Movies and TV shows like Highway to Heaven

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Highway to Heaven (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, good deed, parents and children, hopes, imaginary, partners, family relations, odd couple, unlikely partners, human nature, miraculous event, terminal illness, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, supernatural, friends, outside help, family life, gays and lesbians, guardian angel, tongue in cheek, devil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Highway to Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, sentimental and realistic films and TV series with plots about hopes, family relations, imaginary, parents and children, redemption, society and friendship mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Highway to Heaven: Touched by an Angel (1994), Joan of Arcadia (2003), Saving Grace (2007), Heaven Sent (1994), Resurrection (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Touched by an Angel (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, redemption, family, destiny, good deed, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, imaginary, supernatural, human spirit, working undercover ...
Place: usa
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95%
Joan of Arcadia (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Joan of Arcadia is an American television fantasy/family drama telling the story of teenager Joan Girardi, who sees and speaks with God and performs tasks she is given. The series originally aired on Fridays, 8–9 p.m. on CBS and CTV for two ...
Style: serious, surreal, offbeat, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, supernatural, friendship, chosen one, supernatural ability, small town, high school life, good deed, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: One day while returning home to stay with his widowed twin sister and her daughter, Kevin Finn, a self-centered man whose life brings him more trouble than he bargained for, is recruited by a celestial being named Yvette, who enlists Kevin with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, funny, uplifting, colourful
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: prophet, good deed, angel, mission, sister, niece, escapades, friendship, small town, life philosophy, family relations, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 4K
Saving Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Saving Grace is an American television crime drama series which premiered on TNT on July 23, 2007 and ran until June 21, 2010. The show stars Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter in her first television series, as well as Leon Rippy, Kenny Johnson, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: police detective, redemption, police investigation, human nature, female detective, faith, second chance, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, fighting crime, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.7
 187
Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, juvenile delinquency, starting over, redemption, family, reincarnation, teenage life, hopes, imaginary, youth, parents and children, destiny ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 14K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, resurrection, investigation, miraculous event, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, nobody believes, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 2K
Neverwhere (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, dark humor, stylized
Plot: imaginary kingdom, angel, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, london underground, homelessness ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 406
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: ghost, golden years, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, parents and children, tragic love, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Marvelous Visit (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, the rector of a small French village comes across a young man, lying unclothed and unconscious on a deserted beach. Intrigued, the rector has the young man carried back to his home. When he awakes the stranger calmly identifies himself ...
Style: serious, offbeat, sentimental, stylized, touching
Plot: angel, supernatural romance, miraculous event, village life, imaginary, clergy, down on your luck, fish out of water, homecoming, hopes, love and romance, misfit ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 2K
Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: down syndrome, mentally challenged, suburbs, parents and children, family drama, suburban life, teenage life, disability, family life, misfit, family relations, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 7K
A Gifted Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A talented but self-absorbed surgeon starts questioning his purpose in life when he is visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, doctors and patients, good deed, supernatural romance, teaching the ways of the world, afterlife, workplace situations, life turned upside down, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous
Plot: changing the past or future, sermon, angel, pastor, spirituality, church, christian, fish out of water, introspection, redemption, family, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, breakup, gender, life is a bitch, americana, imaginary, gay, politics, angel, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1985
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, small town, self discovery, family, desperation, life changing experience, alternate reality, small town life, road not taken, human nature, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 144
Class of '96 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Class of '96 is an American drama series that aired on Fox from January to May 1993. The series was created by John Romano and filmed mostly at the University of Toronto.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college life, university, friendship, student life, college, youth, friends, social relations, best friends, buddies, follow your dream, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 451
Promised Land (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Promised Land is an American drama series which aired on CBS from 1996 to 1999. It is a spin-off from another series, Touched by an Angel.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, human nature, family life, good deed, hopes, family relations, social relations, follow your dream, unemployment, society, cousin cousin relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 7K
Passion Play (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, uplifting
Plot: musician, angel, wings, fall in love, romance, musician's life, redemption, desert, circus, love affair, down on your luck, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 3K
Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, sugarcane, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, interracial relations, society, parents and children, power relations, social relations, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, small town, redemption, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, homeless man, christmas, library, human spirit, redemption, friends, odd couple, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Christmas Carol (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, introspection, redemption, holiday, road not taken, hopes, disorder, family, supernatural, anti heroes, ghost, obnoxious boss ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 329
Ryan's Hope (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ryan's Hope is an American soap opera created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, originally airing for 13 years on ABC from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. It revolved around the trials and tribulations within a large Irish-American ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: family business, working class, bar, family life, society, family relations, hopes, friends, sergeant, irish american
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 2K
Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, redemption, parents and children, small town, victim, religions or cults, disability, hopes, supernatural ability, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance ...
Place: kansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 11K
The Returned (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind ...
Style: surreal, serious, mind bending, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: small town, afterlife, resurrection, miraculous event, small town life, mystery, sibling rivalry, based on movie, supernatural, dealing with death, uncover truth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 3K
Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, surfing, teenager, marijuana, friendship, siblings relations, death of parent, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, love and romance, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.3
 11K
Wonderfalls (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wonderfalls is a comedy-drama television series that was broadcast on the Fox television network in 2004. The show centers on Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree, who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a ...
Style: feel good, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good deed, niagara falls, lesbian, eccentric family, twentysomething life, psychic power, young adult, family life, imaginary, family relations, disorder, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Christmas Magic (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Carrie Bishop (Booth) lives for her successful career as an event planner in New York City, but her life changes in an instant after a nasty car accident in a snowstorm. Carrie suffers head trauma and regains consciousness in Central Park with an ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: restaurant, event planner, supernatural ability, redemption, holiday, life turned upside down, hopes, social relations, hidden identity, friendship, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, parents and children, suburbs, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 5K
Good Witch (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Cassie Nightingale, Middleton’s favorite enchantress, and her young-teenage daughter Grace, who shares that same special intuition as her mom, welcome Dr. Sam Radford and his son to town. When the New York transplants move in next to the Grey ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: small town, witch, small town life, family, imaginary, family relations, social relations, mysterious character, romance, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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