Movies like Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin (2010)
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, interesting ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius, doctor, slaughterhouse, livestock, childhood, young woman, misfit, intelligence, overcoming, hopes, animal life, determination, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, 1950s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university

Most similar movies to Temple Grandin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about hopes, redemption, mentor, human spirit, storytelling, destiny and transformation mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Temple Grandin: The Miracle Worker (1962), The Theory of Everything (2014), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Erin Brockovich (2000), Flash of Genius (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, struggle, tantrum, institution, tutor, railway station, human spirit, social misfits, blind character, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: uplifting, touching, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, cambridge university, husband wife relationship, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, mathematics, prodigy, genius, obsession, schizophrenia, insanity, hallucinations, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
Plot: against the odds, surgery, african american, human spirit, blacks and whites, single parent, youth, coming of age, christianity, temperamental, underdog, belief ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 157K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, relationship vs career, single mother, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, underdog, designer, fighting the system, human spirit, obsessive quest, ambition, legal, visionary, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: university, aids, against the odds, society, ambition, drug abuse, youth, redemption, homeless, power relations, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 437K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, road trip, redemption, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fear of flying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 24K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: disability, freak, disfigurement, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, protective parent, family relations, teenage love, fall in love, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 111K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, mental institution, coma, hospital, hopes, illness, doctor, patient, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 172K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, scientist, space program, prejudice, racial segregation, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, strong female character, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, hopes, love and romance, young heroes, mute or deaf, teachers and students, youth, college, dedicated educator, human spirit, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, fighting the system, human spirit, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: surgery, racism, university, prejudice, interracial relations, laboratory, patient, salesman, partners, human spirit, ambition, african american ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, china, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 60K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: irish, disability, poet, human spirit, artist, courage, working class, painting, cerebral palsy, hopes, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 36K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, false arrest, social relations, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, social awkwardness, lifestyle, misfit, treatment, coping, human spirit, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: high school, college, hospital, lifestyle, high school life, ambition, parents and children, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, misfit, society, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prodigy, chess, child prodigy, contests and competitions, genius, parents and children, supportive parent, human spirit, mentor, tournament, competition, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 2K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: paralysis, politics, ambition, head of state, rehabilitation, disability, miraculous event, human spirit, fighting the system, society, introspection, rise and fall ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, washington d.c., florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, adoption, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, interracial relations, american football, family drama, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, humiliation, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 19K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, research, medicine, life is a bitch, cure, health situation, family in crisis, fighting illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, medical school, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 94K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, unconventional method, clinic, doctors and patients, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 74K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, against the odds, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, gloomy, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, karate, amusement park, naval officer, uneducated, breaking point, dedication, youth, machismo, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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