Movies like A Child's Wish

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A Child's Wish (1997)
 6.7
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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: sport, soccer, cancer, death, family relations, book, library, father daughter relationship, u.s. president, amputation, chemotherapy
Place: washington d.c.

Most similar movies to A Child's Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, family relations, ambition, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life and football mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like A Child's Wish: Babe (1975), The 5th Quarter (2010), 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004), Birdie and Bogey (2004), Gracie (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 248
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, romance, sport, sexism, olympics, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sport, family relations, car accident, coach, athlete's life, ambition, family in crisis, contests and competitions, funeral, gymnasium, prayer, american football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: sport, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, human spirit, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Birdie and Bogey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview yet.
Plot: sport, doctor, prayer, interview, defibrillator, golfer, young girl, hospital, golf club, cancer, golf, single father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Captain Majid (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Chad, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Majid fights his own coach for Faiza's heart and the dream of playing international football.
Plot: sport, soccer, camp, football, african
Place: barcelona spain, africa, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: sentimental, inspirational, factual, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: sport, following a dream, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, father son relationship, dream come true, playing football, follow your dream ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: skating, tragedy, death, coach, training, competition, cancer, success, olympics, ballet, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Story: No overview found.
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, sport, professional wrestling, world wrestling federation, world wrestling entertainment
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 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: sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, sport, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, underdog, ambition, rivalry, lifestyle, society, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 506
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: follow your dream, athlete's life, rise and fall, ambition, sport, hopes, parents and children, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, coming of age ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Bad As I Wanna Be: The Dennis Rodman Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of Chicago Bulls' basketball star Dennis Rodman, who is well known for his off-court and on-court shenanigans takes great effort to paint the calm, decent side of the athlete despite the film title. Dennis is shown to be pushed by his ...
Plot: sport, interracial relations, drugs, basketball, weirdo, basketball player
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: american football, championship, sport, football team, coach, football practice, student athlete, boyfriend, football, father son relationship, underdog, catholic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sincere, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: cross country, heroes, young heroes, doctors and patients, obsessive quest, rivalry, ambition, homecoming, on the road, terminal illness, ego clash, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 54K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sport, underdog, sport team, college life, working class, ambition, aspiration, american football, family relations, football, college, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, exciting, sincere
Plot: horse riding, jockey, horse race, sport, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, family relations, brother sister relationship, tragedy, women in society ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Skating to New York (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The coming-of-age journey of 5 teenage boys who leave their small, Canadian town behind and risk skating across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year.
Plot: sport, skating, family relations, hockey, friend, cold the temperature, friendship, coming of age, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 24K
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, realistic, rough, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: underdog, boxer, comeback, male objectification, sport, boxing, training, hopes, car rollover, adaptation, rivalry, gym ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, family relations, society, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hotshot hero, rise to the top, relationship vs career, sport, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 5K
Drift (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: surfing, sport, friendship, family relations, family business, brother brother relationship, biker, rivalry, society, workplace, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 347K
Moneyball (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Style: captivating, inspirational, feel good, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sport, success, rise to the top, baseball, mathematics, strategy, team, manager, ambition, teamwork, hopes, coach ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 188
Stars (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship. Jan Banas, acclaimed Silesian football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. Stars is the story of a great love between young people torn by ...
Plot: friendship, sport, female nudity, love triangle, infidelity, male nudity, unfaithful wife, party, wedding, money, cheating wife, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the 1973 hockey season when aging legend Gordie Howe returned to the ice at the age of 44.
Plot: ice hockey, sport, son, father, hockey stick, arena, rookie, senior citizen, mother, negotiation, fan, veteran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, contests and competitions, athlete's life, follow your dream, siblings relations, rivalry, ambition, prodigy, single parent, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, london, new york, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 210K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, boxing, tragedy, sport, family relations, contests and competitions, down on your luck, rise and fall, boxer, death, father daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Stranger I Married (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Plot: female director, sport, hospital, memory loss, dysfunctional marriage, football player, domestic violence, high school basketball, amnesia, coma, road accident, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sincere, serious, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, trust, writer's block ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, new york, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: sport, family relations, car race, feminism, rise to the top, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, blind ambition, power relations ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, sport, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, follow your dream, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 64K
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, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, against the odds, determination, teacher, team, teamwork, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, success ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%