Movies that are like Pay It Forward

If you like "Pay It Forward" you are probably looking for emotional, sentimental, touching and sincere movies of Drama genre about / that have / with teacher, drugs/alcohol, single parent, homeless, destiny, mentor and happy ending themes shot in USA.
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 7.2
 103K
Pay It Forward
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, bad ending, realistic, surprise ending, sad, uplifting, dramatic, twist ending, intellectual, interesting, cerebral, earnest, motivational, heartbreaking, intense
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, drugs/alcohol, single parent, homeless, destiny, mentor, happy ending, disfigurement, life philosophy, catastrophe, good deed, junior high school, burn injury, child's point of view, parents and children, alone in the world, sacrifice, first contact, storytelling, injustice, life, love story, natural disaster, stereotypes, exotic dancer, manipulation, redemption, survival, utopia, school, creativity, dialogue, society, transformation, greed, childhood, death, writers, youth, justice, tragedy, honest, fantasy world, family relations, prejudice, life & death, humanity, underdog, human nature, teachers and students, addiction, alcohol abuse, hopes, love and romance, 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, power relations, generosity, stripper, martyrdom, death of son, gasoline, birthday, classmates, everyday life, bully, social problems, existentialism, philosophy, women, vengeance, pornography, police investigation, family drama, family, end of the world, culture clash, chase, adaptation
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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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 realistic, touching, emotional and dramatic films with plots including catastrophe, destiny, mentor, life philosophy, redemption, storytelling and happy ending themes mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Pay It Forward: My Life (1993), The Doctor (1991), I Am Sam (2001), The Man Without a Face (1993), Little Man Tate (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 9K
My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious, sad, heartbreaking, realistic, reflective, dramatic, clever, inspirational, intense, melancholic, sincere, interesting, earnest, compassionate, road movie
Plot: cancer, death, terminal illness, life & death, family life, life, father son relationship, destiny, mentor, self discovery, childhood, family, life philosophy, catastrophe, hospital, reconciliation, parents and children, courage, tragedy, transformation, baby, vengeance, parenthood, solitude, honest, afterlife, depression, survival, sacrifice, existentialism, storytelling, doctors, natural disaster, first contact, life is a bitch, relationships, father-son relationship, redemption, chase, family drama, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, dysfunctional family, happy ending, loneliness, single father, unfulfillment, culture clash, dialogue, drinking
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 4K
The Doctor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, uplifting, serious, melancholic, compassionate, sincere, realistic, intense, interesting, inspirational, cerebral, earnest, reflective, light, talky
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, redemption, cancer, doctors, destiny, doctors and patients, mentor, first contact, existentialism, psychiatry, catastrophe, secrets, happy ending, chase, greed, idealism, storytelling, psychiatrist, mythology, humanity, transformation, police investigation, surgery, doctor, mad scientist, natural disaster, loneliness, survival, nudity (full frontal - brief), sacrifice, couples, conspiracy, death, politics, dialogue, corruption, technology, solitude, creativity, fantasy world, beautiful scenery, life & death, political, power relations, betrayal, life philosophy, teacher, human nature, human spirit, introspection
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 131K
I Am Sam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, sweet, dramatic, realistic, heartbreaking, inspirational, compassionate, sad, earnest, sincere, interesting, intense, feel good, intellectual
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, disability, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, love, parenthood, child custody, fighting the system, mentally challenged, happy ending, homeless, courtroom, single parent, manipulation, mental illness, mentor, rock, destiny, justice, autism, hospital, life, catastrophe, social services, children's book, locked door, life philosophy, love story, adoption, redemption, honest, human spirit, custody, courtroom drama, family, runaway, storytelling, transformation, relationships, life & death, parents and children, childhood, prejudice, friendship, courage, depression, sacrifice, culture clash, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   85%
 
The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious, realistic, clever, sincere, dramatic, reflective, earnest, inspirational, intense, light, melancholic
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, mentor, island, social misfits, unlikely friendships, childhood, coming of age, teacher, physical appearance, injustice, coming-of-age, small town, adaptation, book, suspicion, love, life philosophy, runaway, family, father son relationship, catastrophe, secret, misfit, destiny, children, sexual abuse, storytelling, transformation, society, drinking, culture clash, relationships, prejudice, happy ending, life is a bitch, betrayal, fantasy world, poetry, justice, literature, mysterious character, dysfunctional family, first contact, adventure, secrets, school, teaching the ways of the world, courage, dialogue
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, psychological, intellectual, sentimental, inspirational, interesting, thought provoking, entertaining, talky, melancholic, earnest, light, clever, intense, harsh, depressing, compassionate, sad
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: single parent, coming of age, mentor, childhood, genius, prodigy, happy ending, children, loneliness, psychology, storytelling, working class, redemption, unlikely friendships, teacher, underdog, autism, mathematics, parents and children, runaway, friendship, depression, waitress, school, college, life, adoption, single father, intelligence, single, jealousy, scientist, aging, secrets, family, death, dialogue, adolescence, hospital, honest, justice, revenge, plot twist, fantasy world, parenthood, spelling bee, bullying, catastrophe, pornography, kids and family
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   87%
 
