Movies like The Cure 1995

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The Cure (1995)
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their friendship upon learning of it. Dexter and Erik start the journey to find "The Cure" they had read about in the local newspaper.
Style: sad, inspirational, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental, light, feel good, depressing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: aids, coming of age, friendship, best friends, boy, childhood, abusive parent, terminal illness, youth, bittersweet, teenager, school, children, hospital, catastrophe, adventure, doctors, loneliness, lgbt, teacher, gang, life, death, betrayal, cancer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, minnesota, usa, california, new jersey, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to The Cure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and emotional films with plots about bittersweet, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, childhood, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cure: Stand by Me (1986), The Man Without a Face (1993), The War (1994), Stolen Summer (2002), Mud (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
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100%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mentor, coming of age, teacher, loneliness, injustice, social misfits, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, family, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
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100%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: judaism, afterlife, friendship, coming of age, school, youth, childhood, catholicism, mentor, friendship between boys, rabbi, family relations ...
Time: future, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: emotional, suspense, suspenseful, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, river, friendship, ex convict, childhood, bittersweet, fugitives, obsession, first love, destiny, adventure, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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100%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, adoption, vengeance, childhood, children, family relations, loss of son, family problems, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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100%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, death, reconciliation, cancer, honest, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: feral child, isolation, mental illness, family, disability, loneliness, secrets, childhood, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, psychologist, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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20%
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 6.8
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Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, sad, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, destiny, disability, family relations, small town, justice, happy ending, life philosophy, illegitimate son, hopes, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: women, dysfunctional family, youth, twists and turns, grief, immortality, sex crime, bittersweet, solitude, family bonds, revenge, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 3K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, small town, bullying, death, runaway, time, honest, fashion, transformation, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, honest, parenthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 6K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, cancer, medical, redemption, coldhearted, doctors and patients, destiny, transformation, doctors, teacher, doctor, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, runaway, survival, loneliness, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, immigration, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, south africa, tokyo, california ...
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19%
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, physical abuse, coming of age, child abuse, dysfunctional family, bullying, abuse, family relations, alcohol abuse, childhood, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, oklahoma, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 13K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, disability, misfit, friendship, bully, loneliness, youth, social misfits, fight, society, heroes, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, loneliness, character study, retirement home, justice, adolescence, reconciliation, retirement home life, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, california, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 6K
The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, stylized, sentimental, sexy, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship, love, childhood, life & death, children, friendship, generation gap, village, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, new jersey, tokyo, asia, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 8.0
 11K
Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, nurse, poetry, chemotherapy, dying, philosophy, doctor, hopes, medical, regret, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: aging, small town, redemption, journey, bus, escape, homecoming, old age, unlikely friendships, depression, destiny, character study ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, touching, psychological, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: prodigy, coming of age, child prodigy, autism, mother son relationship, genius, family, working class, mathematics, youth, single parent, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 5K
Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, touching, spiritual ...
Plot: children, coming of age, grief, child, youth, innocence lost, bereavement, death, friendship, school, girl, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 7.3
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi driver, loneliness, mentor, depression, suicidal, character study, elderly, society, regret, suicide, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, africa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, teachers and students, life philosophy, single mother, addiction, parents and children, youth, alcohol abuse, school, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: disability, jazz, music, youth, courage, character study, childhood, cancer, adolescence, beautiful scenery, stereotypes, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Gross Anatomy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenager, medical, romance, school, medical school, college, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, writers, love story, transformation, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: christian film, touching, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, solitude, hospital, death, christian, abortion, business, runaway, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, vermont, usa, ohio, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, leukemia, cancer, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: fishing, coming of age, self discovery, beautiful scenery, father son relationship, americana, river, brother brother relationship, brothers, childhood, tragedy, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%