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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: underdog, urban ghetto, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, hopes, youth, single parent, follow your dream, rise to the top, parents and children, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, family relations, surgery, african american, dream come true, graduation, temperamental, blacks and whites, christianity, belief, dental mask, neurosurgeon ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, 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, emotional and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, ambition, against the odds, life is a bitch and underdog 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 Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Don King: Only in America (1997), The Express (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Something the Lord Made
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, serious, dramatic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, mentor, hospital, interracial relations, segregation, surgery, doctors, sacrifice, courage, laboratory, university ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
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Men of Honor
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, serious, sincere, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, military, prejudice, courtroom, military base, soldier, race issues, courage, mentor, human spirit, segregation, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   100%
 
The Brooke Ellison Story
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: college, single parent, high school, social misfits, hospital, underdog, rehabilitation, school, university, human spirit, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   63%
 
Don King: Only in America
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: athlete's life, urban ghetto, sport, gangsters, tragic hero, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
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The Express
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, serious, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: college, football, racism, sport, rise to the top, segregation, mentor, human spirit, athlete and trainer, childhood, sacrifice, soccer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, texas, new jersey
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System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
 7.6
 6K
Brian's Song
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: friendship, sport, terminal illness, underdog, human spirit, interracial relations, against the odds, american football, cancer, hopes, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
 7.2
 23K
Mask
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   60%
 
 6.0
 180
Kenny
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, teenage life, disability, hopes, urban ghetto, misfit, youth, family relations, best friends, mentally challenged, underdog, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, philadelphia, pittsburgh
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System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drugs/alcohol, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, drug abuse, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story
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: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: single parent, sport, parents and children, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, family life, hopes, society, family relations, athlete's life, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
 6.9
 35K
Radio
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, small town, underdog, football, radio, friendship, sport, mentally challenged, high school, mentor, prejudice, basketball ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: cuba, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   50%
 
A Woman Called Golda
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: head of state, leadership, rise to the top, politics, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
Father and Master
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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: human spirit, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, isolation, uneducated, solace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
The Pursuit of Happyness
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, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
Mockingbird Don't Sing
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: social misfits, human spirit, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, disability, mental illness, misfit, society, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
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The Athlete
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: world, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, disability, ambition, heroes, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rehabilitation, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ethiopia, africa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
 6.2
 4K
Gracie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, sport, high school, follow your dream, small town, parents and children, family life, family problems, feminism, family relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
Dangerous Minds
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, friendship, death, dedicated educator, poetry, redemption, hardcase students, poverty, mentor, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
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Skin
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, human spirit, self discovery, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, family in crisis, physical appearance, racism, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
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Rudy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, college, football, sport, athlete's life, mentor, dreams, courage, university, college life, follow your dream, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
The Ryan White Story
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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: best friends, hospital, dedicated educator, school, legal action, high school, child illness, coming out, terminal illness, family in crisis, high school life, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
The Ron Clark Story
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, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, human spirit, urban ghetto, idealism, teachers and students, hopes, society, youth, power relations, new job ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1994, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, north carolina, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Glory Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, basketball, college, racism, segregation, mentor, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, prejudice, life philosophy, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, campus, indiana, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human spirit, high school, university, redemption, dysfunctional family, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   59%
 
Remember the Titans
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, high school, racism, friendship, football, culture clash, prejudice, sport, school, race issues, segregation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, south africa, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
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, uplifting, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, college, sport, human spirit, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, against the odds, hopes, athlete's life, parents and children, college life, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
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, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mute or deaf, college, human spirit, against the odds, disability, hopes, misfit, youth, power relations, dedicated educator, young heroes, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, romance, parents and children, terminal illness, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
Flash of Genius
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: serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, lawyer, courtroom, business, justice, corruption, betrayal, money, storytelling, legal action, hospital, cars ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
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