If you enjoyed Secondhand Lions, you’ll enjoy these even more. Listed below are movies like Secondhand Lions.
1. The Count Of Monte Cristo 2002
When Edmond Dantés is deceived by his best friend Fernand, his life and plans to marry the stunning Mercedes are shattered. With the help of another prisoner, Dantés escapes and plots his vengeance by cleverly infiltrating the French nobility.
2. Pleasantville 1998
In the 1950s TV sitcom “Pleasantville,” geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, are drawn into a black-and-white world where everything is peachy keen all the time. The town of Pleasantville’s peaceful but monotonous routine is upended when Jennifer enters with a modern attitude, and she literally brings color into its life.
3. Blast From The Past 1999
A bomb scare in the 1960s forced the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, so Adam now travels to Los Angeles in search of supplies for his family and a non-mutant spouse.
4. The Family Man 2000
During a grocery store robbery on Christmas Eve, Jack accidentally disarms the gunman, causing his fast-paced, lavish lifestyle to come to an end. A horrifying realization hits him as he wakes up in bed next to his college sweetheart, Kate, whom he dumped to focus on his career. As he makes his way through this alternate suburban reality, Jack comes to a fork in the road where he must choose between his ambitious career and the woman he loves.
5. Newsies 1992
Week in the life of a child newspaper vendor in New York City at the turn of the century. A strike against their publisher Joseph Pulitzer is met with the publisher’s hard-ball tactics when he tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labor.
6. A Knight’s Tale 2001
Peasant William Thatcher is apprenticed by a Knight named Hector when he is a child. In a tournament, when Sir Hector dies in the middle of it, he steps in to “change his Stars” as instructed by his father. He emerges victorious. Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein is the title he receives after completing his training along with the other apprentices.
7. Seabiscuit 2003
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories boosted the morale of the team and the entire country.
8. Bedazzled 2000
When a suicidal technogeek named Elliot Richardson meets a seductive Satan, he receives seven wishes that will help him change his life. Catch: He’s got his soul on the line here. The 7-foot basketball star, rock star, and hamburger are among his aspirations. But, as one might expect, the Devil gives each of his fantasies her own unique spin.
9. The Emperor’s Club 2002
A new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into William Hundert’s Classics class and shakes his carefully controlled world. This new student will change William Hundert forever. An initial struggle of wills turns into an intimate relationship between teacher and student, but it leaves Hundert with a lesson that will stay with him for the next quarter of a century.
10. Enchanted 2007
Giselle, a beautiful princess, is exiled to modern-day Manhattan after being banished from her magical, musically animated land by a wicked queen. Giselle has been cast adrift in a chaotic world in desperate need of enchantment after being shocked by this strange new environment that doesn’t operate on a “happily ever after” basis. In spite of the fact that Giselle has already been promised to a fairy tale prince back home, she finds herself falling in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid.
11. Bridge To Terabithia 2007
The fastest runner in school, Jesse Aarons, spent the entire summer training to become even faster. When newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else, Jesse is furious. They become fast friends despite their many differences, including the fact that she is wealthy and he is impoverished, and that she is a city girl and he is a country boy. With each other, they create Terabithia, a land filled with trolls, ogres, and giants, which they rule as king and queen over.
12. August Rush 2007
A musical prodigy who was orphaned searches for his birth parents with the help of his talent.
13. The World’s Fastest Indian 2005
Documentary about New Zealand-born land speed record-setter Burt Munro, who dedicated years to the restoration of his 1920 Indian motorcycle, which he used to set a new land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
14. Stardust 2007
A young man in a rural town on the border of a magical land promises his beloved that if he goes into the magical realm, he will find a lost star. Journeying through the world opens his eyes to the truth about himself.
15. Swing Kids 1993
Swing music from the United States is banned in Nazi Germany, but a tight-knit group of young Germans enjoys it anyway. As the Nazis tighten their grip on Germany, dancing and having a good time lead to more difficult decisions. Everyone in the group has to make some difficult moral decisions about what is right and wrong in order to stay alive.
16. Moulin Rouge! 2001
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a Parisian nightclub known for its opulence and glitz hosts a celebration of love and creative inspiration. While immersed in the wild nightlife of Moulin Rouge, a young poet finds himself having a passionate affair with the club’s most infamous and stunning performer.
17. Much Ado About Nothing 1993
Hero and her soon-to-be husband, Claudio, team up with Don Pedro, the officer in charge of their wedding, to devise a matchmaking scheme in this Shakespearean farce. Benedick and Beatrice are their primary targets, which will be a challenge given their mutual dislike of love and one another. Meanwhile, intrusive Don John is hatching a scheme to sabotage the nuptials.
18. Fiddler On The Roof 1971
Tevye the Milkman tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), an impoverished milkman whose love, pride, and faith help him face Czarist Russia’s oppression in this lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation. A total of eight Academy Award nominations have been made for this film.
19. The Sound Of Music 1965
Tomboyish postulant in an Austrian monastery becomes governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home..
20. Hook 1991
Despite being warned not to, Peter Pan grows up to be a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism threatens to cost him his wife and child. Capt. Hook abducts Peter’s children and sends him back to Neverland when he visits Granny Wendy in London to exact revenge on Peter.
21. Dragonheart 1996
Bowen, a knight from a time when majestic fire-breathing dragons roamed the skies, meets Draco, the planet’s last remaining dragon, face to face and heart to heart. When Bowen decides to take up arms against a despotic king, he quickly learns that his mission will be far more difficult than he had anticipated.
22. The Soloist 2009
While searching for a new story for his paper, a Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician.
23. Nell 1994
A small-town doctor discovers Nell, a beautiful young hermit with many secrets, in a remote woodland cabin.
24. Mr. Holland’s Opus 1995
Glenn Holland, a self-taught musician, decides to work as a high school music teacher in 1965 because he believes it will only be a temporary setback on his path to writing a monumental work of art. Holland must reevaluate his life’s purpose as the years pass, his composition unwritten but generations of students inspired by his teaching.