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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: christian, baby, faith, evangelical christianity, introspection, redemption, wife husband relationship, self discovery, religions or cults, hopes, human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood, down on your luck, society, youth, life is a bitch, humble, musician, pregnancy, religion, christianity, church, sister sister relationship, domestic violence, baptism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s

Most similar movies to Higher Ground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about hopes, society, religions or cults, self discovery, redemption, youth and christian mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Higher Ground: The Encounter (2010), The Wise Kids (2011), Flywheel (2003), Courageous (2011), Do You Believe? (2015). 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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, tense ...
Plot: faith, christian, mysterious character, introspection, redemption, religions or cults, hopes, human nature, human spirit, self discovery, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, christian, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, christian film
Plot: minister, christianity, dishonesty, change of heart, blind ambition, redemption, parent child relationship, christian, religions or cults, hopes, society, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: christian, cause and meaning, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, introspection, self discovery, doctors and patients, teaching the ways of the world, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, human spirit, small town life, religions or cults, hopes, social relations, clergy, introspection, society, loss of wife, foreclosure, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, drugs/alcohol, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, arranged marriage, teenage life, religions or cults, youth, track down, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: nevada, utah, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 518
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: redemption, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, power relations, reach out
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 967
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, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, clergy, mentally challenged, coming of age, introspection, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 2K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: school, coming of age, clergy, lovers reunited, suburban life, suburbs, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
Plot: college, redemption, religions or cults, hopes, human spirit, college life, student life, love and romance, society, youth, hockey, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, redemption, self discovery, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family problems, guru, death, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 568
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, family, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, hopes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 335
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, introspection, urban, self discovery, forbidden love, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 2K
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: convent, human nature, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, clergy, self discovery, explosion, monastery, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 366
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: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: redemption, life turned upside down, religions or cults, hopes, self discovery, society, unfulfillment, disorder, police, lawyer, doctor, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 480
Cook County (2009)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 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: serious, feel good, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: small town, redemption, miraculous event, small town life, hopes, society, mysterious character, self discovery, cause and meaning, religions or cults, imaginary, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, military, betrayal, jazz, introspection, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, friends, soldier, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 496
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, small town, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 614
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 464
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: prison, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, crime, musician's life, redemption, prison life, society, youth, life is a bitch, child as adult, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 625
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: farm, friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, brunette, cigarette smoking, memory, smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: identity crisis, redemption, family, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, family problems, family relations, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 176
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: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: best friends, church, unsupportive spouse, crisis, dealing with death, parents and children, religions or cults, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, crisis of faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 613
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: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological
Plot: youth, doctors and patients, custody, family in crisis, mental illness, teenage life, human spirit, sexual abuse, hopes, society, family problems, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%