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 gloomy films with plots about teenage girl, police, teenage boy, friendship, teenager, student and high school mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Love, Mary: The Children Nobody Wanted (1981), Why me? (1984), Feuten: Het Feestje (2013), The Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981), Secrets (1995). 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, children, orphan, hardship, family, foster child, house, family home, foster parent, bachelor, ranch, 19 year old ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1959
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, nurse, car accident, miscarriage, plastic surgery
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting
Plot: social misfits, human spirit, heroic mission, righting the wronged, heroes, life is a bitch, misfit, society, state affairs, fighting the system, politics, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, confrontation, lawyer, ritual, kissing, swat team, abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, teenage boy, marriage proposal, student, teacher, school, high school, classroom, woman with glasses, jar, female teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
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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, choir, teenage girl, family secrets
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
 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: celebrity, rape
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: car accident, corruption, prison, adoption
Time: 1960s
Place: georgia
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38%
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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: motel, police, train, hitchhiker, shower, mechanic, hitchhiking, police car, jail, female nudity, friendship, punched in the face ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, alcoholic father, abuse, brother, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: high school, civil rights, school, racial tension, segregation, school life, broken glass, graduation, teenage boy, teenage girl, student, integration ...
Time: 1950s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: talky, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, native american, high school, on the road, social misfits, self discovery, interracial relations, small town, society, youth, friends, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: teenager, teenage boy, cemetery, death of mother, classroom, teenage girl, earring, pregnant teenager, hospital, party, school, taking a photograph ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: murder, police, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, motel, barn, sister, waterfall, coming of age, hotel, human nature, parents and children, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: california, san diego california, pacific ocean, minnesota, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: loss of friend, alcoholic mother, ocean, outcast, social issues, school dance, leaving home, hollywood, loss of virginity, poor, cult, bus stop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 15K
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, scar, journey, survival, broken down car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, love, loss, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 850
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, womanizer, college life, small town, student life, youth, friendship, parents and children, sexual relations, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Right to Remain Silent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bright and eager to hit the streets in search of bad guys, rookie cop Christine Paly is disappointed when she's instead assigned to process criminals. Under the supervision of a tough but likable mentor, Christine quickly learns that hers is ...
Plot: police, police station, video camera, hiv, drunk driving, rookie, female police officer, gun, lapd, pizza delivery, police officer, racial slur ...
Time: 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, queen, tradition, officer, uniform
Time: 1960s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: high school, older woman younger man relationship, break up, teenage boy, teenager, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, middle aged woman, old friend, birthday party, golden gate bridge, female artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Student Nurses (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows the lives of a group of young nurses in Los Angeles, including a nurse who joins a band of revolutionaries, and one who finds herself succumbing to drugs.
Plot: nurse, female removes her clothes, erotica, panties, breasts, blonde, bikini, tan line, sex, white panties, sexy nurse, unwanted pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.8
 135
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, sunbathing, ping pong, car wash, teacher student relationship, marital separation, coach, oil company, coming of age, skinny dipping, skateboard, punk rock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: bible, freedom of speech, grief, courtroom, janitor, atheist, christianity, religion, high school student, christian, lawyer, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 30K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, veteran, hiking, hitchhiking, teenage girl, off the grid, post traumatic stress disorder, forest, social services, starting a fire, farmer, campfire ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, marijuana, teacher student relationship, education, drug dealing, jumping through a window, drug addiction, drugs, propaganda, high school student, teenage boy, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: school, survival, eviction, juvenile delinquency, single parent, obsession, down on your luck, suburbs, urban ghetto, suburban life, unemployment, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: surreal, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: high school, catholic school, chocolate, student, catholic, boxing, manipulations, coming of age, private school, fundraiser, youth, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, money, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, innocent, social problem, social issues, friendship, teenage girl, innocence, pimp, prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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