Movies and TV shows like Highway to Heaven

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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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Drama
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Field of Dreams
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
USA
107 min.
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Most similar movies to Highway to Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, redemption, friendship, mentor and destiny mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Highway to Heaven: Da (1988), Touched by an Angel (1994), Heaven Sent (1994), Field of Dreams (1989), Joan of Arcadia (2003). 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, uplifting, realistic, 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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System:   95%
    User:   92%
 
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: semi serious, feel good, 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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    User:   100%
 
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: juvenile delinquency, starting over, family, redemption, reincarnation, teenage life, hopes, afterlife, imaginary, youth, parents and children, destiny ...
Place: usa
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
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: serious, offbeat, surreal, 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
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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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous
Plot: changing the past or future, introspection, redemption, family, destiny, family life, road not taken, sermon, angel, pastor, christian, spirituality ...
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    User:   72%
 
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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 ...
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    User:   86%
 
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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, captivating ...
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:   79%
    User:   74%
 
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
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:   69%
    User:   76%
 
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, parents and children, suburbs, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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System:   66%
    User:   61%
 
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Dad
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: aging, redemption, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, hospital, golden years, cancer, family drama, father son relationship, mentor, vengeance, doctors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
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: serious, sentimental, talky, sincere, realistic ...
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
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System:   64%
    User:   74%
 
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, 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
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System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
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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, sincere ...
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
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System:   62%
    User:   72%
 
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October Sky
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: small town, teacher, family, coming of age, nasa, father son relationship, mining, science, friendship, underdog, satellite, hospital ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957
Place: west virginia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
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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, touching, realistic
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:   60%
    User:   70%
 
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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:   59%
    User:   47%
 
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: holiday, road trip, on the road, odd couple, thanksgiving, train, screwball, comedy of errors, getting home, unlikely friendships, chase, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, california, illinois ...
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System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
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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:   57%
    User:   47%
 
The Gnome-Mobile
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, family, magic, chase, good versus evil, mischievous children, talking animals, children, odd couple, childhood, mental institution, disney ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
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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:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Children of a Lesser God
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: disability, romance, teacher, love, mute or deaf, school, love story, relationships, loneliness, mentor, couple relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
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My Favorite Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, television, gangster, swashbuckler, media satire, showbiz, gangsters, drinking, mentor, tv show, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
One Magic Christmas
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, redemption, dysfunctional family, children, magic, small town, single parent, childhood, human nature, life & death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
Letters to God
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, family, suburbs, parents and children, cancer, letter, child illness, family in crisis, terminal illness, postman, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
The Four Seasons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
A Simple Twist of Fate
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, redemption, self discovery, teacher, single father, parents and children, adaptation, literature, childhood, mentor, small town, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, virginia, kindergarten, washington d.c.
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System:   52%
    User:   57%
 

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Love & Basketball
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: basketball, romance, high school, friendship, sport, college, athlete's life, love story, multiple storylines, love, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1993
Place: california, usa, los angeles, barcelona spain, italy
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System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
3 Men and a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, happy ending, babies and infants, farce, parents and children, children, baby, childhood, life turned upside down, ghosts, fish out of water, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
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