Movies that are like Pay It Forward

If you like "Pay It Forward" you are probably looking for sentimental, touching, sincere and inspirational movies of Drama genre about / that have / with child's point of view, childhood, life philosophy, good deed, teacher, disfigurement and single parent themes shot in USA.
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Pay It Forward (2000)
 7.2
 104K
Pay It Forward
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, serious, realistic, bad ending, surprise ending, uplifting, sad, dramatic, twist ending, intellectual, interesting, cerebral, earnest, motivational, heartbreaking, intense
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child's point of view, childhood, life philosophy, good deed, teacher, disfigurement, single parent, school, alone in the world, death, mentor, homeless, drugs/alcohol, destiny, parents and children, happy ending, catastrophe, injustice, sacrifice, junior high school, burn injury, first contact, storytelling, life, love story, natural disaster, society, stereotypes, manipulation, redemption, survival, utopia, youth, exotic dancer, family relations, creativity, human nature, dialogue, transformation, teachers and students, greed, addiction, alcohol abuse, writers, justice, hopes, tragedy, honest, love and romance, fantasy world, power relations, prejudice, life & death, humanity, underdog, bully, generosity, stripper, classmates, everyday life, social problems, female slaps male, forgiveness, charity, precocious child, social injustice, protective male, news reporter, homeless man, abusive husband, teacher student relationship, kindness, drug addiction, single mother, boy, interview, mother son relationship, teaching, loud music, stab wound, ex husband, caucasian, inhaler, knife wound, tv, middle school, garage, alcoholic, gang member, abuse, hospital, knife, teenager, television, teenage boy, bicycle, martyrdom, death of son, gasoline, birthday
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Front of the Class
Drama
USA
95 min.
 8.2
I Am Sam
Drama
USA
132 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to Pay It Forward

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots including mentor, destiny, catastrophe, storytelling, childhood, redemption and runaway themes mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Pay It Forward: Finding Forrester (2000), Radio Flyer (1992), The Man Without a Face (1993), The Doctor (1991), My Life (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Finding Forrester
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational, sincere, realistic, dramatic, interesting, feel good, intellectual, compassionate, earnest, clever, cerebral, basketball movie
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator, writers, unlikely friendships, prodigy, urban, life philosophy, destiny, internet, stereotypes, redemption, storytelling, creativity, follow your dream, dialogue, mathematics, teachers and students, character study, catastrophe, childhood, cancer, corruption, foul language, underdog, courage, artists and showbiz, runaway, justice, drinking, honest, secrets, private school, plagiarism, transformation, friends, god, life, happy ending, race issues, hopes
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 11K
Radio Flyer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sad, inspirational, bad ending, idiotic, melancholic, clever, interesting
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, child abuse, parents and children, imaginary friend, dysfunctional family, bullying, children, siblings relations, mentor, physical abuse, life is a bitch, runaway, kids and family, brothers, catastrophe, youth, death, storytelling, couples, chase, abuse, family relations, life philosophy, natural disaster, destiny, end of the world, couple relations, alcohol abuse, fantasy world, lone hero, culture clash, survival, brutality, island, creativity, life, classic car, unlikely friendships, school, dialogue, family, pornography, adolescence, happy ending, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, life & death, underdog, adaptation, adventure
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: cross country, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
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The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, talky, serious, realistic, sincere, dramatic, reflective, earnest, inspirational, intense, light, melancholic
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice, coming-of-age, misfit, small town, adaptation, book, society, life philosophy, runaway, life is a bitch, family, father son relationship, catastrophe, suspicion, love, mysterious character, destiny, children, teaching the ways of the world, sexual abuse, storytelling, transformation, false accusation, dishonesty, drinking, culture clash, relationships, prejudice, happy ending, unfulfillment, accident, secret, betrayal, fantasy world, power relations, poetry, justice, literature, dysfunctional family, first contact
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, dramatic, melancholic, compassionate, sincere, realistic, intense, interesting, inspirational, cerebral, earnest, reflective, light
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, redemption, cancer, doctors, doctors and patients, destiny, mentor, first contact, existentialism, psychiatry, catastrophe, secrets, happy ending, chase, greed, idealism, storytelling, psychiatrist, mythology, couples, humanity, transformation, police investigation, power relations, mad scientist, natural disaster, loneliness, human nature, survival, nudity (full frontal - brief), sacrifice, surgery, doctor, conspiracy, death, politics, human spirit, dialogue, corruption, technology, solitude, creativity, introspection, fantasy world, beautiful scenery, life & death, political, betrayal, life philosophy, self discovery
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   91%
 
