Movies like A Mother's Prayer

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A Mother's Prayer (1995)
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A Mother's Prayer (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS, at first she refuses to believe it, but soon turns her attentions to the problem of what will happen to her son when she dies.
Plot: medical, aids, psychiatry, adoption, nurse, syringe, needle, latex gloves, roller skating

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Most similar movies to A Mother's Prayer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, nurse, medical, life is a bitch, aids, hospital and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like A Mother's Prayer: The Littlest Victims (1989), The Shift (2013), An Unexpected Life (1998), An Unexpected Family (1996), A Place for Annie (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Littlest Victims (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tim Matheson play a doctor that treats children with AIDS. He tries to convince his colleagues that the children got the disease from their parents. Based on a true story.
Plot: children, medical, doctor, african american, eyeglasses, needle, medicine, aids, syringe, white coat, caucasian, injection ...
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95%
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The Shift (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The Shift is the story of one 12 hour night shift in the ER and the life and death decisions that have to be made. With the issue of euthanasia in the headlines this is a timely and compelling story.
Plot: medical, cancer, lung cancer, drowning, nurse, medical mask, emergency room, locker, latex gloves, sweat, doll, drugs ...
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70%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, surprise, affection, judge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son estrangement, baby, pregnancy, custody, aunt niece relationship ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, guardian, unfulfillment, youth, betrayal, legal, family problems, custody, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, nanny, gender, couples, family relations, power relations, family problems, strong female presence, bittersweet, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Almost Paradise (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Catherine (Catherine Enoe) is native to Grenada and works as a nurse caring for outpatients. She travels from patient to patient healing them and taking the pulse of contemporary Grenada.
Plot: jungle, nurse, medical
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, mormon, deathbed ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Why me? (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.
Plot: nurse, car accident, disfigurement, plastic surgery, miscarriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Evergreen (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent seemingly idyllic family and goes to extremes to gain acceptance.
Audience: teens
Plot: female director, first time, mother daughter relationship, loss of virginity, poverty, agoraphobia, troubled marriage, sex, pacific northwest, new student
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Orphaned by A.I.D.S., South African children Ibutho and Umsindisi SIlongo try to make a fresh start in the United States. What they do not know is that their struggles are far from over.
Style: captivating
Plot: orphan, african, immigration, adoption, kids in trouble, children, life is a bitch, society, social relations, social problems, social issues, aids ...
Place: new york, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, unfulfillment, estrangement, midlife crisis, psychedelia, guru, panic, divorce, hippie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Roses Are for the Rich (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, even at the cost of her own happiness. When her attempts ...
Plot: cyanide, doll, revenge, coal mine, murder trial, rose
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, drug addict, teenage angst, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, drug addiction, drug use, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fighting for Freedom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two intertwined families, one American, one Mexican, and their fight to save three year old illegal Angelina from deportation.
Plot: illegal immigration, immigration, farmer, american dream, amnesty, patriotism, mexican, american, latin, national security, politics, border patrol
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Thumb Tripping (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gary and Shay are two happy-go-lucky flower children who hitchhike in the beautiful Big Sur-Monterey area of California.
Style: road movie
Plot: female nudity, truck, truck driver, travel, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), weirdo, hitchhiker, motorcyclist, hitchhiking, mother daughter relationship, urination ...
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Northern Borders (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 'Northern Borders' tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It's 1956 ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative, tense, suspenseful
Plot: boy, child protagonist, family relations, childhood, coming of age, bereavement, marital strife, heist, child with gun, old man, bank robber, child driving a car ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: reunion, coach, basketball, haunted by the past, friendship, ambition, contests and competitions, buddies, introspection, friends, sport team, election ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, gloomy, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, family relations, embezzlement, jail, boardwalk, daydreamer, monopoly, crimes, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, atlanta georgia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: family relations, aids, terminal illness, beach, best friend, lighthouse, learning to drive, grandmother grandson relationship, brother sister relationship, grandmother, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Terminal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hospital in need of funds announces a cure for a form of brain cancer, having saved several wealthy men's lives. When a young girl with the cancer dies, one doctor notices that she and all the cured men had been treated with exactly the same ...
Plot: hospital, white coat, african american, flowers, name tag, stethoscope, latex gloves, cancer patient, medical, gunshot wound, gunshot, computer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 231K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, lgbt, hiv, court, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Last Supper (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris is a dancer dying of AIDS. He has chosen euthanasia to end his suffering. With the assistance of his lover Val and his doctor, he surrounds himself in his last hours with everything that made his life special and creates his ultimate work of ...
Plot: euthanasia, aids, disease, gay interest, homosexual, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 10K
Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nightingales (US) (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nightingales is an American medical drama television series that aired on NBC from January 21, 1989 to April 26, 1989. The series, produced by Aaron Spelling Productions, follows the stories of Christine Broderick, a supervisor of student nurses, ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: hospital, nurse, medical, roommate, doctor, female bonding
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Nightingales (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five pretty nurse students and their boss Leonore are the focus of this TV series. They are all living together in a villa called "Nightingale House" located in Los Angeles. Leonore has a complicated private relation to one of the ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: physician, blonde, nurse
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Style: inspirational
Plot: female director, interracial relations, civil rights movement, african american, neighbor, supreme court, civil rights, segregation, racism
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Secret Weapons (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in love with one of her targets, and must figure out how to avoid ...
Plot: spy, blackmail, surveillance, love, target, russian, girl stripped down to bra, kgb, russian spy, female spy, femme fatale, girl in bra and panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An Unexpected Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate Mayer seems to have it all: a nice suburban house, two loving children and a devoted husband. But Kate is anything but happy. She is disappointed not only with her marriage, but with her entire life. In her pursuit of happiness, this frustrated ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian mother, lesbian, sexual awakening, secret love, divorce, bigotry, self discovery, fall in love, starting over, lesbian sex, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%