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Miracle Run (2004)
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish the unimaginable.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, feminist film
Plot: youth, twins, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, society, mentally challenged, social misfits, single parent, disability, hopes, school, miraculous event, autism, bullying, mother son relationship, child, track and field, mental illness, family problems, mother love, misfit, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Miracle Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and uplifting films with plots about hopes, youth, human spirit, misfit, society, family relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Miracle Run: Dawn Anna (2005), Front of the Class (2008), A Child Is Waiting (1963), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), The Pregnancy Pact (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, against the odds, child illness, terminal illness, family problems, human spirit, school, parents and children, relationship vs career, family in crisis, disability, family relations ...
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100%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, school, social misfits, disability, stuttering, honest, friendship, father son relationship, understanding ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: louisiana, england, usa, atlanta georgia
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100%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, human spirit, hopes, youth, orphan, medical, psychiatry, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
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100%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: disability, quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, parents and children, family problems, survival ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Pregnancy Pact (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, high school, journalism, society, social relations, teenage life, teenager, mother daughter relationship, motherhood, investigation, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, feminist film
Plot: support group, dedicated educator, against the odds, human spirit, idealism, society, hopes, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, children, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: sick child, coming of age, aids, youth, love, hospital, terminal illness, school, family relations, brother sister relationship, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, against the odds, teachers and students, isolation, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: deaf, disability, power relations, youth, young heroes, hopes, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, misfit, love and romance, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bill: On His Own (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family problems, family relations, disability, mental illness, custody, human spirit, hopes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, bar mitzvah ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, youth, children, sexual abuse, child molester, family relations, family problems, power relations, rehabilitation, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: salesman, human spirit, disability, cerebral palsy, changing lives, against the odds, society, underdog, hopes, misfit, ambition, door to door salesman ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: chess, school, teacher, misfit, youth, ambition, elementary school, teachers and students, lifestyle, hardcase students, high school life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fat boy, teenage love, human spirit, youth, love and romance, win over, follow your dream, misfit, hopes, social misfits, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: emotional, sincere, uplifting, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medical, african american, against the odds, human spirit, doctors, neurosurgeon, ambition, medical school, doctor, follow your dream, rise to the top, christian ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: uplifting, psychological, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: disability, youth, child, family relations, urban ghetto, mentally challenged, society, underdog, hopes, best friends, rehabilitation, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pittsburgh, france
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46%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mute or deaf, illness, nun, dedicated educator, teachers and students, blind character, female protagonist, hopes, human spirit, family relations, sign language, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: blindness, against the odds, prodigy, disability, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, dedicated educator, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: autism, single parent, asperger's syndrome, illness, family relations, disability, human nature, misfit, legal action, youth, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: misfit, power relations, circus, disability, human nature, life is a bitch, hopes, social misfits, society, human spirit, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: london, england
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46%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, moral dilemma, parents and children, single parent, youth, social misfits, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, society, family problems, child illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, follow your dream, family business, teenage life, family problems, hopes, human spirit, society, youth, workplace, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, rivalry, human spirit, against the odds, prison guard, rebellion, youth, society, hopes, ambition, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, family problems, family life, teenage life, parents and children, youth, hopes, single parent, teachers and students, actress ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse trainer, self discovery, friendship, jockey, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, teenage life, rivalry, youth, underdog, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: autism, motherhood, human spirit, family life, hopes, siblings relations, mentally challenged, parents and children, family problems, single parent, child illness, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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43%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, social relations, life is a bitch, student life, hopes, youth, leadership, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, introspection, single parent, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, social decay, small town ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Double Teamed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Heather and Heidi play volleyball for their school team, when their family decides that they need to go to a bigger school so that they will have a better chance for scholarships. But at the new school, the twins are discovered by the basketball ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, basketball, high school, sport, disney, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, human spirit, siblings relations, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, controversial, realistic
Plot: royal family, lifestyle, teenage life, family problems, family relations, youth, state affairs, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, paparazzi, coming of age, queen of england ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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42%