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, contemplative, reflective
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, friendship, disability, starting over, youth, family, friends, misfit, pets, human spirit, hopes, dealing with death, optimism, young heroes, wounded animal, horse, family relations, accident, tragedy, girl, child protagonist, rodeo, mother daughter relationship, compassion, car accident ...
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, friendship, friends, family relations, youth, human spirit and family mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Second Chances: Pollyanna (2003), Angel Dog (2011), Mermaid (2000), The Long Shot (2004), The Tic Code (1998). 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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, small town life, hopes, friends, family relations, small town, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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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, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, loss of wife, dog, mother daughter relationship, car accident, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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87%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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78%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, starting over, family relations, friendship, parents and children, hopes, family, single parent, rehabilitation, animal life, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, california
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74%
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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, offbeat, contemplative ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, power relations, friends, hopes, single parent, musician's life, misfit, youth, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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62%
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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: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, youth, rivalry, farm, family, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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61%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, sexless marriage, seaside, impotent husband ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe
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57%
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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, dolphins, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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56%
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexual, gloomy, touching, sexy, serious ...
Plot: disability, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, society, misfit, confined, youth, hopes, friendship, captivity, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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55%
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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, pets, optimism, mistrust, disability, animal life, animal training, instructor, temperamental, puppy, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, young at heart, animal life, friends, family, youth, friendship, human animal relationship, girl horse relationship, horse, horse actor
Time: 70s, 20th century
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51%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, college, mysterious stranger, society, rise to the top, friendship, drugs/alcohol, hung over, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, society, hopes, clergy, sport team, friendship, mascot, clown, death of mother, mother son relationship, soccer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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50%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: summer camp, friendship, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family, youth, family relations, on the road, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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49%
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: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, rehabilitation, starting over, drug abuse, human nature, hopes, society, life is a bitch, addiction, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, veterinarian, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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46%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, humiliation, outcast, bully, bullying, junior high school, baseball, sport team, power relations, friends, disorder, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, friendship, destiny, family relations, redemption, starting over, love and romance, romance, parents and children, human nature, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
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45%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, man boy relationship, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, london
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45%
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: uplifting, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, follow your dream, youth, disability, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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44%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, family in crisis, idealism, human spirit, fighting the system, society, hopes, coping, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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42%
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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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, idealism, hopes, environmentalism, social differences, creative block, art, misfit, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artists' life, artist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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41%
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My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
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40%
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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, serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, girl, governess, friends, disability, family life, human spirit, optimism, nanny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, alps
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40%
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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: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, society, youth, opposites attract, life is a bitch, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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39%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: food, farm, starting over, political unrest, human spirit, friendship, social differences, religions or cults, hopes, redemption, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: love and romance, single parent, life is a bitch, impossible love, friendship, hopes, society, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Perfect Gift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: christmas, friendship, brat, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, high school, clergy, mysterious stranger, mother daughter relationship ...
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