Movies like Walking on Air

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Walking on Air (1987)
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Walking on Air (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A young paraplegic wants to escape the bonds of gravity by going into outer space.
Plot: outer space, basketball, magic, disability, family relations, quest, computer, astronaut, boy, nasa, father son relationship, teacher student relationship, gravity, zero gravity, paraplegic, spacewalk, transcendence, wheelchair, swimming lesson, science teacher, mother son relationship

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Most similar movies to Walking on Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, friendship, hopes, parents and children, boy and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Walking on Air: Rubber Tarzan (1981), Winter Stories (1999), Gikor (1982), If I Had Wings (2013), Big and Hairy (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a coach and mentor, Walter Gretzky was instrumental in nurturing the talent of his son, hockey great Wayne Gretzky. So it came as an ironic tragedy when in 1991, just days after his 53rd birthday, Walter suffered a debilitating stroke that left ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, ice hockey, athlete's life, life turned upside down, parents and children, hockey, healing power, hopes, sport, ambition, life is a bitch, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: loneliness, father son relationship, children, boy, bully, school, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 221
Winter Stories (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, hockey, ice hockey, coming of age, parents and children, small town life, friends, social relations, power relations, small town, friendship, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
 84
Gikor (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A village boy meets his tragic fate when he is sent to the city to work for a rich trader.
Plot: boy, armenian, father son relationship, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, armenia, tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, friendship, against the odds, hopes, blind man, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, unlikely partners, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.1
 262
Big and Hairy (1998)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A boy moves into a new town and has difficulty making friends, so he joins the basketball team. Initially experiencing little success, his popularity increases when he convinces a Sasquatch to join the team.
Plot: family relations, high school, bigfoot, high school basketball, father son relationship, basketball, sasquatch, basketball game, boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates. What they don't know is that he is an alcoholic. His background comes from his father, who is also an alcoholic. Baio must work to ...
Plot: troubled teen, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship, loner, bartender, teenager, confrontation, ice hockey, widower, drunkenness, temper
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Race to Space (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: nasa, outer space, heroes, follow your dream, space travel, heroic mission, family life, family relations, race against time, animal life, satellite, chimpanzee ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.3
 210
Digger (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy is sent to live with relatives when his parents break up. He befriends a dying boy who has an eerie connection with nature.
Plot: dog, psychic, boy, father son relationship, friendship, heart disease, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.
Plot: barn, ranch, widow, rancher, dead father, animal, teenager, father son relationship, rider horse relationship, training, stepfather stepson relationship, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 2K
Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, orphan, hit by a car, orphanage, harbor, street life, pianist, friendship, boy ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.
Plot: drawing, school, bereavement, puppy, first love, boy, childhood friend, bullying, museum, tragic event, hugging, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, youth, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, redemption, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.0
 149K
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, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Winner Never Quits (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a young boy who lost his right arm in a childhood accident, but went on to fulfill his dreams of playing major-league baseball. The story of Pete Gray.
Plot: baseball, major league, disability, father son relationship, one armed man, brother brother relationship, athlete, amputee
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, follow your dream, ambition, sport team, lifestyle, society, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 33K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, baseball movie, athlete and trainer, underdog, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 125
The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, hopes, family problems, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, rider horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The St. Tammany Miracle (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The St. Tammany Miracle is an inspiring story which shows how a determined coach can bring a handful of individuals from the failure of a dark and dusty gym into the glaring light of a state championship!
Plot: high school, family relations, basketball, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 554
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Casey's family raises and trains race horses, and their latest undersized foal named Casey's Shadow does not seem to have a lot going for it, but may turn out to be a champion.
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, family relations, horse race, horse trainer, animal life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, best friends, follow your dream, rehabilitation, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A babysitter realizes that one of the children she looks after is being physically abused by his mother.
Plot: female director, divorced divorcee, verbal abuse, basketball, child abuse, brother brother relationship, teenager, single mother, nanny, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, horse race, sport, animal training, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, racehorse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, father son relationship, farm, friendship, love, society, rivalry, christmas movie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 289
Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport, family relations, sport team, teenage life, underdog, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 2K
23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, family, high school, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, disability, life turned upside down, society, sport, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, school, family, siblings relations, unemployment, life, financial problem, young heroes, children, foot race, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Necessary Parties (1988)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.
Plot: teenager, marriage, family relations, lawsuit, boy hero, mechanic, lawyer, junior high school, brother sister relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, high school friend, disturbed child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, this film tells the poignant and inspiring story of Sam MacKenzie (Tod Fennell), a boy whose explorer dad disappeared on an expedition to the Arctic tundra. Unable to make friends, adjust to his new Canadian home or get along with ...
Plot: stepfather, dog, friend, neighbor, arctic, ridicule, country doctor, family relations, countryside, emotional abuse, bullying, pursuit ...
Time: 1920s
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Pee-Wee 3D: The Winter That Changed My Life (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When his wife dies, Carl offers his only son, Janeau, 12, a fresh start. They move to Mont Saint-Hilaire, where Janeau makes friends with Julie, a talented Pee-Wee hockey goalie determined to compete in the annual World Tournament held in Quebec. ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, light
Plot: ice hockey, friendship, mother daughter relationship, championship, teammate, father son relationship, rise to the top, sport, boxing, hockey, courage, school
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%