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Saint Ralph (2004)
 7.3
 6K
Saint Ralph (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by. It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is secretly living on his own while his widowed, hospitalized mother remains immersed in a coma. Frequently in trouble with Father Fitzpatrick (Gordon Pinsent), the principal of his all-boys, Catholic school, Ralph is considered something of a joke among peers until he decides to pull off a miracle that could save his mother, i.e., winning the Boston Marathon. Coached by a younger priest and former runner, Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott), whose cynicism has been lifted by the boy's pure hope, Ralph applies himself to his unlikely mission, fending off naysayers and getting help along a very challenging path from sundry allies and friends.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, inspirational, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, earnest, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, coma, runner, human spirit, ambition, goodhearted, teachers and students, religion, coming of age, fighting the system, masturbation, nun, social worker, confession, fainting, adolescence, miraculous event, teenage boy, catholic school, solitude, monastery, self discovery, bittersweet, school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: ireland, europe, boston, ontario canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about friendship, runaway, mentor, family relations, childhood, coming of age and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Saint Ralph: House of D (2004), Wide Awake (1998), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), On a Clear Day (2005), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, basketball, coma ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
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100%
 5.9
 4K
Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, society, death in the family, human spirit, teenage life, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, teenager, friends, friendship, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
On a Clear Day (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, swimming, working class, hopes, self discovery, down on your luck, couple relations, marriage, estrangement, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, europe, france, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, baseball, rivalry, underdog, sport team, hopes, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, teenager, coming of age, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 21K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, riding a bicycle, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, coming-of-age, ambition, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 70s, quarry, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, actor's life, friendship, christianity, letter, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 94K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 6K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, separated, fighting the system, court, convent school, mercy, custody, priest, church ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, sydney australia, scotland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 31K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, reconciliation, homosexual, parents and children, eccentric family, self discovery, acceptance, lgbt, family life, young man, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 10K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, native american, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 768
My Life on Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Etienne is crazy about ice skating and videoing his daily life with a digital camera. He records his mother, friends, and geography teacher. Initially his intention is to setup a date between his mother and his teacher, however, he starts to realize ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, teachers and students, coming out, obsession, gay, sexual relations, contests and competitions, teenage love, human nature, high school, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, introspection, misfit, fall in love, romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, ambition, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, rivalry, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 123K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: little league, friendship, sport team, politics, athlete's life, anti war, hopes, fighting the system, family relations, ambition, nuclear, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: underdog, baseball, sport team, coach, sport, baseball movie, family, youth, friendship, human spirit, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, hopes, obsessive quest, child illness, family problems, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, quarry, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, teenage life, high school, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.1
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, feminism, family in crisis, sport, society, ambition, female athlete ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, championship, ambition, human spirit, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, prodigy, family life, parents and children, hopes, eccentric family, society, family problems, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 76K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 13K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, summer camp, friendship, youth, gay teenager, love triangle, gay slur, teenagers, romance, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, sport team, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, teenager, teenagers, shyness, vacation, summer, family problems, teenage life, youth, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%