Movies like DreamKeeper

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DreamKeeper (2003)
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Original name: Dreamkeeper
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, feel good, semi serious
Plot: native americans, native american, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, good versus evil, gang, friendship, society, human nature, generation gap, escapades, culture clash, family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, storyteller, legends and myths, magic, tradition, adventure, family, heroes, friends, orphan, parents and children ...
Place: usa, south dakota, montana, new mexico

Most similar movies to DreamKeeper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and feel good films with plots about family relations, friendship, friends, parents and children, self discovery, society and family mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like DreamKeeper: Smoke Signals (1998), Powwow Highway (1989), Choking Man (2006), The Education of Little Tree (1997), Winter in the Blood (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
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95%
Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Plot: native american, false accusation, discrimination, friendship, love and romance, partners, politics, hopes, society, odd couple, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, london, mexico, ireland ...
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68%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, restaurant, self discovery, friendship, social misfits, workplace, workplace romance, family relations, diner, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, starting over, society, native american, grandfather grandson relationship, racism, orphan, coming of age, life, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, native american, twilight
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
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59%
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Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, self discovery, society, hopes, human spirit, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, arizona
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54%
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, christian film, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, responsibility, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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53%
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, best friends, lifestyle, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
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49%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, estrangement, on the road, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, hopes, golden years, parents and children, strong female presence, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, family gatherings, self discovery, reunion, human nature, parents and children, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, family problems, disability, optimism, parents and children, physical appearance, social misfits, youth, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, family relations, last wish, parents and children, on the road, escapades, golden years, rescue, gambling, cross country, jail, medical examination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, mermaid, escapades, parents and children, true love, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, cuba, alabama, congo, morocco ...
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40%
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, legend, family, friendship, young heroes, adventure, danger, social relations, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, overbearing, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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38%
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Juanita (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana - where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female nudity, sex, culture clash, love and romance, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, family, adventure, society ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, elderly, misfit, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friendship, friends, interracial relations, obsession, family life, youth, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
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37%
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Three Wishes (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While Jane Holman (Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, she accidentally runs into a drifter, Jack McCloud (Swayze), who breaks his leg. Being responsible, Jane invites Jack, and his dog, to stay at her home until his leg has healed. Jack ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: generosity, dog, reunion, family relations, kids and family, suburbs, drifter, baseball, single parent, parents and children, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Good Witch's Wonder (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale (Bell) finds herself with only days to plan her stepson Brandon's (Knight) wedding to Tara (Leggat) when the happy couple unexpectedly pushes up the date for their big day. Meanwhile, Martha (Disher), the newly elected mayor ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, friendship, uncover truth, family relations, family, small town, friends, imaginary, social relations, small town life, theft, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Golden Seal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, family relations, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, friendship, legend, hunter, rescue, bittersweet, friends, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, storytelling, hopes, golden years, women, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, self discovery, friendship, on the road, partners, society, drug dealing, travel, hitchhiker, escape, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Back to the Secret Garden (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.
Style: feel good, atmospheric, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, save the day, obsessive quest, destiny, youth, escapades, imaginary kingdom, estate, child's point of view, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, village, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, escapades, danger, save the day, heroes, adventure, wise man, disorder, friends, village, friendship, legends and myths ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, friendship, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, society, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, farm, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%