Movies like Pope Dreams

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Pope Dreams (2006)
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless nineteen-year old boy, Andy Venable, who works for his hard-case dad in a store warehouse during the day and plays drums in a loud heavy-metal band at night. His only clear goal at the moment is to get his sick mother, a devout Catholic, to meet the Pope before she dies. While he's busy with that, he falls for a girl who's totally out of his league and gets discovered by two Broadway producers for a musical talent that just might be his true calling. Andy's a dreamer. But dreaming is easy. It's reality that's hard.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, teenage life, human nature, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death, youth, clergy, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, obsessive quest, dealing with death, rising to stardom, teenager, father son relationship, catholic
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

Most similar movies to Pope Dreams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, teenage life, hopes and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pope Dreams: Virgin (2003), Bilal's Stand (2010), Drunkboat (2010), Be Sure to Share (2009), All the Wilderness (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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 Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
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91%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, youth, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, skater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, grief, death of wife, accidental death, society, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
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: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, americana, pregnancy, society, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, small town, bittersweet, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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71%
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God's Army (2000)
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, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
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Time: 90s
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70%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, dishonesty, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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67%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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47%
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How She Move (2007)
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, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, gender, family relations, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 317
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 194
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, college, ambition, unfulfillment, manipulation, university, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: couples, adoption, social relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Nowhere Safe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nowhere to run...Nowhere to hide. After two teen girls cruelly impersonate her online in a reverse cyber bullying plot, Ashley s reputation is ruined. She and her mother, Julie (a high school teacher), are ostracized, forcing them to flee an ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: on the run, starting over, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, youth, school, history teacher, false accusation, pool party, teen romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%