Movies like A Season for Miracles

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A Season for Miracles (1999)
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A Season for Miracles (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two wayward children and their protective aunt with the help of an angel. When a young woman's niece and nephew are threatened with foster care after her sister is hospitalized following yet another overdose, she flees with them until they land in the sleepy town of Bethlehem just before Christmas and a series of kindnesses and coincidences gives the trio a chance at happiness.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, christmas, life is a bitch, miraculous event, family problems, drug abuse, hopes, police officer, social worker, desire, love and romance, escapades, supernatural, youth, addiction, orphan, family relations, adoption, legal, rivalry, society, single parent, christmas eve, angel, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, illinois, rhode island

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Most similar movies to A Season for Miracles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance, hopes and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Season for Miracles: Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Gift of the Magi (2010), Three Sisters (1970), Losing Isaiah (1995), Stella (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, family relations, starting over, parents and children, social worker, hopes, family life, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gift of the Magi (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newlywed couple burdened with economic hardship decides not to exchange Christmas presents to save money over the holidays. Secretly, they make sacrifices to buy the other a special gift.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, light, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, couples, love and romance, wish come true, hopes, unfulfillment, christmas eve, christmas present, family relations, family gatherings, road not taken, optimism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 429
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, small town, infidelity, human nature, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, racist, custody battle, courtroom drama, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, human nature, custody, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 225
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug addiction, drug overdose, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 399
Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, family problems, couples, family relations, kidnapping, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, custody, couple relations, pregnancy, missing person ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, holiday, hopes, family relations, miraculous event, love, comeback, hometown, love and romance, park ranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, fall in love, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, couples, parents and children, unlikely relationship, one last chance, weekend, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: boarding school, starting over, family relations, couples, family problems, pregnancy, boarding school life, hospital, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 685
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Plot: youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, mental illness, sexual abuse, doctors and patients, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, society, healing power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, small town, interracial relations, love, jealousy, marriage, family problems, injustice, human spirit, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, family problems, disability, couples, estrangement, misfit, mute or deaf, hopes, opposites attract, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, family problems, estrangement, family relations, destructive relationship, addiction, pregnancy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, terminal illness, hospital, patient, twins, memory, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, drug abuse, prostitute, coming out, addiction, gay relationship, fish out of water, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, haunted by the past, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, illinois, california, usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, adoption, social worker, man boy relationship, single parent, village, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Good Mother (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, false accusation, custody, custody battle, sculptor, piano, courtroom drama, strong female presence, family problems, couples, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, maine, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 817
Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: church, christmas, redemption, life is a bitch, unemployment, family relations, society, clergy, hopes, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 579
Sweet Jane (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hospital, bittersweet, going straight, unfulfillment, youth, romance, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug dealing, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: addiction, friendship, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, destructive relationship, introspection, couples, romance, young lovers, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 68
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, guardian, child care, sibling relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: writer's life, introspection, solitude, mentally unstable, lifestyle, social relations, solitary, addiction, friendship between men, friendship, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, mother daughter relationship, desert, single mother, bittersweet, map, couples, social relations, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Terror in the Family (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, fear her new boyfriend, Garret, 17, is the cause. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, youth, betrayal, contests and competitions, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: psychological, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, family relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, single parent, babies and infants, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 810
5 Star Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One man's journey to disprove the theory of astrology leads him to answer some bigger question about life, love, fate and destiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horoscope, introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, destiny, astrologer, love and romance, journey, society, life turned upside down, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, adoption, legal action, family problems, couples, redemption, family in crisis, pregnancy, child illness, custody, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 24K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: destiny, fall in love, policewoman, romance, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mysterious character, starting over, guilt, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%