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, paralysis, suicide thoughts, suicidal thoughts, quadriplegic, wheelchair, contemplating suicide, motorcycle accident

Most similar movies to The Switch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about hospital, doctor, hopes, wheelchair, rehabilitation, disability and human spirit mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Switch: Joni (1979), Alex: The Life of a Child (1986), You Don't Know Jack (2010), No Child of Mine (1993), The Government Inspector (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: handicap, car accident, christmas, swimming, prayer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, horse, female protagonist, faith, religious conversion, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1967
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: death of daughter, terminal illness, sibling relationship, family, parent child relationship, adoption, death, doctor, baby, little girl, nurse, italian opera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, lawyer, district attorney, judge, moral dilemma, murder, against the rules, society, legal action, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: adoption, down syndrome, family feud, surgical mask, medical, disability, hospital, medical mask, surgeon, stethoscope, surgical gown
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Government Inspector (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 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.
Style: based on true events
Plot: scandal, iraq war, government corruption, conspiracy theory, suicide, investigation, inspector, death of protagonist
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: brain surgery, patient, brain damage, surgical mask, surgery, brain tumor, surgeon, latex gloves, medical, treatment, capture, surgical gown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, uplifting, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: against the odds, medical, neurosurgeon, surgery, human spirit, african american, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream, blacks and whites, christianity, doctor ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, west germany, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, university, racism, human spirit, patient, medical, talented, african american, blacks and whites, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (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: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, sport, hopes, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 79K
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, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, lawyer, freedom, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, life is a bitch, romance, bittersweet, tragic love, fall in love, unfulfilled love, human spirit, love affair, disability, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, quadriplegic, prodigy, ambition, sport, daring rescue, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: televangelist, fundamentalism, preacher, scandal, religion, female director, prescription drug abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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.
Plot: terminal illness, euthanasia, death of husband, female doctor, family relations, doctor
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
When You Remember Me (1990)
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.
Plot: boy, disability, hospital, wheelchair
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: suicide, mental illness, aggressive woman, homophobe, lesbian, mother daughter relationship, death of father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, stress, southern belle, business, magazine editor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 42K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, wheelchair, hospital, explosion, physical therapy, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: based on true events, twists and turns, factual, sad, ironic ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1997, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, introspection, disability, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, coma, disability, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, nurse, patient, writing, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 226
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, starting over, hopes, lifestyle, sport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
 14K
Christine (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Christine is an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter, in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition ...
Style: melancholic, sad, bleak, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, loneliness, employer employee relationship, mother daughter relationship, office, tragedy, love interest, virgin, tv news, workplace, existentialism ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, 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: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, suspense, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, point of view, journey, danger, news report, culture clash, weapons, village, escapades ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 171
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, hopes, womanizer, rehabilitation, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disabled person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The supposed story of superstar Marilyn Monroe's death...as told by a "friend" of hers. Watch flashbacks from "Goodbye Norma Jean" as it leads up to the night when Marilyn Monroe died.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: hollywood, death, euthanasia, flashback, star, price of fame, showbiz, backstage, marilyn monroe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The unauthorized biography of Hugh Hefner and the birth of the Playboy empire.
Plot: secretary, womanizer, female nudity, drugs, playboy magazine, suicide, narration from the grave, father daughter relationship, lingerie, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), millionaire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, injustice, lawsuit, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 2K
Freud (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This pseudo-biographical movie depicts 5 years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennan psychologist Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure hysteric patients, because they believe they're just simulating to gain ...
Plot: historical figure, czech abroad, therapy, european history, therapist, doctor patient relationship, doctor, recurring nightmare, psychoanalysis, traumatic experience, injury
Place: vienna, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%