Movies like Dawn Anna

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Dawn Anna (2005)
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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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, human spirit, family problems, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, school, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, single parent, disability, family in crisis, hopes, relationship vs career, killings, physical disability, school shooting, cancer, university, misfit, couples, high school life ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Dawn Anna

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis and terminal illness mostly in Drama, Biography and Family genres. Some movies like Dawn Anna: Miracle Run (2004), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Shirley Adams (2009), The Miracle of the Cards (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, feminist film
Plot: autism, youth, twins, human spirit, against the odds, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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91%
...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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: epilepsy, youth, medical, family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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91%
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: brain tumor, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, christian, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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89%
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, las vegas, portland oregon, san francisco ...
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89%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, superhero ...
Place: ireland, usa
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83%
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, friendship, bittersweet, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
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82%
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: autism, terminal illness, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, father son relationship, love, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, mentally challenged, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, realistic, sincere, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, last wish, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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77%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, terminal illness, disability, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, chemotherapy, cancer, child illness, family problems, couples, optimism, overcoming, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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77%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, gender, life is a bitch, investigation, lgbt, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: autism, youth, children, sexual abuse, misfit, hopes, single parent, rehabilitation, legal, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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74%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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73%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: veterinarian, adoption, single parent, homecoming, social relations, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, unfulfillment, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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73%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, misfit, family relations, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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72%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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71%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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70%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes, breakup, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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70%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, nurse, women, child abandonment, aids, youth, babies and infants, nanny, tragic hero, single parent, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
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69%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: custody battle, teenage girl, coming of age, custody, youth, mother daughter relationship, responsibility, family values, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, family life, human spirit, mentally challenged, hopes, single parent, siblings relations, family, child illness, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%