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: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, friendship, true love, couple relations, womanizer, love and romance, hopes, couples, rehabilitation, disabled person, quadriplegic, change of heart, friends, misfit, wheelchair, physical therapy, physical disability
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to Cavalcade

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, human spirit, friendship, couples, disability, love and romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Cavalcade: Phantom Pain (2009), Guilty Hearts (2006), Marie's Story (2014), Summer (2008), Week-ends (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
88%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, couples, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, youth, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 973
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, disability, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, introspection, misfit, friends, father son relationship, redemption, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (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: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, paralysis, disability, parents and children, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 162
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, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, touching, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, reunion, starting over, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, friends, strong female presence, older woman younger man relationship, woman in a bikini, seaside ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, uplifting, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, french, culture clash, disability, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, human nature, introspection, gender, friends, couples, bittersweet, hopes, love affair, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
54%
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, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, human nature, society, human spirit, paralysis, hopes, life philosophy, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Unconditional (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: love affair, love and romance, hopes, couples, tragic event, friend, uncover truth, murder of husband, grief, troubled youth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, contemplative ...
Plot: true love, redemption, destructive relationship, romance, terminal illness, couples, human spirit, vengeance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, italy, venice, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, optimism, human spirit, terminal illness, couples, journalism, family relations, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, couples, workplace, social misfits, hopes, leaving home, call center, mute character, mute or deaf, society, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, friendship, human spirit, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, friends, hospital, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family in crisis, hopes, idealism, coping, society, family life, fighting the system, human spirit, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: obsession, college graduate, couples, family problems, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, future
Place: europe, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, human spirit, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: youth, redemption, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sport, ambition, love affair, rise to the top, dysfunctional family, couples, couple relations, love and romance, athlete's life, hopes, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 47
Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, couples, moral dilemma, hit and run, male female relationship, friendship, family crisis, family in crisis, disorder, family problems, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, couples, looking for love, hopes, romance, love and romance, disability, small town, tragic event, quadriplegic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, 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 ⇓
45%
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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: human spirit, self discovery, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, guru, religions or cults, life is a bitch, down on your luck, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Finding Graceland (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: feel good, semi serious, talky, realistic, humorous
Plot: hitchhiker, love and romance, friendship, odd couple, friends, delusion, dishonesty, partners, couples, hidden identity, on the road, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, memphis, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
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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, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, disability, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, human spirit, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%