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20 Movies Like The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) poster

1 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?".
Coach Carter (2005) poster

2 Coach Carter (2005) ★ 7.3

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Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
Seven Pounds (2008) poster

3 Seven Pounds (2008) ★ 7.6

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A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) poster

4 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.
The Founder (2016) poster

5 The Founder (2016) ★ 7.2

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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.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) poster

6 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ★ 9.3

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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Forrest Gump (1994) poster

7 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.
October Sky (1999) poster

8 October Sky (1999) ★ 7.8

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.
Lion (2016) poster

9 Lion (2016) ★ 8.0

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.

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Collateral Beauty (2016) poster

10 Collateral Beauty (2016) ★ 6.8

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.
Moneyball (2011) poster

11 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.
The Blind Side (2009) poster

12 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.

The Social Network (2010) poster

13 The Social Network (2010) ★ 7.7

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.
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 Aviator (2004) poster

15 The Aviator (2004) ★ 7.5

Is The Aviator (2004) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

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.

The Aviator (2004) is on #15 spot of movies related to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). The Aviator (2004) was released in 2004, made by Martin Scorsese and has average rating 7.5 in 2022. Main stars of the The Aviator (2004) film are: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale.

The Bucket List (2007) poster

16 The Bucket List (2007) ★ 7.4

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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 Bucket List (2007) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Morgan Freeman. You can find The Bucket List (2007) in the the next genre categories: Adventure, Comedy, Drama and The Bucket List (2007) has average rating 7.4, according to Screench user votes.

The Intouchables (2011) poster

17 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.
The Big Short (2015) poster

18 The Big Short (2015) ★ 7.8

Is The Big Short (2015) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

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.

The Big Short (2015) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. The Big Short (2015) belongs to the next genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama and has average rating 7.8, 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.

Up in the Air (2009) poster

20 Up in the Air (2009) ★ 7.4

Is Up in the Air (2009) similar to The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) film?

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.

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