Movies like Sunshine 1973

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Sunshine (1973)
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Sunshine (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, tv series pilot
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, forest, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, love affair, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, unfulfillment, musician, wedding, motorcycle, truck, hippie, doctor, hospital, singer, cancer patient, death of protagonist, baby, mother daughter relationship, little girl ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada

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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 life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, family problems, hopes and couples mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Sunshine: The End Is My Beginning (2010), Last Call (2002), The Mouth Agape (1974), Infinity (1996), Living Proof (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, realistic, talky, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, terminal illness, village, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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95%
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Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, split personality, mental illness, terminal illness, family problems, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, showbiz ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, elderly, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, doctor, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, radiation, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: cross country, terminal illness, marathon, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, family relations, disability, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: grief, christmas, introspection, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, redemption, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, adoption, legal action, family problems, couples, redemption, family in crisis, pregnancy, child illness, custody, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, couples, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Shadowlands (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, faith, death, marriage, cancer, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, society, hopes, lifestyle, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family in crisis, family reunited, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 367
Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shortly after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Geralyn Lucas lands her dream job working for 20/20. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma - whether to have a lumpectomy ...
Style: serious, psychological, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, introspection, chemotherapy, moral dilemma, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, family problems, couples, optimism, overcoming, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: breakup, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1986, year 1983
Place: washington d.c., london, boston, edinburgh scotland, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, school, family relations, workplace situations, high school life, coming out, teenage life, family in crisis, high school, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, dysfunctional family, race against time, survival, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family relations, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, transplant, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, hippie, generation gap, on the run, love and romance, society, youth, romance, elderly, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: cross country, heroes, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, couples, campus, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, unlikely couple, young lovers, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: alcohol abuse, obsession, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, family problems, college graduate, couples, college, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, custody ...
Time: 1930s, future, 1920s, 1910s, year 1951
Place: europe, vermont, canada, brooklyn new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, teenage life, introspection, drug dealing, couples, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere
Plot: performer's life, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, family relations, urban ghetto, family in crisis, down on your luck, against the odds, family life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%