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: religion, friendship, death, sect, photographer, korean war, radio, rebellion, fall in love, marriage, kissing, father son relationship, war veteran, reporter, polygamy, death of child, solitude, forced marriage, running away from home, child bride, police raid, falling in love, death by drowning, fundamentalism, latter day saints
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 emotional films with plots about religion, father son relationship, friendship, family relations, death, husband wife relationship and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Child Bride of Short Creek: Grace & Glorie (1998), Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985), I'm Not Here (2017), Fall from Grace (1990), Escape from Polygamy (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: memories, reminiscence, widow, respect, death, regret, dying, friendship, caregiver
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95%
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: teen drama
Plot: impossible love, friendship, suicide, teenager, teenage boy, swimming pool, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, exam, doomed love, crying boy ...
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85%
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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: touching, sentimental, melancholic, sincere, rough
Plot: redemption, storytelling, life is a bitch, fall in love, death, life philosophy, loneliness, lone hero, life & death, family relations, friendship, destiny ...
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84%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: preacher, scandal, religion, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: female director, death, religious leader, community, fall in love, suicide attempt, mormon, birth, religion, falling in love, prophet
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Though None Go with Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elizabeth Leroy devotes her life to serving God but her faith is tested over the years as she has to overcome many hardships and sorrows.
Plot: korean war, sermon, presumed dead, christian, religion, surprise party, dementia, wedding, doctor, faith, marriage proposal, correspondence ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1990s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: veteran, gay interest, male female relationship, family relations, post office, love, police, military, marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, friends, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, chores, school, forgery, youth, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, human nature, buddies, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, bum, profanity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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72%
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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
Plot: sabotage, preacher, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, student, church, nuclear power plant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, religion, hitchhiker, christianity ...
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70%
Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: religious conversion, outcast, muslim, religious differences, religious persecution, religious intolerance, airport, friend, father son relationship, friendship, prayer, airplane ticket ...
Place: middle east
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69%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, father son relationship, wheelchair, husband wife relationship, marriage, family relations, cancer, homosexual, letter, terminal illness, destiny, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: california
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69%
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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, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, depression, religion, church, dying, husband wife relationship, nurse ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, contemplative, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, interracial relations, parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, clergy, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, movie star, suburbs, fandom, autumn, death
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: father son relationship, death, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: mormon, blessing, religious leader, drought, financial crisis, religion, prophet, latter day saints, revelation, debt, rain, train ...
Time: 1890s
Place: utah
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68%
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, sacrifice, kidnapping, salvation, fanatic, religion, freedom, brother sister relationship, spirituality, mother daughter relationship, love, mind control ...
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67%
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: pastor, religious conversion, religion, latter day saints, priest, church, mormon, italian american, mormonism, religious differences, baptism, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1830s, 50s, 19th century ...
Place: new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.
Plot: college life, kiss, telephone call, friendship, dancing, wine, college student, fireplace, beer drinking, beatnik, fraternity, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, contemplative, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, family problems, couples, betrayal, infidelity, family relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, double life, adultery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, beauty pageant, reporter, suitcase, kidnapping, teenage girl, jury, whiskey, attorney, hotel, champagne, passionate kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: drinking, drifter, religion, farm, cow, milkman, countryside, twenty something, astrologer, abusive father, family relations, roadhouse ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, social relations, hopes, interracial relations, farm, society, odd couple ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Emily (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young married couple struggles to stay together after the husband suffers a crisis of faith.
Plot: coffee, marriage, philosophy, religion, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, down on your luck, racism, life is a bitch, rich and poor, working class, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: campaign, teenage boy, politics, state affairs, teenage life, friendship, youth, congress, interview, election, secret life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sword, lesbian, samurai, street, blue, ninjitsu, tiger, goth, fight
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Space Between (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, terrorism, youth, stewardess, father son relationship, boy, cross country, hopes, friends, 9/11, danger ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Universal Signs (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Plot: shower, sign language, redemption, transformation, train, love, death, rain, friendship, umbrella, university, spirit ...
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%