deformity progeria duplex clockmaker child as adult reference to richard wagner english channel bushman pygmy white hair adoptive mother year 1930 faith healer life jacket baby born year 1936 tugboat british woman hummingbird foster mother caviar black & white to color grave side ceremony hotel lobby bordello fictional biography abandoned baby expectant father atlantic ocean granddaughter camera focus on female butt honey dance class estranged father expectant mother flooding child abandonment phonograph reference to abraham lincoln man child deathbed broadway manhattan new york city orchestral music score altered version of studio logo hospital bed opera singer family business great depression adopted son ballerina no title at beginning retirement home hurricane navy tween girl crutches irish american historical fiction postcard narrated by character giving birth dementia vodka lingerie slip blind man sailor disfigurement new orleans louisiana backstage old age reverse footage broken leg clock preacher railway station told in flashback aging tea magical realism ballet world war one premarital sex american flag diary lightning based on short story hit by a car no opening credits man with glasses accident old man spy swimming manhattan new york city piano voice over narration dancing character name in title flashback  (See All)

La Vie En Rose (2007)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

La Vie En Rose (2007)

An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Edith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association. (Read More)

Themes:
blindness extramarital affair funeral drunkenness adultery death 
Locations:
brothel paris france bar new york city 
Characters:
older woman younger man relationship prostitute 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s world war two 
Story:
year 1936 deathbed old age world war one no opening credits accident manhattan new york city piano flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Terms Of Endearment (1983)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair drunkenness pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
swimming pool restaurant new york city hospital 
Characters:
daughter mother son relationship 
Period:
1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 
Story:
dying young car accident deathbed premarital sex swimming manhattan new york city 

Ray (2004)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. (Read More)

Themes:
blindness death of mother extramarital affair funeral drunkenness pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
swimming pool paris france hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1962 1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 
Story:
hummingbird blind man premarital sex manhattan new york city piano dancing character name in title flashback 

There Will Be Blood (2007) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

There Will Be Blood (2007)

The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California presents miner-turned-oilman Daniel Plainview, a driven man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. He works hard but also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. His business partner/son (H.W.) is, in reality, an "acquired" child whose true biological single-parent father (working on one of Daniel's rigs) died in a workplace accident. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. if only for what H.W. brings to the partnership. Eli Sunday is one in a pair of twins whose family farm Daniel purchases for the major oil deposit located on it. Eli, a local preacher and a self-proclaimed faith healer, wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church. The lives of the two competitive men often clash as Daniel pumps oil off the property and tries to acquire all the surrounding land at bargain prices to be able to build a pipeline to the coast, and as Eli tries to build his own religious empire. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
death in childbirth adoption religion death 
Locations:
restaurant bar 
Characters:
prostitute mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1930s 
Story:
faith healer child abandonment great depression adopted son broken leg preacher railway station diary no opening credits accident swimming flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago, is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar, who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky, an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya. But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
adoption extramarital affair funeral pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
russia restaurant 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 
Story:
told in flashback world war one premarital sex character name in title 

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
drunkenness death 
Locations:
brothel wheelchair bar new york city hospital 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1950s 1940s 1960s 
Story:
family business backstage railway station no opening credits man with glasses old man dancing flashback 

The Legend Of 1900 (1998)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Legend Of 1900 (1998)

1900. Danny Boodmann, a stoker on an American passenger liner, Virginian, finds a baby abandoned on the ship. He names the child Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900' and raises the child as his own until his death in an accident on the ship. The child never leaves the ship and turns out to be a musical genius, especially when it comes to playing the piano. As an adult he befriends a trumpet player in the ship's band, Max Tooney. After several years on the ship Max leaves, and tells the story of 1900 to the owner of a music store. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness travel death 
Locations:
new york city 
Characters:
ship captain father son relationship 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1930s 
Story:
abandoned baby new orleans louisiana accident piano voice over narration dancing flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness extramarital affair funeral pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
swimming pool restaurant bar new york city 
Characters:
prostitute mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 1980s 
Story:
premarital sex spy manhattan new york city voice over narration dancing flashback 

The Savages (2007)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Savages (2007)

Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. Suddenly, a call comes in that his girlfriend has died, he cannot care for himself with his dementia and her family is dumping him on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father now affecting their lives even as they struggle with their own personal demons Lenny helped create. (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of mother death of father extramarital affair adultery death 
Locations:
wheelchair restaurant bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship father son relationship 
Story:
aging parent retirement home dementia old age aging magical realism man with glasses old man character name in title 

Lolita (1997)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother travel drunkenness pregnancy 
Locations:
swimming pool hospital 
Characters:
daughter older man younger woman relationship 
Period:
1920s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
car accident ballerina backstage hit by a car accident swimming piano voice over narration dancing character name in title 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Guardian (2006)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Guardian (2006)

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. (Read More)

Themes:
drunkenness death 
Locations:
swimming pool motorcycle restaurant bar 
Characters:
ship captain 
Story:
hurricane navy premarital sex lightning no opening credits accident swimming voice over narration 

Malcolm X (1992) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
religion death 
Locations:
bar new york city 
Characters:
mother son relationship 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s 
Story:
preacher american flag man with glasses manhattan new york city voice over narration character name in title flashback 

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:
blindness death of father extramarital affair travel adultery 
Locations:
swimming pool paris france restaurant bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
prostitute father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1960s 1970s 
Story:
orchestral music score blind man new orleans louisiana broken leg premarital sex lightning manhattan new york city voice over narration dancing flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Giant (1956)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
funeral drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
swimming pool restaurant bar hospital 
Characters:
older woman younger man relationship daughter older man younger woman relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
clock railway station aging tea american flag swimming 

Predestination (2014)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:
travel drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair bar new york city hospital 
Period:
1940s 1960s 1970s 1990s 1980s 
Story:
reference to abraham lincoln disfigurement based on short story no opening credits voice over narration flashback 

Frida (2002) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Frida (2002)

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair funeral drunkenness pregnancy adultery 
Locations:
wheelchair paris france new york city hospital 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s 
Story:
told in flashback accident manhattan new york city dancing character name in title flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Life Of Pi (2012)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Life Of Pi (2012)

In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. (Read More)

Themes:
dying loneliness religion 
Locations:
swimming pool india paris france hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1970s 
Story:
life jacket dance class sailor broken leg told in flashback magical realism lightning swimming voice over narration dancing character name in title flashback 

Big Fish (2003)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Big Fish (2003)

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, p… (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of father loneliness extramarital affair funeral pregnancy adultery religion death 
Locations:
swimming pool russia wheelchair motorcycle hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1930s 1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 1980s 
Story:
estranged father magical realism swimming piano voice over narration dancing flashback 

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother extramarital affair travel drunkenness pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
wheelchair bar 
Characters:
native american father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
car accident hospital bed adopted son tea accident flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Evita (1996) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Evita (1996)

High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father funeral death 
Locations:
wheelchair restaurant bar hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship prostitute 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
dying young deathbed railway station voice over narration dancing character name in title 

Superman (1978)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
adoption death of father funeral 
Locations:
swimming pool new york city 
Characters:
native american father son relationship 
Period:
1950s 1940s 1960s 1970s 
Story:
struck by lightning reverse footage lightning man with glasses manhattan new york city character name in title 

21 Grams (2003)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of mother loneliness extramarital affair drunkenness pregnancy adultery religion death 
Locations:
swimming pool restaurant bar hospital 
Characters:
tattoo father son relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
car accident hummingbird hit by a car accident swimming voice over narration flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Shallow Hal (2001)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Shallow Hal (2001)

Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a largely obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of father death 
Locations:
swimming pool elevator restaurant bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
deathbed crutches reverse footage dancing character name in title 

Three Colors: Blue (1993) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Three Colors: Blue (1993)

The first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 'Blue' is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew, free of personal commitments, belongings, grief or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair funeral pregnancy adultery 
Locations:
swimming pool paris france restaurant hospital 
Characters:
daughter prostitute 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
car accident retirement home accident swimming piano 

