Movies like Freak City

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Freak City (1999)
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Freak City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, misfit, love and romance, mentally challenged, female director, multiple sclerosis, wheelchair
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about misfit, family relations, disability, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Freak City: Virginia (2010), Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005), Henri (2013), David's Mother (1994), Blind Massage (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, parent child relationship, love and romance, mentally unstable, love affair, couple relations, family relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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95%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, couples, family problems, disability, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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95%
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, dull life, death of wife, mentally challenged, looking for love, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, female director, dancing, rumor, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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83%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, handicap ...
Time: 90s
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80%
Blind Massage (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama centered on the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, misfit, disability, matchmaking, sex worker, love, blind man, flirt, sex scene, flirting, blindness, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 801
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, multiple sclerosis, downfall ...
Time: 80s
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72%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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68%
Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: cerebral palsy, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, friends, disability, power relations, mentally challenged, misfit, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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67%
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, responsibility, sick mother, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 935
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, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, child illness, against the odds, terminal illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic
Plot: swimming, teenage life, realism, youth, teachers and students, disability, mentally challenged, loneliness, misfit, power relations, handicapped, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, college graduate, society, friends, friendship, unfulfilled love, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, human spirit, redemption, misfit, family relations, new love, operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 550
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: youth, redemption, reach out, juvenile delinquency, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 321
Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, boarding school, multiple sclerosis, school, fall in love, teachers and students, couple relations, bittersweet, idealism, relationship vs career, love triangle, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, youth, misfit, urban ghetto life, coming of age, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.6
 208
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Bird of Happiness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Carmen, a woman dedicated to the restoration of works of art, suffers a sexual assault shortly after being reunited with his only son. But she suffers from psychological disorder does not affect the man she lives. Deeply disappointed, he decides to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, family relations, solitary, introspection, parents and children, female director, poetry, solitude, isolation, breakup, middle aged, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, farm, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, love and romance, master and servant, misfit, social differences, injustice, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: love and romance, single parent, life is a bitch, impossible love, friendship, hopes, society, social relations, human spirit, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, mentally challenged, legal, hopes, mute or deaf, family relations, family problems, power relations, parents and children, family in crisis, courtroom drama, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, parents and children, bittersweet, transvestism, estrangement, human nature, youth, society, coming of age, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: romance, death in the family, fall in love, self discovery, haunted by the past, last wish, small town life, homecoming, family relations, love and romance, small town, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, single parent, unsupportive spouse, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, female director, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, introspection, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: emotional, sexual, gloomy, touching, sexy ...
Plot: disability, confined, society, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, friends, misfit, hopes, human spirit, captivity, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%