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, lawsuit, egocentrism, poison, self centeredness

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about doctor, hospital, mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, single parent and nurse mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like A Child's Cry for Help: Miracle in the Woods (1997), Stolen from the Heart (2000), Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972), Baby Snatcher (1992), A Family Upside Down (1978). 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, sport, hospital, terminal illness, real estate agent, suffocation, golf cart, large family, soccer coach, high school principal, pride, football field ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
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, african american, mother daughter relationship, funeral, forest, sister sister relationship, deep south, cat, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Plot: kidnapping, faked pregnancy, drugged, heart condition, woman in danger, doctor, hypodermic needle, husband wife relationship, baby, ex prostitute, widow, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, air disaster, widow, clinic, grief, treatment, medical experiment, inner city, leukemia, heart attack, grandmother, redheaded woman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, family problems, death in the family, single parent, danger, couples, rescue, family relations, adoption, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: nurse uniform, abuse, nurse, doctor, caucasian, nurse hat, mother daughter relationship, child abuse, childhood trauma
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: old age, retirement home, aging, family, picnic, dying, flower shop, hospital, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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55%
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Two Voices (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: attorney, cancer, government, lawsuit, committee, settlement, research, testimony, courtroom, hotel lobby, hospital, congress ...
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The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drama directed by Lou Antonio.
Plot: dental mask, white coat, washing hands, telephone, doctor, surgical gown, latex gloves, operation, surgical mask, medical mask, hospital, rape
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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. ...
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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: police, murder, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, ...
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She Said No (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, touching, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Between Friends (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Hoovey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hospital, rape, injury, married couple, lovers, mental illness, social worker, man dressed as a woman, stretcher, operating room, juvenile delinquent, emergency room ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: christian film
Plot: priest, sleeping pill, alcohol abuse, church, hospital, alcoholic, female protagonist, drunk, religious conversion, christian, suicide attempt, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Night Owls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%