 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, tricky, entertaining, heartbreaking, light, suspense
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, imaginary friend, parents and children, children, physical abuse, mentor, child abuse, siblings relations, runaway, kids and family, brothers, life is a bitch, catastrophe, abuse, death, storytelling, chase, dysfunctional family, life philosophy, natural disaster, destiny, bullying, end of the world, youth, fantasy world, lone hero, culture clash, survival, brutality, island, creativity, couples, life, classic car, unlikely friendships, school, dialogue, family relations, family, pornography, adolescence, happy ending, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, life & death, underdog, adaptation, adventure, couple relations, transformation
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: cross country, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   92%
 
 6.5
 24K
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, intense, breathtaking, sexy, intellectual, erotic
Plot: innocence lost, isolation, family, doctors, solitude, self discovery, mentor, disability, loneliness, psychology, hospital, beautiful scenery, destiny, alone in the world, mental illness, doctors and patients, wilderness, death, autism, forest, lake, catastrophe, life, twin sister, feral child, psychologist, happy ending, sexualized violence, first contact, humanity, culture clash, courtroom, life philosophy, childhood, adaptation, stereotypes, psychiatrist, love story, courage, tragedy, transformation, life & death, storytelling, manipulation, dreams, honest, power relations, dialogue, adoption, runaway
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   71%
 
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 6.7
 11K
The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere, dramatic, intense, harsh, inspirational, melancholic, breathtaking, earnest
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, innocence lost, childhood, sacrifice, family life, father son relationship, happy ending, mentor, courage, self discovery, coming-of-age, family, vietnam veteran, culture clash, children, unlikely friendships, child, fantasy world, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, weapons, dialogue, parents and children, wartime, prejudice, destiny, brutality, transformation, betrayal, idealism, haunted by the past, violence, justice, morality, life philosophy, vengeance, storytelling, honest, youth, ethnic conflict, runaway, dysfunctional family, indians, adventure, slavery, teacher
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, mississippi, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   64%
 
Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious, feel good, inspirational, uplifting, sweet, earnest, dramatic, entertaining, light, interesting, intense
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, mentor, dedicated educator, courage, underdog, friendship, happy ending, kids and family, children, competition, spelling, contests and competitions, urban, unlikely friendships, childhood, family, family drama, teacher, father daughter relationship, stereotypes, runaway, elementary school, human spirit, redemption, culture clash, prejudice, foul language, coming of age, destiny, catastrophe, black people, school, parents and children, storytelling, race issues, segregation, honest, teachers and students, bullying, dialogue, women, against the odds, relationships, rivalry, life philosophy, dysfunctional family, secrets, hopes, pornography, love story
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   81%
 
Extraordinary Measures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, dramatic, sincere, gloomy, captivating, scenic, inspirational, entertaining, touching, exciting, idiotic, factual, interesting, intense, bad ending, suspense
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: obsessive quest, family drama, race against time, happy ending, survival, doctors, internet, catastrophe, science, first contact, family, human spirit, natural disaster, children, chase, child illness, mentor, parents and children, redemption, betrayal, fight scenes, against the odds, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, twists & turns, end of the world, life philosophy, mad scientist, dialogue, life & death, hopes, destiny, car chase, hospital, adaptation, family problems, secret service, fantasy world, greed, family relations, vengeance, justice, adventure, genetics, secrets, time, manipulation, life is a bitch, nudity (topless - notable), culture clash
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   79%
 
 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, cerebral, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, unlikely friendships, childhood, best friends, adolescence, aids, mentor, coming-of-age, life & death, young heroes, school, loneliness, bullying, children, hospital, runaway, fantasy world, destiny, teenager, poetry, transformation, parents and children, storytelling, life philosophy, catastrophe, drinking, cancer, sacrifice, small town, culture clash, death, doctors, hopes, teacher, adventure, self discovery, courage, innocence lost, first contact, idealism, adaptation, youth, creativity, dialogue, beautiful scenery, life, pornography, parallel universe
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   67%
 
