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, doctor, hospital, mother daughter relationship, robbery, housekeeper, self doubt, single parent, lawsuit, egocentrism, poison, self centeredness

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and disturbing films with plots about doctor, hospital, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, single parent and lawyer mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Child's Cry for Help: Cutter to Houston (1983), Miracle in the Woods (1997), Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972), A Family Upside Down (1978), The New Interns (1964). 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, boss, school teacher, factory, talking about love, heart, large family, suffocation, soccer coach, cheerleader, high school teacher, high school principal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: doctor, hospital, small town, nurse, medical
Place: texas
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89%
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: hospital, sibling relationship, cat, african american, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, funeral, forest, secret, brother brother relationship, deep south
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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, grief, leukemia, widow, clinic, grandmother, airplane, heart attack, restaurant ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: family, aging, retirement home, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, old age, grandfather grandson relationship, flower shop, hospital, heart attack, dying, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: rape, hospital, lovers, married couple, dancing, police officer, emergency room, infertility, surgery, intern, social worker, playboy ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, single parent, babies and infants, rescue, dealing with death, crimes, couples, family problems, family relations, death in the family, adoption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: daughter, mother, mother daughter relationship, court, murder, footprint
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: caucasian, mother daughter relationship, nurse, doctor, child abuse, childhood trauma, abuse, nurse hat, nurse uniform
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: college, flashback sequence, doctor, hospital, infidelity, businessman, basketball, church, african american, black cast
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, lawsuit, rape, small town, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, financial problem, labor union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: secret document, friendship, husband wife relationship, paranoia, doctor, restaurant, hotel room, teenager, mother daughter relationship, judge, attorney, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: doctor, death, father daughter relationship, baby, neglect, real estate agent, therapy, grief, real estate, mother in law, baby girl, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, single mother, small town, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, school teacher, scandal, racism, teacher student relationship, reputation, lawsuit, court ...
⇓ 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, mother daughter relationship, middle aged, sexuality, affair, women's rights, single parent, divorced divorcee
⇓ 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: hospital, cancer, high school athlete, doctor, basketball player, rehabilitation, high school, coach, male camaraderie, brain tumor, student athlete, firefighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctor nurse relationship, human, medical, nurse, medical profession
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
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The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Neria (1991)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stolen from the Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Swimming Upstream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: football player, best friend, hospital, alcoholic father, cancer, sick child, virgin, male virgin, brother sister relationship, leukemia, alcoholic, high school athlete ...
⇓ 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: alcohol abuse, divorce, party, doctor, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, christian, religious conversion, alcoholic, priest, church, christianity ...
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35%
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A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: boston, new york, massachusetts, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Prayer Never Fails (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: PRAYER NEVER FAILS is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming small town high school basketball coach, well on his way to a championship caliber season, when he is fired after he prays with one of his players who is in great need. The movie is ...
Style: christian film, captivating, psychological, disturbing
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33%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
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Place: usa
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32%