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The Ryan White Story (1989)
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The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: school, family relations, hospital, terminal illness, teenage life, coming out, best friends, youth, friends, disability, misfit, legal action, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, child illness, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, legal, high school life, family problems, campaign, society, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, human spirit, society, parents and children and youth mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ryan White Story: The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Dawn Anna (2005), Miracle Run (2004), Kenny (1987), Living Proof (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, child illness, against the odds, terminal illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
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84%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, disability, society, social misfits, youth, single parent, mentally challenged, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, best friends, underdog, youth, misfit, society, hopes, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, self discovery, disability, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, france, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctors and patients, hopes, ego clash, terminal illness, doctor, radiation, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: university, human spirit, against the odds, starting over, teenage life, street kid, lifestyle, ambition, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, homeless, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, aids, couples, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fighting the system, life is a bitch, family problems, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, custody, against the odds, family life, parents and children, small town life, bittersweet, terminal illness, human spirit, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, multiple sclerosis, downfall ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, political corruption, terminal illness, americana, introspection, society, rebellion, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, optimism, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, love and romance, mute or deaf, human spirit, against the odds, teachers and students, college, power relations, misfit, young heroes, hopes, dedicated educator ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, coming of age, misfit, parents and children, human nature, parent child relationship, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, isolation, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, against the odds, human spirit, rebellion, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, discrimination, social relations, society, hopes, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, downfall, rehabilitation, kids in trouble, addiction, self discovery, family problems, uncontrollable, parents and children, mental illness, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, hopes, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
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 BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, youth, workplace, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, family life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: support group, dedicated educator, idealism, human spirit, against the odds, society, teenage life, hopes, teachers and students, child abuse, children, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, eight year old, cemetery ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, negligence, family problems, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, family problems, couples, hopes, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, babies and infants, youth, gender, nanny, bittersweet, strong female presence, hopes, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, terminal illness, human nature, down on your luck, cons and scams, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, hopes, mute or deaf, misfit, social misfits, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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