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, 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 uplifting films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, friendship, hopes, mother son relationship, parents and children and boy mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Walking on Air: Rubber Tarzan (1981), Winter Stories (1999), Gikor (1982), Big and Hairy (1998), The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 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: children, bully, loneliness, school, father son relationship, boy, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, life turned upside down, healing power, hockey, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, sport, elderly, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1991, year 1992
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.0
 212
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, hockey, family relations, sport, family, follow your dream, youth, parents and children, hopes, power relations, friends, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.2
 75
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: family relations, armenian, father son relationship, boy
Time: 19th century
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), tbilisi, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 3.0
 255
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: bigfoot, high school basketball, basketball, high school, father son relationship, boy, sasquatch, basketball game, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: alcohol abuse, troubled teen, confrontation, father son relationship, loner, drunkenness, family relations, widower, teenager, ice hockey, temper, bartender
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, running, friendship, against the odds, hopes, blind man, ambition, teenage life, unlikely partners, human spirit, disability, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.3
 204
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, heart disease, family relations, father son relationship, friendship, boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 857
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: touching, serious, captivating
Plot: nasa, outer space, space travel, heroes, follow your dream, heroic mission, family relations, family life, race against time, satellite, animal life, chimpanzee ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: training, stepfather stepson relationship, guilty conscience, horse actor, family relations, animals, surrogate father, animal, dead father, ranch, rider horse relationship, pony ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, hit by a car, orphan, friend, friendship, boy, father son relationship, dog, pianist, street life, harbor, adoptive mother ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.0
 132K
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, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, fight, mask, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 985
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, realistic, uplifting
Plot: swimming, disability, human spirit, contests and competitions, family relations, redemption, hopes, youth, teenage life, parents and children, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, alps, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, disability, major league, athlete, one armed man, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, amputee
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, ambition, friendship, follow your dream, against the odds, family life, sport team, hopes, sport, human spirit, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 32K
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: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, athlete and trainer, family, sport, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 117
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, homecoming, family problems, family life, hopes, parents and children, farm, family in crisis, child's point of view, rider horse relationship, equestrian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: family relations, high school, basketball, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, verbal abuse, nanny, single mother, brother brother relationship, child abuse, basketball, divorced divorcee, teenager, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 519
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: sincere, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: against the odds, family relations, horse race, horse trainer, parents and children, family, rich and poor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, down on your luck, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sport, animal training, horse race, redemption, hopes, dream come true, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, sentimental, captivating
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, childhood, family relations, father son relationship, african american, farm, friendship, love, rivalry, society, boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, teenage life, high school, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, youth, sport team, family relations, contests and competitions, sport, vengeance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: uplifting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, human spirit, blindness, ambition, disability, athlete's life, hopes, sport, society, life turned upside down, high school, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, father son relationship, championship, teammate, mother daughter relationship, rise to the top, sport, courage, school, boxing, hockey
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: marriage, teenager, family relations, lawsuit, grandfather grandson relationship, mechanic, 14 year old, middle school, junior high school, high school friend, lawyer, boy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, family, school, siblings relations, unemployment, health situation, foot race, financial problem, young heroes, children, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: wolf, bullying, family relations, father son relationship, dog, rage, friend, emotional abuse, neighbor, stepfather, pursuit, ridicule ...
Time: 1920s
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Amour d'enfance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This feature length entry from shorts director Caumon deals with a turbulent mother and son relationship in a rural setting.
Plot: farm, countryside, family relations, cancer, hunting, father son relationship, friendship, love triangle, death of father, violence, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%