Movies like The Great Pumpkin

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The Great Pumpkin (1993)
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The Great Pumpkin (1993)
Original name: Il grande cocomero
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An epileptic 12-year-old girl, Pippi, is hospitalized in the psychiatric ward instead of the neurological ward, due to an administration error. Out of this mistake begins the difficult journey towards being cured.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: family relations, misfit, hospital, clinic, family life, mental illness, manipulations, manipulation, human nature, social misfits, doctors and patients, power relations, female director, medical, singing, psychiatry, doctor, motor scooter, epilepsy, joy, nurse, doctor patient relationship, priest, coming of age, vomiting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to The Great Pumpkin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family life, hopes, society and female director mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Great Pumpkin: Little Girl (2009), The Doctor (1991), Ward No. 6 (2009), Everybody's Fine (1990), Misunderstood (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Austria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patty, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: disorder, couples, family relations, youth, social misfits, society, misfit, babies and infants, couple relations, female director, baby boy, clown ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, couple relations, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 650
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mental institution, mental illness, estrangement, misfit, confined, society, human nature, doctors and patients, social misfits, doctor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: emotional, clever, sentimental, tragicomedy, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, dysfunctional family, introspection, homeless, estrangement, family problems, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, youth, separated parents, female director, black cat, skateboarding, cocaine, superstition, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.9
 664
Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, eating disorder, social relations, school, teenage life, youth, family, friendship, bullying, female director, family relations, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: cerebral palsy, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, friends, disability, power relations, mentally challenged, misfit, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, society, clergy, hopes, church, family relations, family life, human nature, religions or cults, village, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 407
Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, political unrest, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, motherhood, politics, disorder, communism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 81
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 631
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, homecoming, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female doctor, medicine, family life, doctors and patients, parents and children, single parent, family relations, homecoming, terminal illness, family in crisis, doctor, race against time ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 218
The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, friends, power relations, female director, terminal illness, teenager, cave, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Senada is 31 and she lives in Poljice neighborhood in Lukavac municipality with her partner and two daughters. She is pregnant with her third child for approximately five months. Since she didn’t have health insurance, she does not go to the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, cinema verite
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, life is a bitch, race against time, misfit, social misfits, parents and children, family in crisis, realism, family relations, society, money raising ...
Place: europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Heidi (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Swiss girl Adelheid 'Heidi' is orphaned young. Aunt Detie brings her to grandpa Alp and his wife, who live isolated in the Alps since his murder charge. Heidi soon takes to the wild country, especially accompanying young goatherd Peter. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, village, youth, escapades, family life, orphan, mischievous children, misfit, village life, isolation ...
Place: alps, switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The little nomad girl, Nansal, finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: reincarnation, dog, family relations, parents and children, family life, rescue, danger, human animal relationship, dog movie, little girl, husband wife relationship, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 127
Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, family gatherings, wartime life, human nature, family life, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, tragic love, obsession, family life, life turned upside down, rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sincere
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, family in crisis, misfit, ocean or sea, island, immigrants, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 299
Amy (1981)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, hopes, youth, mute or deaf, power relations, family relations, disability, teachers and students, showbiz, countryside, misfit, ambition ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, youth, hopes, estrangement, family life, wilderness, child's point of view, civil rights, family relations, mother ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.4
 257
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, doctors and patients, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 298
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: mountain, family relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, humiliation, outcast, bully, bullying, junior high school, baseball, sport team, power relations, friends, disorder, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, family problems, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Little Tsatsiki, son of a single mother in Sweden, has never met his father, a Greek fisherman. Tsatsiki befriends a nice but straight-laced motorcycle policeman renting one of their rooms and decices he is the right guy for his mother, an amateur ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, suburbs, coming of age, family, fall in love, love and romance, obsession, youth, single parent, parents and children, elementary school, boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 963
Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life, farm, animal life, friends, youth, rehabilitation, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, power relations, family relations, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, elderly, teenage life, physical appearance, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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