Movies like Magnifico

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Magnifico (2003)
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called Magnifico uses his goodness to magically transform their lives for the better, the family's belief in miracles is restored. Suddenly, living with adversity doesn't seem like such a burden.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, disability, rich and poor, prodigy, society, dealing with death, single parent, contests and competitions, death in the family, siblings relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, hip hop, coming of age, bittersweet, optimism, love, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Magnifico: Ocean Heaven (2010), Dawn Anna (2005), Yesterday (2004), Shirley Adams (2009), Matching Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, social realism, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, gay, friendship, teenage life, youth, rich and poor, gays and lesbians, teenage love, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, family life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, father son relationship, love, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, injustice, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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60%
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Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: malaria, terminal illness, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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52%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
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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
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, against the odds, contests and competitions, animal training, family relations, hopes, coming of age, dog, ambition, animal life, boss and employee, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, terrorism, death in the family, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, family problems ...
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40%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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