Movies like The Miracle of the Cards

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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
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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 get-well cards he was receiving had the power to keep him alive, so she launched a worldwide campaign to break the Guinness record for receiving the most get-well cards. At the time, the world record seemed an impossible 1,000,265, but Craig received over 350 million cards from all over the world. Against the advice of her doctors, Marion followed one of those cards to America for Craig's miraculous cure.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: brain tumor, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, christian, faith, youth, misfit, media, unfulfillment, journalist, cancer, doctor, sick child, surgery
Time: contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Miracle of the Cards

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, hopes, terminal illness, human spirit, family relations, unfulfillment and family problems mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Miracle of the Cards: Dawn Anna (2005), Death of a Superhero (2011), Living Proof (2008), The C-Word (2015), Oxygen (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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, school, relationship vs career, disability, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, superhero ...
Place: ireland, usa
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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, doctor, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, lifetime, child illness, power relations, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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66%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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65%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, coming of age, buddies, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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62%
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: christmas, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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61%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes, breakup, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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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: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, misfit, family relations, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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55%
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Five (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: coping, terminal illness, life is a bitch, women, destiny, human spirit, doctor, breast cancer, unfulfillment, newlyweds, strong female presence, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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51%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couples, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, letter, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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48%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: epilepsy, youth, medical, family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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47%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: malaria, hospital, death of child, terminal illness, hopes, dealing with death, human spirit, redemption, parent child relationship, illness, political activism, volunteer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
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47%
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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: marathon, cross country, terminal illness, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, family relations, disability, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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44%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, chemotherapy, cancer, child illness, family problems, couples, optimism, overcoming, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: rape, blind woman, blindness, disability, friends, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
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42%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, life sentence, family relations, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: christmas, cancer, parents and children, human spirit, family gatherings, hopes, girl, youth, child illness, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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41%
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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: multiple sclerosis, terminal illness, disability, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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40%
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, captivating, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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40%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, las vegas, portland oregon, san francisco ...
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40%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, heroic mission, human spirit, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, lgbt, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, uncover truth, social decay, life is a bitch, hopes, society, lifestyle, youth, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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38%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: medical, gay, aids, lgbtq, lgbt, pregnancy, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, rich and poor, adoption, life is a bitch, hopes, society, religions or cults, christian, teacher, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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36%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: healing power, miraculous event, hopes, self discovery, last wish, on the road, bittersweet, life is a bitch, terminal illness, road trip, church, shrine ...
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