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, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, human nature, daydreamer, school, imagination, family relations, misfit, rabbit, bedroom, youth, strong female presence, dedicated educator, power relations, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, touching, realistic and sincere films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, youth, family problems, human nature and coming of age mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Phoebe in Wonderland: Front of the Class (2008), Speak (2004), Angela (1995), House of Cards (1993), Won't Back Down (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, inspirational, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, school, social misfits, dedicated educator, stuttering, teachers and students, family relations, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, torment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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100%
 7.3
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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, school, unsupportive friend, high school, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, rape victim, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 810
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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, sexual abuse, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, spirituality, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: autism, disability, isolation, self discovery, single parent, child's point of view, playing card, girl, real world, family relations, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, family relations, changing lives, social relations, youth, society, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, rock paper scissors, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 394
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, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, youth, human nature, friendship, family problems, family in crisis, innocence lost, swimming, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 252
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, estrangement, family problems, couple relations, friendship, human nature, social misfits, coast, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 770
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: touching, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, human nature, rich and poor, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, misfit, elderly, coming of age, life is a bitch, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 112K
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: motivational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, teacher, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, society, school, life philosophy, teachers and students, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 3K
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: psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, estrangement, introspection, small town, small town life, dishonesty, social relations, hopes, intrigue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 253
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: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 113
You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, love, teenager, loss of mother, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: poverty, human spirit, estrangement, family relations, family problems, leaving home, hopes, social misfits, youth, society, parents and children, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.7
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, alternate reality, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parallel world, drawing, lighthouse, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, hopes, strong female presence, female director, depressed woman, court hearing, family dinner, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, dull life, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, introspection, family problems, one more chance, estrangement, youth, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, fear of commitment, estranged father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, power relations, teenage life, physical appearance, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, redemption, hopes, family problems, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: touching, psychological, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, alcohol abuse, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, youth, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 669
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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, death in the family, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, father daughter relationship, overdose, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 550
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: redemption, youth, power relations, juvenile delinquency, reach out, human spirit, society, hopes, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, redemption, introspection, family problems, dysfunctional family, misfit, custody, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, disability, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 76K
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, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 656
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mental institution, mental illness, misfit, confined, society, estrangement, human nature, doctors and patients, social misfits, doctor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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