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20 Movies Like Forrest Gump (1994)

The Help (2011) poster

1 The Help (2011) ★ 8.1

Similar to Forrest Gump (1994)?

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
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2 Pay It Forward (2000) ★ 7.2

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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) poster

3 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) ★ 8.0

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A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) poster

4 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) ★ 8.0

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Chris Gardner is a single father. Raising a five-year-old son, Chris struggles to make sure the child grows up happy. Working as a salesman, he cannot pay his rent and they are evicted.

Finding himself on the street, but unwilling to give up, the father takes a job as an intern at a brokerage company, expecting to get a professional position. Only during the internship he will not receive any money, and the internship lasts 6 months...

I Am Sam (2001) poster

5 I Am Sam (2001) ★ 7.6

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A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
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6 Rain Man (1988) ★ 8.0

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After a selfish L.A. yuppie learns his estranged father left a fortune to an autistic-savant brother in Ohio that he didn't know existed, he absconds with his brother and sets out across the country, hoping to gain a larger inheritance.
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7 Cast Away (2000) ★ 7.8

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A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.
Big Fish (2003) poster

8 Big Fish (2003) ★ 8.0

This adventure movie is based on Daniel Wallace's novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions. A father dies, about whose life the son wants to learn as much as he can by collecting stories about him.

The son tries to recreate his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths that he invents from disparate facts. The ups and downs of the man's life are eventually presented from an unexpected perspective.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) poster

9 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ★ 9.3

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
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10 The Terminal (2004) ★ 7.4

An Eastern European tourist unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
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11 The Post (2017) ★ 7.2

A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

12 A Beautiful Mind (2001) ★ 8.2

From world fame to sinful depths, John Forbes Nash, Jr. A mathematical genius, at the dawn of his career he did titanic work in game theory that turned that branch of mathematics upside down and practically brought him international fame.

However, literally at the same time, the arrogant and successful with women Nash receives a stroke of fate that turns his own life upside down.

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13 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008) ★ 7.8

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.
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14 The Truman Show (1998) ★ 8.2

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
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15 The Theory of Everything (2014) ★ 7.7

Is The Theory of Everything (2014) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
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16 Good Will Hunting (1997) ★ 8.3

Is Good Will Hunting (1997) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
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17 Titanic (1997) ★ 7.9

Is Titanic (1997) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
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18 Scent of a Woman (1992) ★ 8.0

Is Scent of a Woman (1992) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
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19 The Green Mile (1999) ★ 8.6

Is The Green Mile (1999) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
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20 1917 (2019) ★ 8.3

Is 1917 (2019) similar to Forrest Gump (1994) film?

April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

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