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17 Movies Like Lion (2016)

The Good Lie (2014) poster

1 The Good Lie (2014) ★ 7.4

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A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
The Blind Side (2009) poster

2 The Blind Side (2009) ★ 7.6

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A wealthy white family takes in a fat, illiterate homeless black teenager and helps him become a sports star and go to university.

Temple Grandin (2010) poster

3 Temple Grandin (2010) ★ 8.2

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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
The Intouchables (2011) poster

4 The Intouchables (2011) ★ 8.5

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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) poster

5 Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) ★ 7.4

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Western Australia, 1931. Government policy includes taking half-white, half-Aboriginal children from their Aboriginal mothers and sending them a thousand miles away to what amounts to indentured servitude, "to save them from themselves." Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are fourteen, ten, and eight) arrive at their Gulag and promptly escape, under Molly's lead. For several days they walk north, following a fence that keeps rabbits from settlements, eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Their pursuers take orders from the government's "Chief Protector of Aborigines", A.O. Neville, blinded by Anglo-Christian certainty, evolutionary world view, and conventional wisdom. Can the girls survive?
Pay It Forward (2000) poster

6 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.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) poster

7 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...

Wild (2014) poster

8 Wild (2014) ★ 7.1

A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
Moonlight (2016) poster

9 Moonlight (2016) ★ 7.4

A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

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Room (2015) poster

10 Room (2015) ★ 8.1

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Brooklyn (2015) poster

11 Brooklyn (2015) ★ 7.5

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) poster

12 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) ★ 8.0

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
Revolutionary Road (2008) poster

13 Revolutionary Road (2008) ★ 7.3

It's 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, are in the 'seven year itch' of their marriage; they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of being an actress, and Frank hates his job. One day, April suggests they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life.
Joy (2015) poster

14 Joy (2015) ★ 6.6

The story of four generations of a family. A girl named Joy turns into a woman who becomes the founder of a business dynasty and its head.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) poster

15 The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) ★ 7.2

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In the 1910s, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a man of boundless intelligence that even the abject poverty of his home in Madras, India, cannot crush. Eventually, his stellar intelligence in mathematics and his boundless confidence in both attract the attention of the noted British mathematics professor, G.H. Hardy, who invites him to further develop his computations at Trinity College at Cambridge. Forced to leave his young wife, Janaki, behind, Ramanujan finds himself in a land where both his largely intuitive mathematical theories and his cultural values run headlong into both the stringent academic requirements of his school and mentor and the prejudiced realities of a Britain heading into World War One. Facing this with a family back home determined to keep him from his wife and his own declining health, Ramanujan joins with Hardy in a mutual struggle that would define Ramanujan as one of India's greatest modern scholars who broke more than one barrier in his worlds.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) is on #15 spot of movies related to Lion (2016). The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) was released in 2015, made by Matt Brown and has average rating 7.2 in 2022. Main stars of the The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) film are: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair.

Hawking (2004) poster

16 Hawking (2004) ★ 7.4

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A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with his ground-breaking work on the nature of the universe. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)

Hawking (2004) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins. You can find Hawking (2004) in the the next genre categories: Biography, Drama and Hawking (2004) has average rating 7.4, according to Screench user votes.

The Dressmaker (2015) poster

17 The Dressmaker (2015) ★ 7.0

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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

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