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Other films with similar feel to this?


I just saw this film and loved it! It had the perfect mix of humour, seriousness, adventure and not an overly soppy ending.

Does anyone know of any good films with the same sort of feel to it? I know Big Fish has been compared to it, I've seen that one already (not as good as this - and I don't even normally like Michael Caine, so that's saying something!).

Has anyone got any other recommendations?

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Try DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81.

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Big Fish

I miss you so much
There's no one in sight
And we're still making love
In my secret life

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A childhood favourite of mine is Flight of the Navigator. Mostly forgotten now...

You may also like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and A River Runs Through It. They both have that theme of camaraderie and a code of honour that brothers/ friends follow.

for the original imdb layout:
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?redesignolddesign

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Some similar movies:

Forrest Gump
Holes
Field of Dreams
Dennis the Menace

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The Sandlot
Big Fish
Stand By Me
Biloxi Blues

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In terms of an old man recounting fantastic tales from his life - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) and for another great old-fashioned feel-good kids film that adults will equally enjoy - A Christmas Story (1983)

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"Matinee" with John Goodman. One of the best !

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The Fall is a good one for something similar in terms of being set in the past and someone telling a fantasy story/tall tale to a kid.

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