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, quest, boy, astronaut, nasa, father son relationship, teacher student relationship, gravity, disability, spacewalk, paraplegic, science teacher, family relations, zero gravity, mother son relationship, magic, basketball, computer, transcendence, wheelchair, swimming lesson

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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, youth, friendship, boy, hopes and family 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), If I Had Wings (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: children, bully, loneliness, family relations, father son relationship, boy, school, 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, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: ice hockey, stroke, family relations, athlete's life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sport, healing power, parents and children, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1992, year 1991
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 238
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, coming of age, ice hockey, power relations, social relations, friends, sport, youth, family, follow your dream, hopes, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
 92
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: traumatic childhood, social injustice, father son relationship, boy, family relations, armenian
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, armenia, tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 3.2
 280
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, youth, christmas, high school basketball, sasquatch, high school, basketball, father son relationship, boy, family relations, mother son relationship, basketball game
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: asthma, blind boy, blind man, hopes, friendship, against the odds, ambition, unlikely partners, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, ice hockey, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, loner, father son relationship, family relations, temper, confrontation, bartender, teenager, widower
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 936
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, chimpanzee, outer space, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, follow your dream, family life, family relations, race against time, animal life, satellite ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 238
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: coming of age, dog, family relations, father son relationship, boy, friendship, heart disease, psychic, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: youth, teenager, guilty conscience, little boy, family relations, animals, boy horse relationship, human animal friendship, blizzard, wild horse, dead husband, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 3K
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: youth, homeless, children, hopes, family relations, adoptive mother, orphan, orphanage, boy, dog, friend, street life ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Bridge to Terabithia (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 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.
Audience: kids
Plot: first love, boy, youth, bereavement, school, drawing, male female relationship, crush, new student, forest, guilt, young girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.9
 162K
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: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: bullying, school, child, middle school, family, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, deformity, family relations, hospital, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: disability, swimming, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, youth, teenage life, redemption, parents and children, father son relationship, handicapped ...
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, major league, disability, athlete, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, handicapped, one armed man
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, against the odds, society, hopes, sport, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport team, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 35K
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, inspirational, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: baseball, sport, father son relationship, high school, underdog, family, human spirit, athlete and trainer, following a dream, baseball coach, rags to riches, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: nanny, brother brother relationship, basketball, child abuse, single mother, teenager, mother son relationship, divorced divorcee, verbal abuse, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 154
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, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: horse ranch, equestrian, family relations, redemption, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, girl horse relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: basketball, religion, high school, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, teacher, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, high school life, friends, youth, father son relationship, contests and competitions, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 639
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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, sincere
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: horse, horse race, coming of age, racehorse, horse trainer, family relations, against the odds, friends, animal life, power relations, best friends, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, tree, poverty, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: family relations, marriage, youth, lawsuit, high school friend, disturbed child, lawyer, brother sister relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, boy hero, teenager, junior high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: blindness, american football, sport, high school, disability, family, friendship, infection, self pity, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, childhood, farm, african american, father son relationship, family relations, friendship, love, rivalry, society, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, racehorse, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, animal training, family, honest, secrets, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 420
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: serious, realistic, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, ambition, rivalry, against the odds, youth, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, sport team, teenage life, family, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Dull-Ice Flower (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ku Ah-ming is a 4th grader at Chungshan Elementary School in Shuiyu Township, Taiwan. Despite being not very good in most subjects at school, he is very talented in art and has a great imagination, though most teachers don't know what he's ...
Plot: teacher, painter, poverty, family, student, artist, painting, father son relationship, genius, family relations, illness, death of boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, poverty, school, life, children, siblings relations, family, islam, unemployment, running, financial problem, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%