Movies like Terry 2005

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Terry (2005)
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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 live on forever in the hearts of Canadians everywhere.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cross country, marathon, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, sport, disability, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, on the road, one legged man, running, cancer, handicapped, canadian, fund raising, misfit, unfulfillment, heroes, athlete, amputee, fundraiser
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada

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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, ambition, life is a bitch, sport, disability and family relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Terry: The Athlete (2009), The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Marie's Story (2014), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Dawn Anna (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: cross country, heroes, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
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95%
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: paralysis, disability, rehabilitation, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, overnight success, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, unfulfillment, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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46%
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, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, hopes, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, religion, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, human spirit, teenage love, ambition, lifestyle, disability, family problems, parents and children, single parent, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
39%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport team, interracial relations, cancer, friends, family relations, sport, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Champions (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of jockey Bob Champion who overcame cancer to win the 1981 Grand National
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: horse race, horse, doctors and patients, racehorse, athlete's life, follow your dream, heroes, hopes, underdog, unfulfillment, ambition, sport ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: ice hockey, family relations, life turned upside down, athlete's life, healing power, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sport, parents and children, disability, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: captivating, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, paralysis, disability, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, sport, life is a bitch, rivalry, sport team, celebrity culture, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, football team ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, rise and fall, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, prodigy, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, 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: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, human spirit, against the odds, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, sport team, human spirit, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, sport, buddies, lifestyle, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, rise and fall, athlete's life, sport, parents and children, hopes, youth, tough heroes, family relations, boxer, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, athlete's life, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: salesman, human spirit, cerebral palsy, disability, changing lives, against the odds, underdog, ambition, misfit, society, hopes, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The true story of Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers (Charlayne Woodard) and her fight to combat Graves disease while becoming the fastest female sprinter in the world. From a setback in Seoul that nearly costs her the use of her feet to her ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: radiation, power relations, life turned upside down, disability, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, human spirit, athlete's life, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: barcelona, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, nascar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, power relations, against the odds, human spirit, college, teachers and students, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, rise and fall, tragic hero, sport, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, family relations, rehabilitation, hopes, misfit, youth, best friends, underdog, society, mentally challenged, urban ghetto, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, france, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, parents and children, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 60s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, contests and competitions, society, life is a bitch, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 1930s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Cup (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the heart of this true story is Damien Oliver, a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident, hauntingly reflecting of the way their father died 27 years earlier. After suffering through a series of discouraging defeats, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: jockey, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, horse race ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, child abuse, family problems, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, parents and children, isolation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%