Movies like The Color of Paradise

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The Color of Paradise (1999)
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Original name: رنگ خدا
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the headmaster to keep Mohammed over the summer. The headmaster refuses, so Mohammed's father eventually takes him home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous, serious, poignant, enigmatic, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, blind character, blindness, shame, children, father son relationship, village, family relations, poverty, bittersweet, youth, heroes, parents and children, vacation, arranged marriage, homecoming, family disapproval, abandoned, young heroes, parent getting married, fish, paradise, teacher, beautiful scenery, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, mentor, children, coming of age and childhood mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like The Color of Paradise: Children of Heaven (1997), Rain (2001), The Song of Sparrows (2008), The White Balloon (1995), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, school, family, siblings relations, unemployment, life, financial problem, young heroes, children, foot race, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, human nature, family relations, youth, adventure, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, afghanistan, tehran iran ...
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The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: farmer, family problems, family life, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, dignity, new job, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, allegory, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, family relations, new year, goldfish, celebration, money, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, cons and scams, family life, new wave ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, social relations, power relations, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: village, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, teenage life, job seeking, youth, starting over, coming of age, young heroes, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: kids in trouble, realism, childhood, petty criminal, social problems, life is a bitch, orphan, society, street kid, goodhearted, family problems, abandoned ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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25%
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Summer Hours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Style: sentimental, sincere, enigmatic, lyrical, atmospheric ...
Plot: family, art, inheritance, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, uncover truth, family reunited, family relations, summer, irreverent, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
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The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, introspection, self discovery, couples, family relations, society, youth, clergy, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, father figure, follow your dream, musician's life, parents and children, elderly, teachers and students, family relations, hopes, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
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24%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, smuggling, siblings relations, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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23%
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, family relations, family problems, coming of age, parents and children, society, human nature, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, dealing with death, pets, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, animal life, village, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
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23%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Father and My Son (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tear jerker, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Place: flanders, antwerp, california, san francisco
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Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, enigmatic, art house, absurd, melancholic ...
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22%
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Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Place: iran, france, middle east, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
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Eli & Ben (2008)
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
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A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
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