Forrest Gump has always had the right answer to his questions because even if naive or silly, it’s the simplicity in his words that speak out an essential truth that simply says it all. As a character liked and cherished by everybody, he has taken us on his long life-journey of exciting and heartbreaking adventures, where history comes to life and imagination has no limit. From the unique performance by Tom Hanks, to the impressive CGI techniques that magically makes it seem like archive footage we all know has never been altered, it’s a classic of storytelling that makes me say one thing’s for sure : there’s no other film quite like “Forrest Gump”.
However, although a special one, there’s still a few other wonders we can dig out in order to follow this film’s themes, style and precious elements into new and other worlds, characters and stories. Here is the list of movies similar to Forrest Gump that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Forrest Gump on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
13. The World According to Garp (1982)
Starring Robin Williams, “The World According To Garp” is a film adaptation of John Irvin’s book of the same name. It recounts the life of T.S. Garp, a boy raised by a single mother who impregnated herself from a dying pilot in World War II. Although receiving relative success with a published book, his life is overturned as an observational activity on his wife’s infidelity and on the fame his extreme-feminist-mother has gained with a best-selling book and centre for abused women. The world according to Garp is a place filled with good and bad, strange factors and wonderful enchantments. A film with great performances and a forward-moving plot, that might leave you thinking how the world looks according to you.
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12. Secondhand Lions (2003)