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Higher Ground
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust - in human relationships as well as in God.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, religions or cults, hopes, evangelical christianity, christian, faith, baby, human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood, down on your luck, society, youth, life is a bitch, wife husband relationship, humble, religious fundamentalism, religious fundamentalist, bus accident, fundamentalism, loss of faith, baptism, crisis of faith, born again christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about hopes, society, self discovery, religions or cults, introspection, family relations and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Higher Ground: The Encounter (2010), Courageous (2011), On the Path (2010), The Lost & Found Family (2009), Worlds Apart (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Encounter
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
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Courageous
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Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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On the Path
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
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The Lost & Found Family
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Duration: 91 min.
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 ...
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Worlds Apart
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Faith
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Flywheel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, christian film
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    User:   60%
 
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Hadewijch
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, clergy, self discovery, convent, paris metro, parisian suburb, koran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, christian, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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Do You Believe?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Drama
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
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Love Like Poison
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
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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)
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Welcome
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, friendship, hopes, society, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, redemption, self discovery, teachers and students, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, iraq, english channel, england
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Iron Island
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, ship, human spirit, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society, forbidden love, power relations, life is a bitch, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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Handsome Harry
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Joshua
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy
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This Is Martin Bonner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, redemption, small town, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, rehabilitation, misfit, estrangement, friends, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
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Welcome to Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   43%
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Eastern Plays
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, introspection, redemption, forbidden love, addiction, siblings relations, racism, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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When We Leave
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, marital rape, abusive father, life is a bitch, immigrants, against the rules, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, turkey, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
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Time Out of Mind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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