Movies like Decoding Annie Parker

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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: cancer, genetics, human spirit, coping, inventions and discoveries, terminal illness, optimism, hopes, genetic engineering, couples, infidelity, crumbling marriage, dna testing, female scientist, husband wife relationship, medical research, sister sister relationship, laboratory, breast cancer, chemotherapy, mother son relationship, strong female presence, medical, hospital, cancer patient ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Decoding Annie Parker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, serious and touching films with plots about hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Decoding Annie Parker: Ma Ma (2015), Declaration of War (2011), My Own Country (1998), The C-Word (2015), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ma Ma (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.
Style: touching, sad, sincere, compassionate, ambiguous ending
Plot: breast cancer, strong female character, pregnancy, living together, husband wife relationship, doctor patient relationship, friendship, widower, terminal illness, chemotherapy, female protagonist, mother son relationship ...
Place: spain, siberia
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100%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, couple relations, optimism, couples, life is a bitch, overcoming, parents and children, family problems, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, marseille, paris france
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72%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fighting the system, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, misfit, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 477
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: witty, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, family relations, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, strong female presence, terminal illness, media, optimism, human spirit, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, society, crumbling marriage, couples, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, hopes, couples, homecoming, miraculous event, road not taken, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, fighting the system, human spirit, ambition, rising to stardom, idealism, society, tv show, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, san francisco, latin america, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery, intern, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, support group, alcoholic, rehabilitation, irresponsible, introspection, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, fighting the system, human spirit, environmentalism, heroic mission, terminal illness, obsessive quest, hopes, society, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, paralysis, society, human nature, human spirit, hopes, life philosophy, couples, racism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, life is a bitch, research, cure, medicine, child illness, parents and children, hopes, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, edinburgh scotland, italy, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child birth, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 793
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, musician's life, family in crisis, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couples, multiple sclerosis, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, terminal illness, greek american, life is a bitch, immigrants, couples, sexual dysfunction, couple relations, parents and children, one more chance, family relations, romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 937
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, doctor, breast cancer, life is a bitch, child illness, power relations, radiation, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family problems, golden years, death in the family, society, couples, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, human spirit, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, serious, touching
Plot: single parent, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, hopes, couples, mentally unstable, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, infidelity, power relations, custody ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, couples, fighting the system, family in crisis, human spirit, coping, hopes, family life, society, idealism, interracial relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, love affair, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, redemption, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, human spirit, rise to the top, family problems, teenage life, immigrants, parents and children, single parent, youth, family life, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 385
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, aids, showbiz, terminal illness, family problems, infidelity, artists and showbiz, family life, dealing with death, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, doctors and patients, child illness, parents and children, family in crisis, unlikely partners, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, single parent, siblings relations, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, terminal illness, human nature, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, dying, reconciliation, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, fighting illness, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, witty
Plot: couples, gender, radio dj, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, coping, couple relations, gay, gay lead character
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, vegetarian, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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