 6.8
 9K
My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious, sad, realistic, heartbreaking, clever, reflective, dramatic, sincere, inspirational, intense, melancholic
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family life, afterlife, reconciliation, life & death, life, dysfunctional family, self discovery, destiny, mentor, parents and children, family, life philosophy, catastrophe, hospital, courage, tragedy, life is a bitch, transformation, vengeance, solitude, honest, baby, depression, survival, unfulfillment, sacrifice, existentialism, pregnancy, storytelling, doctors, natural disaster, couples, first contact, family relations, relationships, father-son relationship, redemption, chase, couple relations, family drama, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, happy ending, loneliness
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   84%
 
 7.6
 132K
I Am Sam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, sweet, dramatic, heartbreaking, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, sad, earnest, interesting, intense, feel good
Plot: lawyer, parenthood, single father, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, disability, love, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, autism, hospital, adoption, runaway, mentally challenged, friendship, single parent, divorce, rock, happy ending, homeless, child custody, manipulation, mental illness, mentor, destiny, justice, custody, human spirit, courtroom drama, parents and children, life, catastrophe, life philosophy, love story, redemption, against the odds, honest, social services, children's book, locked door, family, legal, storytelling, transformation, relationships, life & death, childhood, prejudice, courage, depression
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
Front of the Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting, sweet, dramatic, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, earnest, talky, emotional, romantic
Audience: family outing
Plot: stuttering, school, disability, teacher, social misfits, childhood, mentor, follow your dream, family, life philosophy, life & death, parents and children, honest, doctors, children, destiny, bullying, life, teachers and students, fight scenes, unlikely friendships, culture clash, women, happy ending, friendship, idealism, drinking, teenage life, runaway, underdog, dreams, father-son relationship, greed, classic car, coming of age, death, natural disaster, catastrophe, creativity, foul language, against the odds, manipulation, father son relationship, ambition, rags to riches, hopes, cancer, tragedy, misfit, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   97%
 
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Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting, inspirational, sweet, earnest, dramatic, entertaining, light, interesting, intense
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, urban, happy ending, kids and family, children, competition, unlikely friendships, elementary school, human spirit, childhood, family, family drama, spelling, teacher, father daughter relationship, parents and children, stereotypes, runaway, redemption, culture clash, teachers and students, prejudice, foul language, rivalry, against the odds, destiny, catastrophe, school, storytelling, hopes, race issues, segregation, honest, society, african american, youth, bullying, dialogue, women, family relations, relationships, power relations, black people
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   69%
 
 6.5
 25K
Nell
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, dramatic, earnest, sad, compassionate, inspirational, interesting, melancholic, sweet, reflective
Plot: isolation, family, solitude, psychology, innocence lost, death, self discovery, doctors, doctors and patients, wilderness, mentor, disability, loneliness, hospital, beautiful scenery, destiny, alone in the world, mental illness, catastrophe, life, happy ending, autism, forest, lake, sexualized violence, power relations, first contact, humanity, culture clash, courtroom, life philosophy, childhood, adaptation, stereotypes, psychiatrist, love story, courage, twin sister, feral child, psychologist, tragedy, transformation, life & death, storytelling, manipulation, dreams, honest, dialogue, adoption, runaway
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   81%
 
 7.7
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, dramatic, compassionate, harsh, reflective, sad, inspirational, light, sweet
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes, coming-of-age, life & death, school, loneliness, bullying, parents and children, runaway, fantasy world, destiny, teenager, poetry, transformation, hopes, storytelling, youth, life philosophy, catastrophe, family relations, drinking, cancer, life is a bitch, sacrifice, small town, culture clash, friends, death, doctors, teacher, adventure, self discovery, courage, innocence lost, first contact, idealism, adaptation, creativity, dialogue, beautiful scenery
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   69%
 
