Movies like For Michelle

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For Michelle
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Brett Cornell learns that the mother of a child he is alleged to have Fathered 5 years prior, has died in an accident, he heads south to try and take custody of the daughter that he never knew. Brett takes to desperate measures to make it in time to claim the young girl and prove that he will be a suitable Father. The consequences of his actions follow him, however, putting his life in danger, and potentially ruining his chance to save the child from foster care by raising doubts in the mind of his case worker, whom he has become romantically involved with.
Plot: intimacy, custody, accident, court, love, death
Place: south carolina, north carolina

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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 death, love, accident, society, friendship, lawyer and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like For Michelle: All the Way Home (1981), Guddu (1995), Losing Isaiah (1995), The Spark of Life (2011), A Touch of Fate (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All the Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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The Spark of Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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A Touch of Fate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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Margarita with a Straw
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.
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Plot: social misfits, starting over, innocence lost, cerebral palsy, introspection, disability, hopes, lgbt, misfit, looking for sex, sexual relations, fall in love ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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Audience: kids
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Universal Signs
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Ordinary People
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Duration: 124 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Country: USA
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June R
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Any Day Now
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Country: USA
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Gifted
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, dramatic, sweet, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
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Her Last Chance
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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