Movies like Higher Ground

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Higher Ground (2011)
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Higher Ground (2011)
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, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, life is a bitch, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, redemption, introspection, religions or cults, society, female friendship, sister sister relationship, belief in god, teenage girl, christian, prayer, husband wife relationship, friendship between women, baby, wife husband relationship, youth, humble, adolescence vs adulthood, down on your luck, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, self discovery, introspection, family relations and youth mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Higher Ground: The Encounter (2010), Do You Believe? (2015), On the Path (2010), The Lost & Found Family (2009), My Father My Lord (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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.
Style: christian film, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: diner, christian, faith, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious character, mysterious place, religions or cults, group of strangers, hopes, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
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95%
Do You Believe? (2015)
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: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, religions or cults, society, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, church, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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On the Path (2010)
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 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, addiction, self discovery, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, couples, alcohol abuse, introspection, redemption, islam, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, family problems, youth, orphan, society, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, society, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, parents and children, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, human spirit, introspection, clergy, hopes, society, religions or cults, social relations, small town life, delusion, musician, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 976
The Wise Kids (2011)
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: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 555
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love Like Poison (2010)
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: contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 364
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
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: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pandora's Box (2008)
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Worlds Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
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.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, contemplative
Plot: religions or cults, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, love and romance, moral dilemma, forbidden love, male female relationship, brainwashing, betrayal, separation from family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 2K
Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, spirituality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian, united states, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.9
 186
Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, sentimental, touching
Plot: family problems, family relations, church, religions or cults, society, best friends, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, hopes, grieving widower, widower, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Genesis Code (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, christian film, contemplative
Plot: hockey, college, human spirit, student life, redemption, society, love and romance, hopes, youth, life support, christianity, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, youth, society, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, small town life, homecoming, hopes, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Electrick Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, melancholic, psychological, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, religions or cults, self discovery, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, nobody believes, skating, lifestyle, parents and children, innocence lost, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: nevada, las vegas, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 385
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, bittersweet, dull life, working class, introspection, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 4K
Flywheel (2003)
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, used car salesman, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, society, redemption, cons and scams, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.4
 375
I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, ten commandments ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, hopes, tragic hero, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Paradise Recovered (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A devout young woman learns about faith, living, and love from a surprising source. Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, self discovery, lifestyle, workplace situations, religions or cults, love and romance, society, clergy, strong female presence, faith, fundamentalism, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, religion, mother daughter relationship, catholic, family relations, coming of age, journey, life is a bitch, bittersweet, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, family in crisis, sexual abuse, mental illness, doctors and patients, healing power, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%