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Marie's Story (2014)
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Marie's Story (2014)
Original name: Marie Heurtin
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, family relations, human spirit, hopes, youth, parents and children, struggle, nun, female protagonist, boarding school, sign language, handicapped, religion, misfit, power relations, strong female presence, death, snow, cemetery, deaf, knife ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, human spirit, misfit, family relations, youth, disability and power relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Marie's Story: The Miracle Worker (1962), The Miracle Worker (2000), The Blind Side (2009), Noble (2014), The Miracle Worker (1979). 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, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, human spirit, blind character, disability, teacher, family relations, railway station, institution, tutor, tantrum, struggle, handicapped ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, human spirit, blindness and impaired vision, lifestyle, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, misfit, power relations, family, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: uplifting, sincere, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: disability, love and romance, dedicated educator, hopes, young heroes, mute or deaf, teachers and students, youth, human spirit, power relations, against the odds, college ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 282K
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, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, interracial adoption, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
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Noble (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Vietnam
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, orphan, social activism, hopes, destiny, youth, kids in trouble, empowerment, social injustice, human spirit, vietnam war, catholic orphanage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1955
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, elderly lovers, young heroes, doctors and patients, human spirit, isolation, power relations, against the odds, misfit, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, teachers and students, social misfits, dedicated educator, parents and children, against the odds, human spirit, family relations, hopes, ambition, deaf mute, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, tourette's syndrome, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, stuttering, family relations, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, torment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, social misfits, boss and employee, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
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Black (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, struggle, disability, determination, teachers and students, communication problem, graduation, human spirit, fighting illness, family problems, teenage life ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: 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, uplifting, touching
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, mentally challenged, teenage life, family relations, single parent, hopes, parents and children, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, protective parent, single parent, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 167
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: disability, life turned upside down, redemption, human spirit, friendship, true love, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 484
Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cross country, marathon, running, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, sport, family relations, disability, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: college, hopes, human spirit, misfit, disability, forbidden love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: support group, human spirit, dedicated educator, against the odds, idealism, hopes, society, teenage life, teachers and students, children, child abuse, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, teenage love, society, tragic hero, single parent, family problems, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, society, social relations, changing lives, youth, family relations, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, blindness, music
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, contemplative, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, ambition, friendship, follow your dream, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, rebelliousness, society, hopes, disability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, rebellion, self discovery, against the odds, clergy, social relations, society, life is a bitch, student life, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 455
Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, self discovery, clergy, human spirit, ambition, religions or cults, society, hopes, miraculous event, church, faith ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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...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: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deafness, family in crisis, mute or deaf, hopes, family, bittersweet, parents and children, disability, human spirit, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 238
Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: touching, serious, emotional, controversial, realistic
Plot: royal family, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, family relations, state affairs, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family problems, paparazzi, coming of age, prince ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 939
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, ego clash, terminal illness, doctors and patients, hopes, doctor, power relations, life is a bitch, radiation, child illness, explorer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rehabilitation, misfit, courtroom drama, single parent, teachers and students, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, sport, wrestling, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, against the odds, overcoming, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 841
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, disability, human spirit, misfit, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family relations, new love, operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, society, human spirit, self discovery, dysfunctional family, estrangement, injustice, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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