Movies like The Stranger I Married

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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: female director, christmas, rape, football player, memory loss, hospital, domestic violence, coma, amnesia, father daughter relationship, rehabilitation, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, road accident, marital rape, high school basketball, flashback, public speaking, sport
Place: canada

Most similar movies to The Stranger I Married

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback, sport, ambition and female director mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like The Stranger I Married: The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999), Crazy Canucks (2004), Looking for Alexander (2004), The Gabby Douglas Story (2014), Queen of Katwe (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: female director, homosexual, male rape, locker room, butt naked, dressing room, gay, abuse, party, undressing, underwear, boxer shorts ...
Place: canada
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95%
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, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, life turned upside down, healing power, hockey, parents and children, sport, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, disability, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1991, year 1992
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: dysfunctional marriage, abuse, trial, murder suspect, domestic violence, divorce, politician, custody battle, contract killing, crimes of passion, husband wife relationship, custody ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 118
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, uplifting, captivating
Plot: skiing, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: father son relationship, violence, death threat, ice hockey, rags to riches, twin brother, domestic violence, hockey, riches to rags, gunfight, husband wife relationship, shot in the chest ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, a vision, family problems, police detective, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, siblings relations, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, single parent, prodigy, ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2010, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, iowa, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, poverty, rise to the top, child protagonist, mother daughter relationship, widow, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, small town, team, female director ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 15K
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, athlete and trainer, ambition, boxing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boxing match ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: heroes, cross country, on the road, misfit, hopes, rivalry, unfulfillment, ambition, sport, obsessive quest, young heroes, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, torture, flashback, mask, film reel, skull, cinema, mother daughter relationship, film within a film, father daughter relationship
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, wrestler, opera singer, circus, injustice, wrestling, athlete, fight, emigration, flashback, small town, champion ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, strip search, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, black american, prison, infidelity, sport, rise and fall, athlete's life, tragic hero, racism, discrimination, prison life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, sport, athlete's life, protest, hopes, ambition, follow your dream, underdog, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: boston, new york, montreal, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
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Perfect Pie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time ...
Plot: female director, swimwear, swimming in underwear, dressing gown, epileptic seizure, underwear, braless, female friendship, best friend, nipples visible through clothing, multiple time frames, swimsuit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, bullying, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, trailer park, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, dream come true, family relations, family problems, urban ghetto, parents and children, strong female presence, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.
Plot: playboy, female director, bikini, modeling, dying young, rise and fall, hollywood, true crime, self destructing, price of fame, actress, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 922
Remainder (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A London man who loses his memory when he's struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.
Plot: coma, memory loss, reconstruction, millionaire, patient, male male kiss, hospital, phone booth, accident, amnesia, telephone call, punched in the face ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: swimming, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, harvard university, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A snapshot of one segment of Estonian present-day life, shown through the eyes of a child: 8 years old Lucia is leading a jolly and naughty Pippi-Longstocking-style life in a small town in Estonia. Her father Kaido, a graveyard keeper, can hardly ...
Plot: female director, alcohol abuse, abroad, little girl, orphanage, mother daughter relationship, fire, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, social worker, unemployment, daughter ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, widow, amnesia, identity crisis, memory loss, dna testing, hospital, lipstick, child murder, broken mirror, shadow, little girl ...
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, surprise ending, inspirational, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, equality, husband wife relationship, human rights, female protagonist, courtroom, marriage, u.s. constitution, teacher, law student ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: death of daughter, terminal illness, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, nurse, little girl, hospital, death of child, memory, brother sister relationship, italian opera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ⇓
28%
 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.
Plot: boxing, boxing gym, blood, phone booth, magazine, waitress, husband wife relationship, mirror, highway, hotel room, father daughter relationship, punching bag ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1974, year 1954, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 61
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, fist fighting, song, father daughter relationship, singing, boxer, gym, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, diner, neighborhood, singer ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: female director, artist, death of mother, childhood, friendship, factory, socialism, communism, school, bitterness, crush, autobiography ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s, year 1947, 1940s, 50s
Place: budapest, central europe, eastern europe, moscow russia, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 50
Dawn! (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country:
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dawn! is a 1979 Australian sports biopic about the three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Dawn Fraser.
Plot: coach, water, medal, sea, working class, competition, beach, champion, legend, husband wife relationship, swimming underwater, swimmer ...
Place: melbourne australia, japan, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%