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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, emotional, realistic, factual, captivating, serious
Plot: against the odds, medical, neurosurgeon, surgery, human spirit, african american, ambition, doctor, follow your dream, rise to the top, dream come true, family relations, parents and children, society, medical school, surgeon, mother son relationship, blacks and whites, christianity, siamese twins, pediatrician, doctors, physician, direction and purpose, medicine ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and emotional films with plots about hopes, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, power relations, society and redemption 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: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life, rags to riches, life is a bitch, against the odds, single father, single parent, life philosophy, success, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, university, racism, human spirit, patient, medical, talented, african american, blacks and whites, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, nashville tennessee, south africa
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100%
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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, emotional, 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, 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1966 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university
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100%
 7.2
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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: inspirational, touching, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, u.s. navy, racism, african american, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, racial segregation, soldier, against the odds, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ 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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, human spirit, against the odds, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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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
Plot: politics, heart transplant, operation, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, surgeon, doctor, hospital, death, clinic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, year 1985
Place: poland
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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, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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23%
 7.3
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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, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
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23%
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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: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, protective parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, hopes, family relations, disability, society, single parent, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
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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: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, london, boston, italy ...
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21%
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: crimes, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society, hopes, underdog, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
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20%
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, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, child abuse, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, 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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, homeless, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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20%
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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, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: underdog, disability, football, radio, mentally challenged, graduation, sport, friendship, couples, civil rights, against the odds, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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19%
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, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: racism, against the odds, rebellion, self discovery, human spirit, hopes, social relations, youth, leadership, life is a bitch, discrimination, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: college, rehabilitation, sport, hopes, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 992
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, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, terminal illness, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, doctor, child illness, life is a bitch, power relations, radiation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, racial tension, coach, friendship, african american, prejudice, american football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, misfit, social misfits, elderly lovers, against the odds, doctors and patients, mute or deaf, hopes, young heroes, society, youth, dedicated educator ...
Time: 70s
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18%
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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, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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18%
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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: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, starting over, overnight success, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, dream come true, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, idealism, dedicated educator, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, hopes, society, teachers and students, child abuse, children, parole officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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18%
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rise to the top, society, head of state, ambition, strong female presence, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1960s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, serious, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: disability, young heroes, love and romance, misfit, dedicated educator, youth, mute or deaf, power relations, hopes, college, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 44K
Glory Road (2006)
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: feel good, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, underdog, coach, racism, college, teamwork, sport team, racial slur, against the odds, contests and competitions, career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, united states, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%