Movies like The Sons of Summer

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The Sons of Summer (2018)
The Sons of Summer (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Story: Based on True Events. The Dalton family moves to the mining town of Rupland, where baseball is that of a religion. The surrounding counties help make up the storied "Summer League," where the best baseball in the country is played. In Rupland, little boys dream of donning the orange and black of their idols, the Rupland Hawks. The family's three sons: Jack, Johnny and Joe, become intertwined with the game and the town's issues that tear them apart. A true ballplayer, a rebel and a storyteller, the brothers battle through Rupland's hardships of death, decline and war. From Little League to the Summer League, the Dalton boys grow to follow different paths in life that change the course of their family and the town forever. The Sons of Summer tells the story of family, baseball and the American dream's glory and demise in this last gasp of small town America.
Plot: baseball, tragedy, small town
Place: america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and suspenseful films with plots about small town, tragedy, baseball, small town life, murder, hopes and death mostly in Drama, Sport and Crime genres. Some movies like The Sons of Summer: Two Harbors (2005), The Great Wallendas (1978), The Final Season (2007), The Day We Died (2020), Bang the Drum Slowly (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Harbors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Drama - Vic's days are filled with selling sci-fi collectibles, harassing his fellow antique dealers, and trying to communicate with extraterrestrials. - Charles Brin, Alex Cole, Paul Cram
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: obsession, small town, alien encounter, danger, tragedy, death, antique dealer, small town life, puppets, lost love, puppet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: circus, tragedy, accident, tightrope, carnival, acrobat
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, ambition, against the odds, baseball movie, sport, hopes, youth, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Day We Died (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th 2015.
Plot: security guard, shooting, police officer, documentary filmmaker
Time: year 2015
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
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Hustle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard. Rose made his major-league debut playing second base with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963; nicknamed "Charlie ...
Plot: gambling addiction, girl in bra and panties, cleavage, baseball, athlete, gambling, scandal
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Meera (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Meera is a 1979 Hindi language film by Gulzar. The film is based on the life of Meera, a Hindu saint-poet who renounced princely comforts in pursuit of her love for Lord Krishna.
Plot: marriage, suicide, hindu, tragedy, period piece, devotion, historical event, saint, poison, loyalty
Time: 16th century
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Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: true crime, kidnapping, 16 year old, abduction, father daughter relationship, kidnapped child, child abduction, uncover truth, unsolved crime, cold case, disappearance, crime investigation ...
Place: california, idaho, san diego california
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, family relations, disorder, small town life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”, this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey Tussler, who lives on a farm with his father and mother and who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. But he can throw apples at an ...
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The Kid from Left Field (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder in Coweta County (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, terror
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, based on true events, exciting
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Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: ship, family relations, youth, hopes, follow your dream, escapades, danger, coming of age, college dropout, siblings relations, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Joe Weber is an anthropologist who takes his son on a trip to the New England town of Salem's Lot unaware that it is populated by vampires. When the inhabitants reveal their secret, they ask Joe to write a bible for them.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Memories of the Future (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
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Plot: hiding place, gunfight, family relations, brothel, sacrifice, revenge, small town, tragedy, execution, rebellion, party, murder
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
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Execution (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Crime
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder at the World Series (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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