Movies like The Young Messiah

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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, biblical
Plot: youth, family relations, parents and children, family life, society, young heroes, journey, christian, gospel, jesus christ, 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 realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, society, family problems, hopes and family life mostly in Drama, Fantasy and History genres. Some movies like The Young Messiah: The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974), David's Mother (1994), Waterproof (2000), Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999), Face (2002). 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, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: anti heroes, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, society, head of state, royal family, family problems, betrayal, hopes, siblings relations, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 257
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: legal action, family relations, parents and children, youth, single parent, disability, fighting the system, rebellion, human nature, misfit, society, handicap ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 364
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: society, store, aging, immigrants, siblings relations, crimes, hopes, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: touching, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, ambition, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults, society, love affair, heroes, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 251
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, friends, friendship, coming of age, youth, single parent, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death, family in crisis, coming of age, family problems, youth, accidental death, death of wife, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, family relations, youth, adoption, society, destiny, coming of age, death of loved one, awkward situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 411
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, family life, family problems, death in the family, tragic love, human nature, reunion, single parent, elderly, haunted by the past, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 456
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: life turned upside down, miraculous event, family relations, hopes, parents and children, pregnancy, uninvited guest, anti heroes, religions or cults, society, journey, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, village life, hopes, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, village, society, religions or cults, love and romance, escapades, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: young heroes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, family relations, injustice, discrimination, racism, parents and children, family problems, youth, danger, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, friendship, family relations, friends, dealing with death, drinking problem, death of father, nickname ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, housewife, mother daughter relationship, rape, birth mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 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: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family relations, destiny, environmentalism, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, family relations, adoption, youth, single parent, rivalry, custody, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, family problems, teenage life, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, social misfits, love and romance, youth, friendship, society, death in the family, family problems, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: gloomy, touching, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, family relations, mental illness, custody, starting over, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship, swimming pool, rock paper scissors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, single parent, farm, youth, estrangement, custody, elderly lovers, family relations, hopes, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 671
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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: redemption, buddies, family life, teenage life, going straight, youth, drug abuse, homecoming, reunion, addiction, life is a bitch, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 780
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: touching, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: family life, american civil war, americana, anti war, society, farm, wartime life, family relations, life is a bitch
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, family relations, unfulfillment, coming of age, estrangement, gays and lesbians, parents and children, society, human nature, gender, youth, transvestism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, touching, serious, christian film
Plot: college, power relations, society, family relations, parents and children, student life, teachers and students, culture clash, youth, college life, evolution, biology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 33
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: society, dysfunctional family, family problems, elderly, parents and children, golden years, immigrants, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, nanny, family in crisis, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, friendship, babies and infants, master and servant, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, dealing with death, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: youth, mysterious character, parents and children, friends, family relations, college, friendship, teenage life, religions or cults, airplane, female protagonist, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 59
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: psychological, gloomy, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, hopes, destiny, coming of age, alcohol abuse, custody, adoption, self discovery, youth, friendship, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, society, unemployment, self discovery, drug abuse, youth, rehabilitation, addiction, against the odds, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%