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Dear Frankie (2004)
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Dear Frankie (2004)
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: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, family drama, father son relationship, coming of age, mute or deaf, mother son relationship, life & death, ship, bet, map, elementary school, newspaper, child abuse, human nature, parent child relationship, deaf, father, little boy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
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 realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, love and romance, friendship, destiny, mentor, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dear Frankie: P.S. I Love You (2007), One More Kiss (1999), A Brilliant Young Mind (2014), About a Boy (2002), Me Before You (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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95%
 6.4
 609
One More Kiss (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, couple relations, romance, love, ex-lover, tragic love, small town, lovers reunited, road not taken, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, autism, coming of age, teenager, child prodigy, death of father, social misfits, social outcast, self discovery, mental illness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996
Place: taiwan, england, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 156K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, friendship, age difference, singleness, coming of age, couples, mentor, bachelor, womanizer, depression, suicide attempt, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 157K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, love and romance, fall in love, wheelchair, love story, romance, depression, loneliness, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 14K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, truck, illegal immigrant, gardener, immigrants, american dream, thief, theft, drugs/alcohol, urban, garden, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally challenged, destiny, human spirit, tragic love, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, love and romance, friendship, life philosophy, rise to the top, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 4K
Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, pianist, astronaut, coming of age, single parent, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 57K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized, touching ...
Plot: accident, disability, killer whale, single parent, surveillance camera, french, boxing, dog, tragic event, romance, redemption, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cote d'azur, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mute or deaf, factory worker, friendship, torture, factory, nurse, haunted by the past, depression, social misfits, disability, isolation, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, northern ireland, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: coming of age, first love, gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, daydreamer, teenage life, teenage love, single parent, friendship, lgbt, lgbt teen ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, couple relations, teenager, fall in love, gas station, resort ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, sign language, disability, romance, couple relations, deaf, man-woman relation, small town, hopes, love and romance, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: starting over, redemption, sheriff, countryside, hopes, farm, friendship, cowboy, bully, single parent, violence against women, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 11K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, parents and children, youth, coming of age, friends, couple relations, love and romance, summer camp, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 37
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, store, cafe, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.7
 945
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, single parent, parents and children, small town, youth, family relations, teenage love, optimism, hopes, love and romance, family problems, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, dying, introspection, farewell, daughter, parent child relationship, secret love, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, destiny, true love, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, street kid, poverty, childhood, human spirit, cheating, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, paraplegic, romance, love and romance, misfit, athlete's life, human nature, destiny, isolation, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: serious, gloomy, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, friendship, working class, single mother, gay, teenage pregnancy, ship, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, realism ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.7
 110K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, ballet, hopes, audition, prejudice, friendship, poverty, dance school, coming of age, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion, estate, governess, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, bully, kids in trouble, hospital, loneliness, small town, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, marital problem, anger, bomb, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, africa, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, rescue, youth, child abuse, epilepsy, great depression, deafness, disability, coming of age, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Life on Liberty Street (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A nurse, trying to salvage her life after her husband and job are gone, winds up working in a halfway house full of mildly brain-damaged patients and receives help from those she helps.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, starting over, hopes, mentally challenged, human spirit, doctors and patients, parents and children, disability, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, dealing with death, dying, virginity, love and romance, first sex, teenager, youth, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, first love, dealing with death, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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