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The Young Messiah (2016)
 5.6
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, biblical
Plot: jesus christ, young heroes, parents and children, journey, christian, gospel, family life, society, youth, family relations, messiah
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine

Most similar movies to The Young Messiah

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, youth, society, hopes and family life mostly in Drama, Fantasy and History genres. Some movies like The Young Messiah: The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974), Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999), Birdsong (2008), David's Mother (1994), Waterproof (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, faith, christianity, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, family relations, anti heroes, head of state, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, love affair, parents and children, reincarnation, ambition, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.3
 446
Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: serious, realistic, biblical
Plot: anti heroes, journey, jesus christ, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, parents and children, pregnancy, life turned upside down, family relations, uninvited guest ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 255
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, legal action, parents and children, family relations, human nature, disability, fighting the system, misfit, rebellion, society, youth, handicap ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.4
 359
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: immigrants, single parent, going straight, store, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 406
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: ghost, golden years, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, parents and children, tragic love, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, adoption, coming of age, society, youth, family relations, rich and poor, destiny, family life, hopes, single mother, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 1K
Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, christianity, christian, poverty, unfulfilled love, romance, religions or cults, village, escapades, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, youth, husband wife relationship, death, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, christianity, family problems, family relations, friends, immigrants, social misfits, redemption, death in the family, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 199
Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, countryside, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, love and romance, youth, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 58
Levitation (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah Paulson stars as a pregnant teenager who searches for her biological mother, with the help of a guardian angel.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, on the road, self discovery, parents and children, child as adult, destiny, dysfunctional family, estrangement, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, society, mother daughter relationship, rape, foster parent, housewife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 651
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, family life, high school, hopes, family relations, buddies, going straight, parents and children, addiction, cons and scams, drug abuse, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 144
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, adoption, courtroom drama, custody, legal, rivalry, family problems, family relations, single parent, teenage life, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 147
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, discrimination, small town, racism, danger, society, youth, family relations, young heroes, interracial relations, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, depression, psychologist, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, babies and infants, single parent, parents and children, adoption, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, family relations, estrangement, youth, female nudity, husband wife relationship, art exhibition, pizza delivery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 1K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: follow your dream, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, youth, family relations, performer's life, soldier, contests and competitions, family in crisis, military life, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, middle east, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, family life, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, drinking problem, native american, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Matter of Faith (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: college, culture clash, parents and children, teachers and students, college life, student life, society, youth, family relations, power relations, christianity, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.1
 373
Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, young heroes, against the odds, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, human spirit, death in the family, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 316
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 752
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, captivity, kidnapping, reunion, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: doctor, starving child, single parent, unemployment, parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly lovers, single parent, farm, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, family life, family problems, family relations, custody, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 7K
October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, adoption, abortion, on the road, coming of age, college, youth, best friends, parents and children, life turned upside down, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%