The Spitfire Grill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic, dramatic, gloomy, inspirational, interesting, surprise ending, sad, melancholic, reflective, sweet, earnest, intense, romantic, bad ending
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, self discovery, redemption, destiny, mentor, sacrifice, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, secrets, life, justice, storytelling, life & death, gay, happy ending, tragedy, church, relationships, women, idealism, loneliness, beautiful scenery, dialogue, transformation, death, first contact, hospital, honest, couples, catastrophe, existentialism, love story, survival, vengeance, childhood, social relations, solitude, guilt, classic car, culture clash, chase, prejudice, friends, runaway, dialogue driven, segregation, greed, stereotypes
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   67%
 
Losing Isaiah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, bad ending, melancholic, heartbreaking, light, harsh, colourful, sexy, enigmatic
Plot: adoption, legal action, lawyer, family, human nature, children, courtroom, hospital, court, mentor, parenthood, family drama, parents and children, custody battle, social worker, single parent, surrogate mother, racist, drug addiction, child abuse, baby, culture clash, interracial romance, happy ending, childhood, women, court case, son, mother, smoking, extramarital affair, liberation, addiction, catastrophe, segregation, chase, divorce, courtroom drama, stereotypes, dysfunctional family, secrets, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), homeless, destiny, custody, pornography, runaway, dialogue, beautiful scenery
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
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The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sweet, realistic, sincere, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, inspirational, road movie, light, romantic, intense, harsh, sad
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, family bonds, racism, women, mentor, runaway, childhood, teaching the ways of the world, sisters, segregation, family, unlikely friendships, relationships, coming-of-age, dysfunctional family, destiny, guilt, culture clash, adolescence, adaptation, hopes, prejudice, literature, family drama, catastrophe, honest, haunted by the past, love, secrets, society, interracial romance, brutality, courage, teenager, love story, parenthood, twists & turns, happy ending, life, school, teacher, youth, fantasy world, identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, friends, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
 7.0
 17K
Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical, inspirational, uplifting, reflective, dramatic, sad, sentimental, melancholic, sincere, christian film, meditative, entertaining, talky, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: christian, christianity, god, courage, jesus, religion, drugs/alcohol, introspection, single father, parenthood, mentor, redemption, family, faith, parents and children, dialogue, children, runaway, fight scenes, father son relationship, propaganda, religions or cults, father-son relationship, relationships, catastrophe, storytelling, marriage, brothers, apocalypse, beautiful scenery, family drama, happy ending, sacrifice, father, family life, honest, divorce, family bonds, transformation, hopes, life philosophy, father daughter relationship, stereotypes, chase, guilt, police corruption, car chase, dysfunctional family, poverty, brainwashing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
 7.7
 195K
Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, dramatic, serious, compassionate, heartbreaking, sad, sincere, earnest, interesting, sentimental, intense, melancholic, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, tragic ending
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, court, dedicated lawyer, homosexuality, prejudice, rock, justice, tragedy, gays and lesbians, death, stereotypes, relationships, honest, judiciary, mentor, courage, world politics, underdog, love, corruption, cancer, greed, manipulation, hospital, lawsuit, legal action, political, family, destiny, love story, partner, dying, catastrophe, redemption, disability, politics, culture clash, family drama, propaganda, pornography, hiv, discrimination, life philosophy, drinking, life, dialogue
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
Down in the Delta
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic, intense, sentimental, harsh, talky, sincere, melancholic, earnest, clever, scenic, sweet, witty, breathtaking, entertaining
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, single parent, slavery, starting over, family, redemption, parents and children, culture clash, violence, life philosophy, family drama, relationships, secrets, storytelling, segregation, destiny, family in crisis, life, catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, family bonds, parenthood, family life, fight scenes, dark hero, tragedy, beautiful scenery, love story, political, eccentricity, family relations, dialogue, assassination, vengeance, justice, interracial romance, runaway, rehabilitation, prejudice, brutality, corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), fashion, pornography, police investigation, adoption, human nature, adultery
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, canada, tokyo, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   100%
 