The Spitfire Grill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, dramatic, inspirational, interesting, surprise ending, sad, melancholic, reflective, sweet, earnest, intense
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, redemption, self discovery, storytelling, death, hospital, solitude, destiny, mentor, sacrifice, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, secrets, couples, life, justice, life & death, gay, happy ending, social relations, tragedy, relationships, women, idealism, loneliness, beautiful scenery, dialogue, transformation, first contact, friends, honest, catastrophe, existentialism, church, love story, gays and lesbians, survival, going straight, vengeance, false accusation, childhood, starting over, guilt, introspection, classic car, culture clash, chase, prejudice
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   65%
 
Stand and Deliver
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, inspirational, sincere, feel good, dramatic, gloomy, interesting, rough, entertaining, uplifting, earnest, harsh, talky, intense
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, idealism, school, underdog, dedicated educator, fighting the system, mentor, hardcase students, childhood, urban, runaway, friendship, teachers and students, unlikely friendships, redemption, survival, sacrifice, prejudice, destiny, urban ghetto, high school life, storytelling, corruption, life philosophy, college, hopes, honest, fantasy world, segregation, dialogue, catastrophe, mexican american, education, society, transformation, chase, bullying, hospital, youth, race, homeless, stereotypes, courage, gangs, power relations, small town, teenage life, adolescence
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   60%
 
Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, thought provoking, intellectual, sentimental, inspirational, interesting, entertaining, talky, melancholic, earnest, light, clever
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, working class, mathematics, single parent, college, mentor, prodigy, hospital, childhood, genius, happy ending, children, loneliness, parents and children, psychology, storytelling, redemption, unlikely friendships, teacher, underdog, autism, runaway, friendship, depression, school, youth, life, adoption, aging, secrets, family, waitress, death, dialogue, family relations, adolescence, honest, justice, social misfits, revenge, plot twist, fantasy world, parenthood, spelling bee, bullying, catastrophe, young heroes, pornography, kids and family, character study
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   66%
 
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 6.7
 11K
The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere, dramatic, intense, harsh, inspirational, melancholic, breathtaking, earnest
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, innocence lost, morality, family life, sacrifice, self discovery, happy ending, mentor, coming-of-age, parents and children, family, culture clash, children, unlikely friendships, haunted by the past, fantasy world, vietnam veteran, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, weapons, youth, dialogue, wartime, family relations, prejudice, siblings relations, destiny, brutality, transformation, alcohol abuse, betrayal, idealism, violence, homecoming, child, justice, life is a bitch, friends, life philosophy, society, vengeance, family problems, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
The Emperor's Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, inspirational, clever, dramatic, sentimental, emotional, gloomy, earnest, reflective, harsh, talky
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, cheating, teacher, redemption, friendship, morality, dedicated educator, pornography, mentor, destiny, teachers and students, boarding school life, childhood, school, life philosophy, catastrophe, fantasy world, underdog, unlikely friendships, runaway, youth, sacrifice, corruption, life, immortality, power relations, hardcase students, survival, dialogue, against the rules, children, storytelling, period piece, transformation, happy ending, honest, contests and competitions, reunion, betrayal, culture clash, coming-of-age, idealism, vengeance, rebelliousness, adolescence, revenge, self discovery, family, first contact
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
Mona Lisa Smile
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching, intellectual, serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, sexy, idiotic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, gender, college, stereotypes, dedicated educator, women, friendship, teacher student relationship, friendship between women, mentor, teachers and students, destiny, society, fighting the system, college life, life philosophy, love story, freedom, peer pressure, idealism, school, teacher, art, coming of age, storytelling, prejudice, multiple storylines, divorce, period piece, hopes, happy ending, runaway, catastrophe, segregation, femininity, art history, rowing, school nurse, power relations, gay, relationships, rebelliousness, unlikely friendships, boarding school, cheating, culture clash, student life, rebellion, shopping, family
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new jersey, yale university, campus, harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
Losing Isaiah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, bad ending, melancholic, heartbreaking, light
Plot: adoption, addiction, courtroom, hospital, parenthood, legal action, lawyer, human nature, family, parents and children, children, court, mentor, family drama, courtroom drama, culture clash, interracial romance, happy ending, childhood, custody, women, custody battle, social worker, single parent, surrogate mother, racist, drug addiction, child abuse, baby, hopes, catastrophe, legal, segregation, chase, divorce, society, stereotypes, dysfunctional family, secrets, love, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), homeless, destiny, family relations, pornography, court case, son, mother, smoking
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   66%
 
