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The Tic Code (1998)
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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 come to learn that each suffers from Tourette's Syndrome (thus the film title). The older man has developed mannerisms to cover up his own fallibilities and resents the boy and his mother's acceptance of the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat, compassionate, earnest, melancholic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, family life, musician's life, prodigy, single parent, friendship, parents and children, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, coming of age, fall in love, teachers and students, family in crisis, friends, hopes, love and romance, misfit, family problems, power relations, lifestyle, tourette's syndrome, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada

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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, youth, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, friendship and society mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Tic Code: Blue Car (2002), This Is My Life (1992), Almost a Woman (2002), Our Song (2000), Two Bits (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations, high school ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, single parent, parents and children, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, family relations, coming of age, human nature, siblings relations, showbiz, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, translator, immigrants, single parent, crumbling marriage, human spirit, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico
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93%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: serious, touching, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, follow your dream, human nature, suburbs, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, friendship, disability, pets, human spirit, family, optimism, hopes, youth, friends, young heroes, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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76%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, single parent, small town, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, single father, intelligence, single, scientist, jealousy, working class, parents and children, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, redemption, buddies, juvenile delinquency, urban, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, youth, family relations, solitary, unsupportive parent, ends with biographical notes, inspiration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 694
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, destructive relationship, parents and children, hopes, family relations, best friends, performer's life, redemption, friendship, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, countryside, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, love and romance, youth, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, single, boyfriend, teenager, adoption, parent, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, social differences, down on your luck, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, child care, summer, grief, relationship problems, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, school, family relations, dedicated educator, follow your dream, family, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: lesbian, prank, golden years, suburbs, immigrants, single parent, monastery, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, fall in love, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 58
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: drugs/alcohol, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, power relations, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, computers and web, couples, family relations, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 359
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: immigrants, single parent, going straight, store, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly lovers, single parent, farm, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, family life, family problems, family relations, custody, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 714
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, caretaker, traumatic experience, nervous breakdown, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, friendship, teenager, coming of age, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, single parent, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Household Saints (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of an eccentric Italian-American family in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. Young Teresa dreams of joing the convent, over the objections of her family.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: catholic, single parent, suburbs, human nature, mother-in-law, redemption, forbidden love, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: disability, musician's life, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, small town, small town life, youth, family relations, social relations, parents and children, disability, family life, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, legal action, parents and children, family relations, human nature, disability, fighting the system, misfit, rebellion, society, youth, handicap ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%