Movies and TV shows like Highway to Heaven

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Highway to Heaven (1984)
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Highway to Heaven
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: redemption, angel, friendship, parents and children, hopes, imaginary, partners, family relations, odd couple, unlikely partners, human nature, miraculous event, terminal illness, good deed, 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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Rain Man
Drama
USA
133 min.
 8.0
Angels in America
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, Italy
352 min.
 8.3
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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, parents and children, redemption, friendship, misfit and friends mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Highway to Heaven: Da (1988), Heaven Sent (1994), Touched by an Angel (1994), Joan of Arcadia (2003), What If... (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Da
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: 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, ghost, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, ireland, usa, new york
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Heaven Sent
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, starting over, redemption, family, reincarnation, teenage life, hopes, afterlife, imaginary, youth, parents and children, destiny ...
Place: usa
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System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
Touched by an Angel
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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family, destiny, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, imaginary, angel, supernatural, human spirit, working undercover, society ...
Place: usa
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System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
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Joan of Arcadia
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: offbeat, surreal, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, supernatural ability, high school life, small town, teenage life, coming of age, supernatural, youth, friendship, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
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What If...
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Plot: changing the past or future, introspection, redemption, family, destiny, family life, road not taken, angel, pastor, sermon, spirituality, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   76%
    User:   72%
 
Field of Dreams
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: baseball, redemption, dreams, farm, underdog, father son relationship, family, sport, ghost, regret, happy ending, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
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System:   70%
    User:   83%
 
A Distant Neighbourhood
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also ...
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: changing the past or future, small town, redemption, parents and children, teenage love, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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    User:   73%
 
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Rain Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: autism, redemption, greed, road trip, on the road, mentally challenged, disability, brothers, yuppie, mentor, mental illness, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, missouri, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   53%
 
A Christmas Carol
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, urban, family, supernatural, scrooge, friendship, fish out of water, hopes, holiday, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
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Life Goes On
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: mentally challenged, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, teenage life, disability, family life, down syndrome, misfit, family relations, young lovers, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
Foreign Letters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: best friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, high school life, society, youth, friends, immigrants, introspection, culture clash, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   73%
 
The Marvelous Visit
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: supernatural romance, miraculous event, village life, imaginary, clergy, down on your luck, angel, fish out of water, homecoming, hopes, love and romance, misfit ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
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Mask
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
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Summerland
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, friendship, surfing, siblings relations, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, love and romance, teenager, partners, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Texasville
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, depression, human nature, family, greed, prejudice, relationships, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
A Touch of Fate
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: human nature, redemption, small town, friendship, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   47%
 
Stolen Summer
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, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, catholicism, judaism, religion, jewish, children, irish, jews, suburbs, parents and children, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
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Ironweed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, mental illness, buddies, homeless, guilt, cancer, poverty, social misfits, eccentricity, couple relations, depression, insanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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Christmas on Division Street
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, redemption, friends, odd couple, christmas, library, homeless man, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
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Two Bits
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, homeless, life & death, mentor, parents and children, coming-of-age, fantasy world, rich and poor, poker, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
Thirtysomething
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, parenthood, friendship, family relations, friends, human nature, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
A Hobo's Christmas
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, family gatherings, reunion, estrangement, family relations, christmas, homelessness, hopes, family problems, cold weather, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
Dominick and Eugene
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, siblings relations, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems, family relations, twins, society, life is a bitch, brother, intern ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
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Resurrection
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: serious, touching, psychological
Plot: redemption, parents and children, religions or cults, disability, hopes, afterlife, supernatural ability, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance, victim, small town ...
Place: kansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
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The Tic Code
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
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God's Army
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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A Gifted Man
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, supernatural romance, teaching the ways of the world, afterlife, workplace situations, life turned upside down, ambition, hopes, love and romance, good deed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
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Prancer
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, christmas, holiday, small town, father daughter relationship, mischievous children, countryside, children, young heroes, childhood, friendship, single father ...
Place: michigan
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System:   54%
    User:   45%
 

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Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
A Child Is Waiting
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: dedicated educator, mentally challenged, mental institution, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, school, teaching, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
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