Movies like Bilal's Stand

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Bilal's Stand
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to carry the torch. He secretly submits a college application and takes up the art of ice carving in order to win a scholarship. However, he is forced to decide whether he will continue working at the Stand - the only life he's ever known - or take a chance at social mobility.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching, spiritual, student film
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth, family problems, family relations, high school life, teenage life, religions or cults, workplace, religious, christian, jewish, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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The Dollmaker
Drama
USA
142 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, youth, coming of age, society and family problems mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bilal's Stand: Cook County (2009), The Shunning (2011), Toe to Toe (2009), Pandora's Box (2008), The Dollmaker (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Toe to Toe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   79%
 
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Pandora's Box
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
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The Dollmaker
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Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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My Father My Lord
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   64%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
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Country: USA
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Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, drugs/alcohol, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery ...
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    User:   77%
 
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Faith
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
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    User:   79%
 
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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The Wise Kids
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, christian film
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A Family
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: follow your dream, moral dilemma, parents and children, family business, cooking and food, family problems, family relations, couple relations, hopes, workplace, couples, scandinavian girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
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    User:   65%
 
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Everwood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, doctor, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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    User:   54%
 
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Front of the Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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    User:   58%
 
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, lake or river, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, isolation, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Almost a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, human spirit, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico
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System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
The Derby Stallion
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, feel good, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   72%
 
Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Lebanon, Pa.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, road not taken, small town life, small town, coming of age, wooing, americana, culture clash, death in the family, teenage life, dull life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
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Sandcastle
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, introspection, self discovery, family life, teenage life, hopes, alzheimer's disease, youth, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, singapore
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    User:   49%
 
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God's Army
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   61%
 
White Irish Drinkers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   46%
 
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How She Move
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   56%
    User:   46%
 

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Genre: Drama
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