Movies like Child Bride of Short Creek

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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.
Plot: child bride, investigation, friendship, sect, religion, death, photographer, fall in love, radio, sheriff, rebellion, getting home, reporter, father son relationship, war veteran, polygamy, death of child, running away from home, solitude, engagement, death by drowning, misogyny, picnic, marriage, police raid ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arizona, utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and captivating films with plots about friendship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, death, marriage and religion mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Child Bride of Short Creek: Halam Geldi (2013), Grace & Glorie (1998), Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985), I'm Not Here (2017), Joe Gould's Secret (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yemen, France, United Arab Emirates, USA, Sweden, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nojoom was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offered the family a small income and 'one less mouth to feed'. Nojoom discovers that her life will take a turn for the worse. Her husband is indifferent to her age. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, touching, thought provoking
Plot: child bride, forced marriage, sheik, tradition, little girl, divorce, courtroom, family honor, rape, escape, judge, child rape ...
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Halam Geldi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Halam Geldi"(My Aunt has Arrived) does not just tell a story in the Greek village of Northern Cyprus, where the sounds of the Ezan is accompanied by the church bells, it also underlines a tradition in Anatolia; the drama of child brides. ...
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense
Plot: child bride, family relations, military, border crossing, corruption, domineering father, loss of child, young girl, teenage girl, friendship, school, father daughter relationship ...
Place: cyprus
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94%
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Grace & Glorie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much kinship including a lost child. Slowly the two build a ...
Plot: regret, respect, widow, caregiver, dying, friendship, death, grandmother grandson relationship, volunteer, lawyer, husband wife relationship, memories ...
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, impossible love, friendship, evil man, family relations, broken heart, evil woman, corpse, unfaithful husband, redhead girl, angry father, black ops ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, sincere, melancholic
Plot: father son relationship, redemption, fall in love, death, life is a bitch, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, family relations, destiny, betrayal, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Windows of Heaven (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: As 85-year-old President Lorenzo Snow struggles to vanquish the two million dollar indebtedness of the Mormon church in 1899, he feels inspired to journey from Salt Lake City by train and carriage to St. George in southern Utah. Along the way he ...
Plot: religious leader, promise, rain, religion, drought, financial crisis, mormon, sermon, revelation, debt, train, latter day saints ...
Time: 1890s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: female protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, athlete, teenage girl, high school, teenager, female athlete, accident, track and field, race ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
Plot: religious differences, pastor, mormon, priest, church, religious conversion, baptism, religion, latter day saints, faith, soldier, italian american ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 19th century, 1910s, 90s ...
Place: new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, infidelity, family problems, couples, family relations, betrayal, love and romance, double life, adultery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: affection, father daughter relationship, death, adoption, mother daughter relationship, little boy, sacrifice, self sacrifice, poverty, terminal illness, orphan, farmer ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, chores, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, love story, loss of husband, starting over, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Night of Evil (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman's rise to fame after she wins a beauty contest is cut short when she marries an ex-convict.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: stripper, reporter, beauty pageant, rape victim, gunfight, adoptive mother, adoptive father, pharmacy, caper, female friendship, flashback, photographer ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: death, accident, teenager, jealousy, drugs, assault, high school, police detective, defense attorney, interrogation, lsd, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: husband wife relationship, police, military, friendship, father son relationship, marriage, love, male female relationship, gay interest, family relations, post office, veteran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: adultery, engagement, extramarital affair, dysfunctional marriage, wedding, divorce, marriage, husband wife relationship, dancing
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawsuit, museum, courtroom, jury, politics, courtroom drama, fighting the system, against the rules, righting the wronged, perversion, rebelliousness, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1990
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, disaster, environmentalism, conspiracy, catastrophe, rebellion, heroes, escapades, special agents, state affairs, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stained Glass Windows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A darkly intelligent teenage girl struggles to overcome her past and the restraints of suburban society while trying to come to terms with the present.
Plot: tiger, samurai, lesbian, goth, sword, ninjitsu, fight, blue, lagoon, street
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, cerebral palsy, doctors and patients, teenage life, human spirit, school, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, misfit, social misfits, hopes ...
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66%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: drug addiction, old woman, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, church, death, husband wife relationship, religion, depression, nurse ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, construction worker, friendship, partners, hopes, society, odd couple, social relations, friends, self fulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Night That Panicked America (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: radio, panic, disaster, halloween, mass hysteria, catastrophe, radio show, radio broadcasting
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, college life, fall in love, culture clash, couples, youth, follow your dream, buddies, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, captivating, rough, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, religion, brain tumor, pastor, bible, atheist, religious, marriage, divorce, wedding, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Doo Dah Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in 1980, The Doo Dah Man tells the story of JAKE, a 20 year old college student living in New Jersey who, after fighting with his absentee father, decides to run away from his life and hitch hike across the country. Along the way he is picked up ...
Style: road movie, touching, exciting, captivating, rough
Plot: intergenerational friendship, on the road, teenage boy, friendship, stealing a car, on the lam, on the run, father son conflict, father figure, photographer, young man, father son relationship ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Crossing Paths (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeremy Booner is a college kid struggling with his grades, with the ladies and with life in general. Brian Miano is a smooth-talking salesman on the fast track to success. A chance encounter at an intersection leaves Jeremy and Brian secretly ...
Plot: career change, graduation, womanizer, waiter, fiancee, beach, sex, salesman, college student, airport, bicycle, elvis presley ...
Place: los angeles, bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Strange Weather (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.
Style: suspenseful, depressing, serious, road movie, lyrical ...
Plot: death of son, investigation, depression, death of child, grieving mother, murder, grieving, justice, death, adventure, murder mystery, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, alabama, louisiana, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%