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, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, clergy, obsessive quest, dealing with death, rising to stardom, teenager, catholic, father son relationship, wrestler
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 serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, teenage life, hopes and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pope Dreams: Face (2002), God's Army (2000), Lullaby (2014), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), Canvas (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, youth, single parent, coming of age, friendship ...
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missionary, self discovery, life is a bitch, redemption, youth, terminal illness, working class, couples, tragic hero, human nature, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sad
Plot: terminal illness, mercy killing, cancer, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, estranged family member, death in the family, disease, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
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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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, african american, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, coming of age, family relations, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, teenage life, working class, hospital, parents and children ...
Place: florida, usa
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86%
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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, captivating, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teen drama
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, coping, estrangement, unfulfillment, family in crisis, father son relationship, asian prostitute, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, americana, culture clash, society, love and romance, pregnancy, hopes, coming of age, youth, small town, road not taken, wooing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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78%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
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74%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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72%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sad
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70%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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54%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama
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51%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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50%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Place: rhode island, usa
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49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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47%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, unlikely couple, social differences, society, hopes, culture clash, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, interracial relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, couples ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
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Time: 21st century
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47%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teen drama
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