Movies and TV shows like Highway to Heaven

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Highway to Heaven (1984)
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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, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, supernatural, fish out of water, odd couple, partners, family life, hopes, human nature, unlikely partners, good deed, miraculous event, guardian angel, friendship between men, friends, family relations, misfit, parents and children, terminal illness, imaginary, gays and lesbians, disorder, outside help, afterlife ...
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, realistic and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, friendship, redemption, family life and society mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Highway to Heaven: Touched by an Angel (1994), A Gifted Man (2011), Judging Amy (1999), Heaven Sent (1994), Life Goes On (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: inspirational, semi serious, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, hopes, supernatural, family, religions or cults, destiny, human spirit, miraculous event, working undercover, good deed, employer employee relationship, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s, 90s
Place: usa
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100%
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, colourful, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: prophet, angel, good deed, sister, mission, niece, escapades, family relations, friendship, small town, life philosophy, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, touching, uplifting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, afterlife, supernatural romance, surgery, life turned upside down, supernatural, love and romance, workplace, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, courtroom drama, living with parents, couples, love and romance, female judge, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 207
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, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, misfit, youth, imaginary, crimes, supernatural, family, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, parents and children, starting over ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, supportive parent, couples, dream come true, living with parents, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 2K
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: touching, sentimental, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, angel, family relations, family, spirituality, family life, disorder, lifestyle, miraculous event, introspection, misfit, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 15K
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, captivating, atmospheric, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, back from the dead, nobody believes, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, miraculous event, surprising revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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Toothless (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A female dentist is cast into limbo after her death in an accident and is given the assignment to act as the Tooth Fairy as her action to be admitted into heaven.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, dentist, hopes, supernatural, friendship, family relations, youth, romance, heroes, young heroes, family, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, hopes, starting over, redemption, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, romance, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating
Plot: police detective, redemption, religions or cults, angel, police investigation, crimes, faith, sex addict, convict, romancing partners, self destructing, belief ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 427
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: feel good, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, elderly, golden years, dealing with death, hopes, love and romance, single parent, bittersweet, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 19K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, family relations, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, hopes, law enforcement, family values, parents and children, family life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 2K
The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, belief, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, family life, family relations, human nature, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, redemption, ghost, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Joan of Arcadia (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, witty, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chosen one, friendship, teenage life, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, first love, parents and children, small town, high school, belief, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 4K
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, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, loss of parent, death of parent, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, redemption, introspection, family problems, dysfunctional family, misfit, custody, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, disability, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 522
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: social relations, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, society, human nature, unemployment, on the road, family life, good deed, traveler, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Foreign Letters (2012)
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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, society, youth, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 389
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, family business, family life, bar, family relations, friends, hopes, society, sergeant, irish american, liberal
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: captivating, mind bending, touching, tense, surreal ...
Plot: resurrection, afterlife, small town, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mystery, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, dealing with death, back from the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 40K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, happy ending, dog, journalism, on the road, road trip, destiny ...
Place: iowa, illinois, chicago illinois, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, feel good, serious, offbeat
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, family relations, friendship, single parent, stranger, lifestyle, family business, curses spells and rituals, family life, redemption, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, cincinnati ohio, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, human nature, misfit, redemption, optimism, parents and children, family problems, alcohol abuse, small town, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 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: stylized, atmospheric, uplifting, serious, touching ...
Plot: musician, angel, redemption, fall in love, love affair, danger, romance, unlikely couple, desert, down on your luck, wings, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, couple relations, friendship, human nature, estrangement, family problems, social misfits, coast, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 4K
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, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, family relations, parents and children, power relations, life turned upside down, interracial relations, social relations, society, single parent, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
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, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, disorder, couple relations, culture clash, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 163
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college life, university, studying, bittersweet, college graduate, disorder, power relations, teachers and students, student life, college, fish out of water, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%