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My Left Foot (1989)
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My Left Foot (1989)
Original name: My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
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 retarded for the first ten years of his life.
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy, sentimental, thought provoking, gloomy, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet, writer's life, medical, love, painter, depression, catastrophe, time travel, psychology, loneliness, motivation, life, family, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland

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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 storytelling, hopes, hospital, family relations, doctor, drinking alcohol and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like My Left Foot: The Elephant Man (1980), Breathe (2017), An Angel at My Table (1990), Mask (1985), The Field (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, disfigurement, social misfits, dignity, freak, hospital, exploitation, melancholy, cruelty, life is a bitch, isolation, curiosity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
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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, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, french, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, courage, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, africa, nepal ...
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Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: sad, compassionate, factual, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, marriage, love, adaptation, human spirit, inventor, near death experience ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971, year 1970, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, germany, spain, england, kenya
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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: sexy, touching, psychological, neurotic, spiritual ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, mental institution, depression, prodigy, female nudity, child abuse, insanity, adaptation, unlikely friendships, solitude, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
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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, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, disability, handicapped, human spirit, fall in love, depression, biker, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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100%
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: farmer, village, fight, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love, irish, tragedy, death, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, boston, europe
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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 ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
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Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, cerebral, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, genius, paranoia, schizophrenia, prodigy, mathematician, obsession, insanity, scientist, nobel prize, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, washington d.c. ...
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, youth, family relations, irish, unemployment, human nature, society, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, england ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: emotional, uplifting, touching, dramatic, sad ...
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Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
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35%
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Style: touching, psychological, scenic, sexy, serious ...
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Style: thought provoking, stylized, sexy, experimental, realistic ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: psychological, heartbreaking, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: uplifting, feel good, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary
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Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gardener, friendship, lgbt, homosexual, depression, life & death, adaptation, loneliness, frankenstein, maid ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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