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Cries from the Heart (1994)
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, mute or deaf, mentally challenged, legal, family problems, rehabilitation, single parent, courtroom drama, family in crisis, power relations, teacher, trial, courtroom, mental illness, autism, teacher student relationship, victim, testimony, child molester ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes and single parent mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Cries from the Heart: The Miracle Worker (1962), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Family of Strangers (1993), A Child Is Waiting (1963), Dawn Anna (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, blind character, human spirit, disability, teacher, family relations, institution, railway station, struggle, tantrum, tutor, handicapped ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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100%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, custody, against the odds, family life, parents and children, small town life, bittersweet, terminal illness, human spirit, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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100%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: babies and infants, life is a bitch, missing person, doctors and patients, adoption, custody, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, child born of rape, defloration, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, child illness, against the odds, terminal illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, parents and children, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, life is a bitch, single parent, confined, danger, hopes, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, parents and children, doctors and patients, drug abuse, mental institution, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, starvation, family relations, family problems, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deafness, family, mute or deaf, family in crisis, human spirit, parents and children, bittersweet, hopes, spouse leaving, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: autism, parents and children, moral dilemma, mentally challenged, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, nursing, child illness, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 579
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, hopes, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, family in crisis, couple relations, search, missing person, flashback, prayer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, redemption, introspection, family problems, dysfunctional family, misfit, custody, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, disability, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, misfit, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, power relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, doctors and patients, teenage life, mute or deaf, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 313
Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, family relations, injustice, legal, dishonesty, legal action, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, psychiatry, court hearing, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, legal, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, undercover, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, working undercover, addiction, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: contamination, farm, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 166
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, righting the wronged, custody, adoption, fighting the system, rivalry, family problems, parents and children, single parent, legal, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 399
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, transplant, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, parents and children, terminal illness, family in crisis, organ donation ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, child illness, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, unlikely partners, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%