Movies like The Dream Catcher

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The Dream Catcher (1999)
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The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to his uncle. Finding his uncle equally broke, the duo head on to Oklahoma City to try to find the first teen's long-gone ex-con father. A confrontation between father and son send the duo on into exploits in the west including getting beaten up, busting into an Indian reservation church, and hitch-hiking with a beautiful nurse.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: on the road, friendship, family relations, teenage life, youth, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, self discovery, hopes, society, social misfits, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, americana, down on your luck, profanity, prison, father, teenager, dog, school, native american, thief, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oklahoma, philadelphia, salt lake city utah, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to The Dream Catcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, teenage life and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dream Catcher: American Gun (2005), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003), Jerome (1998), First, Last and Deposit (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, parents and children, death in the family, human nature, working class, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
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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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
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73%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, love and romance, hopes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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67%
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First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: rough, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, parents and children, teenage life, working class, kids in trouble, youth, society, family relations, eviction, school, survival, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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63%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, youth, on the road, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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56%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, mentor, intergenerational friendship, inspiration, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania
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55%
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To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: christian film, serious, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, religious, social relations, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, high school life, innocence lost, teenage life, friends, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, friends, couples, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england, ohio, kentucky
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49%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
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48%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
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48%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: montana, usa
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47%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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46%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, direction and purpose, youth, society, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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45%
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, coming of age, kids in trouble, underage drinking, addiction, juvenile delinquency, friends, family problems, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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43%
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Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, americana, love and romance, hopes, coming of age, starting over, society, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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41%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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40%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, going straight, friendship, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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40%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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40%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, homeless, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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39%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, prison, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family relations, estrangement, life sentence, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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38%
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, society, best friends, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
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38%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, youth, clergy, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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37%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, cigarette smoking, smoking, brunette ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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37%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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37%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family problems, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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35%