The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, dramatic, heartbreaking, compassionate, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, intense, inspirational, sad, earnest, sincere, interesting, uplifting
Plot: redemption, rape, race issues, underdog, segregation, women, childhood, crumbling marriage, storytelling, incest, mentor, friendship, unlikely friendships, adaptation, prejudice, courage, feminism, idealism, tragedy, family bonds, justice, slavery, destiny, beautiful scenery, happy ending, literature, letter, race, runaway, period piece, culture clash, life, adoption, survival, black people, violent husband, empowerment, sibling relationship, jazz musician, jazz, prison, stereotypes, human spirit, sisters, life & death, book, brutality, fantasy world, mythology, catastrophe
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 20th century, 18th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: usa, africa, southern usa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
Movie in collections
 6.7
 22K
Marvin's Room
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, semi serious, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, uplifting, intense, sincere, humorous, melancholic, stylized, clever, earnest, compassionate, sad, reflective
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, sisters, siblings relations, reunion, gangsters, family, family drama, hospital, eccentricity, leukemia, mental illness, sister, sibling relationship, culture clash, family problems, relationships, mentor, sacrifice, guilt, adaptation, secrets, divorce, catastrophe, family relations, dialogue, parenthood, gangster, redemption, psychiatry, single parent, honest, family bonds, doctors, runaway, depression, parents and children, estrangement, storytelling, death, pornography, writers, destiny, corruption, vengeance, justice, lone hero, natural disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
 8.0
 417K
Rain Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, feel good, dramatic, serious, road movie, heartbreaking, interesting, reflective, intense, captivating, earnest, uplifting, cerebral, clever, inspirational, compassionate, sad, sincere
Plot: autism, redemption, on the road, mentally challenged, disability, road trip, greed, brothers, mentor, mental illness, storytelling, character study, manipulation, psychology, mathematics, honest, unlikely friendships, friendship, depression, destiny, classic car, genius, life philosophy, loneliness, tragedy, justice, catastrophe, relationships, yuppie, dialogue, siblings relations, childhood, runaway, transformation, life, car dealer, convertible, travel, culture clash, courage, corruption, survival, psychiatry, business, life & death, egocentrism, psychiatrist, hopes, misfit, family relations
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, missouri, usa, texas, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   65%
 
