Movies like The Great Wallendas

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The Great Wallendas (1978)
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: accident, tragedy, carnival, acrobat, circus, tightrope

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Most similar movies to The Great Wallendas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and sentimental films with plots about accident, tragedy, death, father son relationship, parents and children, flashback and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Great Wallendas: The Rainbow Experiment (2018), Her Last Chance (1996), Two Harbors (2005), Submerged (2001), Mary White (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, blind ambition, unfulfillment, crimes, manipulations, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Rainbow Experiment (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Things spiral out of control in a high school in Manhattan when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life.
Plot: accident, female director, high school, experiment, love, forgiveness, bug
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: death, accident, drug addict, teenager, drug addiction, party, jealousy, drugs
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79%
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Two Harbors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Drama - Vic's days are filled with selling sci-fi collectibles, harassing his fellow antique dealers, and trying to communicate with extraterrestrials. - Charles Brin, Alex Cole, Paul Cram
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: obsession, small town, alien encounter, danger, tragedy, death, small town life, puppets, antique dealer, lost love, puppet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Submerged (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine.
Plot: navy, submarine, accident, inventor
Time: 1930s
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69%
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Mary White (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this heart-warming true story of a loving father-daughter relationship, William Allen White (Ed Flanders) reflects on the last year he spent with his daughter Mary (Kathleen Beller
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, journalism, love and romance, death, female protagonist, horse, horse riding, accident, father daughter relationship
Time: 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, blond boy, death, balloon, hospital, loss of son, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Challenger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments ...
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space shuttle, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, danger, saxophone, japanese american, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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18 Presents (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Elisa is only forty when an incurable disease takes her from her husband and their daughter. Before her heart stops, Elisa finds a way to stay close to her: a gift for every birthday up to her adult age, 18 gifts to try to accompany her child's ...
Style: compassionate, rough, sad, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, dealing with death, cancer, tragedy, father daughter relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, support group, accident, teenage girl, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Some Call It Loving (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A jazz musician falls in love with a comatose woman at a carny sideshow and takes her to his mansion to join his cabinet of sexual curiosities.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: carnival, coma, jazz singer, flashback, obsession, mansion, tap dance, chambermaid, nun costume, tap dancing, saxophonist, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: True life drama about a working mum (Henner) whose life is put back in jeopardy when the man who was convicted of stalking her (Savant) and killing her cousin comes up for parole.
Plot: murder, psychopath, evil man
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Forgotten Sins (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A county sheriff is accused by his daughter of having abused her. Her accusation gets more and more elaborate, involving satanic rituals. As nearly everyone around him seems to believe he's guilty, he starts breaking up and questioning his own ...
Plot: false memory, police interrogation
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments.
Plot: deception, medical malpractice, artificial insemination, sperm donor
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Booger Red (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Booger Red is a hybrid documentary/narrative about a veteran reporter who searches for the truth behind the largest purported child sex ring in Texas history. On his journey through the bowels of East Texas, he's forced to confront his own ...
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, swinger, investigative journalism
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
Story: King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the ...
Plot: tragedy, shakespeare, shakespeare's king lear
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Winter People (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: mountain, widower, tragic love, single parent, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, vengeance, youth, romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, false accusation, police investigation, mistaken identity, courtroom, police interrogation, police station, imprisonment
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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King Lear (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Plot: shakespeare's king lear, tragedy, shakespeare
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: preacher, religion, scandal, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sam's Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his identity, who finds success as a javelin thrower on the track team.
Plot: family, male with long hair, long haired male, hair, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.
Plot: car theft, loss of son, father son relationship, flashback, police chase
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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44 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on true events, 44 is the story of Migs, an 18 year old high school student trapped between the two opposing forces of his father, a drug dealer and convicted felon, and his mother, an NYPD cop.
Style: based on true events
Plot: drug dealer, father son relationship, teenager, 18 year old, policewoman, nypd, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 313
Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, disability, starting over, friendship, hopes, misfit, family, youth, young heroes, pets, dealing with death, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: accident, survival, young people, boat, spy, interracial relations, sailboat, hospital, leg amputation
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, high school, female athlete, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, athlete, accident, race, hit by a car, runner ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Heart of a Child (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Sandor Stern.
Plot: heart, mother child relationship, heart transplant, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: circus, showbiz, artists and showbiz, human spirit, animal training, hopes, performer's life, down on your luck, workplace situations, workplace, female nudity, dressing ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
Plot: circus, clown, stuntman, dwarf, suicide, attraction, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Good Morning Sunshine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%