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A Place To Be Loved (1993)
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A Place To Be Loved (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gregory Kingsley, a boy passed off onto social services by his natural mother and abused by his natural father, finds the foster family he is put into to be the type of family he needs and takes his natural mother to court to have her parental rights revoked so that he can be adopted by the Russes. The story is based on the real case of the boy who really did have to take this action to avoid being sent back into an unacceptable situation.
Plot: mormon, child, family relations, mother, father, adoption, boy, legal, court case, foster home, 12 year old, adoptive mother, adoptive father, 11 year old, horse ranch, walkman, social services

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, realistic, touching and serious films with plots about family relations, hopes, youth, adoption, parents and children, hospital and family mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like A Place To Be Loved: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014), In Safe Hands (2018), Seasons of the Heart (1993), Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (2019), If Someone Had Known (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect once headed by his late father, but some of his wives fight back to bring him to justice. Based on a true story.
Plot: forced sex, mormon, true crime, religious fundamentalism, life sentence, prison, arranged marriage, polygamy, mormonism, isolated community, domineering husband
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95%
In Safe Hands (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating
Plot: social services, adoptive mother, newborn baby, adoption, foster home, baby, motherhood, unwanted pregnancy, childbirth, hospital, society, birth ...
Time: year 2017
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Seasons of the Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That ...
Plot: pioneer, cholera, adoptive mother, adopted son, adoptive father, adoption, down syndrome, christmas, death of daughter, loss of daughter, foster child, adoptive father adopted son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Howard W. Hunter: The Modern Prophets (2004)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four days before his wedding, Howard William Hunter, 24, played his last engagement as a professional musician. From then on, whether as a successful corporate attorney, church leader in the Los Angeles ares or apostle of the Lord, Howard's ...
Plot: mormon, latter day saints, mormonism
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a teenager reveals that she is gay to her devout Mormon parents, they decide to send her to a conversion therapy home in Utah.
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian interest, lesbian couple, religious conversion, lesbian relationship, mormon, religious, gay bashing, gay, escape, lesbian kiss, gay youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, woman in danger, couple relations, courtroom drama, pregnancy, spouse killer, couples, family problems, graphic violence, deadly, legal, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Plot: latter day saints, mormon, religion
Time: 19th century, 1820s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: All his life, teenager Daniel Huffman and his grandma have dreamed of Daniel playing college football. After Daniel is cut from his high school team, his grandmother's encouragement and coaching get him a second chance at that dream. He works ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, ambition, high school, youth, rivalry, transplant, friends, power relations, hopes, lifestyle, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, faith, family, heaven, religions or cults, parents and children, small town, family relations, clergy, supernatural, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mixed Company (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Kathy Morrison (Harris), mother of three, who helps run a "color-blind" adoption program, wants to have another biological child. Her husband, Pete (Bologna), the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, finds out he can't produce another ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, juvenile delinquent, hopes, power relations, sport team, sport, society, youth, opposites attract, americana, asian american ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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To See the Sea (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tomas (12) gets a camera and begins making a film about his family. His enigmatic father (Ondrej Vetchý) works from home. By hiding a camera in his office, Tomas discovers that on Tuesdays and Thursdays his father leaves the house. When confronted ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, humorous, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: abused child, domestic violence, bully, bullying, boy in peril, best friend, friendship between boys, secret, boy, 12 year old, grandmother, child protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 394
Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, disorder, friends, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 100
Out of Step (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Graced with the instinctive ability to dance, Jenny Thomas wants nothing more than to become a professional dancer. All of her hard work pays off when she is accepted to a prominent dance program in New York. Against her mother's will, but with ...
Plot: dancer, dancing, mormon, dance, latter day saints, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mormonism
Place: utah, new york
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44%
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Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, boy, friendship, friend, dog, father son relationship, orphan, hit by a car, pianist ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, society, hopes, church, family relations, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.
Plot: polygamy, sect, police, cult leader, religious fundamentalist, murder, mormon, cult, courtroom, husband wife relationship, religious fundamentalism, sermon
Time: 70s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Inside The Osmonds (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their ...
Plot: mission, rock music, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mormon, family relations, faith, career, mother daughter relationship, success, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
No Child of Mine (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop her daughter signing away her down syndrome grandson for adoption. Based on a true story.
Plot: adoption, down syndrome, family feud, stethoscope, surgical mask, medical, medical mask, hospital, disability, surgeon, surgical gown
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 58
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, kids in trouble, family problems, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 81K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, love and romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, injustice, family, youth, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1968
Place: usa, california, south africa, africa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, illness, terminal illness, accident, parent child relationship, faith, prayer, female protagonist, child protagonist, miraculous event, coping, cure ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Plot: mark twain, father daughter relationship, old man, 11 year old, white dress, friendship, ship, aspiring writer, family relations, writers, girl, white suit ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, hospital, school, unfulfillment, hopes, gender, life is a bitch, best friends, youth, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, serious ...
Plot: redemption, church, family relations, tragedy, homecoming, teenage life, haunted by the past, adoption, orphan, love and romance, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%