Movies like Son of the Sunshine

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Son of the Sunshine (2009)
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Son of the Sunshine (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A socially disconnected young man with Tourette's Syndrome undergoes an experimental surgery to correct his disorder, but as his symptoms start to fade so does his ability to heal the sick and dying.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: disability, family relations, self discovery, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, family problems, social misfits, family in crisis, tourette's syndrome, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, healing power, misfit, urban, siblings relations, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), slut, sex scene, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to Son of the Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Son of the Sunshine: Shirley Adams (2009), The High Cost of Living (2010), Margarita with a Straw (2014), Dawn Anna (2005), Like Dandelion Dust (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, family relations, family problems, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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95%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, pregnancy, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, family problems, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, friendship, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, disability, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, bittersweet, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, couples, family problems, romance, hopes, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, estrangement, alcohol abuse, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, actor's life, hopes, strong female presence, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, alcohol abuse, fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, youth, society, danger, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, redemption, human spirit, misfit, family relations, parents and children, new love, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, friendship, human nature, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, disability, family problems, love and romance, misfit, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, family in crisis, parents and children, domestic disturbance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, starting over, elderly, betrayal, hopes, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, parents and children, boxing, nurse, street fighter, loss, gym, mother son relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, family problems, last wish, hopes, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 125
Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, family gatherings, wartime life, human nature, family life, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, disability, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, death in the family, self discovery, romance, love and romance, homecoming, family relations, small town life, last wish, small town, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, ambition, self discovery, life turned upside down, family relations, breakup, relationship vs career, parents and children, family life, family problems, eccentric family, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, family in crisis, idealism, human spirit, society, hopes, fighting the system, coping, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, mentally unstable, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, family relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 202
One of a Kind (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Frédi loses his mother, he realizes she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it totally, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything. He is forced to acknowledge that he had healing hands.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: fall in love, supernatural ability, supernatural, love and romance, healing, accident, seaside, hospital, fishing, motorcycle accident, swimming pool, epileptic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%