Movies like The Miracle Worker

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The Miracle Worker (1962)
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, gloomy, serious, realistic, inspirational, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, blind character, human spirit, disability, teacher, family relations, struggle, tutor, tantrum, railway station, institution, handicapped, social misfits, youth, misfit, teachers and students, parents and children, overcoming, against the odds, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, communication problem, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston

Most similar movies to The Miracle Worker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, power relations, misfit, family relations, youth and disability mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like The Miracle Worker: Marie's Story (2014), Front of the Class (2008), Cries from the Heart (1994), Black (2005), Temple Grandin (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, love and romance, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, young heroes, youth, power relations, against the odds, college ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
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100%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children, nun, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, human spirit, dedicated educator, blindness and impaired vision, teachers and students, lifestyle, teacher student relationship, miraculous event, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, teachers and students, hopes, human spirit, social misfits, isolation, against the odds, youth, power relations, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Front of the Class (2008)
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, tourette's syndrome, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, stuttering, family relations, against the odds, follow your dream, human spirit, torment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, family in crisis, rehabilitation, misfit, courtroom drama, mentally challenged, family problems, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, teachers and students, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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100%
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Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, determination, disability, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, dysfunctional family, social misfits, teenage life ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1962, year 1975, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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100%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: handicapped, falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: poet, handicapped, disability, paralysis, human spirit, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, society, youth, single parent, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, teachers and students, social misfits, parents and children, human spirit, dedicated educator, family relations, against the odds, hopes, deaf mute, ambition, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, life is a bitch, hopes, against the odds, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, parents and children, disability, family problems, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, 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: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, mathematics, teacher, summer school, studying, cheating, mexican american, education, idealism, youth, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 285K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, football, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: talky, uplifting, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: misfit, power relations, against the odds, physical appearance, doctors and patients, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, human host, disability, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, hopes, dedicated educator, parents and children, boss and employee, social misfits, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, unlikely partners, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, parents and children, family relations, down on your luck, cons and scams, human nature, life is a bitch, terminal illness, single parent, betrayal, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, rivalry, hopes, sport, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, profanity, challenge, changing lives, power relations, obstacle, hardcase students, urban ghetto, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1998
Place: harlem, usa, new york, north carolina, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Father Damien (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: social misfits, heroes, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, society, human nature, tragic hero, against the odds, fighting the system, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, genius, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, hopes, teenage life, profanity, karate, amusement park, school teacher, rap, naval officer, high school life, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: support group, against the odds, dedicated educator, human spirit, idealism, hopes, teenage life, society, teachers and students, child abuse, children, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: therapy, psychiatrist, redemption, child abuse, african american, navy, anger, demotion, childhood, first love, changing lives, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, bookstore, correspondence, romance, bittersweet, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%