Front of the Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting, sweet, dramatic, sentimental, sincere, earnest, talky, emotional, thought provoking, romantic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, disability, teacher, childhood, social misfits, mentor, life philosophy, life & death, follow your dream, family, honest, doctors, children, destiny, bullying, life, fight scenes, unlikely friendships, culture clash, parents and children, women, happy ending, friendship, idealism, drinking, runaway, underdog, dreams, father-son relationship, greed, classic car, death, natural disaster, catastrophe, teachers and students, creativity, foul language, manipulation, father son relationship, rags to riches, teenage life, cancer, tragedy, cheating, nudity (full frontal - brief), lone hero, love story, coming of age, lawyer, redemption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
 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, single parent, mentor, crumbling marriage, destiny, family, dealing with death, unlikely friendships, death, catastrophe, relationship problems, child care, summer, grief, human nature, marriage, finnish, bullying, creativity, love, ghosts, couple relations, happy ending, bollywood, underdog, demons, natural disaster, culture clash, childhood, infidelity, dialogue, justice, life, rebellion, first contact, fantasy world, divorce, lawyer, love story, love affair, vengeance, crime gone awry, parents and children, transformation, runaway, courage, death in the family, global warming, storytelling
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
 22K
Mask
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sad, uplifting, inspirational, sweet, compassionate, melancholic, dramatic, sincere, heartbreaking, feel good, depressing
Plot: disability, coming of age, single parent, childhood, courage, mentor, human spirit, unlikely friendships, teenager, friendship, life, hospital, parents and children, drinking, destiny, storytelling, tragedy, family, life philosophy, love, gangs, rocker, falling in love, runaway, coming-of-age, teenage love, life & death, bullying, transformation, school, camp, catastrophe, depression, dreams, culture clash, honest, physical appearance, relationships, prejudice, adolescence, motorcycle, blindness, loneliness, death, redemption, small town, dialogue, fight scenes, hopes, love and romance
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
Movie in collections
 7.2
 18K
Lorenzo's Oil
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, road movie, dramatic, heartbreaking, sincere, inspirational, sad, suspense, factual, intense, entertaining, melancholic, earnest, suspenseful, harsh, compassionate, breathtaking
Audience: kids
Plot: doctors, parenthood, human spirit, courage, hospital, children, childhood, parents and children, terminal illness, family, genetics, happy ending, science, mentor, sacrifice, death, catastrophe, cancer, family in crisis, disability, runaway, oil, medicine, blindness, survival, adoption, storytelling, culture clash, chase, parent child relationship, destiny, against the odds, poverty, kids and family, creativity, family drama, natural disaster, tragedy, hopes, obsession, redemption, transformation, depression, first contact, nudity (full frontal - brief), single father, divorce, life, beautiful scenery, mad scientist
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: edinburgh scotland, medical school, rome italy, india, italy, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Finding Forrester
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, inspirational, dramatic, sincere, realistic, interesting, intellectual, compassionate, earnest, feel good, clever, cerebral, basketball movie, intense
Plot: mentor, friendship, writer's life, high school, literature, writing, dedicated educator, writers, school, unlikely friendships, basketball, prodigy, teacher, life philosophy, urban, destiny, coming of age, internet, stereotypes, redemption, storytelling, creativity, dialogue, mathematics, prejudice, character study, private school, plagiarism, catastrophe, childhood, cancer, corruption, foul language, underdog, courage, runaway, unsociability, becoming an adult, scholarship, manuscript, idol, sibling relationship, poetry, father figure, professor, justice, drinking, follow your dream, honest, secrets
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, boston, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
The Emperor's Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, inspirational, dramatic, sentimental, clever, earnest, emotional, reflective, harsh, gloomy, talky
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, mentor, teacher, dedicated educator, destiny, redemption, childhood, teachers and students, school, life philosophy, friendship, boarding school life, catastrophe, morality, fantasy world, cheating, underdog, unlikely friendships, runaway, sacrifice, corruption, pornography, life, immortality, survival, dialogue, children, storytelling, period piece, transformation, happy ending, honest, youth, betrayal, culture clash, coming-of-age, vengeance, adolescence, power relations, revenge, family, first contact, world politics, alter ego, classic car, hardcase students, existentialism, natural disaster, utopia
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, inspirational, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic, earnest, melancholic, depressing, compassionate, uplifting, intense, interesting, reflective, harsh, road movie, sincere, motivational
Plot: single parent, single father, rags to riches, homeless, poverty, father son relationship, courage, happy ending, life, mentor, dreams, father-son relationship, human spirit, sacrifice, destiny, survival, hospital, honest, life philosophy, storytelling, parents and children, catastrophe, redemption, loneliness, salesman, greed, depression, workplace, life & death, childhood, fighting the system, tragedy, parenthood, down on your luck, race issues, transformation, justice, underdog, ambition, homelessness, bus, family drama, solitude, capitalism, worker, church service, bad luck, philosophy, culture clash, family
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
 7.7
 65K
Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized, serious, depressing, dark, sad, melancholic, touching, dramatic, harsh, interesting, heartbreaking, inspirational, reflective, intense, gloomy, talky, thought provoking, earnest, bad ending, artsy
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, loneliness, storytelling, life & death, mentor, depression, father daughter relationship, existentialism, school, teachers and students, suicide, tragedy, bullying, corruption, childhood, parenthood, life philosophy, redemption, workplace, friendship, runaway, destiny, life, honest, courage, unlikely friendships, philosophy, social relations, drinking, brutality, relationships, sacrifice, alone in the world, prejudice, animal abuse, unhappiness, classroom, stereotypes, homeless, prostitution, crime gone awry, hospital, psychology, justice, environment, violence, solitude, falsely accused
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 

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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, inspirational, feel good, realistic, dramatic, uplifting, funny, compassionate, romantic, idiotic, sincere, reflective, sad, entertaining, psychological, avant garde
Plot: hospital, cancer, doctors, dealing with death, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, human nature, happy ending, life philosophy, clinic, life, human spirit, laughter, nurse, doctor, natural disaster, humanity, first contact, transformation, mad scientist, creativity, doctors and patients, internet, friendship, survival, family, terminal illness, school, love story, life & death, stereotypes, manipulation, underdog, science, dialogue, hopes, storytelling, justice, honest, pornography, death, sacrifice, love and romance, redemption, culture clash, fantasy world, mental illness, existentialism, childhood
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: usa, virginia, medical school
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One True Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic, touching, clever, gloomy, melancholic, intense, intellectual, sad, heartbreaking, psychological, talky, reflective, cerebral, earnest, depressing, compassionate
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family drama, family, relationships, small town, secrets, homecoming, death, mentor, depression, tragedy, culture clash, divorce, marriage, catastrophe, hospital, women, sacrifice, death of parent, life, destiny, literature, childhood, parenthood, honest, happy ending, life & death, redemption, suicide, life is a bitch, life philosophy, stereotypes, doctors, storytelling, twists & turns, nudity (topless - notable), multiple storylines, infidelity, dialogue, unfulfillment, justice, runaway, guilt, adaptation, solitude
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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