Movies like My Brother's Keeper 1995

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My Brother's Keeper (1995)
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My Brother's Keeper (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: gay, teacher, religion, twins, family, train, hospital, computer, sister sister relationship, legal action, aids, singing, surgery, hiv, lie, doctor, hiking, hiv positive, brother sister relationship, smoking, speech, prayer, school teacher, newspaper, brother brother relationship ...
Place: new york, baltimore

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, thought provoking, serious and based on true events films with plots about hospital, doctor, flashback, mother son relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Biography, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like My Brother's Keeper: Citizen Cohn (1992), Boy Erased (2018), Alex: The Life of a Child (1986), Joni (1979), Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, society, introspection, gender, rise and fall, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, sentimental, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, lgbt teen, coming of age, college student, teen suicide, church, father son relationship, trust, prayer, dating ...
Place: new york, arkansas, southern usa
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Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: terminal illness, death of daughter, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, family, nurse, prayer, doctor, horse, little girl, coughing, jewelry ...
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: religion, belief in god, christianity, obstacle, quadriplegic, physical therapy, talking to god, art exhibition, racial slur, broken neck, autobiography, actress playing herself ...
Time: year 1967, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, united states, dallas texas, china ...
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, compassionate
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, friendship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, saving a life, physical therapy ...
Time: year 2016, year 2013, year 2014, 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, fighting the system, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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Inside The Osmonds (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their ...
Plot: mormon, debt, brother sister relationship, mission, career, success, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, faith, father daughter relationship, rock music, family relations ...
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, romantic, realistic, romanticism, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay history, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, corpse, obituary, loss of job, haunted by the past, brother sister relationship, flash forward, teenage boy ...
Time: year 1991, 20th century, 90s
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The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: school, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, legal action, hopes, unfulfillment, human spirit, child illness, life is a bitch, high school life, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, journalist, delusion, apology, school, promise, running away from home, family conflict, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, utah, manhattan new york city, new york
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, human nature, society, couple relations, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Rock Hudson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife, Phyllis Gates, and on the court records from the civil suit brought by his former lover, Marc Christian.
Plot: aids, in the closet, male homosexuality, celebrity, marriage of convenience, gay interest, gay lead character, gay, homosexual, actor, closeted homosexual, hugging ...
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Breakthrough (2019)
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: religious, faith, death, hospital, doctor, lake, pastor, paramedic, police, church, basketball, church service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, gender disguise, murder, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, funeral, brother brother relationship, single mother, gender identity, testimony, high school, hate crime ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: disturbing, christian film, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1998, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, controversial ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, free love, millionaire, porn, against the rules, aids, legal, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, los angeles, beverly hills, ohio ...
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Mapplethorpe (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
Style: based on true events
Plot: photographer, hiv, lgbt, bdsm, male nudity, fame, aids, nudity (full frontal - brief), hotel, controversy, racism, death ...
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Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: captivating, rough, sentimental, based on true events, non-linear
Plot: teenage boy, drug addiction, methamphetamine, drug rehabilitation, missing son, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, pursuit, ex husband ex wife relationship, boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug rehab ...
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, politics, gay slur, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, new york ...
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, life is a bitch, journal, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, photographer ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, rough, touching, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, painter, brother brother relationship, insanity, art gallery, obsession, genius, hospital, art dealer, priest, nature, ex soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
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45%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, social decay, injustice, fighting the system, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, prison, price of justice, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1952, year 1955
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
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43%
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, actor's life, photographer, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, london ...
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Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: based on true events, neurotic, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: fighting illness, hospital, catatonia, doctor, treatment, psychosis, newspaper reporter, medical examination, female journalist, hallucination, diagnosis, brain scan ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, psychoanalysis, hospital, one on one, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, power relations, misdiagnosed, friends, religion, catholic ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, new york, seattle, france ...
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