Movies like Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin (2010)
 8.2
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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, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, feel good, thought provoking, emotional, intense, visually appealing, sentimental ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, disability, scientist, against the odds, mother daughter relationship, teacher, female protagonist, inventor, ambition, genius, psychology, mentor, women, panic attack, mentally challenged, mental illness, transformation, science, childhood, slaughterhouse, livestock, strong female lead, education, schizophrenia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1966, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out inspirational, serious, touching and dramatic films with plots about mentor, redemption, destiny, storytelling, runaway, transformation and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Temple Grandin: Hidden Figures (2016), The Theory of Everything (2014), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Lion (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sincere, factual, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, nasa, mathematics, space program, african american, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman, genius ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
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100%
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
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: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disability, genius, love, cambridge university, handicapped, prodigy, fall in love, against the odds, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, physicist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
⇓ 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, touching, cerebral, motivational, emotional ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, schizophrenia, genius, paranoia, insanity, mathematician, obsession, prodigy, scientist, nobel prize, imaginary friend ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.0
 237K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA, India
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, motivational, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: adoption, poverty, survival, loneliness, destiny, childhood, family, brother brother relationship, adopted son, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, courage, little boy ...
Time: 2010s, year 1986, 80s, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 515K
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: road movie, sincere, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, runaway, mentally challenged, disability, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, family relations, self discovery, greed, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, texas, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medical, african american, against the odds, human spirit, doctors, neurosurgeon, ambition, medical school, doctor, follow your dream, rise to the top, christian ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
⇓ 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: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: homeless teenager, homeless, life is a bitch, aids, human spirit, against the odds, starting over, university, street kid, kids in trouble, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: inventor, business, lawsuit, underdog, courtroom, lawyer, money, court, corruption, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ 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: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, education, deafness, children, deaf, catholic ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
⇓ 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: sincere, touching, inspirational, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, jungle, environmental, animals, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, hunting, life & death, brutality, nature, mountain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 199K
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: inspirational, factual, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, contamination, justice, small town, investigation, corporate crime, single mother, against the odds, contaminated water, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 92K
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: inspirational, realistic, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night
Plot: generation gap, small town, friendship, follow your dream, teacher, against the odds, teenage life, mathematics, space program, dedicated educator, ambition, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, year 1957
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ 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: emotional, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, human spirit, prejudice, medical, surgery, african american, interracial relations, friendship between men, patient, surgeon, blacks and whites, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 23K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, 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: emotional, sincere, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, life is a bitch, disability, courage, cure, boy, hopes, research, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984, 80s
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 138K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, stylized, emotional, sentimental, intense ...
Plot: business, entrepreneur, businesswoman, career woman, inventor, strong female lead, women, divorce, ambition, family relations, life philosophy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 143K
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: inspirational, sincere, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, patient, cure, catatonia, experimental drug ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, sexy, thought provoking, spiritual ...
Plot: writers, mental illness, depression, mental institution, art, women, child abuse, female nudity, children, mentor, creativity, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 41K
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, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, radio, friendship, mentally challenged, prejudice, courage, destiny, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 36K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: inspirational, psychological, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family reunited, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, african american, child abuse, transformation, survival, rags to riches, justice, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, death, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 75K
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: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, handicapped, paralysis, irish, artist, writers, working class, poet, art, painter, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: enigmatic, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, romance, mathematics, love, life philosophy, couples, science, love and romance, death, catastrophe, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new mexico, new york, new orleans, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 30K
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: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 170K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: inspirational, realistic, factual, cerebral, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: entrepreneur, father daughter relationship, computer, prodigy, business, computers and web, friendship, internet, creativity, depression, loneliness, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teacher, education, teenager, mathematics, high school, school, dedicated educator, gang, civil rights, bullying, coming of age, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, touching, inspirational, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, school teacher, teenager, coming of age, hip hop, amusement park, teenage life, hopes, school, gang, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, heartbreaking, compassionate, depressing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, drugs, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, casual sex, treatment, gay slur, gay, hiv, hiv positive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, tokyo, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 333K
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: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%