Movies like Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
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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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic, factual, serious
Plot: against the odds, medical, human spirit, surgery, african american, christianity, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, blacks and whites, neurosurgeon, youth, family relations, belief, parents and children, hopes, urban ghetto life, dream come true, society, single parent, coming of age, underdog, graduation, medical school, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, west germany

Most similar movies to Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, uplifting and emotional films with plots about hopes, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, society, power relations and underdog mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Something the Lord Made (2004), Men of Honor (2000), Temple Grandin (2010), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, life, success, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, surgery, interracial relations, university, prejudice, patient, human spirit, society, blacks and whites, talented, partners, african american ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 104K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, military, navy, u.s. navy, racism, racial segregation, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, african american, racial discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 26K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1975, year 1962, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 19K
The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, rivalry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, family problems, single parent, tragic hero, disability, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 37K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, underdog, mentally challenged, graduation, friendship, civil rights, against the odds, radio, small town life, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rehabilitation, college, against the odds, sport, hopes, human spirit, disability, parents and children, paralysis, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 25K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: disability, falling in love, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, fall in love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, african american, sport, prejudice, football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, american football, racial slur, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: university, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, street kid, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, homeless, ambition, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, self discovery, family problems, society, doctors and patients, parents and children, mental illness, hopes, social misfits, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: support group, against the odds, idealism, dedicated educator, human spirit, society, teenage life, hopes, teachers and students, children, child abuse, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 205
The Opponent (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. Patty soon learns she has some talent for boxing and sets her sights on ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female boxer, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete's life, against the odds, rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, rivalry, sport, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, human spirit, athlete's life, gangsters, unfulfillment, sport, underdog, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 221
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, sentimental, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, against the odds, starting over, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ethiopia, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 937
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, doctor, breast cancer, life is a bitch, child illness, power relations, radiation, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, rivalry, youth, ghetto, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: disability, social misfits, mute or deaf, elderly lovers, society, misfit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, young heroes, power relations, against the odds, dedicated educator ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, love and romance, teachers and students, power relations, young heroes, youth, college, mute or deaf, hopes, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 2K
The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, sport, wrestling, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, against the odds, rivalry, overcoming, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, hopes, confined, society, kids in trouble, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 468
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, human spirit, self discovery, society, hopes, love, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, athlete's life, against the odds, family life, society, juvenile delinquency, strong female presence, hopes, sport ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, challenge, hardcase students, obstacle, power relations, changing lives, school, hopes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998, year 1994
Place: usa, harlem, new york, north carolina, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 1K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, society, disability, parents and children, family relations, mentally challenged, youth, twins, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 546
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
 455
Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: convent, saint, human spirit, clergy, self discovery, society, ambition, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, church, nun ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 25K
Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, horse race, animal training, rise to the top, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, follow your dream, legendary, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 3K
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, serious ...
Plot: politics, disability, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, president, head of state ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, new york state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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