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17 Movies Like Captain Fantastic (2016)

Lady Bird (2017) poster

1 Lady Bird (2017) ★ 7.4

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In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Lion (2016) poster

2 Lion (2016) ★ 8.0

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Saru, a boy from the slums, was lost at the age of five. The story of the surprising twists and turns of his fate and the search for his family.

Wish I Was Here (2014) poster

3 Wish I Was Here (2014) ★ 6.6

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'Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.
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4 Smart People (2008) ★ 6.1

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Lawrence Wetherhold is miserable and misanthropic: he's a widower, a pompous professor at Carnegie Mellon, an indifferent father to a college student and a high-school senior, and the reluctant brother of a ne'er-do-well who's come to town. A seizure and a fall send Lawrence to the emergency room where the physician, a former student of his, ends up going on a date with him. His daughter, Vanessa, lonely and friendless, who's been bonding with his brother, tries to sabotage dad and the doctor's relationship, but Lawrence is good at that without help. Is there any way these smart people can get a life? Can happiness be pursued beneath layers of irony?
About Schmidt (2002) poster

5 About Schmidt (2002) ★ 7.2

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Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebraska for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time, he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life, and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver, Colorado.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008) poster

6 Sunshine Cleaning (2008) ★ 6.8

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A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out?
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7 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) ★ 7.8

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Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Happiness contest. Her family also wants Olive's dream to come true, but they are so burdened by their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely help her.

Olive's father, Richard, has little contact with his daughter and only maintains a relationship with her mother. Her uncle Frank, a famous scientist, tried to commit suicide after a failed affair with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, took a vow of silence that further alienated him from his family. Olive's grandfather, though an addict, is the only person in the family willing to help Olive prepare for the pageant.

And it all comes down to the fact that the whole family gets together and travels to faraway California so that Olive can compete in the Little Miss Happiness pageant.

The Glass Castle (2017) poster

8 The Glass Castle (2017) ★ 7.1

A young woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents, which sometimes resulted in the family living in poverty. Now engaged to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.
The Descendants (2011) poster

9 The Descendants (2011) ★ 7.3

Matt King owns large lands in Hawaii, but his life is like hell: his beloved wife is in a coma, relations with his daughters are not good, creditors demand to sell the land. On top of that, he discovers that his wife has been cheating on him for the past few years...

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10 Nomadland (2020) ★ 7.3

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Leave No Trace (2018) poster

11 Leave No Trace (2018) ★ 7.2

A father and his thirteen-year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Into the Wild (2007) poster

12 Into the Wild (2007) ★ 8.1

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
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13 Demolition (2015) ★ 7.0

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
20th Century Women (2016) poster

14 20th Century Women (2016) ★ 7.3

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
Manchester by the Sea (2016) poster

15 Manchester by the Sea (2016) ★ 7.8

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An unsociable and self-absorbed Lee works as a locksmith in an apartment building. One day he learns that his older brother has died and that Lee has been appointed guardian of his 16-year-old nephew in his will.

Manchester by the Sea (2016) is on #15 spot of movies related to Captain Fantastic (2016). Manchester by the Sea (2016) was released in 2016, made by Kenneth Lonergan and has average rating 7.8 in 2022. Main stars of the Manchester by the Sea (2016) film are: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler.

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16 Lost in Translation (2003) ★ 7.7

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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Lost in Translation (2003) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi. You can find Lost in Translation (2003) in the the next genre categories: Comedy, Drama and Lost in Translation (2003) has average rating 7.7, according to Screench user votes.

Wild (2014) poster

17 Wild (2014) ★ 7.1

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A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

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