Movies like Cavalcade

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Cavalcade (2005)
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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 through the problems of having reduced abilities. Fortunately, he's not alone and his friends are staunch. In the end, he becomes content wheelchair bound. He is grateful for what he has...and God has given to him.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, quadriplegic, friendship, womanizer, love and romance, couples, rehabilitation, hopes, couple relations, disability, disabled person, true love, change of heart, friends, misfit, physical therapy, physical disability, wheelchair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, 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, friendship, human spirit, disability, couples, misfit and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Cavalcade: A Few Days of Respite (2010), Phantom Pain (2009), Guilty Hearts (2006), 1000 to 1 (2014), Week-ends (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, tragic event, courage, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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61%
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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: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, misfit, family relations, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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60%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, friendship, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
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1000 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, against the odds, hopes, sport, paralysis, disability, human spirit, parents and children, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, breakup, self discovery, couple relations, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
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44%
Marie's Story (2014)
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: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, disability, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children, religion, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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44%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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41%
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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: quadriplegic, self discovery, friendship, starting over, looking for love, romance, hopes, love and romance, couples, disability, small town, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, power relations, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, against the odds, human spirit, college ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, french, disability, lifestyle change, caregiver, starting over, friends, culture clash, friendship between men, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ 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, human spirit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, blindness, music, piano
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, taiwan
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36%
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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, touching, emotional, uplifting, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, doctor, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, radiation, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Victory (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Plot: love affair, rise to the top, ambition, athlete's life, couples, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sport, parents and children, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, love and romance, unfulfillment, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a terminally-ill art historian meets an engineer, it is love and lust at first sight. But their love is threatened by her looming illness. With her remaining days on earth numbered, she chooses to fan the flames of her obsession by taking her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, talky, erotic ...
Plot: redemption, couples, destructive relationship, vengeance, terminal illness, human spirit, romance, true love, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, wish come true, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, venice, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, saga ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex, 25 years old, lives a life divided between his custom car that he pampers to the point of insanity, his friends, his girlfriend, whose baby girl he had under duress, and his job as a forklift operator. An exclusive passion, with its rituals ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, couples, moral dilemma, couple relations, hit and run, family crisis, friendship, male female relationship, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couples, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, male nudity, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, human spirit, auschwitz, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, reunited friends, girlfriend, lifestyle, post war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, workplace, social misfits, couples, mute or deaf, hopes, leaving home, true love, call center, mute character, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Blind Massage (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama centered on the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: massage parlor, massage, chinese, disability, love and romance, misfit, love, blind man, flirting, matchmaking, sex worker, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, religions or cults, guru, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, unfulfillment, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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31%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, paraplegic, disability, love and romance, human nature, human spirit, society, hopes, paralysis, life philosophy, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Finding Graceland (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.
Style: semi serious, feel good, talky, realistic, humorous
Plot: hitchhiker, elvis presley, friendship, odd couple, love and romance, delusion, friends, couples, couple relations, on the road, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, memphis, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, freedom, lawyer, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, introspection, court ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
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30%