Movies like Welcome to Paradise

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Welcome to Paradise (2007)
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Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her stubborn congregation, Debbie uses unique methods to shake the churchgoers out of their indifference, such as inviting a homeless man to sing during one of the services. Brian Dennehy co-stars.
Style: realistic, uplifting, inspirational, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: church, small town, self discovery, love affair, introspection, clergy, social relations, village, society, hopes, preacher, community, sermon, religious, youth, plague, rally, family relations, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, village life, teenage life, young lovers, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, society, family relations, small town, small town life, introspection and youth mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Welcome to Paradise: Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007), The Preacher's Daughter (2012), What Would Jesus Do? (2010), Red Hook Summer (2012), The Errand of Angels (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: christmas, redemption, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, dysfunctional family, society, parents and children, family relations, small town, homecoming, religions or cults, family problems, age difference, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, spiritual, fable
Plot: pastor, small town, clergy, human spirit, introspection, society, hopes, social relations, religions or cults, small town life, christian, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, disorder, church, hip hop culture, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, christian film ...
Plot: self discovery, church, religions or cults, society, clergy, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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74%
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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: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, disorder, social relations, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, fish out of water, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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68%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
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68%
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The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, family relations, church, society, clergy, hopes, family life, human nature, religions or cults, village, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: education, school, fighting the system, human spirit, parents and children, teachers and students, hopes, society, youth, changing lives, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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67%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, family relations, college graduate, young lovers, small town, fall in love, island, social relations, family problems, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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65%
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, christian film ...
Plot: christmas, church, redemption, life is a bitch, family relations, unemployment, society, clergy, hopes, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, clergy, self discovery, society, religions or cults, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, introspection, teenage life, urban ghetto, youth, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, family life, coming of age ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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59%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
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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 ...
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
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56%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
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