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

Most similar movies to Son of the Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Son of the Sunshine: Margarita with a Straw (2014), The High Cost of Living (2010), Dawn Anna (2005), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Applause (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, uplifting
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, fall in love, starting over, introspection, disability, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, bittersweet, fish out of water, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, pregnancy, pregnant woman, disorder, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.9
 933
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, terminal illness, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, child illness, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, parents and children, starting over, hopes, social worker, custody, family life, family problems, legal, rivalry, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 939
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, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, alcohol abuse, strong female presence, haunted by the past, actor's life, family problems, family relations, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 4K
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: psychological, touching, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, youth, romance, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 153
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, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, family problems, social misfits, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, society, single parent, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 841
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, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, disability, human spirit, misfit, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family relations, new love, operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 254
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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: hopes, redemption, island, starting over, estrangement, friendship, family problems, couple relations, social misfits, human nature, coast, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, disability, family problems, misfit, siblings relations, love and romance, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: emotional, sincere, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, parent child relationship, love affair, mentally unstable, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 687
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: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, introspection, homecoming, family problems, family life, hopes, elderly, human nature, starting over, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, breakup, family problems, family life, eccentric family, relationship vs career, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, siblings relations, estrangement, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, starting over, misfit, addiction, hopes, urban ghetto life, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, hopes, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, elderly, aging, countryside, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 in crisis, family relations, family problems, disability, dysfunctional family, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, couple relations, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 128
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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, family gatherings, wartime life, love and romance, bittersweet, village, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, family problems, haunted by the past, starting over, orphan, single parent, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, psychological, emotional
Plot: death in the family, self discovery, fall in love, romance, haunted by the past, small town life, last wish, homecoming, family relations, love and romance, small town, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, society, world war two, family relations, romance, soldier, love affair, life is a bitch, brutality, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family in crisis, hopes, idealism, coping, society, family life, fighting the system, human spirit, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 926
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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, starting over, hopes, romance, love and romance, coping, workplace, couples, workplace romance, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: paralysis, disability, misfit, society, single parent, social decay, human spirit, family problems, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 322
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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: terminal illness, disability, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, family problems, family relations, brother brother relationship, responsibility, sick mother, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, urban, single parent, family relations, nightclub, ritual, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, introspection, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, love, hopes, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, custody, starting over, mental illness, family relations, family problems, family life, hopes, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, woman in underwear, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%