 6.7
 2K
Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, dramatic, sweet, romantic, light, inspirational, atmospheric, remake of french film
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, death, single parent, bullying, mentor, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, destiny, human nature, family, unlikely friendships, couple relations, catastrophe, infidelity, marriage, love affair, finnish, creativity, love, ghosts, parents and children, happy ending, coming of age, bollywood, underdog, demons, death in the family, natural disaster, culture clash, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, relationship problems, child care, summer, grief, estrangement, childhood, love and romance, dialogue, justice, life, rebellion, first contact, fantasy world, unfulfillment, divorce, lawyer, youth, love story
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
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Scent of a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational, talky, psychological, serious, intense, captivating, interesting, melancholic, compassionate, gloomy, emotional, earnest, clever, suspense, sad, enigmatic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, blindness, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, complex characters, morality, human nature, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, unlikely friendships, blind character, change of heart, character study, life philosophy, social relations, older man younger man relationship, disability, coming of age, depression, school, thanksgiving, redemption, drugs/alcohol, ex military, student, strong sexual content, storytelling, tango, dialogue, courage, drinking, corruption, life & death, courtroom, happy ending, childhood, justice, gangsters, runaway, suicide attempt, twists & turns, vengeance, life, relationships, revenge, preparatory school, colonel, prank, betrayal
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
Down in the Delta
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic, intense, harsh, talky, melancholic, earnest, clever, scenic, sweet, witty, breathtaking
Plot: dysfunctional family, slavery, drugs/alcohol, single parent, storytelling, starting over, family, parents and children, family in crisis, redemption, family life, culture clash, violence, life philosophy, family drama, family relations, relationships, secrets, segregation, destiny, life, catastrophe, rehabilitation, mentor, adaptation, human nature, family bonds, parenthood, addiction, fight scenes, alcohol abuse, dark hero, tragedy, beautiful scenery, drug abuse, love story, political, eccentricity, dialogue, assassination, vengeance, teenage life, justice, interracial romance, runaway, working class, coming of age, prejudice, americana, brutality
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, canada, tokyo, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 198K
Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, sincere, compassionate, heartbreaking, sad, earnest, interesting, sentimental, intense, gloomy, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, tragic ending
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit, gays and lesbians, justice, tragedy, death, stereotypes, underdog, relationships, honest, legal action, mentor, courage, world politics, love, judiciary, terminal illness, corruption, cancer, greed, manipulation, political, family, destiny, love story, human spirit, catastrophe, redemption, disability, politics, culture clash, family drama, injustice, propaganda, pornography, righting the wronged, life philosophy, drinking, partner, dying
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
Life as a House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, talky, serious, gothic, sincere, dramatic, melancholic, reflective, intense, interesting, gloomy, earnest, sad, inspirational, heartbreaking
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, divorce, father son relationship, redemption, hospital, parents and children, depression, death, single father, midlife crisis, mentor, relationships, father-son relationship, life philosophy, family, suburbs, catastrophe, destiny, life, transformation, family drama, parenthood, dialogue, happy ending, loneliness, honest, culture clash, goth, mental illness, storytelling, stereotypes, unfulfillment, vengeance, clones, house, family problems, secrets, solitude, life & death, chase, natural disaster, revenge, family relations, haunted by the past, justice, obsessive quest, brothers, childhood
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
 7.7
 66K
Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized, serious, depressing, dark, sad, melancholic, touching, dramatic, harsh, interesting, gloomy, heartbreaking, inspirational, reflective, intense, thought provoking, talky
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship, existentialism, tragedy, bullying, corruption, childhood, parenthood, life philosophy, social relations, redemption, workplace, friendship, runaway, destiny, life, honest, courage, unlikely friendships, philosophy, drinking, brutality, relationships, sacrifice, hardcase students, alone in the world, prejudice, stereotypes, homeless, prostitution, crime gone awry, hospital, psychology, justice, environment, high school life, violence, solitude, child abuse, death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
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Stolen Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good, sincere, earnest, inspirational, interesting, talky
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, catholicism, judaism, religion, jewish, children, irish, jews, parents and children, suburbs, god, childhood, terminal illness, mentor, reality tv, destiny, islam, jesus, religions or cults, christianity, society, friends, family drama, clergy, catastrophe, dialogue, redemption, contests and competitions, atheism, innocence lost, death, nudity (topless - notable), afterlife, culture clash, storytelling, coming of age, christian, prejudice, vengeance, youth, natural disaster, secrets, family, space opera, family relations, love story, unlikely friendships, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
 1K
Shadrach
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic, sincere, harsh, macabre, sexy, intense, light, melancholic, bleak, bad ending, road movie, reflective, talky
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation, redemption, runaway, transformation, interracial relations, life philosophy, childhood, parents and children, secrets, catastrophe, social differences, classic car, idealism, mentor, custody, family drama, pornography, family, death in the family, destiny, gangsters, life, dysfunctional family, chase, racism, working class, racial segregation, greed, injustice, storytelling, prejudice, mission from god, society, police investigation, islam, family problems, family relations, blindness, natural disaster
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic, heartbreaking, gloomy, realistic, compassionate, melancholic, intense, sincere, inspirational, sad, earnest, uplifting, interesting
Plot: redemption, rape, slavery, prejudice, friendship, incest, letter, underdog, race issues, crumbling marriage, segregation, feminism, women, childhood, storytelling, mentor, unlikely friendships, adaptation, courage, idealism, tragedy, family bonds, justice, destiny, beautiful scenery, happy ending, literature, human spirit, race, runaway, period piece, self discovery, culture clash, life, sexual abuse, survival, stereotypes, sisters, adoption, couple relations, life & death, book, brutality, down on your luck, parents and children, fantasy world, mythology, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), secrets
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: africa, usa, southern usa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet, sincere, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, inspirational, road movie, light
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, childhood, sisters, segregation, family, unlikely friendships, relationships, coming-of-age, hopes, destiny, haunted by the past, culture clash, adolescence, society, adaptation, prejudice, youth, literature, family drama, friends, catastrophe, domestic violence, civil rights, honest, interracial relations, african american, parents and children, love, secrets, siblings relations, interracial romance, social differences, brutality, courage, teenager, love story, parenthood, twists & turns, happy ending
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 6.7
 12K
With Honors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, inspirational, gloomy, emotional, humorous, sweet, dramatic, romantic, reflective, sad, road movie, earnest
Plot: friendship, college, homeless, coming of age, life, mentor, destiny, college life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, redemption, disability, social relations, father son relationship, underdog, transformation, human nature, existentialism, happy ending, childhood, drinking, self discovery, catastrophe, hospital, first contact, social differences, law school, teachers and students, mental illness, survival, philosophy, justice, teaching the ways of the world, death, sacrifice, solitude, life & death, storytelling, cons and scams, vengeance, loneliness, love story, honest, dialogue, cancer, ambition, natural disaster, shopping, single father, father-son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   53%
 

