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22 Movies Like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) poster

1 Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) ★ 6.9

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Disillusioned psychiatrist Hector confesses to his girlfriend that he feels like a fraud for dispensing recommendations to patients who never seemed to improve or get happier. He considers breaking out of his lackluster routine. Summoning up some courage, Hector gives his starved curiosity free reign and embarks on an international quest to find the right formula to bring him joy and vitality.
Yes Man (2008) poster

2 Yes Man (2008) ★ 6.8

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Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future - until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything. Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that not all opportunities should be taken.
Swiss Army Man (2016) poster

3 Swiss Army Man (2016) ★ 6.9

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A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body, and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Collateral Beauty (2016) poster

4 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.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) poster

5 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) ★ 8.1

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A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge.
Into the Wild (2007) poster

6 Into the Wild (2007) ★ 8.1

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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.
Life of Pi (2012) poster

7 Life of Pi (2012) ★ 7.9

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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
The Big Year (2011) poster

8 The Big Year (2011) ★ 6.2

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.
Wild (2014) poster

9 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.
Begin Again (2013) poster

10 Begin Again (2013) ★ 7.4

A chance encounter between a down-and-out music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Charlie St. Cloud (2010) poster

11 Charlie St. Cloud (2010) ★ 6.4

After Charlie survives a car crash that kills his younger brother, he is given the gift of seeing the spirits of his brother and others who he has lost, and must use his powers to save the woman he loves from impending disaster.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) poster

12 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) ★ 7.4

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

The Intern (2015) poster

13 The Intern (2015) ★ 7.1

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker discovers that retirement is not the end. He takes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion store run by Jules Ostin.
Aloha (2015) poster

14 Aloha (2015) ★ 5.4

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
Big Fish (2003) poster

15 Big Fish (2003) ★ 8.0

Is Big Fish (2003) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

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.

Good Will Hunting (1997) poster

16 Good Will Hunting (1997) ★ 8.3

Is Good Will Hunting (1997) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) 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.
The Way Way Back (2013) poster

17 The Way Way Back (2013) ★ 7.4

Is The Way Way Back (2013) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
The Bucket List (2007) poster

18 The Bucket List (2007) ★ 7.4

Is The Bucket List (2007) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

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.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) poster

19 Stranger Than Fiction (2006) ★ 7.6

Is Stranger Than Fiction (2006) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick suddenly finds his mundane Chicago life to be the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire existence, from his work to his love life to his death.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) poster

20 Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) ★ 5.8

Is Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Larry Crowne (2011) poster

21 Larry Crowne (2011) ★ 6.1

Is Larry Crowne (2011) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.
About Time (2013) poster

22 About Time (2013) ★ 7.8

Is About Time (2013) similar to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) film?

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

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