Movies like The Switch 1993

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The Switch (1993)
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The Switch (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to end his life. The DJ reluctantly has a switch installed on Larry's life support that Larry can activate at any time (via his mouth) to end his life.
Plot: medical, suicide, euthanasia, suicidal thoughts, paralysis, motorcycle accident, quadriplegic, wheelchair, suicide thoughts, contemplating suicide

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about disability, hospital, doctor, hopes, wheelchair, human spirit and misfit mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Switch: Alex: The Life of a Child (1986), Joni (1979), You Don't Know Jack (2010), No Child of Mine (1993), The Government Inspector (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed ...
Plot: youth, terminal illness, family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, sick, sports writer, italian opera, father daughter relationship, death, adoption, horse ...
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, quadriplegic, christian, girl, physical disability, ambulance, hospital, accident, religion, church, belief in god, rehabilitation ...
Time: year 1967, 70s, 60s
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medical, against the odds, african american, neurosurgeon, human spirit, doctors, surgery, ambition, medical school, doctor, surgeon, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, dark, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, moral dilemma, murder, lawyer, judge, greed, eccentricity, historical figure, legal action, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
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No Child of Mine (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop her daughter signing away her down syndrome grandson for adoption. Based on a true story.
Plot: down syndrome, adoption, lifetime, twins, family feud, hospital, medical, surgeon, disability, stethoscope, surgical mask, medical mask ...
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59%
The Government Inspector (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.
Plot: investigation, conspiracy theory, inspector, death of protagonist, iraq war, suicide, scandal, government corruption
Place: britain
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59%
Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young music student has a seizure forcing her to undergo brain surgery. She comes out of the surgery unable to count or read and has difficulty adapting to life.
Plot: surgery, patient, brain tumor, medical, brain damage, surgeon, courage, treatment, doctor, capture, brain surgery, medical mask ...
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59%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, medical, prejudice, human spirit, interracial relations, surgeon, surgery, african american, friendship between men, university, patient, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, sad, philosophical, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, euthanasia, handicapped, fighting the system, death, suicide, lawyer, dignity, mercy killing, character study, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia, catalonia
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55%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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1000 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, uplifting, motivational ...
Plot: rehabilitation, college, basketball player, ambition, therapist, recovery, gym, hopes, sport, against the odds, paralysis, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: inspirational, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: physical therapy, rehabilitation, hospital, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, investigation, husband wife relationship, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship, medication, true crime ...
Time: year 2016, year 2014, year 2013, 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston
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The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: quadriplegic, physical disability, paralysis, disability, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: fundamentalism, televangelist, scandal, religion, preacher, prescription drug abuse, female director
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The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: quadriplegic, skiing, accident, illness, physical disability, winter olympics, paralysis, human spirit, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 50s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Fact-based story of Mike Mills, a teen with muscular dystrophy, who is placed in a state nursing home by his destitute single mother. There he must contend with being the only young person in the clinic and with an abusive head nurse.
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the ...
Plot: suicide, southern belle, business, insanity, lesbian, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of father, mental illness, overdose, suicide attempt, death of husband ...
Time: 50s
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A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just after losing her husband to a similar condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a fatal neurological condition. So she plans to end her life herself. Based on a true story.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense
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Style: sad, melancholic, bleak, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: suicide, depression, loneliness, tv news, television reporter, female journalist, female reporter, television, employer employee relationship, workplace, existentialism, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1974, 20th century
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: suspenseful, factual, exciting, suspense
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Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, africa, canada
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Style: twists and turns, sad, factual, ironic, tragic ending ...
Plot: dwarf, bohemian life, celebrity, performer's life, lust, untimely death, promiscuous past, nude model, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide, sex scene, strip club ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1997
Place: los angeles
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36%
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, french, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, courage, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, africa, nepal ...
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: quadriplegic, life turned upside down, human spirit, redemption, couples, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, political ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
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Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, mass murder, murder, family problems, family relations, hopes, religions or cults, death in the family, introspection, dealing with death, forgiveness, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, neurotic, medical drama
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, diagnosis, journalist, visual hallucination, hospital, doctor, female protagonist, newspaper reporter, catatonia, human brain, psychosis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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32%
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: uplifting, touching, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: runner, sport, olympic gold medalist, marathon, paralysis, disability, rehabilitation, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
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32%