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20 Movies Like The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Forrest Gump (1994) poster

1 Forrest Gump (1994) ★ 8.8

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The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) poster

2 Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) ★ 7.6

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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
October Sky (1999) poster

3 October Sky (1999) ★ 7.8

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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
The Big Short (2015) poster

4 The Big Short (2015) ★ 7.8

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The story of several people who independently predicted the global economic crisis of 2008 long before it was whispered on the sidelines of Wall Street. And having predicted it, they began to make money on it.
Lion (2016) poster

5 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.

The Intouchables (2011) poster

6 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.
Collateral Beauty (2016) poster

7 Collateral Beauty (2016) ★ 6.8

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Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) poster

8 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?".
The Blind Side (2009) poster

9 The Blind Side (2009) ★ 7.6

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

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The Bucket List (2007) poster

10 The Bucket List (2007) ★ 7.4

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
The Aviator (2004) poster

11 The Aviator (2004) ★ 7.5

Having received a small factory from his father, Howard Hughes turned it into a gigantic, fantastically profitable enterprise. Becoming the owner of a huge film company, he shot the most expensive film for its time and won the hearts of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses.

He owned the most prestigious casinos in Las Vegas and set the record for fastest flights, bought the second-largest commercial airline...

Money burns Hughes's heart, it gives him no rest, and his soul is torn upwards. Only there, at an altitude of several thousand meters he is truly happy. Only there, where only the skill of the pilot and God decide everything, nothing is so valuable as loyalty and honor.

Moneyball (2011) poster

12 Moneyball (2011) ★ 7.6

A film based on the 2003 book by Michael M. Lewis about the Oakland baseball team and its general manager, Billy Beane. His goal is to build a competitive baseball team despite financial difficulties.
Up in the Air (2009) poster

13 Up in the Air (2009) ★ 7.4

Corporate lawyer Ryan Bingham spends all his time on business trips. A model consumer, he excels at corporate affairs, something he can't boast about in his personal life. One-night stands for him are just part of a long list with countless hotel suites, rental cars, emails and answering machine messages. His constant travels have alienated him from his family, and he has never created one of his own.

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 Shawshank Redemption (1994) poster

15 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ★ 9.3

Is The Shawshank Redemption (1994) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is on #15 spot of movies related to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). The Shawshank Redemption (1994) was released in 1994, made by and has average rating 9.3 in 2022. Main stars of the The Shawshank Redemption (1994) film are: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton.

The Social Network (2010) poster

16 The Social Network (2010) ★ 7.7

Is The Social Network (2010) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

The film tells the story of the creation of Facebook, one of the most popular social networks on the Internet. The network's resounding success among users around the world changed the lives of Harvard University classmates who founded it in 2004 and became the youngest multimillionaires in the United States in a few years.

The Social Network (2010) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. You can find The Social Network (2010) in the the next genre categories: Biography, Drama and The Social Network (2010) has average rating 7.7, according to Screench user votes.

The Founder (2016) poster

17 The Founder (2016) ★ 7.2

Is The Founder (2016) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.
Coach Carter (2005) poster

18 Coach Carter (2005) ★ 7.3

Is Coach Carter (2005) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Coach Carter (2005) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard. Coach Carter (2005) belongs to the next genres: Biography, Drama, Sport and has average rating 7.3, according to user votes.

Cinderella Man (2005) poster

19 Cinderella Man (2005) ★ 8.0

Is Cinderella Man (2005) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to challenge for the heavyweight championship of the world.

Cinderella Man (2005) is one of the last movies similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and it was released in 2005. Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Biography, Drama, History and has average user rating of 8.0 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

Seven Pounds (2008) poster

20 Seven Pounds (2008) ★ 7.6

Is Seven Pounds (2008) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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