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Duration: 115 min.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic, compassionate, tragicomedy, emotional, uplifting, dramatic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, romantic, idiotic, reflective, sad, psychological, entertaining, avant garde
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature, life philosophy, mad scientist, stereotypes, nursing, medical profession, dealing with death, doctors, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, happy ending, friendship, life, natural disaster, humanity, first contact, transformation, creativity, internet, laughter, nurse, love and romance, survival, family, couples, school, love story, life & death, power relations, manipulation, underdog, science, workplace, dialogue, friends, couple relations, storytelling, justice
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 7.3
 18K
Lorenzo's Oil
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, sincere, road movie, dramatic, heartbreaking, inspirational, sad, suspense, factual, intense, entertaining, melancholic, earnest, suspenseful
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, courage, hospital, children, genetics, science, death, oil, blindness, human spirit, storytelling, doctors, parenthood, obsession, parents and children, childhood, family in crisis, family, happy ending, against the odds, mentor, sacrifice, catastrophe, cancer, disability, runaway, hopes, survival, adoption, culture clash, chase, destiny, medicine, family problems, poverty, kids and family, family relations, creativity, family drama, natural disaster, tragedy, life is a bitch, redemption, race against time, transformation, depression, first contact, nudity (full frontal - brief), single father, divorce
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: edinburgh scotland, medical school, rome italy, india, italy, washington d.c.
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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