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, getting home, polygamy, death of child, solitude, forced marriage, running away from home, child bride, fundamentalism, police raid, falling in love, death by drowning ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arizona, utah

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Most similar movies to Child Bride of Short Creek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and thought provoking films with plots about father son relationship, religion, family relations, friendship, death, husband wife relationship and mother son relationship 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: reminiscence, friendship, widow, respect, caregiver, death, dying, regret, hospice, memories
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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: suicide, friendship, teenager, impossible love, suicide pact, tragedy, shock, exam, affair, high school student, adultery, angry ...
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86%
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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: rough, touching, sentimental, melancholic, sincere
Plot: redemption, storytelling, fall in love, death, life is a bitch, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, family relations, friendship, destiny, unfulfillment ...
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85%
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: religion, scandal, preacher, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
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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, fall in love, suicide attempt, birth, death, religion, community, prophet, mormon, falling in love, religious leader
⇓ 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: funeral, wedding, doctor, loss of son, minister, tragedy, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, church, correspondence, crisis of faith, presumed dead ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 1950s, 1990s
⇓ 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: police, military, veteran, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, post office, love, friendship, male female relationship, family relations, gay interest
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74%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: fall in love, friends, love and romance, terminal illness, friendship, chores, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, youth, school, forgery, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, north carolina, harvard university ...
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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: christian, student, sermon, nuclear power plant, running away from home, christianity, hitchhiker, church, husband wife relationship, preacher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sabotage ...
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70%
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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, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: mother son relationship, drug addiction, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, religion, dying, depression, nurse, church, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: airplane ticket, religious persecution, friendship, religion, religious differences, father son relationship, prayer, church, christian, islam, underground movement, religious intolerance ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, hospice, destiny, family relations, father son relationship, love, letter, homosexual, gay, wheelchair, terminal illness, death ...
Place: california
⇓ 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, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, interracial relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, suburbs, movie star, autumn, fandom, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, 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: death, father son relationship, 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: rain, prophet, mormon, latter day saints, carriage, telegram, revelation, religion, financial crisis, promise, religious leader, blessing ...
Time: 1890s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, thought provoking, rough, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, brain tumor, afterlife, bible, religion, atheist, alcohol, cancer, wedding, debate, marriage, faith based ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, mind control, spirituality, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, freedom, religion, brother sister relationship, fanatic, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: religion, church, book, italian american, faith, mormonism, priest, baptism, soldier, religious differences, latter day saints, religious conversion ...
Time: 1910s, 1950s, 19th century, 1930s, 1900s ...
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, cigarette smoking, dancing, activist, college campus, beer drinking, beatnik, fireplace, friendship, college student, wine ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, betrayal, double life, female bonding ...
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: beauty pageant, reporter, stripper, rape victim, coffee, marriage, wine, waiter, telephone, rape, hotel, teenage girl ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ 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, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, small town life, human spirit, interracial relations, religions or cults, farm, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ 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, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, bittersweet, interracial relations, innocence lost, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: cerebral palsy, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, friends, disability, power relations, mentally challenged, misfit, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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65%
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: fight, lagoon, tiger, sword, samurai, street, blue, ninjitsu, lesbian, goth
⇓ 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: milkman, camera, cow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, dairy farm, twenty something, astrologer, roadhouse, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, female director, family relations, writers, indian reservation, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, native american
⇓ 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: clever, touching, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: campaign, teenage boy, politics, teenage life, friendship, state affairs, youth, congress, interview, lie, political scandal, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%