Most Similar Movies to Awakenings (1990)


If you are looking for movies like Awakenings (1990), you might like movies with tags : doctor, patient, emotional, inspiring, hospital, new york city, illness, loneliness, aspirations, violence, friendship, catatonia, discovery, growing up, 1960s.


The Elephant Man (1980), Patch Adams (1998), A Dangerous Method (2011), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Miracles from Heaven (2016), Stonehearst Asylum (2014) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man (1980)

8.1/10 Drama, Biography

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous fa├žade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

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Patch Adams (1998)

Patch Adams (1998)

6.8/10 Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

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A Dangerous Method (2011)

A Dangerous Method (2011)

6.4/10 Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

8.0/10 Drama, Biography

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

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Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

6.7/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

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Miracles from Heaven (2016)

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

7.1/10 Biography, Drama, Family

Based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

6.8/10 Drama, Horror, Thriller

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

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Extreme Measures (1996)

Extreme Measures (1996)

6.2/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A young doctor confronts a famous colleague; when he learns about the true methods of his work.

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

5.7/10 Comedy, Drama

A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time he has left.

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Persona (1966)

Persona (1966)

8.1/10 Thriller, Drama

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

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Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

8.0/10 Comedy, Romance, Drama

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

7.3/10 Drama

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

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Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects (2013)

7.1/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

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The Miracle Worker (1962)

The Miracle Worker (1962)

8.1/10 Drama, Biography

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

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The Straight Story (1999)

The Straight Story (1999)

8.0/10 Drama, Biography

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

8.0/10 Drama, Biography

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

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The King's Speech (2010)

The King's Speech (2010)

8.0/10 Drama, Biography, History

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

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The Madness of King George (1994)

The Madness of King George (1994)

7.2/10 Biography, Comedy, Drama, History

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

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Anand (1971)

Anand (1971)

8.8/10 Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

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Amen. (2002)

Amen. (2002)

7.2/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, War

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

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