Movies like Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Original name: Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, serious, exciting, motivational, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, racehorse, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, animal training, family, honest, betrayal, secrets, human spirit, parents and children, dream come true, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, one more chance, girl horse relationship, children, beautiful scenery, father daughter relationship, animals, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa

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Most similar movies to Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, family, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, ambition and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story: I Am Sam (2001), We Bought a Zoo (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), Racing Stripes (2005), Seabiscuit (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, sad, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, lawyer, single father, parents and children, disability, social services, custody, custody battle, child custody, against the odds, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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100%
 7.1
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We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: animals, single father, happy ending, zoo, father son relationship, countryside, starting over, beautiful scenery, parenthood, tiger, courage, family relations ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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100%
 7.0
 50K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, family outing, teen drama
Plot: surfing, christian, human spirit, shark, sport, disability, shark attack, against the odds, teenager, handicapped, lifestyle, surfer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: hawaii, california, usa, thailand
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100%
 5.2
 17K
Racing Stripes (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shattered illusions are hard to repair -- especially for a good-hearted zebra named Stripes who's spent his life on a Kentucky farm amidst the sorely mistaken notion that he's a debonair thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stark ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: horse, zebra, underdog, horse race, adventure, sport, animal life, animals, farm, friendship, ambition, rivalry ...
Place: kentucky, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 73K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: inspirational, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, follow your dream, sport, underdog, against the odds, depression, animal training, coach, jockey, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, tijuana mexico, pasadena california, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, racehorse, against the odds, rivalry, sport, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, fish out of water, animal training, winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 16K
Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: horse, horse ranch, farm, wild horse, small town, family relations, family, grandfather, siblings relations, animal life, youth, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 29K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, horse race, sport, racehorse, against the odds, disney, horse riding, underdog, stallion, horse ranch, equestrian, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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29%
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 6.8
 24K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, friendship, animals, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, summer, youth, trap, destiny, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 328K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, motivational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, adoption, life, human spirit, interracial relations, parents and children, strong female character, rising to stardom, christian, football, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: afterlife, faith, christianity, family, heaven, jesus, god, religion, christian, pastor, small town, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 26K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: goose, aviation, rescue, family, animals, tragedy, against the odds, father daughter relationship, death in the family, childhood, environmental, bird ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: horse, family, horse ranch, cowboy, family relations, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family life, self discovery, farm, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
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38%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, sincere
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, horse race, coming of age, racehorse, horse trainer, family relations, against the odds, friends, animal life, power relations, best friends, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 154
The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: horse ranch, equestrian, family relations, redemption, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, girl horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 261
Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: horse, redemption, rehabilitation, prison, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Black Stallion (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a ...
Style: fairy tale, scenic, inspirational, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, shipwreck, survival, boy horse relationship, black horse, storm at sea, child, coming of age, horse race, friendship, desert island, training ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: american football, cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport team, sport, rivalry, ambition, youth, follow your dream, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, father son relationship, high school, underdog, family, human spirit, athlete and trainer, following a dream, baseball coach, rags to riches, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, teacher, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, disability, life philosophy, honest, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: louisiana, england, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: twins, basketball, sport, high school, disney, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, contests and competitions, siblings relations, athlete and trainer, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of rodeo trick-riders recruits a young girl to join them.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, youth, rodeo, direction and purpose, friendship, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, family relations, cowgirl, search for father, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, youth, equestrian, horse race, orphan, coming of age, human animal relationship, ambition, heroes, rivalry, family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Chasing 3000 (2010)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As the 1972 baseball season draws to a close and star player Roberto Clemente prepares to knock hit number 3,000 out of the park, two brothers -- one of whom is afflicted with muscular dystrophy -- make the drive from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh in ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, brother brother relationship, on the road, human spirit, lifestyle, society, hopes, youth, sport, follow your dream, disability, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, los angeles, california, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 9K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sad, sexy, sentimental, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, coming of age, boy, death, father son relationship, boxer, redemption, underdog, bittersweet, horse, fight, horse trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, ireland, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family, hopes, parents and children, contests and competitions, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san antonio texas, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, horse riding, family, contests and competitions, family business, family relations, social relations, against the odds, human spirit, farm, ambition, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 2K
23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, american football, sport, high school, disability, family, friendship, infection, self pity, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%