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, police, belief in god, teenage girl, troubled teen, dormitory, counselor, reading, car accident, nurse, stolen car, classroom, girl with glasses, graduation, eyeglasses, police car, reading aloud, belief in hell, uniform, strait jacket
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1984, 1960s, year 1966
Place: oregon, portland oregon

Most similar movies to Love, Mary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and thought provoking films with plots about teenage girl, police, car accident, teenager, mother daughter relationship, student and classroom 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.
Plot: children, orphan, homelessness, hardship, family, foster home, 19 year old, needing money, black eye, blonde girl, facial bruise, determination ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1959, 60s
Place: missouri
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95%
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: adoption, prison, car accident, corruption
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: georgia
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88%
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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: car accident, nurse, disfigurement, plastic surgery, miscarriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, realistic
Plot: heroic mission, campaign, injustice, human spirit, state affairs, heroes, life is a bitch, social misfits, hopes, righting the wronged, power relations, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 dealer, drug addiction, jumping through a window, drug dealing, education, marijuana, teenage girl, teenage boy, teacher student relationship, suicide, propaganda ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, realistic, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, car accident, intercourse, danger, chases and races, escapades, chaos and mayhem, collision, survival, birth, motorcycle gang, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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 race, contest, race, police, car accident, racing, hot rod, radio dj, corruption, automobile racing
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, gloomy
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, family in crisis, family problems, parents and children, down syndrome, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, sincere, thought provoking, bleak, realistic
Plot: high school, social relations, urban ghetto, society, social differences, high school life, power relations, urban ghetto life, ambition, youth, militant, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: cult, kidnapping, sacrifice, parent child relationship, brainwashing, parent, mind control, freedom, religion, father son relationship, fanatic, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: motel, train, police, hitchhiker, homeless, moustache, car fire, shower, car accident, white bra and panties, lawn mowing, pepsi cola ...
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45%
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, cynical, realistic, serious
Plot: cons and scams, manipulation, ambition, dishonesty, couples, manipulations, blind ambition, couple relations, crimes, unfulfillment, rise and fall, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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: prostitution, pimp, prostitute, police, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, street life, runaway, teenager, innocence, social problem, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: female teacher, inner city, new job, school principal, jar, assault, school, student, teacher, marriage proposal, high school, marbles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ...
Plot: date, gun, truck, sex, car accident, police, pornography, justice, police car, dating, imagination, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, womanizer, power relations, student life, deadly, parents and children, sexual relations, friendship, small town, college life, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, barn, waterfall, motel, sister, single parent, family relations, friends, couples, mentally challenged, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: minnesota, pacific ocean, canada, san diego california, california
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37%
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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: police, student, party, prank, kissing, abuse, lawyer, mockery, ritual, swat team, confrontation, fraternity
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, political unrest, militant, fighting the system, elopement, political ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1967, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: san francisco, guatemala, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: controversial, serious, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, riot, rape, prison, runaway, brutality, reform school, reform, kids in trouble, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sixteen (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hickspoiltation film from the early 1970s ostensibly starring Oscar nominee Mercedes McCambridge, but really more a film looking for an excuse to show off Simone Griffeth's beauty. She plays a daughter of a swamp family. The whole family goes ...
Plot: loss of innocence, carnival, countryside, incest, parent child relationship, greed, lost, implied incest, family farm, skinny dipping, temptation, first sexual experience ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, state affairs, kgb, friends, suburbs, manipulations, manipulation, politics ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
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33%
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The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, catholic school, catholic, student, boxing, chocolate, power relations, money raising, politics, underdog, gang, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Moneytree (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The trials and tribulations of a marijuana grower in Marin County, California.
Plot: pot, harvest, improv, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, marijuana, money, actor, police
Time: 80s
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32%
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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, family secret, troubled teen, family secrets, teenage girl, choir
Place: iowa
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31%
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: hollywood, model, travel, ethics, beauty pageant, taunting, small town, teenage girl, naivete
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: controversial, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: alcoholic mother, pimp, hustler, sex with a minor, runaway child, teenage prostitute, innocence, shoplifting, street, heist, underground, runaway ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, alcoholic father, brother, abuse
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30%
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: classroom, death of mother, hospital, cemetery, suicide attempt, cancer, sex scene, high school, pregnant teenager, teenager, cell phone, teenage boy ...
Place: paris france
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29%