Movies like Gifted

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Gifted (2017)
 7.6
 95K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, sweet, light, realistic, feel good, dramatic, affectionate, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, school, childhood, genius, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, cat, friendship, family, teacher, custody battle, child custody, pet cat, prize, happiness, girl, redemption, court, african american, courtroom, elementary school, foster home, obsession, boat, schoolgirl ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california

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Most similar movies to Gifted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, emotional, realistic and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, mentor, destiny, childhood, redemption, friendship and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Gifted: Wonder (2017), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Good Will Hunting (1997), I Am Sam (2001), Pay It Forward (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 132K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, fight, mask, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, african american, family relations, rivalry, self esteem, human spirit, hopes, human nature, single parent, prodigy, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, university, life philosophy, professor, existentialism, philosophy, ambition, dedicated educator, human spirit, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, harvard university, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 141K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, custody, father daughter relationship, lawyer, social services, parenthood, single parent, single father, child custody, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 111K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: motivational, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, teacher, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, society, addiction, teachers and students, parents and children, school, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 27K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, wilderness, doctors and patients, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, autism, forest ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 94K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, psychedelic, sad, christian film, suspenseful
Plot: god, forgiveness, christian, guilt, death of daughter, a vision, missing child, depression, hate, cabin in the woods, husband wife relationship, metaphor ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.3
 20K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, medicine, child illness, parents and children, treatment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., boston, italy, rome italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, marriage, starting over, family in crisis, unsupportive parent, crumbling marriage, family problems, nanny, negligence, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 3K
Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, youth, family problems, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, spain, boston, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, mentor, competition, tournament, genius, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 40K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, dying, starting over, childhood, overcoming, family problems, family life, parents and children, acceptance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: childhood, muslim, betrayal, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, political unrest, life is a bitch, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 418K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, storytelling, writers, racial issues, racial segregation, blacks and whites, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 12K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, generation gap, family problems, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, racist, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, life is a bitch, family relations, legal, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, family relations, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family secret, family problems, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Israel, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, emotional, suspense
Plot: child prodigy, kindergarten, child abduction, child, female protagonist, poetry, talented, parenting, reciting poetry, little boy, poetry reading, teacher student relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 12K
Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, physical abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, radio, domestic violence, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 164K
Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage boy, river, unlikely friendships, human relationship, unfulfillment, ex convict, drifter, lake or river, boat, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 25K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1980, year 1986, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, orphanage, family relations, hopes, self discovery, youth, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, interracial relations, idealism, hopes, win over, undisciplined, bad attitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, small town life, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, nursing, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 34K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, romance, friendship, life & death, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 282K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, redemption, life philosophy, true love, life changing experience, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 79K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, incest, troubled teen, foster child, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 6K
Sleepwalking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, foster home, road trip, family problems, introspection, family relations, innocence lost, friendship, loss of job, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%