Movies like Phoebe in Wonderland

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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but anguished mother looks to Phoebe herself for inspiration.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: school, mental illness, teacher, friendship, misfit, rabbit, inspiration, bedroom, play, imaginary, social misfits, introspection, estrangement, youth, family relations, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, hopes, human nature, daydreamer, young heroes, dedicated educator, power relations, daughter, imaginary friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland

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Most similar movies to Phoebe in Wonderland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family and family problems mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Phoebe in Wonderland: Speak (2004), House of Cards (1993), Sleepwalking (2008), Won't Back Down (2012), Front of the Class (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, sexual abuse, high school, life is a bitch, unsupportive friend, misfit, high school life, school, rape, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
House of Cards (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: autism, disability, isolation, single parent, self discovery, child's point of view, girl, introspection, misfit, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
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Sleepwalking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, road trip, uncle niece relationship, family problems, introspection, foster home, innocence lost, loss of job, single parent, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothersĀ­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: school, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, fighting the system, family relations, changing lives, social relations, society, youth, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, school, teachers and students, dedicated educator, tourette's syndrome, family relations, stuttering, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, hopes, torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.7
 2K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, mysterious character, introspection, intrigue, hopes, dishonesty, small town life, social relations, small town
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: offbeat, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, misfit, human nature, doctors and patients, babies and infants, family in crisis, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 740
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, death in the family, couples, infidelity, self discovery, single parent, misfit, human nature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, supportive parent, family relations, young heroes, social misfits, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, eating disorder, anorexia, unfulfillment, youth, teenage life, family relations, power relations, parents and children, hopes, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 70K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, best friends, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, kidnapping, americana, estrangement, playwright, secret society, rescue, haunted by the past, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, mental illness, starting over, custody, family problems, family life, hopes, family relations, rock paper scissors, psychologist, depression, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, friendship, mental institution, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, love affair, love and romance, romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, family life, friendship, love and romance, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.9
 644
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, estrangement, overdose, death in the family, family problems, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 403
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, lifestyle, misfit, coming of age, single parent, musician's life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, unfulfillment, anti semitism, obsession, elderly, family relations, dull life, parents and children, social misfits, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, romance, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, disfigurement, teacher, social misfits, physical appearance, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 26K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, wilderness, doctors and patients, power relations, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, autism, forest ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, society, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: social misfits, coming of age, homecoming, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, elderly, self discovery, youth, school, friendship, teachers and students, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 9K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, young heroes, hopes, parents and children, family relations, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburban life, parents and children, family in crisis, redemption, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: redemption, estrangement, youth, isolation, hopes, parents and children, introspection, human nature, first sex, family problems, teenage life, one more chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%