Movies like Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin (2010)
 8.3
 27K
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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, compassionate, intense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius, doctor, livestock, slaughterhouse, childhood, science, young woman, misfit, inventions and discoveries, intelligence, overcoming, contact, hopes, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970, 50s, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona

Most similar movies to Temple Grandin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about hopes, human spirit, mentor, redemption, destiny, courage and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Temple Grandin: The Theory of Everything (2014), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Erin Brockovich (2000), Flash of Genius (2008), Hidden Figures (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, human spirit, fall in love, religion versus science, against the odds, adaptation, life turned upside down, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: university, against the odds, starting over, human spirit, lifestyle, street kid, life is a bitch, teenage life, homeless, kids in trouble, ambition, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, imagination, obsession, existentialism, scientist, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 170K
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, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: justice, against the odds, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, contamination, righting the wronged, court, society, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: against the odds, medical, human spirit, surgery, african american, ambition, christianity, follow your dream, rise to the top, blacks and whites, neurosurgeon, graduation ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
⇓ 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, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, fighting the system, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 192K
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: inspirational, exciting, sincere, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, genius, scientist, prejudice, black woman, strong female character ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, blind character, human spirit, disability, teacher, family relations, institution, railway station, tantrum, struggle, tutor, handicapped ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 4K
Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, changing lives, against the odds, disability, ambition, society, americana, door to door salesman, underdog, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 205K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: sentimental, motivational, emotional, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, childhood, survival, missing child, loneliness, courage, destiny, long lost relative, lost child, adopted son, rags to riches ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, racism, university, patient, human spirit, partners, society, ambition, african american, blacks and whites ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 463K
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, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, siblings relations, greed, unlikely friendships, yuppie, runaway, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 20K
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, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, medicine, child illness, parents and children, treatment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., boston, italy, rome italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, sport team, coach, african american, prejudice, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 105K
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, emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, u.s. navy, racism, prejudice, military, navy, racial discrimination, african american, racial segregation, instructor, ambition, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 38K
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disability, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, social relations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 1K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, society, youth, single parent, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.2
 25K
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, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: handicapped, falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 120K
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, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, parents and children, disability, family problems, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, love and romance, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, young heroes, youth, power relations, against the odds, college ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery, family problems, doctors and patients, hopes, society, mental illness, social misfits, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, united states, dallas texas, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, contemplative, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, book, treatment, lifestyle, social awkwardness, misfit, strong female presence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, underdog, advertising, americana, prize, small town, eviction, mortgage, ambition, family problems, contests and competitions, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 285K
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: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, football, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, tourette's syndrome, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, stuttering, family relations, against the odds, follow your dream, human spirit, torment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 3K
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: realistic, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, introspection, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, southern usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%