15 Movies Like Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart is one of those films that truly pluck certain strings of your heart. The 2009 film beautifully depicted the lives of two ailing individuals who develop a bond with each other.

Five Feet Apart induces among the audience a desire to explore more such romance dramas about characters who face challenging circumstances. This article will provide you with a list of 15 movies like Five Feet Apart that will awaken certain emotions within you.

  1. Zurich

Zurich, originally titled Und morgen Mittag bin ich tot, is a German film that largely resembles Five Feet Apart. The film presents the story of a young woman, Lea who is suffering from a severe form of cystic fibrosis and explores the subject of euthanasia.

Released in 2013, Zurich is directed by Frederik Steiner and is rated 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb.

  1. The Fault in Our Stars

A tremendously popular romance drama, The Fault in Our Stars is considered by many as one of the best in the genre. In resemblance to Five Feet Apart, The Fault in Our Stars is about two severely ill (cancer-afflicted) young adults.

The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by John Green. Directed by Josh Boone, the film grossed $307.2 million at the box office.

  1. Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun portrays 17-year-old Katie Price with a life-threatening sunlight sensitivity whose life changes when romance blooms between her and Charlie, a young man she’s secretly admired for years. The movie is based on a 2006 Japanese film A Song to the Sun.

Directed by Scott Speer, Midnight Sun came out in theaters in 2018.

  1. If I stay

Adapted from Gayle Forman’s novel of the same name, If I stay narrates the story of Mia who meets with a terrible accident on her way to her grandparents’ house and slips into a coma. She then has an out-of-body experience and realizes she must make a life-altering choice.

Starring Chloë Grace Moretz in the persona of Mia, the teen romantic drama is directed by R. J. Cutler. If I Stay was released in 2014 and had a box office run of $78.9 million. 

  1. The Best of Me

The Best of Me is a heartwarming romance story of an oil rig worker who is reunited with his childhood sweetheart when he gets back to his hometown to attend his surrogate father’s funeral.

Directed by Michael Hoffman, the film stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. The Best of Me was released in 2014 and is rated 6.6 on IMDb.

  1. The Sun is Also a Star

Released in 2019, The Sun is Also a Star tells the story of Natasha, a pragmatic woman from Jamaica, who falls in love with Daniel, an equivocal medical student, under atypical circumstances. However, their relationship is challenged by their own destiny.

The movie is directed by Ry Russo-Young and stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton as the protagonists. It was adapted from the young adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

  1. Guzaarish

Like Zurich, Guzaarish also explores the subject of euthanasia. The plot portrays the romance between a former magician who got paralyzed after suffering from an accident and his caretaker.

The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. The movie was awarded various accolades upon its release in 2010. IMDb rates Guzaarish 7.4 and Rotten Tomatoes gives it 67%.

  1. All the Bright Places

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places traces the story of two high-school students named Violet and Theodore facing individual struggles to form a powerful bond that helps them find solace and change their lives for the better.

The movie was released in 2020 and is directed by Brett Haley. It features Elle Fanning, and Justice Smith as Violet and Theodore respectively. All the Bright Places are rated decently with 6.5 on IMDb and 65% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  1. The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now is an epic romance between Sutter, a spoiled young man, and Aimee, a studious girl, who develops a special bond and must overcome the challenges life throws their way, in order to stay together. Released in 2013, the movie received praise from critics and the general audience alike for its smooth storytelling. Rotten Tomatoes recommends it highly with 91% and IMDb gives it a 7.1 out of 10.

  1. Remember Me

Remember Me portrays two new lovers Tyler and Sally who meet under strange circumstances. However, Tyler learns a secret about her which creates a divide between the two.

Released in 2010, the movie is directed by Allen Coulter. It stars Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin in the lead.

  1. Clouds

Another teen drama from 2020, Clouds explores the life of a cancer patient Zach who has very little time to live. But being passionate about music, he decides to launch an album, unaware that it will turn into a viral sensation.

Directed by Justin Baldoni, it features Fin Argus as Zach. Clouds is rated highly with 7.5 on IMDb and 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  1. Me Before You

Presenting a beautiful romance, Me Before You revolves around Louisa Clark who accepts the job of being a caretaker of Will Traynor, a rigid man who has paralysis. This results in her life transforming as the two, gradually, form a bond and later fall in love.

Rated 7.4 on IMDb, it stars Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke as the main characters. The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes and is directed by Thea Sharrock.

  1. Everything, Everything

Released in 2017, Everything, Everything is about Maddy, who suffers from a severe immunodeficiency disorder, is forced to remain indoors, and falls in love with Olly, who lives next door, much to her mother Pauline’s dismay. Directed by Stella Meghie, the film succeeded in winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Drama. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Nicola Yoon.

  1. The Notebook

Another film adapted from a novel, The Notebook is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. The plot showcases Duke who reads the story of Allie and Noah, two lovers who were separated by fate, to Ms. Hamilton, an old woman who suffers from dementia, on a daily basis out of his notebook.

Released in 2004, the film is directed by Nick Cassavetes. Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the main roles, the film grossed $118.2 million at the box office.

  1. Chemical Hearts

Based on Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, Chemical Hearts is quite a famous name in the romance drama genre. The film revolves around 17-year-old Henry Page who is the editor of his high school newspaper and hopes to become a successful writer one day. Also, he has never been in love, yet he dreams of a great and romantic love story that fulfills and inspires him.

Starring Austin Abrams as Henry Page, the movie was released in 2020. It is directed by Richard Tanne.