29 Best Movies Like Lion ...

29 Best Movies Like Lion ...

If you liked this film , you will definitely love these too! In this collection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.

1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2h Drama Romance

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

1h 57m Drama

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

3. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

4. Pay It Forward (2000)

2h 2m Drama

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

5. The Good Lie (2014)

1h 50m Drama

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

6. The Intouchables (2011)

1h 53m Drama Comedy

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

7. The Blind Side (2009)

2h 9m Drama

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

8. Noble (2014)

45m Drama

A drama about the friendship of two girls from incredibly different background; one the daughter of a maid and the other the daughter of a wealthy family.

9. Imaginary Crimes (1994)

1h 45m Drama

A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.

10. Philomena (2013)

1h 38m Drama

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

11. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

45m Drama Soap

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12. Hawking (2004)

1h 30m Drama

The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years. It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up.

13. Temple Grandin (2010)

1h 48m Drama

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

14. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

2h 5m Comedy Drama History

Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

15. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

1h 34m Adventure Drama Action History

In 1931, three Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a trek across the Outback.

16. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

2h 9m Drama History

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

17. Mask (1985)

2h Drama

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

18. Joy (2015)

2h 4m Drama Comedy

A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.

19. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

1h 46m Drama Mystery

Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn Mitchard's best-selling novel (an Oprah book club selection), the movie effectively presents the troubling dynamics that exist between family members who've suffered such an unsettling loss.

20. Antwone Fisher (2002)

2h Drama Romance

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

21. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

1h 33m Drama Family

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

22. Million Dollar Arm (2014)

2h 4m Drama

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.

23. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

2h 15m Drama

Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7, until he started experiencing blackouts, memory lapses and other strange mental phenomena. Eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD—an extremely rare and incurable degenerative brain disorders—his parents, frustrated at the failings of conventional medicine, start their quest for an unothadox treatment.

24. Genius (2016)

43m Drama

A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine.

25. Angela's Ashes (1999)

2h 25m Drama

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

26. Eat Pray Love (2010)

2h 13m Drama Romance

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

27. Men of Honor (2000)

2h 9m Drama

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

28. The Italian (2005)

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