Movies like A Child's Cry for Help

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A Child's Cry for Help (1994)
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A Child's Cry for Help (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A recently widowed doctor moves with her daughter to start at a new hospital. While there a loving mother brings her son in for treatment. The doctor suspects that there is something wrong, and theorizes that the mother is deliberately making her son sick so that she could bring him to the hospital for the attention that it gives her. When the doctor decides to restrict the mother's access to her son and is reporting her to child services, the mother in turn decides to sue the doctor and the hospital. And some of the hospital board don't agree with her diagnosis or think that she's over-reacting. And even while the mother's not allowed access to her son, he is still sick, so is the doctor right or wrong?
Plot: police, court, hospital, doctor, robbery, housekeeper, self doubt, mother daughter relationship, single parent, poison, lawsuit, egocentrism, self centeredness

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about doctor, hospital, mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, single parent and nurse mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Child's Cry for Help: Miracle in the Woods (1997), Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972), Baby Snatcher (1992), A Family Upside Down (1978), Two Voices (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film that tells the story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.
Plot: high school sports, coach, lip reading, dying father, high school, realtor, crying, ambulance, weightlifting, teacher, high school football, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: secret, hospital, sibling relationship, mother daughter relationship, funeral, african american, forest, deep south, cat, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A recently widowed research doctor is convinced by a colleague to join him in an inner-city clinic. Susan Hayward's final film.
Style: medical drama
Plot: doctor, medical experiment, treatment, air disaster, inner city, clinic, leukemia, grief, widow, family home, heart attack, redheaded woman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, rescue, couples, family problems, family relations, single parent, crimes, dealing with death, danger, babies and infants, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.
Plot: abuse, doctor, nurse, nurse uniform, childhood trauma, mother daughter relationship, child abuse, nurse hat, caucasian
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, family, aging, retirement home, flower shop, deathbed, grandmother grandson relationship, dying, family relations, death, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Two Voices (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sybil, a housewife with breast cancer has to be subjected to a mastectomy after which will silicone implants. Another woman, Kathleen also uses a breast implant for cosmetic reasons. Sybil start having problems with implants and the surgeon advised ...
Plot: breast implant, dinner, meeting, cancer, breast cancer, basketball, lawsuit, government, settlement, whistleblower, research, testimony ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, kentucky, sicily, maryland, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Deceitful Storm (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When businessman David Morgan (Stefan Sims) embarks on an adulterous affair, his wife, Rena (Karyn Lewis), must decide whether his infidelity is the last straw in a relationship marred by years of neglect and emotional abuse. If she tries to mend ...
Plot: black cast, church, businessman, infidelity, college, hospital, basketball, african american, flashback sequence, doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Those She Left Behind (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Scott and Sue Grimes are a happily married and affluent young couple who are about to start a family together. Unfortunately, that plan gets turned completely upside-down when Sue dies suddenly and unexpectedly while giving birth to their daughter. ...
Plot: death of wife, crying, father daughter relationship, death in childbirth, boxer shorts, bereavement, adoption, grief, crib, single parent, loss of wife, therapist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: murder, police, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: teacher, small town, single mother, courtroom, waitress, lawsuit, anti semitism, teacher student relationship, court, racism, school teacher, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: female doctor, medicine, family relations, parents and children, family life, doctors and patients, single parent, family in crisis, terminal illness, homecoming, doctor, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Between Friends (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two middle-aged women with nothing in common meet by accident and develop a close friendship while continuing to deal with their own lives.
Plot: female friendship, friendship, single parent, affair, mother daughter relationship, women's rights, sexuality, divorced divorcee, middle aged
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Hoovey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: HOOVEY is the true and inspiring story of the Elliott family, who refused to surrender, instead turning to one another and their faith in the worst of circumstances, to rebuild their lives, their boy, and their dreams... together. Step by grueling ...
Plot: basketball player, cane, hospital, rehabilitation, brain tumor, coach, high school athlete, male camaraderie, student athlete, cancer, doctor, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Encounter with the Messiah (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The Woman with the Issue of Blood, or as we call her in our film, Maria. She was arguably the most well-known, nameless figure in the bible. A woman who suffered for 12 years with an incurable disease. 12 years of doctors telling her that they can ...
Style: christian film
Plot: robbery, illness, burglar, warden, miraculous event, blind man, parole officer, beggar, doctor, criminal, ex convict, healing
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cutter to Houston (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cutter to Houston is an American medical drama starring Shelley Hack, Jim Metzler, and Alec Baldwin that aired on CBS on Saturday night from October 1 to December 31, 1983 at 8 p.m Eastern time. The series was created by Sandor Stern.
Style: medical drama
Plot: hospital, doctor, medical, nurse, small town
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cora Unashamed (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the short story by Langston Hughes.
Plot: loss of daughter, jealousy, black american, death of child, servant, african american, housekeeper, small town, interracial relations, single mother, grief, mother daughter relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspense
Plot: reconciliation, bribery, death of husband, courtroom, matriarch, tragic event, death of son, hospital, tradition, court, brother in law sister in law relationship, women's rights ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: rape, hospital, injury, lovers, married couple, gang war, playboy, man dressed as a woman, nurse, doctor, dancing, soap ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969, to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner and James Brolin as the younger doctor he ...
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Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stolen from the Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute kidnaps a baby boy at birth to satisfy her drug-dealing husband, who has told her that he is going to divorce her and put her out on the streets if she cannot produce him a son. Obviously the real mother becomes emotionally ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, police, husband wife relationship, police investigation, drug dealer, ex prostitute, heart condition, faked pregnancy, widow, baby, ultimatum ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Swimming Upstream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is a heart-wrenching story about a happy-go-lucky 17 year-old boy with a passion for life and love. Under his free spirit are problems that he must deal with. His mother died, his alcoholic father is unapproachable, and ...the biggest problem ...
Plot: doctor, virgin, cancer, male virgin, father son relationship, sick child, football player, high school athlete, nosebleed, alcoholic, escalator, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: suicide attempt, alcoholic, church, sleeping pill, priest, prayer, christian, doctor, drunk, party, alcohol abuse, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, small town, coma, korean american, architecture, library, heart attack, guide, hospital, translator, librarian ...
Time: 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, starving child, starvation, doctor, family problems, family relations, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, murder, child abuse, women's prison, marital abuse, prison escape, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%