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: death, cancer, family relations, father daughter relationship, library, u.s. president, chemotherapy, soccer, amputation, sport, book
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, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, family relations, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, hopes and coach mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like A Child's Wish: I Am Zlatan (2021), Gracie (2007), Offside (2005), The 5th Quarter (2010), The End of the Tour (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: death, olympics, coach, cancer, competition, ballet, training, success, athlete, figure skating, skating, winter olympics ...
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 6.8
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I Am Zlatan (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story depicting Zlatan Ibrahimovic's upbringing in a rough Swedish suburb. Born to Balkan immigrants, football was Zlatan's release in a tough environment where his remarkable talent and self-reliance catapulted him against ...
Plot: soccer, champion
Place: eastern europe
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35%
 6.1
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, follow your dream, rivalry, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, family in crisis, sport, athlete's life, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Offside (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: adolescence, teenage crush, father daughter relationship, male nudity, breast cancer, soccer, cancer, football, football player, youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: american football, family relations, car accident, coach, sport, ambition, athlete's life, social relations, family in crisis, contests and competitions, lifestyle, gymnasium ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, friendship, depression, death, poet, writer's block, fame ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, illinois, new york, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 90K
King Richard (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
Style: thought provoking, breathtaking, disturbing, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: father, tennis, tennis player, family, father daughter relationship, rivalry, coach, athlete and trainer, rising to stardom, family relations, sport, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: cross country, heroes, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, follow your dream, siblings relations, single parent, rise to the top, prodigy, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, new york, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, nascar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport team, interracial relations, cancer, american football, friends, family relations, bittersweet, sport, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, athlete's life, rise to the top, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle, hotshot hero, society, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, roommate, faith, chemotherapy, cemetery, x ray, teddy bear, volleyball, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, soccer, waking up from a coma, christian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Birdie and Bogey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview yet.
Plot: golf club, illness, hospital, leukemia, young girl, golfer, single father, cancer, golf, doctor, father daughter relationship, sport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My All American (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: tense, exciting, sincere, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: american football, championship, football team, father son relationship, underdog, coach, football, boyfriend, student athlete, sport, high school sweetheart, catholic ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, austin texas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: usa president, mistress, handicapped, world war two, friendship, father daughter relationship, flashback, marriage, mother daughter relationship, white house, racism, media manipulation ...
Time: 1940s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: pearl harbor, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, athlete's life, prodigy, soccer, ambition, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, olympics, disease, sexism, romance, cancer, female athlete, track and field, athlete, gold, sport, medal
Time: 1930s, year 1932
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 62K
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, american football, working class, college life, ambition, sport team, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 94K
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, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american football, sports injury, uncover truth, doctor, brain damage, professional sports, sport, sport team, threat, life is a bitch, athlete's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, california, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, harvard university, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 27K
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, hopes, training, male objectification, sport, car accident, adaptation, rivalry, gym ...
Place: rhode island, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family relations, dream come true, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, against the odds, sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rivalry, training, sport team, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, friendship, ego clash, career ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, mallorca ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 22K
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: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1986, year 1983
Place: washington d.c., london, boston, edinburgh scotland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 70K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 99K
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, muslim, friendship, racism, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1974
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 6K
Chuck (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: boxing, husband wife relationship, waitress, boxing match, boxer, sport, fight, historical character, changing lives, historical figure, boxing champion, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1954, year 1974, year 1975
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sincere, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Plot: horse race, jockey, horse riding, horse, female protagonist, follow your dream, sport, father daughter relationship, family relations, brother sister relationship, women in society, tragedy ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%