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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.
Plot: dancing, gay, drug, student, loneliness, friendship, death, illness, drugs, hospital, trial, book, restaurant, suicide attempt, ambulance, aids, taxi, architect, hiv, bartender, doctor, female protagonist, photograph, artist, nightclub ...
Time: year 1988

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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 friendship, hospital, death, mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story: An Early Frost (1985), River Made to Drown In (1997), Kosumosu (1997), Universal Signs (2008), Lorenzo's Oil (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, life is a bitch, family in crisis, terminal illness, parents and children, workplace situations, workplace, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: death, hustler, photograph, drink, taxi, memory, bartender, terminal illness, beating, tree, homosexual, gay ...
Place: santa monica california, los angeles
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Kosumosu (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen Akiko (Akane Oda) returns to her home village in Japan after seven years in South America, where she contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. The town, thick with paranoia, is quick to ostracize the ailing Akiko. With only her best friend ...
Plot: orchestra, swimming, secret, swimsuit, truck, fight, death of friend, band, illness, train station, classroom, blood transfusion ...
Place: south america, japan
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Universal Signs (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Plot: shower, death, rain, friendship, redemption, love, spirit, umbrella, university, transformation, sign language, train ...
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
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Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, denial ...
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, suspense, realistic, melancholic ...
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