Movies like Higher Ground 2011

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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: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, belief in god, evangelical christianity, human spirit, life is a bitch, self discovery, redemption, introspection, hopes, society, religions or cults, female friendship, teenage girl, christian, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, strong female lead, women, age difference, baby, atheism, brainwashing, religious fanaticism, youth, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, self discovery, christian, family relations and introspection mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Higher Ground: The Encounter (2010), Do You Believe? (2015), Courageous (2011), My Father My Lord (2007), The Lost & Found Family (2009). 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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, faith, diner, jesus, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, group of strangers, religions or cults, society, mysterious character, hopes ...
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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, clergy, self discovery, society, religions or cults, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
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86%
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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: christian film, uplifting, feel good, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, life philosophy, fatherhood, family relations, god, father son relationship, idealism, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: christian film, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family problems, introspection, society, youth, orphan, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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71%
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, spiritual, fable
Plot: pastor, small town, clergy, human spirit, introspection, society, hopes, social relations, religions or cults, small town life, christian, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, muslim, addiction, alcohol abuse, couple relations, self discovery, islam, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, couples, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, art house ...
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, society, hopes, family problems, redemption, friendship, christian, life is a bitch, religions or cults, guru, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beverly Lewis' 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, scenic
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, self discovery, family relations, hopes, parents and children, family, society, religions or cults, redemption, christian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, touching, sentimental
Plot: religions or cults, family problems, family relations, church, society, grieving widower, unsupportive spouse, best friends, hopes, parents and children, widower, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, journey, parents and children, teenage life, society, coming of age, children, life is a bitch, menarche, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, rebellion, hopes, society, against the rules, love and romance, youth, family relations, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: christmas, redemption, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, faith, dysfunctional family, village, mother daughter relationship, belief in god, teenage love, self discovery, family problems, breakup, clergy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, christian film, contemplative
Plot: faith, ice hockey, college, human spirit, hopes, youth, society, love and romance, redemption, student life, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, sincere, uplifting, spiritual ...
Plot: healing power, christian, miraculous event, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, society, hopes, religions or cults, redemption, cause and meaning, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy, vatican, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: thought provoking, touching, psychological, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: religious faith, convent, muslim, love, religions or cults, self discovery, youth, hopes, clergy, human nature, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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47%
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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: christian film, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, christian, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, society, hopes, cons and scams, redemption, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: small town, christian, couples, family relations, self discovery, introspection, youth, society, religions or cults, homecoming, small town life, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 3K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: jehovah's witness, religions or cults, self discovery, introspection, teenage life, love and romance, moral dilemma, forbidden love, male female relationship, brainwashing, betrayal, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: lifestyle, workplace, self discovery, society, love and romance, clergy, religions or cults, workplace situations, strong female presence, faith, brainwashing, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.2
 405
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, psychological, captivating, spiritual ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, disorder, life turned upside down, hopes, ten commandments ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage pregnancy, religious fundamentalism, pregnancy, family relations, self discovery, religions or cults, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, innocence lost, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1996
Place: utah, nevada, las vegas, usa
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40%
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, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle, hip hop, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, family life, redemption, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, soldier, buddies, husband wife relationship, gulf war, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%