Movies like Saint Maybe

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Saint Maybe (1998)
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, church, redemption, tragedy, teenage life, youth, orphan, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, adoption, hopes, babies and infants, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, death in the family, single parent, homecoming, family in crisis, bittersweet, religion, parenthood, teenage boy, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Saint Maybe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, parents and children, youth, family life and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Saint Maybe: Taliesin Jones (2000), We Were the Mulvaneys (2002), Spin (2003), Mermaid (2000), One Christmas (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
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95%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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92%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, society, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
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81%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, family problems, friendship, parents and children, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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
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68%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, disability, family in crisis, babies and infants, family life, single parent, unfulfilled love, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, elderly, single parent, friends, chess, hospital, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prom, family relations, missing child, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family problems, coming of age, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, adoption, unfulfillment, legal, orphan, dealing with death, youth, legal action, rivalry, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, kids in trouble, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, parents and children, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, nanny, family relations, parents and children, friendship, sexual relations, custody, adoption, family in crisis, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Horse for Summer (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, spiritual
Plot: starting over, teenage life, animal life, hopes, juvenile delinquency, crimes, youth, family business, family life, parents and children, family problems, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family problems, family life, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
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53%
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The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, farm, child's point of view, self confidence, rider horse relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, babies and infants, youth, gender, nanny, bittersweet, strong female presence, hopes, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, crimes, aging, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, family problems, hopes, single parent, starting over, life is a bitch, orphan, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, society, youth, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, bittersweet, hopes, homecoming, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, death of parent, siblings relations, loss of parent, love and romance, dealing with death, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, sibling relationship, child care ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, hospital, life is a bitch, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, ballet, orphan, hopes, dancing, talent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Letters to God (2010)
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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, christian film, emotional ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, terminal illness, redemption, family life, parents and children, family problems, salvation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, small town, hopes, strong female presence, disagreement, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, disorder, favoritism among siblings, money raising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Lighthouse (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, orphan, family in crisis, starting over, death in the family, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: couples, adoption, social relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, youth, crumbling marriage, mischievous children, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%