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Themes:
drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair paris france restaurant new york city hospital 
Characters:
older woman younger man relationship older man younger woman relationship 
Story:
broadway manhattan new york city told in flashback aging tea lightning manhattan new york city voice over narration flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Departed (2006)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of mother extramarital affair funeral drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
swimming pool elevator restaurant bar hospital 
Characters:
prostitute tattoo 
Story:
car accident grave side ceremony reference to abraham lincoln no title at beginning irish american narrated by character disfigurement no opening credits man with glasses old man spy flashback 

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalided back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancee to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
blindness adoption death of mother death of father extramarital affair pregnancy adultery death 
Locations:
wheelchair elevator paris france motorcycle restaurant bar hospital 
Characters:
prostitute 
Period:
1910s 1920s 
Story:
postcard railway station world war one accident voice over narration flashback 

Underground (1995) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Underground (1995)

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
death in childbirth death of mother drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair 
Characters:
prostitute father son relationship 
Period:
year 1941 1940s 1960s 1990s world war two 
Story:
clock swimming dancing 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Wild At Heart (1990)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Wild At Heart (1990)

Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. (Read More)

Themes:
dying pregnancy death 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
tattoo mother son relationship 
Story:
car accident expectant father expectant mother crutches sailor new orleans louisiana hit by a car accident old man dancing flashback 

Allied (2016)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:
blindness death of mother drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair restaurant hospital 
Characters:
mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
upright piano hospital bed historical fiction blind man disfigurement premarital sex lightning no opening credits man with glasses spy piano dancing flashback 

The Glass House (2001)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Glass House (2001)

When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. (Read More)

Themes:
adoption death of mother death of father travel funeral drunkenness death 
Locations:
swimming pool restaurant 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
car accident lightning hit by a car accident swimming 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Closer (2004) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father extramarital affair adultery 
Locations:
elevator restaurant bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
prostitute 
Story:
car accident postcard tea hit by a car manhattan new york city dancing flashback 

Sneakers (1992)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... (Read More)

Themes:
blindness extramarital affair drunkenness 
Locations:
swimming pool russia elevator restaurant bar 
Period:
1960s 1990s 
Story:
car accident phonograph orchestral music score blind man man with glasses spy piano dancing flashback 

Gone With The Wind (1939)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie. (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
death of mother death of father drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
brothel paris france hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship prostitute 
Story:
baby born expectant father expectant mother deathbed orchestral music score crutches irish american giving birth new orleans louisiana railway station lightning dancing 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father pregnancy 
Locations:
wheelchair restaurant hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1970s 1990s 1980s 
Story:
car accident broken leg premarital sex diary no opening credits 

Seabiscuit (2003) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Seabiscuit (2003)

It's the Depression, and everyone needs to hold onto a dream to get them through the bad times. Car maker Charles Howard is no different, he who is trying to rebuild his life after the tragic death of his only child and the resulting end of his first marriage. With second wife Marcela at his side, Charles wants to get into horse racing and ends up with a team of underdogs who are also chasing their own dream. The first is trainer Tom Smith, who has a natural instinct to spot the capabilities of horses. The second is the horse Tom chooses for Charles, 'Seabiscuit' (qv), an unconventional choice as despite his pedigreed lineage, Seabiscuit is small at fifteen and a half hands tall with a slight limp. But Tom can see something in Seabiscuit's nature to make him a winner, if only Seabiscuit can be retrained from his inbred losing ways. And third is the jockey they decide to hire, Johnny "Red" Pollard, so nicknamed because of his hair color. Like Tom, Red has always shown a natural way with horses, but a difficult upbringing due solely to the Depression has made Red an angry young man, which has gotten him into trouble both on and off the track. And he is large for a jockey, and thus he always feels the need to battle the weight issue. Another common trait between Tom, Seabiscuit and Red is that they have been called crazy by those in traditional horse racing circles. Against the odds, Seabiscuit, with his human team behind him, does show his winning abilities and captures the ima… (Read More)

Themes:
funeral death 
Locations:
brothel wheelchair new york city hospital 
Characters:
prostitute mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 
Story:
car accident black & white to color bordello great depression irish american broken leg railway station voice over narration dancing character name in title 

Notorious (2009)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Notorious (2009)

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream." (Read More)

Themes:
funeral pregnancy death 
Locations:
elevator new york city 
Characters:
tattoo mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 1980s 
Story:
car accident broken leg told in flashback premarital sex man with glasses voice over narration flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Cider House Rules (1999)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him? (Read More)

