Movies like Imagine

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Imagine (2012)
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Imagine (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Portugal, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: blind character, blindness, clinic, teachers and students, human spirit, hopes, misfit, disability, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, student, rebellion, against the rules, dog, sea, ship, cat, doctor, bird, blind man, lie, pigeon, bicycle, cafe, blind woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe, atlantic ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, misfit, human spirit, society, disability, power relations and youth mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Imagine: Red Like the Sky (2006), Blind Massage (2014), Benim Dünyam (2013), Firelight (2012), Iron Island (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, factual ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, hopes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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Blind Massage (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama centered on the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: massage parlor, massage, chinese, disability, love and romance, misfit, love, blind man, flirting, matchmaking, sex worker, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
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Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, deaf mute, teachers and students, human spirit, dedicated educator, social misfits, parents and children, against the odds, family relations, mute or deaf, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, power relations, injustice, human nature, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, hopes, society, starting over, clergy, religions or cults, obedience, christianity, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, venice
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, unfulfillment, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, inspirational, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, blind character, friendship, human nature, ex military, depression, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, misfit, family relations, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: blindness, hospital, introspection, couple relations, life is a bitch, disability, injustice, surgery, self discovery, second chance, recovery, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, france, middle east, europe, paris france
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Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: protecting from truth, optimism, friendship, fall in love, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, youth, love and romance, village, letter, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, human nature, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, death by drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, starting over, misfit, addiction, urban ghetto life, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, self discovery, family problems, hopes, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, disability, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children, religion, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: uplifting, sincere, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, family relations, power relations, underdog, youth, dealing with death, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch, athlete's life, youth, ambition, soccer, football, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, paris france, europe
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The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, teenage life, youth, disability, mentally challenged, realism, teachers and students, loneliness, power relations, misfit, handicapped, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, father son relationship, redemption, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, human spirit, injustice, family relations, hopes, immigrants, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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47%
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, politics, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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45%
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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, against the odds, human spirit, college ...
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, emotional
Plot: boss and employee, village life, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace, hopes, countryside, workplace situations, fish out of water, doctor, loneliness, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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44%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, human spirit, auschwitz, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, reunited friends, girlfriend, lifestyle, post war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, society, college graduate, hopes, friends, unfulfilled love, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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