Movies like Second Chances 1998

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Second Chances (1998)
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, reflective
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, disability, starting over, youth, family, friends, misfit, pets, human spirit, hopes, dealing with death, optimism, young heroes, wounded animal, horse, accident, tragedy, girl, child protagonist, girl horse relationship, death of husband, human animal relationship, loss of father, compassion, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about hopes, friends, friendship, youth, family relations, human spirit and family mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Second Chances: Pollyanna (2003), Angel Dog (2011), Mermaid (2000), Octavia (1984), Dolphin Tale (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, friends, small town, small town life, young heroes, family relations, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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100%
 5.8
 345
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, friends, dealing with death, family, hopes, friendship, redemption, haunted by the past, starting over, human spirit, death of mother, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family, young heroes, friends, hopes, dealing with death, family problems, death in the family, friendship, single parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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87%
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Octavia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, captivity, misfit, society, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, confined, friends, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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68%
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Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, boy, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ambition, teenage life, animal life, youth, farm, starting over, rivalry, family relations, family, hopes, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, friendship, single parent, youth, coming of age, family relations, teachers and students, love and romance, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friends, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, farm, single parent, friendship, animal life, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, girl, mountain, governess, family relations, friends, nanny, disability, optimism, young heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, library, christmas, homeless man, redemption, down on your luck, hopes, friends, youth, human spirit, odd couple, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, human spirit, mentally challenged, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, thanksgiving, mental institution, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Danny (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family, youth, animal life, teenage life, friendship, family relations, friends, young at heart, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor, human animal relationship
Time: 70s, 20th century
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53%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, coming of age, self discovery, friendship, follow your dream, contests and competitions, social misfits, family, friends, ambition, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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52%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, social misfits, elderly lovers, power relations, dedicated educator, isolation, misfit, against the odds, society, youth, human spirit, mute or deaf ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: junior high school, humiliation, boy, outcast, bully, baseball, bullying, hopes, misfit, mischievous children, friends, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: friends, golden years, hopes, starting over, friendship, elderly, self discovery, small town, haunted by the past, death of child, redemption, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, depression, mentor, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: prison, dog, female prisoner, rehabilitation, addiction, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, friends, hopes, disability, drug abuse, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Earthwork (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: idealism, hopes, artists and showbiz, social differences, misfit, human spirit, environmentalism, hometown, artist, art
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Climb (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, New Zealand, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Baltimore, 1959. Danny's dad is the only man in the neighborhood who didn't fight in World War II. Danny, who's 12, gets teased and folks make nasty cracks about cowards. An old radio tower on a nearby hill is about to be torn down, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, child illness, parents and children, hopes, friends, young heroes, adventure, human spirit, heroes, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, baltimore
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44%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: puppy, optimism, instructor, animal life, pets, temperamental, mistrust, tour guide, elderly, hopes, family relations, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, actress, accident, wheelchair, friendship, disability, paralysis, friends, self discovery, homecoming, urban, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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43%
November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: halloween, family relations, child illness, family, hopes, youth, parents and children, friends, family gatherings, siblings relations, human spirit, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, high school, coming of age, best friends, human nature, youth, disability, underdog, friends, athlete's life, vietnam war ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: deafness, sign language, parents and children, family relations, family, family problems, human spirit, disability, spouse leaving, mute or deaf, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, wounded animal, family, friends, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, coming of age, orphan, pets, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, unfulfillment, friends, small town, friendship, impossible love, wooing, mentally challenged, human spirit, society, misfit, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, legal action, romance, friends, hopes, single parent, small town life, lottery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, school, disability, coming of age, rebellion, repression, blind character, human spirit, power relations, social activist, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young heroes, hopes, death in the family, human spirit, self fulfillment, family problems, leaving home, society, against the odds, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%