Movies like Marvellous

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Marvellous (2014)
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Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any stigma society tried to label him with.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, hopes, society, clergy, sport team, friendship, clown, death of mother, mascot, mother son relationship, soccer, football, hospital, church, university, doctor, christian, fat man, funeral, british, egg, retirement home, caravan, football team ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit and family relations mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Marvellous: Door to Door (2002), Profoundly Normal (2003), Red Like the Sky (2006), Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012), Within These Walls (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, against the odds, disability, changing lives, misfit, underdog, ambition, hopes, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
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Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, family in crisis, idealism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, society, coping, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, follow your dream, rebellion, hopes, rebelliousness, disability, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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72%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, starting over, rehabilitation, human nature, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: food, human spirit, farm, friendship, starting over, political unrest, social differences, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, human spirit, optimism, terminal illness, family relations, couples, journalism, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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59%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, friendship, starting over, disability, misfit, young heroes, youth, pets, dealing with death, family, hopes, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, optimism, mistrust, animal training, disability, pets, elderly, temperamental, instructor, puppy, kindness, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, siblings relations, single parent, hopes, family, child illness, family problems, parents and children, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, hopes, single parent, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: malaria, terminal illness, human spirit, redemption, dealing with death, hopes, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
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51%
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Earthwork (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, idealism, hopes, environmentalism, social differences, creative block, art, misfit, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artists' life, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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51%
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The Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, gloomy
Plot: abusive parent, dysfunctional family, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, ambition, going straight, family problems, down on your luck, life is a bitch, survival, unlikely criminals ...
Place: london, europe
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51%
Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to travel the world but has never been able to afford it. One day, he finds an old discarded pilot's hat, and discovers a calling: a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hopes, working class, friendship, human spirit, dishonesty, down on your luck, longing, escape from reality, arranged marriage, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jordan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Glasgow Girls (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Glasgow Girls is a specially commissioned musical drama for BBC Three that tells the inspirational true story of a group of schoolgirls whose petition to save their friend from deportation inspired a movement which would eventually help change ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: friendship, immigrants, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, kids in trouble, injustice, deportation, teenage life, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: scotland, england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, rise to the top, society, friendship, lifestyle change, alcoholic, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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44%
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: uplifting, realistic, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, orphan, talent, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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43%
...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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, doctors and patients, human spirit, family in crisis, terminal illness, custody, bittersweet, family life, parents and children, child illness, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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43%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, society, hopes, social relations, human spirit, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, friendship, society, vengeance, haunted by the past, injustice, rabbi, human spirit, youth, anti semitism, gang ...
Place: new york, czech republic
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40%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, seaside, older woman younger man relationship, impotent husband ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, france
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40%
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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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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39%
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, family, high school, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life turned upside down, society, sport, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Unloved (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Unloved is film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, social worker, child abuse, life is a bitch, abandonment, hopes, child care, drug use, human spirit, orphanage, faith, indifference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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