Movies like Little Man Tate

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Little Man Tate (1991)
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Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful intellect is harboured in the body and emotions of a child.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, working class, mathematics, single parent, college, mentor, prodigy, hospital, childhood, genius, happy ending, children, loneliness, parents and children, psychology, storytelling, redemption, unlikely friendships, teacher, underdog, autism, runaway, friendship, depression, school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Front of the Class
Drama
USA
95 min.
 8.2
Sling Blade
Drama
USA
135 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about mentor, childhood, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Little Man Tate: Nell (1994), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), The Tic Code (1998), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Stand and Deliver (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nell
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family, solitude, psychology, innocence lost, death, self discovery, doctors, wilderness, doctors and patients, mentor, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, urban, contests and competitions, happy ending, kids and family, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
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System:   92%
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The Tic Code
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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System:   83%
    User:   68%
 
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Bastard Out of Carolina
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child abuse, rape, violence, hospital, innocence lost, poverty, brutality, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   79%
    User:   68%
 
Stand and Deliver
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, idealism, school, underdog, dedicated educator, fighting the system, mentor, hardcase students, childhood, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   68%
 
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The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, father son relationship, religion, jews, judaism, unlikely friendships, jewish, childhood, interracial relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, israel, usa, california
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System:   72%
    User:   66%
 
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The Beaver
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, mental illness, suicide attempt, hospital, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, alter ego, psychiatrist, redemption, loneliness, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   69%
    User:   58%
 
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Front of the Class
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: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: stuttering, school, disability, teacher, social misfits, childhood, mentor, family, follow your dream, life philosophy, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
 7.7
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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System:   62%
    User:   67%
 
Finding Forrester
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
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System:   58%
    User:   65%
 
 6.4
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Carny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, small town life, mentor, runaway, teenage life, family relations, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
Phoebe in Wonderland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, surreal, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, school, teacher, coming of age, imaginary friend, imagination, psychiatrist, fantasy world, dedicated educator, childhood, social misfits, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
 7.6
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Ponette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, death, children, dealing with death, friendship, childhood, school, imagination, adolescence, hopes, mentor, bereavement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo, kindergarten
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System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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A Cool, Dry Place
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single father, small town, friendship, love triangle, single parent, father son relationship, divorce, parenthood, mentor, starting over, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
 8.0
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Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
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My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family life, afterlife, reconciliation, life & death, life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
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The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, india, usa, taj mahal, ohio
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, single parent, small town, teacher, parents and children, adolescence, family, drinking, runaway, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, connecticut
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
 6.7
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The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, violence, innocence lost, morality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
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System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
Jack the Bear
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, single parent, dealing with death, hospital, single father, family drama, childhood, parents and children, loneliness, adolescence, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, oakland california
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 6.9
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Radio Flyer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, child abuse, parents and children, imaginary friend, dysfunctional family, bullying, children, siblings relations, mentor, physical abuse, life is a bitch, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: california, cross country, oklahoma
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System:   48%
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Stolen Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, catholicism, judaism, religion, jewish, children, irish, jews, suburbs, parents and children, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 7.4
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Chocolate
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, colonialism, coming of age, racism, french, interracial relations, jazz, relationships, social differences, storytelling, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Foxes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, drug abuse, addiction, self discovery, adolescence, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, parents and children, childhood, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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One True Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, parents and children, sacrifice, literature, suicide, small town, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
12 and Holding
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 

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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
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Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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