Movies like The Theory of Everything 2006

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The Theory of Everything (2006)
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The Theory of Everything (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Does God exist? Does Science prove God's existence or provide more reasons to doubt? Doug Holloway (David de Vos), a family man on the verge of financial and marital ruin, embarks on a journey to find his birth father, Dr. Eugene Holland (Victor Lundin). Dr. Holland is on a mission of his own - to prove the Holy Grail of physics - the Theory of Everything - that may prove the existence of Go...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, prodigy, on the road, memory loss, obsessive quest, research, christian, scientist, illness, prayer, husband wife relationship, misfit, parents and children, mental illness, bittersweet, airplane, pilot, christianity, hospital, science, physicist, physics, debt, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Theory of Everything

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, society, religions or cults, hopes and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Theory of Everything: Redwood Highway (2013), Another Perfect Stranger (2007), Melting Away (2011), A Matter of Faith (2014), Canvas (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, haunted by the past, introspection, family relations, estrangement, escapades, parents and children, redemption, hopes, strong female presence, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, gender, family relations, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Matter of Faith (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, christian film
Plot: college, culture clash, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, student life, religion versus science, professor, christianity, science ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.5
 978
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 638
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, family, adoption, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, hopes, reunion, society, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 185
Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: society, hopes, dealing with death, best friends, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, church, family problems, religions or cults, family relations, crisis, crisis of faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 123
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, golden years, aging, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home, senior citizen, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
 255
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, society, orphan, youth, family problems, family, parents and children, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, urban, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 528
The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, working class, father son relationship, boy, truck driver, husband wife relationship, truck, mother son relationship, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 911
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, society, youth, direction and purpose, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, pursuit, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, hopes, youth, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 462
Sarah's Choice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sarah Collins is considering an abortion. Before she makes her final decision, she is presented with three visions causing her to think about the impact on her future.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: moral dilemma, pregnancy, couples, religions or cults, family relations, rise to the top, youth, society, against the rules, mysterious character, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 138
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: forgiveness, gay parent, redemption, haunted by the past, last wish, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, psychiatry, court hearing, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, on the road, parents and children, bittersweet, family problems, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, parents separation, under the surface, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: tense, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: diner, faith, christian, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, group of strangers, religions or cults, hopes, mysterious character, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, life is a bitch, hopes, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, introspection, religions or cults, society, female friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, parent child relationship, love and romance, mentally unstable, love affair, couple relations, family relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, partners, haunted by the past, family problems, clergy, crimes, partners against crime, reluctant partners, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, religions or cults, couples, love and romance, youth, society, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 608
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, youth, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 50
Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, social misfits, hidden identity, society, transvestism, disorder, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, aging, family relations, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%