Movies like Dear Frankie

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Dear Frankie (2004)
 7.8
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Dear Frankie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, heartbreaking, sad, compassionate, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, single parent, hospital, runaway, friendship, death, letter, family drama, childhood, storytelling, human nature, mentor, solitude, relationships, loneliness, love story, happy ending, moral ambiguity, secrets, dysfunctional family, parents and children, destiny, children, sacrifice, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, realistic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, destiny, storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, culture clash and relationships mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dear Frankie: My Life Without Me (2003), This Is My Father (1998), P.S. I Love You (2007), Stanley & Iris (1990), A Better Life (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Life Without Me
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Duration: 106 min.
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This Is My Father
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
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Duration: 126 min.
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Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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A Better Life
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: USA, Germany
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Children of a Lesser God
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, witty, uplifting, serious, romantic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, psychological, clever ...
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Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
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 110K
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Unhook the Stars
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
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Bella
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Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
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The Man in the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
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The Lunchbox
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, France, Germany, USA, Canada
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Story: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, sweet ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, romantic ...
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The Bridges of Madison County
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Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Circle of Friends
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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Regarding Henry
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
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    User:   57%
 
 7.0
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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The Waterdance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Seven Pounds
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Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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