Movies like Radio Flyer

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Radio Flyer (1992)
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, Mike decides to convert their toy trolley, the "Radio Flyer", into a plane to fly him to safety.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sad, inspirational, bad ending, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: physical abuse, abuse, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, youth, couples, family relations, couple relations, childhood, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, radio, child abuse, bullying, dysfunctional family, stepfather stepson relationship, stepfather, boy, father son relationship, little boy, male protagonist, fantasy life, mother's boyfriend, abusive stepfather ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: cross country, oklahoma, california

Most similar movies to Radio Flyer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, coming of age and storytelling mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Radio Flyer: Carry Me Home (2004), The War (1994), Two Bits (1995), Pay It Forward (2000), Invisible Child (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, countryside, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, love and romance, youth, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 11K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, bullying, friendship, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, family life, child, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.3
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 105K
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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, injustice, addiction, school, life philosophy, parents and children, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, babies and infants, single parent, parents and children, adoption, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 9K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation, innocence lost, mental institution, doctors and patients, society, mentally unstable, human nature, introspection, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, small town, redemption, self discovery, escape, homecoming, americana, human nature, senior citizen, memory, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: talky, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, family life, alcohol abuse, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, widower, photo album, kidnapping, tv show, redemption, dealing with death, clown, dysfunctional family, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hungarian, immigrants, family, friendship, cold war, coming of age, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: racism, grief, human nature, self discovery, dysfunctional family, friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, drugs/alcohol, single parent, dysfunctional family, starting over, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, rehabilitation, human nature, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: orphan, vietnam war, rescue, danger, domestic disturbance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, selflessness, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, pain, single parent, human nature, mother, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: adopted son, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adoption, single parent, writer's life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, society, mother daughter relationship, rape, foster parent, housewife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, siblings relations, brother, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems, family relations, twins, society, life is a bitch, intern ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, coming of age, obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, godparent ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage √Člise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, single parent, suburbs, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, suburban life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 147
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, discrimination, small town, racism, danger, society, youth, family relations, young heroes, interracial relations, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 2K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, child care, summer, grief, relationship problems, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Great Santini (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: military, military base, basketball, high school, marine, racism, prom, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 18K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, immigrants, parents and children, coming of age, suburbs, indian lead, childhood, family life, marriage, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 967
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 757
Back Street (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ambitious but thwarted, Rae Smith meets handsome Marine Paul Saxon, (of the Saxon department store chain), as he passes through Lincoln, Nebraska, on his way home from World War II. There's a definite spark between them but circumstances ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, tragic love, dishonesty, life is a bitch, telegram ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, americana, family life, family, hopes, family relations, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, society, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 706
Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, biting
Plot: summer camp, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family, hopes, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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