Movies like My Sister's Keeper

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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
 7.4
 83K
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.
Style: sentimental, sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, compassionate, serious, realistic, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, lawyer, parenthood, hospital, legal action, family drama, sisters, hopes, relationships, life is a bitch, death, childhood, sick child, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, lawsuit, doctor, parent child relationship, court case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana

Most similar movies to My Sister's Keeper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, terminal illness, hospital, dialogue, destiny, redemption and mentor mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like My Sister's Keeper: Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Still Alice (2014), The Ultimate Gift (2006), Now Is Good (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, school, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, teenage life, love and romance, dealing with death, fall in love, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 111K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, columbia university, relationships, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family drama, family bonds, parenthood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, child illness, inheritance, terminal illness, introspection, redemption, friendship, wealth, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, love and romance, first sex, dying, teenager, cancer, youth, dealing with death, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: child illness, letter, cancer, friendship, postman, redemption, family, suburbs, god, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 18K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: 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: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, medicine, terminal illness, life is a bitch, research, cure, treatment, parents and children, parent child relationship, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, washington d.c., edinburgh scotland, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, single parent, human spirit, parents and children, small town, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 39K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: aids, irish, home renovation, halloween costume, immigration, audition, redemption, immigrants, loss of son, videotaping, artist, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, parents and children, small town, small town life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, social relations, family life, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, divorce, house, midlife crisis, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, parents and children, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, doctors and patients, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, redemption, couples, power relations, human nature, human spirit, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 316
Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: terminal illness, dealing with death, child illness, death in the family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, adoption, religions or cults, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, terminal illness, cancer, transplant, leukemia, estrangement, arson, siblings relations, sister, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, parents and children, actor, human nature, single parent, widow, artists and showbiz, death, funeral, friends, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, talky, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: mountain, family, family life, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations, americana, eccentric family, couples, family problems, redheaded woman, fishing ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, leukemia, child illness, friends, youth, best friends, human spirit, family, death, terminal illness, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 838
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, desert, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, introspection, working class, suburbs, human nature, urban ghetto, parents and children, high school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heart attack, terminal illness, aging, golden years, redemption, parent child relationship, human nature, dysfunctional family, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, legal action, child illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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