Movies like God's Army

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God's Army (2000)
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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 missionaries and, to top it off, his first companion, 29-year-old Marcus Dalton, proves to be a harsh mentor. After only one day as a missionary, Allen is ready to hang up his necktie and go home. Allen becomes a part of the drama occurring under the everyday surface of missionary life. After only a few intense days, Allen finds faith he didn't know he had, and courage he didn't know he lacked. He learns that the time has come to put away childish things, and to become more than just a man--to become a man of God.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: youth, family relations, couple relations, religions or cults, parents and children, life is a bitch, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, society, human nature, couples, terminal illness, working class, redemption, coming of age, siblings relations, disorder, tragic hero, culture clash, christianity, baptism, mormon, christian, missionary ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to God's Army

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, youth and redemption mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like God's Army: States of Grace (2005), Waterproof (2000), Bilal's Stand (2010), The Doctor (1991), Phantom Pain (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
States of Grace (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: serious, disturbing, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, mormon, high school life, urban, society, hospital, high school, church, teenage life, going straight, human spirit, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: utah, california, venice, europe, usa ...
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95%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, immigrants, hopes, crimes, gang, dysfunctional family, aging, society, store, family relations, religions or cults, battles ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family business, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, workplace, youth, self discovery, religions or cults, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, intern, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 823
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, misfit, human nature, family relations, redemption, new love, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 323
Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, injustice, family relations, society, couples, youth, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 251
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, coming of age, love and romance, family life, friendship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Unexpected Family (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later Ruth comes back saying she wants her kids and Barbara goes ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, guardian, betrayal, legal action, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, custody, legal, youth, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 592
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, family, hopes, parents and children, redemption, society, reunion, self discovery, adoption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 534
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, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: redemption, power relations, reach out, human spirit, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Is There Life Out There? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, college life, couples, family life, school, college, family relations, terminal illness, youth, starting over, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 3K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, death of wife, marriage, family, couples, rebelliousness, love and romance, couple relations, babies and infants, life is a bitch, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, estrangement, therapist, rock, terminal illness, rehabilitation, generation gap, human spirit, treatment, introspection, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, hopes, family life, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 472
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, witty, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, disorder, couples, human spirit, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: disability, hopes, social misfits, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, doctors and patients, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, rich and poor, life is a bitch, parents and children, buddies, human nature, best friends, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, family problems, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, parents and children, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, addiction, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: death in the family, friends, family relations, family problems, social misfits, redemption, society, youth, friendship, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: disco, racism, immigrants, life is a bitch, music, hopes, follow your dream, coming of age, culture clash, nightlife, nightclub, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, follow your dream, high school life, human nature, eating disorder, society, misfit, high school, love and romance, hopes, social relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: elderly, aging, righting the wronged, family relations, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, family problems, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: city life, dealing with death, teachers and students, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, underdog, against the odds, human spirit, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, bereavement, gay brother, terminal illness, family gatherings, life is a bitch, dealing with death, hopes, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, gender ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, dancer's life, romance, family relations, youth, hopes, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, youth, self discovery, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, society, drug abuse, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, human nature, family feud, family problems, redemption, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: housekeeper, hopes, fall in love, family relations, power relations, friends, dysfunctional family, friendship, boss and employee, follow your dream, suburban life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: church, chases and races, siblings relations, unlikely criminals, fugitives, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, hostages, criminal heroes, crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle, misfit, society, family problems, couples, teenage life, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%