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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: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: against the odds, surgery, african american, human spirit, blacks and whites, youth, christianity, family relations, belief, parents and children, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto life, dream come true, society, rise to the top, single parent, coming of age, underdog, graduation, temperamental, urban ghetto, medical, german ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: medical school, 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 realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition and youth mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story: Something the Lord Made (2004), Men of Honor (2000), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Temple Grandin (2010), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: surgery, racism, university, prejudice, interracial relations, laboratory, patient, salesman, partners, human spirit, ambition, african american ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
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100%
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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, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
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100%
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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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71%
 8.3
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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, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: high school, college, hospital, lifestyle, high school life, ambition, parents and children, social misfits, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
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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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, success, rivalry, society, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: social misfits, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport, crimes, rise to the top, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, hopes, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, society, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, family relations, life is a bitch, sport, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: disability, freak, disfigurement, dignity, human spirit, coming of age, protective parent, family relations, teenage love, fall in love, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, false arrest, social relations, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: psychological, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, misfit, society, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 182
Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: youth, self discovery, best friends, misfit, society, underdog, disability, urban ghetto life, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pittsburgh, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, society, introspection, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, human spirit, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: uplifting, realistic, rough, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, abusive father, sheep, illiteracy, human spirit, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: human spirit, teachers and students, new job, dedicated educator, hardcase students, changing lives, challenge, obstacle, power relations, idealism, hopes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998, year 1994
Place: usa, harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, cancer, american football, ambition, human spirit, buddies, interracial relations, athlete's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, hopes, love and romance, young heroes, mute or deaf, teachers and students, youth, college, dedicated educator, human spirit, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 527
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, serious, emotional, sincere, touching
Plot: youth, reach out, power relations, hopes, redemption, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, terminal illness, cons and scams, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, betrayal, youth, single parent, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ 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, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, african american, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: rehabilitation, college, life is a bitch, power relations, human spirit, parents and children, life turned upside down, disability, college life, paralysis, against the odds, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: realistic, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, against the odds, power relations, unfulfillment, hopes, follow your dream, overnight success, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ethiopia, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: hopes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, love and romance, redemption, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, heroin, vietnam war, life is a bitch, teachers and students, athlete's life, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
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The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, parents and children, unfulfillment, follow your dream, athlete's life, sport, hopes, coming of age, youth, ambition, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 60s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: university, aids, against the odds, society, ambition, drug abuse, youth, redemption, homeless, power relations, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, misfit, human nature, love and romance, parents and children, coming of age, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, fall in love, unfulfillment, family relations, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, religions or cults, family business, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, cheating, summer school, education, mexican american, idealism, youth, breaking point, teenage life, dedication ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: misfit, disability, human spirit, power relations, doctors and patients, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, physical appearance, against the odds, circus, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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