Movies like Joni

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Joni (1979)
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, horse, painter, religion, summer, beach, swimming, doctor, ambulance, hospital, belief in god, faith, church, christianity, accident, car accident, painting, female protagonist, rehabilitation, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, autobiography, nurse, sister sister relationship, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1967, 1960s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, touching and serious films with plots about husband wife relationship, prayer, doctor, church, faith, religion and christianity mostly in Drama, Biography and Family genres. Some movies like Joni: Stronger (2017), Born Again (1978), Miracles from Heaven (2016), The Case for Christ (2017), A Time for Miracles (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, physical therapy, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, husband wife relationship, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship, medication ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016, year 2014, year 2013
Place: boston
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95%
 5.2
 143
Born Again (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.
Plot: husband wife relationship, lawyer, judge, faith, republican party, autobiography, president, religion, scandal, religious conversion, prisoner, courtroom ...
Time: year 1969, year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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89%
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, miraculous event, little girl, christian, child protagonist, medical, illness, faith, leukemia, heaven, parent child relationship, christianity ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Case for Christ (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: christian film, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: christianity, atheist, religion, court, court case, husband wife relationship, investigation, manipulation, journalist, reporter, brainwashing, christian propaganda ...
Time: year 1980, year 1987
Place: indiana, los angeles, jerusalem, california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: female protagonist, saint, priest, bishop, nun, religion, widow, catholic, religious conversion, catholic priest, catholicism, catholic school ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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78%
 6.2
 10K
Breakthrough (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, touching ...
Plot: religious, faith, hospital, death, paramedic, church, lake, pastor, doctor, police, fever, foster child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, tragic event, courage, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: terminal illness, death of daughter, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, sports writer, hospital, death of child, brother sister relationship, memory, little girl, nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, quadriplegic, mountain, lifestyle, rivalry, hopes, daring rescue, prodigy, follow your dream, crumbling marriage, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 50s
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70%
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Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: christian film, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american football, african american, racism, team, coach, motivational speaker, sport, faith, church, high school, religion, integration ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, birmingham alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: alcohol abuse, divorce, party, doctor, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, christian, religious conversion, alcoholic, priest, church, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, pastor, jesus, religion, religions or cults, parents and children, small town, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Trump Prophecy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true story about fireman and public servant Mark Taylor who heard a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, heard Mark's message she felt called to start a ...
Style: christian film
Plot: god, fortune teller, post traumatic stress disorder, a vision, christian propaganda, fire department, prophet, politician, police officer, crazy, political propaganda, miraculous event ...
Place: xian, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Prodigal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.
Style: christian film
Plot: prodigal son, family relations, evangelist, fisherman, sports car, religion, marijuana, sermon, landlord, slum, church, tennis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 28K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: paralysis, disability, rehabilitation, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit, overnight success, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay, lgbt, gay rape, religion, coming of age, church, father son relationship, gay sex, gay lead character, teen suicide ...
Place: southern usa, arkansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: christian film, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: church, religious intolerance, hell, preacher, clergy, parents and children, parent child relationship, religions or cults, leadership, father son relationship, bible, religious differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wesley (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. John struggles with his failure and fears and is finally ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: christianity, missionary, american indian, tragic love, faith, male female relationship, love story, fall in love, indians, religion, indian tribe, relationship problems ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Switch (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to ...
Plot: euthanasia, suicidal thoughts, quadriplegic, paralysis, suicide, medical, motorcycle accident, wheelchair
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: friendship, homeless, marriage, husband wife relationship, kindness, adultery, homelessness, infidelity, forgiveness, family relations, art dealer, love story ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, tv series pilot
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, forest, family relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, love affair, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, family conflict, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, journalist, promise, school, delusion, social criticism, grudge, mistrust ...
Time: year 1964, year 1989
Place: new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, manhattan new york city, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, touching, suspense, christian film
Plot: faith, preacher, father son relationship, male protagonist, christianity, religion, evangelical christianity, death of father, movie theatre, pregnant woman, husband wife relationship, ends with historical notes ...
Time: year 1966
Place: usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: showbiz, musician's life, tragic hero, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, performer's life, actor's life, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, clergy, miraculous event, christianity, faith, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: christmas, family relations, prodigy, performer's life, tragic hero, unfulfillment, youth, college life, mentor, artist, ex husband ex wife relationship, painter ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Faced with a sobering death sentence of execution by lethal injection, a convicted murderer and former prostitute embraces religion, marries a prison minister and focuses on making the most of her last days on Earth.
Plot: jail cell, faith, marriage proposal, love, pastor, correspondence, christianity, death row, religion, death sentence, prison, christian ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scarred Hearts (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sincere, disturbing
Plot: sadness, summer, male objectification, doctor, hospital, sanitarium, tuberculosis, love and romance, disability, female objectification, woman in underwear, sex scene ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: medical, against the odds, neurosurgeon, african american, surgery, human spirit, ambition, doctor, follow your dream, rise to the top, dream come true, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%