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, touching, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, inspiration, play, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, human nature, daydreamer, school, imagination, misfit, rabbit, bedroom, imaginary, youth, family relations, imaginary kingdom, dedicated educator, power relations, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland

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, coming of age, youth, family problems and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Phoebe in Wonderland: Speak (2004), Sleepwalking (2008), House of Cards (1993), Front of the Class (2008), Angela (1995). 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, unsupportive friend, high school, school, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, road trip, family problems, introspection, foster home, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, friendship, single parent, loss of job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, single parent, isolation, self discovery, child's point of view, girl, mental illness, misfit, introspection, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, tourette's syndrome, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, stuttering, family relations, disability, against the odds, follow your dream, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.4
 753
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: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, sexual abuse, human nature, family life, little girl, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, fighting the system, parents and children, hopes, teachers and students, changing lives, social relations, family relations, society, youth, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 369
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, family problems, friendship, youth, human nature, family in crisis, innocence lost, small town life, public health, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, friends, single parent, society, introspection, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, self discovery, elderly, family relations, countryside, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
 108K
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, uplifting, touching, 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 ⇓
76%
 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: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious character, estrangement, introspection, social relations, hopes, small town, intrigue, dishonesty, small town life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eating disorder, mental illness, anorexia, unfulfillment, teenage life, hopes, school, elderly, parents and children, youth, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, estrangement, parents and children, one more chance, redemption, coming of age, youth, family problems, father daughter relationship, fear of commitment, estranged father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, sincere, talky ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, youth, romance, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, friends, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, love and romance, single parent, youth, culture clash, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, society, human nature, misfit, family relations, supportive parent, summer camp ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 794
Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, introspection, family problems, teenage love, losing-it hero, social misfits, hopes, coming of age, estrangement, solitude, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family life, starting over, custody, family relations, mental illness, hopes, parents and children, depression, sister sister relationship, swimming pool, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, depression, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, society, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, single parent, hopes, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.9
 1K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, family relations, parents and children, youth, unsupportive parent, intergenerational friendship, inspiration, mentor, coming of age, painter, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
69%
 6.3
 823
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, redemption, misfit, human nature, parents and children, human spirit, family relations, new love, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, teacher, social misfits, physical appearance, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, loneliness, suspicion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, parents and children, hopes, death in the family, society, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 555
Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, dysfunctional family, mental institution, self harm, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, physical appearance, mental illness, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: offbeat, disturbing, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, dull life, obsession, anti semitism, unfulfillment, parents and children, losing-it hero, family relations, aging, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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