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We Shall Overcome (2006)
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We Shall Overcome (2006)
Original name: Drømmen
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, young heroes, youth, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, anti conformity, farm, children, father son relationship, summer, traumatic childhood, little boy, village, depression, grownups, parent child relationship, village life, bravery, child ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark

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Most similar movies to We Shall Overcome

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, family problems and society mostly in Drama, Family and History genres. Some movies like We Shall Overcome: Louder Than Words (2013), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Bilal's Stand (2010), Won't Back Down (2012), Finn (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, child prodigy, hopes, african american, self esteem, elementary school, teacher, culture clash, prejudice, unlikely friendships, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: education, school, fighting the system, human spirit, parents and children, teachers and students, hopes, society, youth, changing lives, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 329
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: youth, friendship, family, father figure, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, elderly, teachers and students, musician's life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 528
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: society, youth, family relations, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, orphan, family problems, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 163
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, gay, lgbt, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 3K
Worlds Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: jehovah's witness, religions or cults, self discovery, introspection, teenage life, love and romance, moral dilemma, forbidden love, male female relationship, brainwashing, betrayal, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, lifestyle, hopes, self discovery, farm, poverty, survival, nature, farmer, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: blind character, coming of age, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
63%
Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage boy, gay, friendship between boys, first gay sexual experience, loss of mother, gay interest, sex scene, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 153
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, hopes, single parent, youth, teachers and students, actress ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 256
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: teenage boy, miraculous event, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, coming of age, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 535
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, hopes, terrorism, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, family in danger, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, human spirit, animal life, pets, young heroes, magic, youth, dog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, girl, children, wolf ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 188
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 588
Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, art house ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, orphan, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, boarding school life, human spirit, family problems, society, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, homeless, youth, changing lives, power relations, society, hopes, teachers and students, idealism, school, dedication, new job ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: new mexico, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, self discovery, family problems, hopes, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.6
 755
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 2K
Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, estrangement, death in the family, brother sister relationship, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 614
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, family problems, parents and children, friendship, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 1K
Mooz-lum (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, social differences, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, college, social relations, teachers and students, lifestyle, society, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 451
Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, politics, motherhood, political unrest, youth, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, communism, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 187
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, contests and competitions, family, parents and children, friendship, pets, friends, animal life, family relations, youth, elementary school, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, pets, family life, nursing, coming of age, orphan, youth, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%