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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, offbeat, serious, compassionate, earnest, melancholic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, prodigy, parents and children, love and romance, family life, fall in love, hopes, artists and showbiz, family problems, musician's life, lifestyle, single parent, coming of age, family in crisis, power relations, single mother, pianist ...
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, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, youth, hopes and culture clash mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Tic Code: Face (2002), Paradise (1991), Blue Car (2002), Two Bits (1995), Little Man Tate (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, friends, opposites attract, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, friends, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
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78%
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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, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, writer's life, innocence lost, power relations, youth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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73%
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, self discovery, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, family life, friends, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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72%
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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, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, supportive parent, family relations, parents and children, young heroes, summer camp, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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68%
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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, gloomy, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, family relations, down on your luck, couples, teenage life, society, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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66%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social misfits, family in crisis, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, society, misfit, introspection, human nature, infidelity, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: translator, coming of age, unfulfillment, immigrants, siblings relations, teachers and students, crumbling marriage, single parent, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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60%
Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, grief, dysfunctional family, friends, youth, self discovery, human nature, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, master and servant ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
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59%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, music band, musician's life, society, against the odds, feminism, lifestyle, high school life, working class, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sentimental, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, love and romance, friends, crumbling marriage, power relations, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, boss and employee, follow your dream, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
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57%
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, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, school, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, dedicated educator, family relations, teenage life, human spirit, family values, rejection, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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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, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends, youth, clergy, teenage life, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
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56%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, society, introspection, misfit, urban, buddies, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, single parent, parents and children, celebrity culture, orphan, obsession, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, friends, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, buddies, partners, boss and employee, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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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
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51%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, family life, elderly, friends, life is a bitch, family relations, mentally challenged, death in the family, pets, exile, redemption, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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51%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, love and romance, human nature, starting over, single parent, couples, small town life, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, couple relations, self discovery, urban, human nature, skyscraper ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, custody, society, human nature, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friendship, self discovery, youth, solitary, friends, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, painter, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
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47%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, family problems, life is a bitch, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, terminal illness, musician's life, couples, family in crisis, multiple sclerosis, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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46%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, human spirit, mentally challenged, youth, thanksgiving, misfit, power relations, mental institution, family problems, teachers and students, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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46%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, social relations, human nature, introspection, society, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
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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: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, human nature, mentally unstable, society, family life, wooing, mentally challenged, environmentalism, destiny, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%