Movies like Death of a Superhero

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Death of a Superhero (2011)
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sad, realistic
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, coming of age, terminal illness, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, first love, mortality, illness, traumatic childhood, disability, superhero, psychologist, hair loss, baldness
Place: ireland, usa

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Most similar movies to Death of a Superhero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about youth, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, hopes, family in crisis and parents and children mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Death of a Superhero: Camino (2008), Matching Jack (2010), The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Ways to Live Forever (2010), Life, Above All (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, odd
Plot: child cancer, catholic school, family relations, doctors and patients, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, surgery, guardian angel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, friendship, bittersweet, dishonesty, parents and children, hopes, terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
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92%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, brain tumor, christian, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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78%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, coming of age, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, death, life is a bitch, family, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, mother daughter relationship, little girl, human spirit, family relations, leaving home, social relations, estrangement, family problems, social misfits, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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72%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, family problems, relationship vs career, school, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, disability ...
Time: contemporary
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72%
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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, psychological, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, society, family problems, healing power, mental illness, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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67%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, death in the family, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, introspection, family in crisis, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, parents and children, moral dilemma, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, young adult, teenager, love story, grief, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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61%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: medical, youth, family relations, hospital, epilepsy, bittersweet, family problems, doctors and patients, human spirit, family life, family in crisis, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
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59%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
...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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, deaf, coming of age, youth, family relations, mute or deaf, family, hopes, family problems, misdiagnosed, spouse leaving, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio
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58%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, coming of age, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, dysfunctional family, captivity, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, coming of age, terminal illness, child illness, human spirit, wrestling, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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52%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: missionary, youth, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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52%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, lifetime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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50%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sad ...
Plot: christmas, coping, eviction, realism, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, ex athlete, race against time, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, homeless, life is a bitch, teenage life, lifestyle, friendship, working class, urban ghetto life, hopes, forceful separation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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45%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fat boy, teenage love, human spirit, society, teenage life, hopes, social misfits, follow your dream, win over, youth, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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45%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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44%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, coming of age, buddies, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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43%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: youth, serial killer, family relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, transplant, family problems, terminal illness, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: christmas, cancer, human spirit, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, girl, youth, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, faith, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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42%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: babies and infants, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, youth, family relations, family problems, human spirit, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%