Themes:
adoption pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair 
Characters:
mother son relationship 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
music score features piano orchestral music score railway station premarital sex voice over narration 

City Of God (2002)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:
death of mother death of father extramarital affair adultery religion death 
Locations:
brothel motorcycle bar 
Characters:
prostitute father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1960s 1970s 1980s 
Story:
car accident premarital sex swimming voice over narration dancing flashback 

New Nightmare (1994) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

New Nightmare (1994)

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father funeral death 
Locations:
swimming pool wheelchair hospital 
Characters:
mother son relationship father son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
car accident grave side ceremony no title at beginning disfigurement reverse footage hit by a car no opening credits accident 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

The Piano (1993)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

The Piano (1993)

It is the mid-nineteenth century. Ada is a mute who has a young daughter, Flora. In an arranged marriage she leaves her native Scotland accompanied by her daughter and her beloved piano. Life in the rugged forests of New Zealand's North Island is not all she may have imagined and nor is her relationship with her new husband Stewart. She suffers torment and loss when Stewart sells her piano to a neighbour, George. Ada learns from George that she may earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons, but only with certain other conditions attached. At first Ada despises George but slowly their relationship is transformed and this propels them into a dire situation. (Read More)

Themes:
blindness extramarital affair travel adultery 
Characters:
daughter 
Story:
music score features piano piano lesson tween girl piano voice over narration 

Pearl Harbor (2001)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
loneliness drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
wheelchair bar hospital 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1941 1920s 1940s world war two 
Story:
navy broken leg railway station american flag dancing flashback 

A Single Man (2009)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness funeral drunkenness death 
Locations:
motorcycle bar 
Characters:
father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1962 1940s 1960s 
Story:
car accident narrated by character aging man with glasses accident swimming voice over narration dancing flashback 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Crazy Heart (2009) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Crazy Heart (2009)

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. (Read More)

Themes:
dying loneliness drunkenness 
Locations:
wheelchair bar hospital 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
car accident estranged father crutches backstage aging piano dancing 

Midnight Cowboy (1969)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real 'hustler', he finds that he is the one getting 'hustled' until he teams up with a down-and-out but resilient outcast named Ratso Rizzo. The initial 'country cousin meets city cousin' relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend. (Read More)

Themes:
dying death of father loneliness drunkenness adultery death 
Locations:
swimming pool wheelchair elevator bar new york city 
Characters:
older woman younger man relationship prostitute father son relationship 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
faith healer postcard manhattan new york city dancing flashback 

Malena (2000)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Malena (2000)

Malena is about the peril of a beauty through the eyes of a 12 year old kid named Renato. He experiences three things on the same day, beginning of war, getting a bike and sees the arrival of Malena in town. Through his eyes, we see the curse of beauty and loneliness of Malena, whose husband is presumed to be dead, and through his soul we see his love for her. (Read More)

Themes:
loneliness funeral adultery death 
Locations:
brothel motorcycle 
Characters:
older woman younger man relationship prostitute father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
lingerie slip railway station american flag voice over narration dancing character name in title 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Cold Mountain (2003)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Subgenre:
epic 
Themes:
blindness dying death of father loneliness drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
native american father son relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
atlantic ocean reference to abraham lincoln preacher american flag piano flashback 

Jersey Girl (2004) is one of the best movies like The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Jersey Girl (2004)

Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. (Read More)

Themes:
dying in childbirth death in childbirth funeral drunkenness pregnancy death 
Locations:
bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
daughter father son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
man with glasses manhattan new york city piano dancing 

Three Colors: Red (1994)
ActionAdventureAnimationComedyCrimeDocumentaryDramaFamily
FantasyHorrorMysteryMusicalRomanceSci-fiThrillerWarWestern

Three Colors: Red (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair travel pregnancy adultery 
Locations:
motorcycle bar 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
english channel dance class sailor backstage ballet accident old man 

Want to refine your search by certain categories/keywords? Please email us and explain your needs!

Showing Top 50 Matches Above.
Do you need specific genre & keyword selection to find films similar to The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button?
<< FIND THEM HERE! >>