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, student, belief in god, teenage girl, troubled teen, dormitory, nurse, girl with glasses, graduation, reading, police, car accident, police car, classroom, reading aloud, belief in hell, stolen car, uniform, strait jacket, counselor
Time: 1960s, year 1966, year 1984
Place: oregon, portland oregon

Most similar movies to Love, Mary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films with plots about teenage girl, friendship, student, police, high school, teenage boy and teenager mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Love, Mary: The Children Nobody Wanted (1981), Why me? (1984), The Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981), Feuten: Het Feestje (2013), Holed-Up (2017). 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.
Plot: orphan, children, homelessness, hardship, family, large family, blonde girl, bachelor, foster parent, happy ending, ranch, black eye ...
Time: year 1959, 1950s, 1960s
Place: missouri
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95%
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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: disfigurement, car accident, nurse, miscarriage, plastic surgery
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: marriage proposal, school, student, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, alarm, female teacher, woman with glasses, high school, classroom, teacher, jar ...
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48%
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: heroic mission, social misfits, life is a bitch, power relations, hopes, state affairs, legal, politics, society, misfit, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 80s
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47%
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Feuten: Het Feestje (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Freshmen, seniors and alumni clash with each other, themselves, and the police during an Amsterdam fraternity's epic opening party.
Plot: student, party, police, lawyer, confrontation, fraternity, abuse, prank, swat team, ritual, kissing
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45%
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 15
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: rape, celebrity
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: prison, adoption, car accident, corruption
Time: 1960s
Place: georgia
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42%
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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, secret, troubled teen, family secret, teenage girl, choir, family secrets
Place: iowa
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40%
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De toutes mes forces (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nassim, a 16-year-old boy, is placed with a family in the suburbs following the death of his drug addict mother. But he refuses to integrate into the social setting that surrounds him. He invents another life for himself, similar to that of his ...
Plot: unplanned pregnancy, troubled teen, loss of mother, cancer, studying, fire, police, funeral, social worker, sex scene, high school, classroom ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ernest Green Story (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
Plot: civil rights, high school, school, teenage girl, teenage boy, courage, racism, racist, physical abuse, african american, student, strength ...
Time: 1950s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: train, police, motel, hitchhiker, jeans, pepsi cola, white bra and panties, lawn mowing, friendship, cadillac, car breakdown, car fire ...
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36%
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, teenager, abuse, brother, alcoholic father
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, humorous, emotional, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, motel, sister, barn, waterfall, hopes, love and romance, family relations, friends, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: california, canada, san diego california, minnesota, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Queen's Guards (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Captains John Fellows and Henry Wynne-Walton finish their Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy and are sent to the Middle-East. John is to lead a parachute battalion while Henry is put in charge of a platoon of armoured cars of the Household ...
Plot: parade, officer, queen, tradition, uniform
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, male full rear nudity, simulated blow job, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, womanizer, couples, small town life, deadly, college life, parents and children, youth, friendship, small town, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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.
Plot: social issues, hollywood, outcast, abuse of power, bus stop, pimp, hollywood boulevard, decision, street life, stolen car, poor, change ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Friend's Betrayal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two childhood friends grow up. One has a family and the other has a career. One relationship may make or break a family. Paul, the teenage son, must decide what he wants for his future. While family would like to make that decision for him. Watch as ...
Plot: car accident, photographer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, middle aged woman, old friend, birthday party, female artist, golden gate bridge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: dog, small town, on the road, realism, drifter, social problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pets, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, native american, small town, best friends, interracial relations, love and romance, friends, social relations, social misfits, on the road, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
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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, education, drug dealing, teacher student relationship, marijuana, jumping through a window, drug addiction, death, drugs, high school student, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Marcelo Zona Sul (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in Copacabana, the sixteen year-old rebel and reckless teenager Marcelo is a terrible student that plays hooky from school and a liar. He dreams on leaving his home and move to São Paulo to work hard, make money ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, party, picnic, crying man, father son relationship, restaurant, student, rebel, underage smoking, wrapped in a towel ...
Time: 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Potential Inertia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Declan Holmes is graduating college, a hard enough time as it is, and heading out into the real world. The loss he experiences is like nothing he has ever known before. 'Potential Inertia' is the story of his journey through a very ...
Plot: college, graduation, loss, love, friendship
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29%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: peeping tom, trophy, loss of father, swimming, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, liar, male nudity, brother brother relationship, car accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 80
Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: freedom of speech, bible, lawyer, janitor, atheist, grief, courtroom, rehearsal, student, teacher, classroom, church ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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. ...
Plot: prostitution, teenager, innocence, teenage girl, innocent, social problem, social issues, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, prostitute, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: eviction, school, survival, suburbs, society, showbiz, urban ghetto, unemployment, obsession, juvenile delinquency, working class, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 539
Parisienne (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself.
Plot: love, country, romance, family, infidelity, teenage girl, court hearing, police, drugs, lawyer, skinhead, uncle niece relationship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: lebanon, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Interns (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals.
Plot: euthanasia, nurse, doctor, stress, workplace romance, hospital, career, abortion, patient, psychiatrist, medicine, childbirth ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 132
V.D. (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high school track star's wedding plans are capsized by venereal disease and a bad, beautiful new girl in town. His coach and a physician steer him into the light again.
Plot: police, prostitute, film within a film, parent child relationship, marriage, student, dating, drinking alcohol, dancing, doctor, swimming, driving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%