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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, surgery, human spirit, african american, christianity, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, neurosurgeon, medical, blacks and whites, youth, family relations, belief, parents and children, hopes, urban ghetto life, dream come true, society, single parent, coming of age, underdog, graduation, temperamental, urban ghetto ...
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 uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, against the odds, society, ambition, underdog and power relations 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 Express (2008). 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, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: surgery, racism, university, prejudice, interracial relations, salesman, patient, laboratory, resentment, society, fame, ambition ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 102K
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, u.s. navy, racism, prejudice, instructor, navy, ambition, society, african american, respect, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, uplifting, emotional, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.3
 25K
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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 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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, american football, human spirit, football, racism, college, unstoppable, rivalry, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, 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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, high school, high school life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, family in crisis, social misfits, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: follow your dream, social misfits, life is a bitch, gangsters, society, prison life, rise and fall, lifestyle, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, athlete's life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 24K
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, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, parents and children, single parent, protective parent, family relations, falling in love, freak, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: disability, sport, football, radio, small town, underdog, graduation, mentally challenged, friendship, love and romance, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, athlete's life, parents and children, sport, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, dream come true, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, psychological, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: disability, hopes, social misfits, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, doctors and patients, youth, isolation, self discovery, mental illness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, challenge, obstacle, hardcase students, changing lives, power relations, idealism, hopes, bad attitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1998
Place: usa, harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, power relations, human spirit, against the odds, youth, college, love and romance, young heroes, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: uplifting, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, terminal illness, introspection, society, ambition, leadership, human spirit, state affairs, rise to the top, hopes, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, wisconsin, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 7K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, sport, american football, cancer, hopes, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, underdog, rivalry, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 219
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, emotional, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, ambition, world, heroes, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport, athlete and trainer, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, college, life turned upside down, against the odds, human spirit, power relations, college life, disability, parents and children, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 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, animal training, rise to the top, horse race, sport, follow your dream, contests and competitions, legendary, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 534
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, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: redemption, power relations, reach out, human spirit, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, sport, daring rescue, relationship vs career, contests and competitions, hopes, follow your dream, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, athlete's life, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 184
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: sentimental, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, on the road, youth, self discovery, best friends, underdog, disability, teenage life, mentally challenged, family relations, urban ghetto, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, pittsburgh, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 51K
Rudy (1993)
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: touching, sentimental, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, underdog, college life, working class, ambition, american football, football, college, financial problem, respect, priest, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aids, university, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, homeless, ambition, youth, drug abuse, power relations, down on your luck, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, emotional, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: abusive father, shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, illiteracy, sheep, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, talky ...
Plot: misfit, disability, social misfits, hopes, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, human spirit, against the odds, power relations, circus, human nature, physical appearance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1800s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, factory, discrimination, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1942 ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: city life, dealing with death, teachers and students, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, underdog, against the odds, human spirit, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 464
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, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: native american, boxer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, hopes, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, scout, society, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 577
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: realistic, serious
Plot: nun, charity, prodigy, clergy, tragic hero, society, follow your dream, hopes, life is a bitch, ambition, addiction, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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