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The Stranger I Married (2005)
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The Stranger I Married (2005)
Original name: The Man Who Lost Himself
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. When he wakes up, he has no recollection of his family or anything else in his life.
Plot: christmas, rape, football player, memory loss, hospital, domestic violence, coma, father daughter relationship, amnesia, mother daughter relationship, rehabilitation, husband wife relationship, high school basketball, public speaking, flashback, dysfunctional marriage, road accident, marital rape, sport, female director
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about husband wife relationship, sport, flashback, father daughter relationship, ambition, athlete's life and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like The Stranger I Married: The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999), Crazy Canucks (2004), The Grizzlies (2018), Looking for Alexander (2004), Starfish (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, ice hockey, life turned upside down, athlete's life, healing power, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sport, parents and children, disability, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Story: Alberta (Canada) rural farm-boy Sheldon Kennedy feels abused by dad when punished for poor performances compared to big brother Troy. being recruited for professional ice-hockey at age 14 seems an ideal way out, straight to a party animal's ...
Plot: chore, hockey player, party, gay, male rape, homosexual, abuse, sport, dressing room, butt naked, boxer shorts, underwear ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher decides a more drastic solution is needed - murder! A series of ...
Plot: divorce, husband wife relationship, politician, dysfunctional marriage, murder suspect, custody, custody battle, physical abuse, abuse, domestic violence, court, crimes of passion ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father, and shows how he influenced Brian's life both ...
Plot: riches to rags, arrest, dysfunctional marriage, adultery, violence, gay slur, courtroom, death of father, sex, infidelity, robbery, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 131
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, religion, canadian, sport competition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1974
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Grizzlies (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
Style: captivating, tense, inspirational
Plot: lacrosse, suicide, community, school, indigenous people, sport, education, student, small town life, lifestyle, changing lives, contests and competitions ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family problems, police detective, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, memory loss, a vision, doctors and patients, parents and children, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 547
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, infection, handicapped, cripple, coma, true love, compassion, rehabilitation, disfigured face, public health, family, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gymnastics, athlete and trainer, family relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, follow your dream, siblings relations, single parent, rise to the top, prodigy, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, new york, iowa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: cross country, heroes, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 16K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: captivating, realistic, exciting, tense, serious
Plot: rivalry, rags to riches, sport, boxer, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, boxing, boxing match, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Aria for an Athlete (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century it presents a story of a famous Polish athlete, Zbyszko Cyganiewicz. It begins in a small town where a traveling circus attracts a shy boy into a phony wrestling game to please the crowds. The youth, however, takes his ...
Plot: cheating on husband, traveling circus, flashback, husband wife relationship, revenge, athlete, champion, opera, opera singer, fight, small town, victory ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 6K
Chuck (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: boxing, husband wife relationship, waitress, boxing match, boxer, sport, fight, historical character, changing lives, historical figure, boxing champion, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1954, year 1974, year 1975
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 108
Busted Up (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prolific actor-stuntman Conrad Palmisano directed this average action-thriller about the owner of an inner-city gym. Earl (Paul Coufos) happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he ...
Plot: coach, gym, neighborhood, junkie, boxer, boxing, marital separation, diner, father daughter relationship, singer, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 793
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, discrimination, racism, prison life, follow your dream, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, amnesia, widow, identity crisis, memory loss, little girl, broken mirror, sea, shadow, identity, radiation, kidnapping ...
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ice hockey, rivalry, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, working class, human spirit, contests and competitions, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 1930s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, boston, new york, montreal, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family relations, dream come true, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, against the odds, sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, harvard university, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 126
Mindshadows (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature based on the novel by J. Bernlef. A Dutch couple who have emigrated are confronted with the husband's rapid onset of senility during a snowy winter in North Eastern Canada. The film is an account of the man's fight within himself ...
Plot: suicide, old man, memory loss, winter, wandering, fishing village, flashback, husband wife relationship, dementia, retirement home, elderly couple, photo album ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 587
Babs (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, touching, tense, captivating
Plot: aspiring actress, actress, actress playing herself, mother daughter relationship, world war two, father daughter relationship, little girl, husband wife relationship, father daughter conflict, working class, father daughter estrangement, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Plot: rape, court, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: terminal illness, death of daughter, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, sports writer, hospital, death of child, brother sister relationship, memory, little girl, nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, rise and fall, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, prodigy, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, society, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 40K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, disability, american football, mentally challenged, football, radio, bully, graduation, sport, friendship, couples, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 429
Trudeau (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 208 min.
Story: This docu-drama spans fifteen turbulent years in the political and personal life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, one of the most enigmatic and polarizing Prime Ministers in Canadian history. The film explores the many facets of his character and his ...
Plot: politics, ethnic conflict, politician, terrorism, hostage, canadian, kidnapping, constitution, independence movement, prime minister
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapped girl, true crime, psychopath, rape, kidnapped, kidnapping, police detective, parents and children, autobiography, abduction, child abduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 45K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, physical therapy, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, husband wife relationship, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship, medication ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016, year 2014, year 2013
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Life for Football (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Story: The story of former Bayern Munich president Kurt Landauer, a Bavarian jew ousted by the National Socialists and brought to the concentration camp of Dachau, where he survived to come back and start to rebuild his old club after World War II.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: soccer, football player, racial slur, friendship, german history, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, loss of family, little boy, soccer match, football team, marriage proposal ...
Time: post world war two, year 1947, year 1943, year 1932
Place: germany, bavaria, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 64
Dawn! (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dawn! is a 1979 Australian sports biopic about the three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Dawn Fraser.
Plot: olympic athlete, swimmer, australian, husband wife relationship, marriage, olympics, dysfunctional marriage, rebel, legend, hotel, anti authority, competition ...
Place: melbourne australia, japan, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%