20 Movies Like Life

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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Steve Conrad
Actors: Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a biographical drama film based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son. Despite facing numerous challenges, Gardner’s unwavering determination and resilience lead him to overcome adversity and ultimately achieve success.

Boyhood

Boyhood
Boyhood
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 165 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 175 wins & 218 nominations total
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Arabic
Country: United States
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“Boyhood” is a coming-of-age film that follows the life of a young boy named Mason from childhood to adolescence, capturing the joys, challenges, and transformative experiences he encounters over the course of 12 years. Through its unique approach of filming over an extended period, the movie offers an intimate and authentic portrayal of the universal journey of growing up.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 116 wins & 129 nominations total
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Boyhood” is a coming-of-age film that chronicles the life of a boy named Mason from childhood to adolescence over the span of 12 years. Through its innovative approach of filming over an extended period, the movie provides an intimate and genuine depiction of the universal experience of growing up.

American Beauty

American Beauty
American Beauty
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 112 wins & 102 nominations total
Writer: Alan Ball
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American Beauty” is a darkly comedic drama that explores the disillusionment and hidden desires of a suburban family, ultimately revealing the beauty and tragedy of life’s complexities.”

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romantic drama film that explores the concept of erasing memories. It follows a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories, but ultimately discover the power of love and the importance of embracing both the joys and pains of life.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
Internet Movie Database: 9.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 42 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Shawshank Redemption” is a film about a banker named Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Through his friendship with fellow inmate Red, Andy navigates the harsh realities of prison life while maintaining hope and working towards his ultimate goal of freedom.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 23 wins & 106 nominations total
Writer: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener
Language: English, Danish
Country: United States
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“Into the Wild” is a biographical drama film based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who abandons his comfortable life to live in the wilderness of Alaska, seeking a deeper connection with nature and freedom from societal constraints. The movie explores his journey of self-discovery, encounters with various individuals, and the ultimate consequences of his solitary quest.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 166 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 85 wins & 160 nominations total
Writer: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Russian, French
Country: United States
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“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a film about a man who ages in reverse, born as an elderly man and growing younger as time passes. It explores his extraordinary life, relationships, and the challenges he faces due to his unique condition.

Her

Her
Her
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 83 wins & 186 nominations total
Writer: Spike Jonze
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Her” is a science fiction romantic drama film that follows a lonely writer who develops an emotional connection with an advanced operating system, leading to a unique and unconventional love story.”

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Truman Show is a satirical drama film that follows the life of Truman Burbank, a man who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a massive television set, with his every move being broadcasted to the world. As Truman begins to question the reality of his existence, he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth and escape the artificial world created for him.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Actors: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi
Language: English, Japanese, German, French
Country: United States, Japan
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Lost in Translation is a film about the unlikely bond formed between a middle-aged actor and a young woman as they navigate the complexities of loneliness and cultural disconnection in Tokyo. It explores themes of isolation, existential crisis, and the search for meaning in a foreign land.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 89 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Language: English, Hindi
Country: United States
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“Silver Linings Playbook” is a romantic comedy-drama that follows the story of a man with bipolar disorder who forms an unlikely bond with a young widow as they navigate their personal struggles and find solace in each other’s company.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Steve Conrad, James Thurber
Actors: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly
Language: English, Spanish, Icelandic
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a film about a daydreamer who embarks on a real-life adventure to find a missing photograph, pushing himself out of his comfort zone and discovering his true potential along the way.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama film that follows an introverted high school freshman named Charlie as he navigates friendship, love, and mental health struggles with the help of two seniors, Sam and Patrick. Through their guidance, Charlie learns to embrace his true self and find solace in the power of connection and self-expression.

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar
Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Beautiful Mind” is a biographical drama film that tells the story of mathematician John Nash, who struggles with schizophrenia while making groundbreaking contributions to the field of game theory. The movie explores his journey of overcoming mental illness and finding redemption through his work and personal relationships.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 23 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Fault in Our Stars” is a heart-wrenching love story about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Together, they navigate the complexities of their illness while embracing the beauty and fragility of life.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 72 wins & 112 nominations total
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Little Miss Sunshine” is a heartwarming comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family who embarks on a cross-country road trip to support their young daughter’s dream of participating in a beauty pageant. Along the way, they face numerous challenges and learn valuable lessons about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of success.

The Descendants

The Descendants
The Descendants
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Descendants” is a drama film that follows a Hawaiian land baron, played by George Clooney, as he navigates the challenges of parenthood and family dynamics after his wife falls into a coma. He embarks on a journey to reconnect with his two daughters and make difficult decisions about their family’s future.

About Time

About Time
About Time
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“About Time” is a romantic comedy-drama film about a young man who discovers he has the ability to time travel and uses it to find love and make the most of his life. As he navigates through different timelines, he learns valuable lessons about the importance of cherishing every moment and living life to the fullest.

The Notebook

The Notebook
The Notebook
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 12 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks
Actors: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Notebook” is a romantic drama film that tells the story of a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall deeply in love during the summer of 1940. Despite their different social backgrounds, they embark on a passionate and tumultuous relationship that spans several decades, testing their love and commitment to each other.”

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