10 Movies Similar to 1+1 (The Untouchables)

French tragicomedy tells about two completely different people who, it would seem, have nothing in common. The story is truly interesting and poignant.

It is also noteworthy that it is based on real facts. In the story, a wealthy aristocrat, Philip, was injured in an accident, and now needs a personal assistant. The choice fell on Driss, a young inhabitant of the suburbs, recently released from prison. In the selection you will find many films like “1 + 1” with congenial plots.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Cartagena (2009)

A few years ago, Muriel was the victim of a car accident. Since then, she has been forced to move around in a wheelchair, regularly changing nurses. A woman cannot find a man who can help her in everything until a former boxer Leo appears in her house. Despite the man’s penchant for drinking, Muriel hires him.

As in 1+1, one of the main characters is immobilized after a tragic accident. The episode with the acceptance of a dysfunctional candidate as an assistant is also similar. This collaboration changes both characters.

Original title:
L’homme de chevet

Cast:
Sophie Marceau, Christopher Lambert, Margarita Rosa de Francisco

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Rust and Bone (2012)

Having settled in a new city, Alan gets a job as a bouncer in a bar, where he soon meets the charming Stefania, a killer whale trainer. During one of the performances, a young woman loses both legs. After learning about the tragedy, Alan decides to help Stephanie cope with the shock.

Undoubtedly, at certain points the film is similar to “1 + 1” in 2001. Both films tell about heroes in need of someone else’s help. Participation in their fate is taken by people with whom nothing connected them before.

Original title:
De rouille et d’os

Cast:
Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdur

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+

See You (2016)

Lou Clark is a sweet and ingenuous girl who works in a small cafe. She is oppressed by the realization that she does not feel love for her boyfriend. One day, she is fired, and Lou gets a job as a nurse for a wealthy young man who has recently been depressed due to his paralysis.

The plot of the film is similar to “1 + 1” in that it focuses on an immobilized, but at the same time very rich businessman. The similarity is that the character’s life seemed finished and dull, until a person appeared in it, giving a lot of new emotions. The characters grow closer, despite the obvious class inequality and other differences.

Original title:
Me Before You

Cast:
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+

The king speaks! (2010)

First of all, the film is similar to 1 + 1 (The Untouchables) in that the drama is also based on real facts. Before the viewer opens the fascinating story of the duke, who plans to take office as George VI. The day before, his brother renounced the throne, and now the character, without much joy, agrees to take the state into his own hands. At the same time, he suffers from nervous stuttering and self-doubt. Georg turns to speech therapist Logue for help.

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In each of the paintings, a wealthy and respected, but insecure person gains hope for a better future after meeting a hero who has brought new meaning to his everyday life.

Original title:
The King’s Speech

Cast:
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce

Country:
UK, USA, Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+

Stephen Hawking Universe (2014)

This drama is also based on a story that happened in reality. According to the plot, a physics student makes acquaintance with the charming Jane. The guy is at a crossroads when doctors tell him that he has a terrible disease – Lou Gehrig’s disease. Despite the fact that the life of a physicist may end in a couple of years, Jane does not intend to give up on him.

The main similarity is that the plot focuses on a sick man who is unable to do without outside help. A person appears in his fate, who returned his self-confidence and became his main support.

Original title:
The Theory of Everything

Cast:
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox

Country:
UK, Japan, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+

And in my soul I dance (2004)

24-year-old Michael is forced to stay in a nursing home due to cerebral palsy. The case brings him to the new patient of the hospital – the young man Rory O’Shea, chained to a wheelchair due to muscle atrophy. Being in the same position as Michael, this guy is much more optimistic about the world around him.

In each of the films, the central character suffers from paralysis. His depression begins to dissipate when he meets a man with a completely different outlook on life.

Original title:
Inside I’m Dancing

Cast:
James McAvoy, Stephen Robertson, Romola Garay

Country:
UK, Ireland, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.8

Age limit:
16+

Smell of a Woman (1992)

Retired Colonel Slade decides to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York. He plans to make his “last exit” truly spectacular: a chic hotel, a limousine, beautiful women and expensive whiskey. Relatives hire him an escort: a student in dire need of money.

This famous drama is sure to impress fans of 1+1 movies. In both cases, we are talking about a rich sick person and a guy who got a job as an assistant to him and subsequently played a crucial role in his fate.

Original title:
Scent of a Woman

Cast:
Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell, James Rebhorn

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+

Rain Man (1988)

Another famous drama like the movie “1 + 1”. In the story, cynical playboy Charlie learns that his father left him only rose bushes and an old Buick. An unpleasant surprise for him is the fact that the bulk of the inheritance went to his autistic brother, with whom he had never communicated before and who is completely different from him in character and outlook on life. Charlie goes to the hospital for a relative, hoping to take away the lost fortune.

The story of two dissimilar men who met at a turning point in their lives. As in “1 + 1”, one of the heroes is sick, and cannot fully exist without the help of others. This meeting changes the lives of both characters forever.

Original title:
Rain Man

Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+

My boyfriend is crazy (2012)

Pat is a former teacher who spent over six months in a psychiatric clinic. The man returns to his parents’ house, hoping to make peace with his wife, because of the conflict with which he ended up in the hospital. In parallel, he communicates with the extraordinary Tiffany, who invited him to dance together so that he could amaze his ex-wife at the upcoming concert.

In each of the films, the characters met at the most difficult time for each other. One of them is in a depressed and depressed state, and only the extraordinary approach of the second helps him to look at his situation differently.

Original title:
Silver Linings Playbook

Starring :
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+

Blind Side (2009)

The list of films similar to “1 + 1” closes the story, also based on real facts. In the story, young African American Michael is once again left homeless, but a wealthy Christian family begins to take an active part in his life. A boy who lived in poverty gets a chance for a happy future.

Although the film does not feature a character with a disability, it is similar in spirit to 1+1. Like Driss, Michael came from a troubled neighborhood, but friendship with people from a different circle helped him gain faith in the future. The other side, like Philip, also discovers new truths by taking a beggar young man into their home.

Original title:
The Blind Side

Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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