Movies like Magnifico

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Magnifico (2003)
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 122 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, surprise ending, sad, contemplative
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, rich and poor, prodigy, society, single parent, disability, dealing with death, down on your luck, contests and competitions, siblings relations, death in the family, unfulfillment, optimism, hip hop, coming of age, bittersweet, love, dog, dancing ...
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 realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, friendship, hopes and father son relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Magnifico: Crossroads (2008), Go Toward the Light (1988), The Keys to the House (2004), Pure (2002), Vernie (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crossroads (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Paupahan is a series of stories that show how this words play in the lives of people. The first part is a story of a gay father to his lover son with a friend that had been cheated by her husband. it shows love for his friend, son and the lover of ...
Plot: gay father, mother daughter relationship, birthday, teacher, dream, starlet, gay, lung cancer, ex convict, loneliness, showbiz, actress ...
Place: the philippines
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: gay, teenage life, youth, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship, friendship, boy, rich and poor, lgbt child, teenage love, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: aids, youth, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, coming of age, redemption, hopes, family relations ...
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, youth, drug abuse, life is a bitch, prostitute, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, parents and children, teenage life, going straight, friendship ...
Place: london, england, europe
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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, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, terminal illness, pregnancy, tragic hero, couples, family problems, hopes, youth, best friends, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: touching, intellectual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, waterfall, sister, adoption, motel, childhood, countryside, mental disorder, child, child hero ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: california, san diego california, minnesota, canada, pacific ocean
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, starting over, couples, family life, fall in love, impossible love, false accusation, youth, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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36%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, infidelity, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, elderly, gender, love and romance, homecoming ...
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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My Father My Lord (2007)
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Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
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Country: Italy, France
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27%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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