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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: sincere, uplifting, captivating, biting, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, family relations, painting, leg, writer's life, misfit, performer's life, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, social misfits, dignity, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking alcohol, storytelling, friendship, drinking, hospital, family relations and love mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like My Left Foot: An Angel at My Table (1990), The Elephant Man (1980), The Miracle Worker (1962), Mask (1985), Angela's Ashes (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
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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: touching, contemplative, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
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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, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, exploitation, disability, human nature, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
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