20 Movies Like Water For Elephants

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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 17 wins & 32 nominations total
Writer: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Greatest Showman” is a musical biopic inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, a visionary showman who creates a circus spectacle that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its performers. The film explores themes of ambition, love, and acceptance as Barnum strives to overcome societal prejudices and create a world where everyone can embrace their true selves.

Big Fish

Big Fish
Big Fish
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 69 nominations total
Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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The Big Fish movie is about a son’s journey to unravel the truth behind his father’s fantastical and exaggerated life stories, ultimately discovering the power of storytelling and the importance of embracing the magic in life.

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 about a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall deeply in love during the summer of 1940. Despite their different social backgrounds, they form a passionate connection that endures separation, war, and the passage of time.”

The Illusionist

The Illusionist
The Illusionist
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser
Actors: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti
Language: English
Country: United States, Czech Republic
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“The Illusionist” is a mystery drama film about a master illusionist who uses his skills to win the heart of a woman, but their love is threatened by societal constraints and a police inspector’s investigation. As the story unfolds, the film explores themes of love, magic, and the power of perception.

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge!
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 87 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Language: English, French, Spanish
Country: Australia, United States
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“Moulin Rouge!” is a musical film set in 1900 Paris, following a young writer who falls in love with a courtesan at the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub. Their passionate and forbidden romance unfolds amidst a backdrop of extravagant performances, jealousy, and tragedy.

The Artist

The Artist
The Artist
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 162 wins & 204 nominations total
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Actors: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman
Language: English, French
Country: France, Belgium, United States
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“The Artist” is a silent black-and-white film set in the 1920s, following the story of a silent film star who struggles to adapt to the arrival of talking pictures, while a young actress rises to fame. It explores the themes of love, fame, and the transition from silent to sound films in Hollywood.

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 8 Oscars. 11 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, David Lynch
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft
Language: English, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Elephant Man” is a biographical drama that tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a severely disfigured man living in 19th-century London, who is taken in by a compassionate doctor and becomes a sensation in Victorian society. The film explores themes of humanity, compassion, and the treatment of individuals who are considered different or abnormal.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Woody Allen
Actors: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates
Language: English, French, Spanish, German
Country: Spain, United States, France
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“Midnight in Paris” is a romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It follows a nostalgic writer who finds himself transported back in time to the 1920s every night at midnight, where he encounters famous artists and writers from that era and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 136 wins & 350 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Actors: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Language: English, American Sign , Russian, French
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Shape of Water” is a fantasy romance film set in the 1960s, where a mute woman working in a high-security government laboratory forms a unique connection with a mysterious amphibious creature, leading to a deep and unconventional love story.

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline
The Age of Adaline
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz
Actors: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford
Language: English, Portuguese, Italian
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Age of Adaline” is a romantic fantasy film about a woman named Adaline Bowman who mysteriously stops aging after an accident. As she navigates through the decades, she falls in love with a charismatic man, leading her to face the eternal dilemma of love and immortality.

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 is born old and ages in reverse, experiencing life in a unique and unconventional way. It explores themes of love, mortality, and the passage of time through Benjamin’s extraordinary journey.

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
The Green Mile
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 189 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 15 wins & 37 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“The Green Mile” is a film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, set in a 1930s Louisiana prison, where a death row corrections officer forms an unlikely bond with a gentle giant inmate who possesses supernatural healing powers. The movie explores themes of compassion, injustice, and the power of empathy.

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 named Walter Mitty who embarks on a global adventure to find a missing photograph, pushing the boundaries of his imagination and discovering his true self along the way.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 135 wins & 226 nominations total
Writer: Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Language: English, French, German
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, United States
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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a whimsical and comedic film that follows the adventures of a legendary concierge and his young protégé as they navigate a series of misadventures, including a stolen painting and a murder mystery, set against the backdrop of a fictional European hotel in the 1930s.

The Prestige

The Prestige
The Prestige
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Prestige” is a psychological thriller about two rival magicians in the late 19th century who engage in a bitter competition to create the ultimate illusion, leading to obsession, sacrifice, and a dark secret that drives them to the brink of madness.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 81 wins & 134 nominations total
Writer: Yann Martel, David Magee
Actors: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
Language: English, Hindi, Japanese, French
Country: United States, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, India, France
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The Life of Pi movie is about a young Indian man named Pi who survives a shipwreck and finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Together, they must navigate the vast ocean, facing both physical and emotional challenges, as Pi reflects on his faith and the power of storytelling.

The Help

The Help
The Help
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 79 wins & 121 nominations total
Writer: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett
Actors: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer
Language: English
Country: United States, India
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“The Help” is a movie set in the 1960s, following a young white woman who decides to write a book exposing the experiences of African American maids in her community, challenging the racial segregation and discrimination prevalent at the time. The film explores themes of racism, friendship, and empowerment as the maids share their stories and work together to make a difference.

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 movie is about two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who fall in love while dealing with their respective cancer diagnoses. Together, they navigate the challenges of illness, friendship, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 25 wins & 126 nominations total
Writer: Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking
Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Language: English, French, Ukrainian
Country: United Kingdom, Japan
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“The Theory of Everything” is a biographical drama that explores the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife, Jane. The film chronicles their journey through Hawking’s groundbreaking scientific discoveries and his battle with a debilitating motor neuron disease.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 51 wins & 86 nominations total
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Country: Australia, United States
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“The Great Gatsby” movie is about a wealthy and mysterious man named Jay Gatsby who becomes infatuated with a married woman named Daisy Buchanan. As Gatsby pursues his impossible dream of winning Daisy’s love, the film explores themes of wealth, love, and the corrupting power of the American Dream.

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