Movies like Won't You Be My Neighbor? 2018

Fred Rogers used puppets and play to explore complex social issues: race, disability, equality and tragedy, helping form the American concept of childhood. He spoke directly to children and they responded enthusiastically. Yet today, his impact is unclear. Have we lived up to Fred's ideal of good neighbors?

If you already watched and love Won't You Be My Neighbor?, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Won't You Be My Neighbor?.

1 Blackkklansman 2018

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History

Director:

Spike Lee

Country:

United States of America
7.5

2 Sorry To Bother You 2018

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

Genres:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy

Director:

Boots Riley

Writer:

Boots Riley

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 Three Identical Strangers 2018

New York, 1980. Three complete strangers accidentally discover that they're identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Tim Wardle

Writer:

Grace Hughes-Hallett (developed by)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

4 Eighth Grade 2018

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Bo Burnham

Writer:

Bo Burnham

Country:

United States of America
7.4

5 Brigsby Bear 2017

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Dave McCary

Writers:

Kevin Costello (screenplay by), Kyle Mooney (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

6 If Beale Street Could Talk 2018

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Barry Jenkins

Writers:

Barry Jenkins (written for the screen by), James Baldwin (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

7 Free Solo 2018

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
8.2

8 Blindspotting 2018

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Country:

United States of America
7.4

9 Christopher Robin 2018

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Director:

Marc Forster

Writers:

A.A. Milne (based on characters created by), Ernest Shepard (based on characters created by) (as E.H. Shepard) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

10 Crazy Rich Asians 2018

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Jon M. Chu

Writers:

Peter Chiarelli (screenplay by), Adele Lim (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 Fyre Fraud 2019

A true-crime comedy exploring a failed music festival turned internet meme at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
6.8

12 The Florida Project 2017

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sean Baker

Country:

United States of America
7.6

13 Minding The Gap 2018

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Bing Liu

Country:

United States of America
8.1

14 The Kindergarten Teacher 2018

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sara Colangelo

Writers:

Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid (based on the screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

15 Mary Poppins Returns 2018

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Genres:

Fantasy, Family, Comedy

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

P.L. Travers (based upon the "Mary Poppins" stories by) (as PL Travers), David Magee (screen story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

16 First Reformed 2017

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writer:

Paul Schrader

Country:

United States of America
7.1

17 Leave No Trace 2018

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.2

18 Jane 2017

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Brett Morgen

Writers:

Brett Morgen, Jane Goodall (based on the writings of)

Countries:

Tanzania, United States of America
7.8

19 Rbg 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Country:

United States of America
7.5

20 Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Comedy

Director:

Marielle Heller

Writers:

Nicole Holofcener (screenplay by), Jeff Whitty (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

21 They Shall Not Grow Old 2018

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Genres:

Documentary, History, War

Director:

Peter Jackson

Countries:

New Zealand, United Kingdom
8.3

22 Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind 2018

A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams, told largely through his own words. Celebrates what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.

Genres:

Documentary, Comedy

Director:

Marina Zenovich

Country:

United States of America
8

23 Knife + Heart 2018

In the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious killer.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance

Director:

Yann Gonzalez

Countries:

France, Mexico, Switzerland
6.2

24 Pick of the Litter 2018

Follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

Genre:

Documentary

Directors:

Don Hardy (as Don Hardy Jr.), Dana Nachman

Writer:

Dana Nachman

Star:

Matt Fowler

Country:

United States of America
7.6