Movies like My Sister's Keeper

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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
 7.4
 84K
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, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch, hopes, legal action, sisters, doctor, lawsuit, death, family relations, couple relations, family life, family problems, sick child, fighting illness, genetic engineering ...
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, sentimental and touching films with plots about hospital, family relations, terminal illness, redemption, mentor, destiny and death mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like My Sister's Keeper: The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Still Alice (2014), The Ultimate Gift (2006), Now Is Good (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, youth, coping, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, cancer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.5
 115K
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: supportive spouse, memory loss, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, parenthood, mother daughter relationship, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family bonds, 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, serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, inheritance, child illness, friendship, redemption, wealth, life is a bitch, friends, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, ecuador, south america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 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, sad, touching, heartbreaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, love and romance, dying, last wish, first sex, teenage love, virginity, teenager, youth, cancer, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: child illness, friendship, postman, letter, cancer, family, family relations, friends, terminal illness, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 19K
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, research, medicine, cure, life is a bitch, family relations, nursing, family problems, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., italy, edinburgh scotland, medical school, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, illness, accident, parent child relationship, faith, prayer, terminal illness, child protagonist, female protagonist, coping, cure, swing ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, single parent, actor, death, funeral, human nature, artists and showbiz, widow, loss of loved one, terminal illness ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: malaria, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, terminal illness, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, light ...
Plot: starting over, sheriff, redemption, hopes, countryside, farm, single parent, old friend, family problems, loss of family member, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 10K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, child birth, unfulfillment, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
...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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, against the odds, society, custody, family in crisis, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, animals, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, true love, first love, teenage life, high school life, terminal illness, fall in love, coming of age, teen romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, irish, artist, videotaping, audition, loss of son, actor, halloween costume, home renovation, immigration, immigrants, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, religions or cults, family relations, social relations, dealing with death, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, small town life, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: family, family problems, family life, americana, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dealing with death, child illness, hopes, against the odds, hospital, family relations, life is a bitch, couples, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 327
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: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, child illness, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, hopes, adoption, religions or cults, family relations, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, hopes, family relations, power relations, intern, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 11K
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, terminal illness, cancer, small town, homecoming, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: iraq war, insomnia, support group, marines, couples, innocence lost, family relations, protecting from truth, on the road, anti war, gulf war, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 55K
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, step parent, family life, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, reconciliation, marijuana, architect, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, psychological, gloomy, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, farm, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, unfulfillment, infidelity, legal, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, hopes, legal action, child illness, babies and infants, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, orphan, pregnancy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, hopes, obsessive quest, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%