Movies like Tumbledown 1988

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Tumbledown (1988)
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Tumbledown (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.
Plot: physical disability, british soldier, disability, handicapped, war veteran, rehabilitation, paralysis, brain damage, head injury

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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 disability, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death, hospital, politics and world war two mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like Tumbledown: Starfish (2016), My Left Foot (1989), The Railway Man (2013), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Athlete (2009). 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, rehabilitation, coma, handicapped, true love, cripple, amputee, disfigured face, infection, compassion, public health, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 66K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: handicapped, poet, disability, paralysis, human spirit, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, post traumatic stress disorder, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, 1940s, year 1980
Place: thailand, asia, burma, japan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, homecoming ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 224
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, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, paralysis, disability, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, follow your dream, starting over, overnight success, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
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79%
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, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, paralysis, disability, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, love and romance, hopes, friendship, true love, couple relations, womanizer, rehabilitation, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: reconciliation, terminal illness, memory, father son relationship, infidelity, coming of age, teenager, hospital, family relations, loneliness, confrontation, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1989, year 1962 ...
Place: london, brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, inspirational, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, book, genius, eccentricity, creativity, book editor, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: fairy tale, gay cinema
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay romance, downfall, gay relationship, portrait of an artist, lgbt, gay friend, exile, gay sex, gay interest, gay youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england
Place: paris france, naples italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Return from the River Kwai (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp commander Tanaka wants to set an example and orders that ...
Plot: british empire, world war two, british soldier, train, british, submarine, japanese army, decapitation, imperial japan, pow
Time: 1940s
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, tragic event, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: touching, psychological, based on true events, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, life is a bitch, prodigy, mentally unstable, genius, famous painting, drawing, art, letter, artist ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, queen victoria, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
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The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: paralysis, disability, hospital, self fulfillment, human spirit, against the odds, changing lives, dignity, hopes, contests and competitions, rehabilitation, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, aristocracy, king, queen, disability, world war two, british royal family ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Another Mother's Son (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Directed by Christopher Menaul ('Summer in February', 'Fatherland) and written by Jenny Lecoat, Another Mother's Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a widow living in Nazi occupied Jersey who takes in a Russian prisoner of ...
Plot: surrogate family, hunger, tragedy, escaped prisoner, death of protagonist, pow, world war two, heroine, fight, nazi occupation
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, revolution, religions or cults, battles, injustice, child in peril, social decay, against the odds, rebelliousness, political unrest, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 476
First Light (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In May 1940, feeling the RAF needs every man to fight to Luftwaffe, Geoffrey 'Geoff'/'Boy' Wellum joins at 18, becoming the youngest ever Spitfire pilot. After an intense training, he soon bonds with the flying men of his ...
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, raf, mockery, male friendship, autobiography, drink, pilot, vomiting, male bonding, ritual, drinking ...
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51%
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, war, society, politics, ambition, rise to the top, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, africa, south africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
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Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: destiny, science, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch, courage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, disability, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., new york state, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 155
The Heroes (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Heroes follows one of the most extraordinary and heroic exploits of World War II. After months of rigorous training in the north of Australia, a team of 14 men, most barely out of their teens, set sail from Cairns on ...
Plot: male objectification, behind enemy lines, shower, male nudity, swat team, butt naked, canoe, taking a shower, australian, heroism, world war two, group shower ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blue Away to America (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The victim of a serious accident, Camille finds himself in a strange, huge, rehabilitation centre run by Professor Helpos. He soon teams up with a group calling themselves "the wreckers" and who make their own rules, ignoring those of the ...
Plot: female director, paralysis, quadriplegic, doctor, disability, love, wheelchair, crutches, physical therapy, physical disability, gang, disabled person ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 197
Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: ballerina, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, couples, disability, love and romance, ambition, ballet, gay man has sex with a woman, dancer, dancing, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 16K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, al qaeda, eye patch, danger, life is a bitch, war, uncover truth, tamil, middle east conflict, dictator, reporter ...
Time: year 2012, year 2011, year 1991, year 2009, year 2003 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, libya, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 128
Henry V (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: battle, king, historical event, dead children, battles
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 3K
Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, human spirit, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, discrimination, hopes, state affairs, head of state, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1948
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, boarding school life, coming of age, gender, equality ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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