Movies like A Child's Wish

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A Child's Wish (1997)
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A Child's Wish (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.
Plot: soccer, cancer, death, family relations, book, library, father daughter relationship, u.s. president, amputation, chemotherapy, sport
Place: washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to A Child's Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, hopes, rivalry and coach mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like A Child's Wish: Gracie (2007), Offside (2005), The 5th Quarter (2010), The End of the Tour (2015), The Terry Fox Story (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: ballet, mother, tragedy, olympics, skating, training, cancer, coach, death, winter olympics, skater, success ...
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100%
 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 258
Offside (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: teenage crush, adolescence, breast cancer, football, soccer, cancer, football player, male nudity, father daughter relationship, youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The 5th Quarter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of a car crash that killed his brother, football player Jon Abbate leads his school's struggling team to its most successful season ever.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, car accident, coach, ambition, sport, athlete's life, social relations, family in crisis, lifestyle, contests and competitions, american football, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: serious, sincere, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, poet, writer's block ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, minneapolis minnesota, illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: heroes, cross country, on the road, ego clash, misfit, sport, obsessive quest, hopes, rivalry, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, family relations, siblings relations, athlete's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top, prodigy, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 1995, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, london, new york, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, bittersweet, ambition, life is a bitch, society, against the odds, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 528
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport, youth, hopes, tough heroes, parents and children, family relations, boxer, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 257
Babe (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling ...
Plot: golf, disease, sexism, olympics, romance, cancer, track and field, female athlete, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, rising to stardom, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, youth, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, rise to the top, prodigy, football player, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Newhouse must now fight the biggest battle of her life - cancer. Her open heart to the people of her school now sparks a passionate rally from the community. However, this passion dwindles as her cancer metastasizes. Her cancer seems to ...
Plot: cancer, cemetery, volleyball, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wig, tent, roommate, faith, chemotherapy, rose, x ray, cigarette smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: slum, remorse, homelessness, unemployment, friendship, marriage, supreme court, extramarital affair, cousin cousin relationship, loneliness, media manipulation, historical event ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: california, pearl harbor, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Birdie and Bogey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview yet.
Plot: single father, leukemia, golfer, doctor, interview, hospital, cancer, golf, illness, defibrillator, golf club, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 6K
Courage (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Style: exciting, tense, sincere, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: american football, championship, football team, underdog, father son relationship, football practice, coach, boyfriend, football, student athlete, sport, dressing room ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, austin texas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 57K
Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, working class, college life, sport team, ambition, aspiration, family relations, sport, college, american football, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 87K
Concussion (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, medical drama ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, uncover truth, doctor, concussion, brain damage, professional sports, sports injury, sport, sport team, threat, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, harvard university, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 25K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, boxing, training, hopes, male objectification, car accident, rivalry, car rollover, adaptation, sport ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, based on true events, sincere, exciting
Plot: horse riding, horse race, jockey, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, sport, family relations, father daughter relationship, injury, tragedy, down syndrome ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 342K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, athlete's life, underdog, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 66K
Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, lifestyle, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Damned United (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous ...
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: soccer, football, ambition, sport, training, rivalry, stadium, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, career ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1974, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, brighton, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 94K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, racism, muslim, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 21K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., italy, edinburgh scotland, boston, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: affection, poverty, cancer, farm, patient, family crisis, family relations, little girl, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, little boy ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 295K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, interracial relations, american football, strong female character, life, fish out of water, rising to stardom, athlete's life, family drama, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%