Movies like I Am

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I Am (2010)
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they are each joined by a mysterious companion -- ever present with a loving guidance without judgment for their actions. The more they attempt to fix their lives, the deeper they sink into chaos, pain, and loss. In addition, we discover that sin is a matrix connecting even the most remote of strangers to one another. It is at this breaking point when we see the presence of this companion was no accident. He was the ever-loving constant who refused to abandon His people -- even when they abandoned Him.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, musician, lawyer, cancer, businessman, billionaire, missing person, doctor, sin, terminal illness, grief, bar, death of child, attorney, cryogenics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about society, hopes, redemption, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like I Am: A Beautiful Soul (2012), The Errand of Angels (2008), The Last Rites of Joe May (2011), Hide Away (2011), The Confession (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, religions or cults, church, clergy, society, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, aging, family relations, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, friends, bittersweet, elderly, single parent, pneumonia, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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84%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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81%
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Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, haunted by the past, redemption, downfall, pregnancy, spirituality, female protagonist, life turned upside down, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adoption, family relations, protecting from truth, hopes, life is a bitch, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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63%
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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: couples, redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, hopes, tragic hero, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, golden years, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, addiction, self discovery, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, couples, alcohol abuse, introspection, redemption, islam, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, religions or cults, disability, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, artists and showbiz, introspection, actor's life, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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46%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, life turned upside down, sex scene, female protagonist, couples, society, urban, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, family life, redemption, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, introspection, hopes, dancer's life, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, family problems, haunted by the past, society, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 664
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, norway, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, light ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, high school, youth, opposites attract, couples, teenage life, social relations, friendship, society, self discovery, manhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, christian film ...
Plot: hollywood, society, overdose, drug abuse, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, starlet, cause and meaning, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, buddies, parents and children, profanity, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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