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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
Original name: The Simple Life Of Noah Dearborn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, best friends, friendship, friends, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, village life, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, small town life, small town, isolation, rivalry, underdog, americana, social relations, psychologist, old age, carpenter
Time: 90s
Place: georgia

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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 hopes, social relations, society, small town, small town life, friendship and family relations mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn: An Enemy of the People (1978), The Basket (1999), Taking Back Our Town (2001), Ring the Bell (2013), Lilies of the Field (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, contamination, dishonesty, rivalry, hopes, social misfits, rebellion, society, fighting the system, small town life, village life, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
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The Basket (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Peter Coyote (E.T., Erin Brokovich) and Karen Allen (The Perfect Storm) star in this touching family drama about the unifying power of basketball in a community torn apart by war. Both a riveting sports film and a tale of triumph over adversity, The ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Plot: world war one, hopes, athlete and trainer, human spirit, family life, against the odds, racism, small town life, teachers and students, small town, americana, power relations ...
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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: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, terminal illness, hopes, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, redemption, introspection, disorder, social relations, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, social relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, redemption, older man younger man relationship, factory, small town, human spirit, starting over, family relations, human nature, hopes, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
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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: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: 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: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: salesman, human spirit, cerebral palsy, disability, changing lives, against the odds, misfit, underdog, ambition, hopes, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
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Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, biting ...
Plot: family problems, social relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, small town life, hollywood, life is a bitch, youth, small town, abuse, religion, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, lifestyle, ship, unemployment, friendship, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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Breaking Free (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When troubled, cynical teen Rick chooses service at a camp for the blind over serving time at a correctional facility, he thinks he's found the easy way out. Instead, it's the way to a new life. Friendship. Step by step, as Rick helps a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: animal abuse, family relations, horse, horse riding, self discovery, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, redemption, friends, youth, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
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Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, family life, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, best friends, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Weighed But Found Wanting (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a wealthy man, Junior has everything he could possibly want. But the emptiness of his extravagant lifestyle and the hypocrisy of the town's so-called leading citizens weigh heavily on him, and he reaches out to the village outcasts.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
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Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, religions or cults, life is a bitch, family relations ...
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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