Movies like Love, Mary

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Love, Mary (1985)
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Love, Mary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teen, who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor discovers she is dyslexic.
Plot: dyslexia, reform school, teenager, police, student, troubled teen, belief in god, teenage girl, car accident, dormitory, counselor, nurse, belief in hell, stealing a car, graduation, eyeglasses, reading, classroom, police car, reading aloud, girl with glasses, uniform, strait jacket, stolen car
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1966, year 1984, 1960s
Place: oregon, portland oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and thought provoking films with plots about teenage girl, car accident, police, teenager, mother daughter relationship, family relations and nurse mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Love, Mary: The Children Nobody Wanted (1981), Where Are My Children? (1994), Why me? (1984), Desperate Lives (1982), Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Style: political
Plot: ranch, hardship, orphan, homelessness, foster parent, bachelor, large family, children, house, family home, small town, teenager ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 60s
Place: missouri
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Where Are My Children? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based upon a true story, Marg Helgenberger stars as a single mother mysteriously arrested by the FBI and separated from her children, thus beginning a 25-year struggle to be reunited with them.
Plot: corruption, adoption, car accident, prison
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: georgia
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82%
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Why me? (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.
Plot: nurse, car accident, disfigurement, plastic surgery, miscarriage
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71%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: homeless, campaign, righting the wronged, injustice, power relations, heroic mission, human spirit, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Desperate Lives (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.
Plot: high school, drug addiction, hospital, drug use, death, drug dealer, counselor, skateboard, teacher student relationship, drug dealing, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
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53%
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, truck driver, cop killer, intercourse, car accident, collision, chaos and mayhem, escapades, survival, catastrophe, baby born, birth ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sad ...
Plot: disability, down syndrome, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, crumbling marriage, love and romance, twins, obsession, child illness, family in crisis, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
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50%
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Hot Rod (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: drag racing, car, car race, car accident, race, radio dj, contest, corruption, police, automobile racing, classic car, hot rod
Time: 70s
Place: california
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Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: religion, cult, teenager, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, love, freedom, sect, parent child relationship, mind control, salvation ...
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Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, life lesson, innocent, mother daughter relationship, friendship, police, money, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, pimp, innocence ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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46%
The Mystery of Her (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a near fatal car accident, a popular high school student loses her memory and gets a second chance at a more meaningful life.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: car accident, memory loss, changing lives, lifestyle change, teenage girl, second chance, jewel theft, teenager, female protagonist, amnesia, teenage life, memory lapse ...
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45%
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Pickup on 101 (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.
Style: road movie
Plot: homeless, police, motel, train, hitchhiker, truck, drifter, car accident, friendship, diner, female nudity, driving ...
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43%
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Halls of Anger (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: juvenile delinquent, high school, militant, social relations, power relations, urban ghetto, ambition, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, hardcase students ...
Time: 60s, 70s
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Born Innocent (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: prison rape, prison, women in prison, female psychopath, reform school, teenage runaway, child rape, brutality, children, hell, rape, runaway ...
Time: 70s
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Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One of his earlier pieces, Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm Phame) has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being ...
Plot: troubled teen, teen angst, abuse, alcoholic father, brother, teenager
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37%
The Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah McDavid, an idealistic young teacher, takes a job in a rough high school where she is eventually attacked and raped in her classroom after school hours and decides to buck the school system in an attempt to make schools safer for students and ...
Plot: assault, female protagonist, student, teacher, school, marriage proposal, new job, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, rape victim, teacher student relationship, teenage boy ...
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She Cried No (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman is date-raped and tries to press charges.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: lifetime, rape, sexual abuse, love, abused woman, college, school, womanizer, small town, student life, small town life, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Digging to China (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, waterfall, sister, youth, friendship, adoption, cancer, orphan, unicorn, ghost story, car accident, dying ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: pacific ocean, minnesota, san diego california, canada, california
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Takiaispallo (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aaro Saarinen is a foreman in the paper mill. The new generation continually questions his authority in both at work and at home.
Plot: family relations, job, youth culture, troubled teen, marital problem, unfaithful husband, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, youth, factory, car accident, domestic violence ...
Time: 70s
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Holed-Up (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A story of a famous actor named Grahme who witnessed a director assault an actress two years ago. Now Grahme is working with Richard (the very same director), on a new film and this time with Malorie, a new leading lady. Grahme's manager Steve ...
Style: dark
Plot: darkness, rape, celebrity
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: girl, vietnam war, revolution, rebellion, politics, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political unrest, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, peru, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age.
Style: cult film, controversial
Audience: teens
Plot: alcoholic mother, teenage prostitute, prostitute, hustler, pimp, runaway child, sex with a minor, life lesson, warden, grownups, naivete, stealing a car ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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33%
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: tense, talky, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: russian spy, betrayal, secret agents, friendship, espionage, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty, politics, investigation, best friends, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1961
Place: scotland yard, england, europe, london, united kingdom ...
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Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: spiritual, sexy, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: alcoholic, family relations, alcohol abuse, downfall, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, family life, middle class, alcoholics anonymous ...
Time: 80s
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, family secret, troubled teen, teenage girl, choir, secret
Place: iowa
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Pivot Point (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride. As each struggle separately in their own lives they will soon discover that their lives are interconnected in ways they never would have guessed. They also effect each other in ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: school shooting, justice, death, police, high school, suicide, depression, showdown, imagination, truck, car accident, fight ...
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31%
The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: erotic
Plot: medical, rape, hospital, lovers, married couple, dancing, police officer, doctor, nurse, emergency room, infertility, surgery ...
Time: 60s
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Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, belief in god, evangelical christianity, redemption, introspection, human spirit, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, society, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s
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Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.
Plot: model, hollywood, beauty pageant, small town, ethics, taunting, teenage girl, travel, naivete
Time: 70s
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The Moneytree (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The trials and tribulations of a marijuana grower in Marin County, California.
Plot: money, police, improv, marijuana, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, harvest, pot
Time: 80s
Place: northern california
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