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: reform school, dyslexia, student, police, belief in god, teenage girl, troubled teen, dormitory, counselor, reading, car accident, nurse, stolen car, classroom, girl with glasses, stealing a car, 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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and sincere films with plots about teenage girl, police, car accident, nurse, student, classroom and friendship 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: homelessness, orphan, hardship, family, carnival, family home, determination, bachelor, christmas season, voting, blonde girl, black eye ...
Time: 1960s, year 1959, 60s, 50s, 1950s
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: corruption, prison, adoption, car accident
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: georgia
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85%
 7.2
 254
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: social misfits, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, legal, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, state affairs, society, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, death, teenage boy, car accident, propaganda, drug dealing, teacher student relationship, education, high school student, jumping through a window, counselor, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Plot: car accident, intercourse, chaos and mayhem, survival, catastrophe, danger, escapades, chases and races, collision, stealing a car, pregnancy, highway ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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 problems, parents and children, down syndrome, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sexy, sexual, rough, bleak ...
Plot: reform school, innocence lost, sexual abuse, riot, rape, prison, runaway, brutality, kids in trouble, society, gays and lesbians, on the run ...
Time: 70s
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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, race, hot rod, car accident, radio dj, police, contest, racing, corruption, automobile racing
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, freedom, spirituality, parent, parent child relationship, sect, religion, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, salvation, sacrifice, parents ...
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45%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Plot: high school, social relations, urban ghetto, power relations, militant, ambition, social misfits, life is a bitch, high school life, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 113
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, motel, police, homeless, hitchhiker, car accident, car breakdown, backpack, mechanic, friendship, cadillac, ambulance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: cynical, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: unfulfillment, blind ambition, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, cons and scams, manipulation, couples, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, mother daughter relationship, police, teenager, friendship, street life, teenage girl, money, unhappiness, innocence, social problem, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: teacher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, student, bicycle, rape, female teacher, school principal, inner city, rape victim, new job, classroom, female protagonist ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, college, womanizer, youth, deadly, student life, parents and children, college life, friendship, sexual relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, waterfall, motel, sister, barn, terminal illness, couple relations, hotel, alcohol abuse, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san diego california, canada, pacific ocean, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.9
 17
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 ⇓
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Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, suicide, impossible love, crying woman, funeral, suicide pact, shock, caught cheating, latex gloves, exam, photographer, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, party, student, prank, fraternity, kissing, confrontation, mockery, swat team, lawyer, ritual, abuse
⇓ 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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: revolution, politics, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, state affairs, teenage life, political unrest, militant, student, elopement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: guatemala, san francisco, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
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Sixteen (1972)
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: countryside, loss of innocence, carnival, incest, implied incest, teenage girl, lost, greed, brother sister relationship, female nudity, first sexual experience, skinny dipping ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns
Plot: school shooting, justice, showdown, high school, police, suicide, depression, death, cutting, gun, knife, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hospital, rape, injury, lovers, married couple, kissing, gang war, playboy, man dressed as a woman, doctor, nurse, soap ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, surreal, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, catholic, catholic school, chocolate, boxing, student, politics, fighting the system, money raising, power relations, coping ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual
Plot: female killer, police, female police officer, model, murder, policewoman
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, couples, friends, kgb, suburbs, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, london, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, secret, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, golden years, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, racial slur, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, prejudice, african american, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Moneytree (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The trials and tribulations of a marijuana grower in Marin County, California.
Plot: money, marijuana, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pot, harvest, actor, improv
Time: 80s
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%