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: emotional, inspirational, sentimental, touching, light, thought provoking, feel good, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, mentor, education, deafness, children, childhood, deaf, catholic, tutor, christian, social misfits, dedicated educator, communication problem, female protagonist, love, catastrophe, time travel, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, boston, usa

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Most similar movies to The Miracle Worker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sincere films with plots about mentor, hopes, childhood, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Family genres. Some movies like The Miracle Worker: Awakenings (1990), Front of the Class (2008), October Sky (1999), Temple Grandin (2010), Dangerous Minds (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: motivational, sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, psychology, patient, cure, catatonia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Biography, 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: inspirational, touching, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, school, social misfits, disability, stuttering, honest, friendship, father son relationship, understanding ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: louisiana, england, usa, atlanta georgia
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100%
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: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: deaf, disability, power relations, youth, young heroes, hopes, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, misfit, love and romance, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: small town, friendship, teacher, follow your dream, mathematics, against the odds, generation gap, teenage life, life philosophy, space program, scientist, dedicated educator ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, year 1957
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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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, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, human spirit, disability, scientist, teacher, female protagonist, against the odds, mother daughter relationship, inventor, psychology, ambition, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, year 1951 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, arizona, harvard university
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100%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, blindness and impaired vision, teacher, dedicated educator, human spirit, lifestyle, education, teacher student relationship, blind character, deaf ...
Time: 90s, victorian era, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, inspirational, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, gang, teenager, school teacher, coming of age, school, hip hop, gangsters, mentor, amusement park, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco
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100%
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, compassionate, sad, serious ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, injustice, family relations, irish, youth, parents and children, depression, children, society, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, england, boston ...
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100%
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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: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mute or deaf, illness, nun, dedicated educator, teachers and students, blind character, female protagonist, hopes, human spirit, family relations, sign language, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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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, emotional, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: communication problem, disability, teacher, mute or deaf, teachers and students, age difference, struggle, deaf, determination, graduation, human spirit, social misfits ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, rough, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, racism, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, mentor, school, teenager, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1992, year 2006 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: touching, inspirational, sincere, unusual plot structure, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, handicapped, writers, paralysis, art, poet, painter, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, canada, england, dublin ireland, europe
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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: uplifting, captivating, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, childhood, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, motorcycle, teenage love, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, against the odds, teachers and students, isolation, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
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33%
The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director Fran├žois Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: education, coming of age, children, youth, doctor, feral child, psychology, deaf, boy, teacher, nude, transformation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 70s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, new jersey, south of france ...
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100%
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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: inspirational, psychological, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychology, family reunited, african american, u.s. navy, redemption, child abuse, justice, honest, depression, life philosophy, transformation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, africa, usa, mexico, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, high school, education, teenager, mathematics, school, gang, dedicated educator, mentor, civil rights, coming of age, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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22%
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: inspirational, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, teens
Plot: life, life philosophy, rags to riches, human spirit, homeless, rise to the top, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, down on your luck, hopes, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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22%
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The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, captivating, rough ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: refugee, culture clash, survival, friendship, childhood, children, immigrants, courage, civil war, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: africa, sudan, boston, south africa, kenya ...
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21%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: psychological, touching, sexy, neurotic, erotic ...
Plot: mental illness, writers, depression, mental institution, art, women, children, woman, feminist, child abuse, female nudity, female writer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
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21%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, life is a bitch, disability, courage, cure, boy, hopes, research, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, year 1986, year 1983, 80s
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, edinburgh scotland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, prejudice, african american, medical, human spirit, surgery, interracial relations, friendship between men, patient, surgeon, talented, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, african american, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, racism, strong female character ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deaf, sign language, disability, teacher, love, deafness, couple relations, communication problem, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, inspirational, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: disability, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, coma, patient, death, life turned upside down, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, hong kong ...
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21%
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: feel good, romantic, sweet, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: correspondence, friendship, bookstore, writers, death, post war, marriage, dentist, longing, pen pal, love, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, hopes, hustler, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, life is a bitch, betrayal, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: california, indiana
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20%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, inspirational, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, animals, environmental, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, nature, hunting, life & death, brutality, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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: inspirational, uplifting, intellectual, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, children, mentor, genius, tournament, teacher, sport, coming of age, childhood, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sexy, sad, sweet, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, women, mother daughter relationship, adultery, marriage, male nudity, police investigation, lone hero, obsession, beautiful scenery, twists and turns, epileptic ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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20%