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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: 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, inspirational, realistic, factual, captivating, christian film, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medical, african american, against the odds, human spirit, doctors, neurosurgeon, ambition, medical school, doctor, rise to the top, follow your dream, christian, dream come true, mother son relationship, family relations, parents and children, society, surgery, physician, medicine, direction and purpose, doctors and patients, male doctor, friends, racism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, detroit, west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, against the odds, society, ambition, disability and power relations 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), Temple Grandin (2010), Men of Honor (2000), Flash of Genius (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: inspirational, emotional, motivational, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, rags to riches, human spirit, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, down on your luck, homeless, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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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, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, human spirit, prejudice, medical, surgery, african american, interracial relations, friendship between men, patient, surgeon, blacks and whites, talented ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: maryland, south africa, baltimore, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, disability, scientist, against the odds, mother daughter relationship, teacher, female protagonist, inventor, ambition, genius, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 118K
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: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, military, human spirit, u.s. navy, african american, courage, racial discrimination, navy, prejudice, racial segregation, determination, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, pacific ocean, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: inventor, business, lawsuit, underdog, courtroom, lawyer, money, court, corruption, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, sexy
Plot: politics, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, state affairs, surgeon, heart, doctor, hospital, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1987
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: homeless teenager, homeless, life is a bitch, aids, human spirit, against the odds, starting over, university, street kid, kids in trouble, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disability, quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, human spirit, single parent, survival, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, 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: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, feminist film
Plot: youth, twins, against the odds, human spirit, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: american football, disability, football, sport, underdog, radio, friendship, mentally challenged, prejudice, courage, destiny, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, leadership, student life, social relations, clergy, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 22K
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: inspirational, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, athlete and trainer, racism, african american, football, college, human spirit, courage, mentor, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, texas, new jersey, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, uplifting, touching, emotional, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctor, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, lifetime, power relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: medical, youth, family relations, hospital, epilepsy, bittersweet, family problems, doctors and patients, human spirit, family life, family in crisis, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, doctors and patients, against the odds, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 30K
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: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disability, coming of age, fall in love, human spirit, depression, adolescence, relationships, teenager, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 23K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, life is a bitch, disability, courage, cure, boy, hopes, research, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984, 80s
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, college, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: sick child, coming of age, youth, aids, school, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, brother sister relationship, dedicated educator, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: boxing, entrepreneur, urban ghetto, power relations, unfulfillment, crimes, rise and fall, hopes, rise to the top, underdog, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: salesman, disability, cerebral palsy, human spirit, changing lives, against the odds, underdog, ambition, misfit, society, hopes, door to door salesman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ 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, realistic, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, sport, juvenile delinquency, athlete's life, hopes, ambition, life is a bitch, society, family relations, family problems, dream come true ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
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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, hopes, sport, against the odds, therapist, recovery, gym, disability, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: racism, sport, high school, racial tension, american football, racial prejudice, african american, racial slur, prejudice, friendship, coach, football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, california, new jersey, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 722
Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nun, charity, human spirit, against the odds, religions or cults, hopes, clergy, prodigy, tragic hero, society, catholic, religion ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: uplifting, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, doctors and patients, isolation, mental illness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.8
 143K
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: inspirational, sincere, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, patient, cure, catatonia, experimental drug ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 254
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, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, olympic gold medalist, ambition, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, rome italy, ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%