Movies like Dreamrider

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Dreamrider (1993)
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Dreamrider (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man loses his leg in a motorcycle accident. While rehabilitating, he takes up cycling. He becomes determined to become the first one-legged person to cycle across the U.S. The movie follows him from his initial rehab through the completion of his historic ride in Boston, detailing all the ups and downs in between.
Plot: handicapped, accident, rehabilitation, coming of age, determination, riding a bicycle, amputee, cycling
Place: boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about hopes, family relations, coming of age, friendship, rehabilitation, youth and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Dreamrider: Starfish (2016), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Stronger (2017), Mask (1985), Imaginary Crimes (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Starfish (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Tom and Nicola Ray from Rutland. Their perfect life is totally ruined in a single moment after Tom had developed sepsis. While her husband was in coma, Nicola gave birth to their second child on the other side of the same ...
Plot: disabled person, handicapped, cripple, true love, coma, rehabilitation, compassion, infection, disfigured face, amputee, public health, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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95%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 43K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, disturbing, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, wheelchair, physical therapy, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, saving a life, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, year 2013, year 2016
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 27K
Mask (1985)
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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, betrayal, single parent, life is a bitch, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: handicap, talking to god, quadriplegic, physical therapy, paralysis, car accident, christmas, swimming, prayer, religious conversion, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: year 1967, 1960s, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, starting over, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, hopes, sport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, sport, hopes, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adaptation of Barbara Gordon's nonfiction account of her addiction to Valium.
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, down on your luck, addiction, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, misfit, valium, junkie, drug addict, drug addiction
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Margarete Steiff (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the life of German toymaker Margarete Steiff, the movie shows her long way from a 10-year-old girl, confined to a wheelchair, to one of the first and most successful creators of toy stuffed animals.
Plot: wheelchair, sibling relationship, handicapped, stuffed toy, entrepreneur, puppet, teddy bear, woman, brother brother relationship, operation, brother sister relationship
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 113K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, african american, u.s. navy, racism, racial segregation, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, soldier, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 249
Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, controversial, realistic
Plot: royal family, teenage life, lifestyle, state affairs, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paparazzi, coming of age, prince ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
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Trash (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only way for each of them to escape their miserable futures is by ...
Plot: south, trailer park, escape, loyalty, poverty, love, hate, autobiography, female nudity, tragedy, americana, coming of age ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My American Cousin (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a pre-teen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, forbidden love, siblings relations, innocence lost, family life, single parent, love and romance, youth, high school life, eccentric family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, usa, california, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, blind character, human spirit, disability, family relations, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, handicapped, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Frida, naturaleza viva (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confied to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and ...
Plot: painter, amputee, polio, artist, radical, wheelchair, handicapped, woman, women
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, mechanic, homosexual, step parent ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of one of America's first female reporters.
Plot: divorce, suicide, drugs, tv camera, pregnant woman, tv broadcast, tv news, newscaster, cocaine, news anchor, television studio, accident ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 8.3
 29K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1962, year 1970, year 1975, year 1966 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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Adam (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hard-living salesman becomes a quadriplegic after an accident.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, relationships, life turned upside down, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, life philosophy, goodhearted, age difference, starting over, salesman, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
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Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, downfall, rehabilitation, kids in trouble, addiction, self discovery, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, mental illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, american midwest, suburbs
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, writing, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Boy Meets Girl (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by age, but not gender. Not only does she have to get ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, summer camp, social relations, friendship, fish out of water, youth, female director, autobiography, childhood, undressing, puberty, voyeur ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, fall in love, love and romance, college graduate, obsession, family problems, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, future, 30s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: europe, vermont, canada, brooklyn new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: racism, childhood, injury, church, divorced parents, compassion, rape, child rape, sexism, african american, loneliness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, st. louis missouri, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, mathematics, studying, high school life, summer school, cheating, education, mexican american, idealism, reach out ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 362K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, loneliness, desert, alone, cave, adventure, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Evenings (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The dark, odd humor of Frits, a somewhat lost young man in his early 20s, who still lives at home and can't seem to make the leap to full adulthood is appealing, with a undertone of sadness. And the film shares his vaguely surreal, blackly ...
Plot: autobiography, family relations, gay interest, homosexual, irony, male nudity, coming of age, masturbation, mirror
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%