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The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, tense, christian film
Plot: christian, faith, flashback, mysterious character, introspection, redemption, religions or cults, hopes, human nature, human spirit, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, out of the way, religious, group of strangers, mysterious place, changing lives, discussion, religious conversion, pride, depiction of god, businessman, religion, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, society, redemption, religions or cults, human spirit, christian and introspection mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Encounter: The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012), Higher Ground (2011), The Grace Card (2010), The Genesis Code (2010), What Would Jesus Do? (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven years after the world's most devastating tsunami in Thailand six strangers find themselves trapped in a beach side resort on the brink of an oncoming hurricane. Each of their hearts are broken and silently cry out on the most desperate ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, gun, hotel, resort, drugs, criminal, hostage, faith, good versus evil, held at gunpoint, anger, healing ...
Place: thailand
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100%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: baby, faith, christian, evangelical christianity, introspection, redemption, wife husband relationship, self discovery, religions or cults, hopes, human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
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82%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, racism, partners against crime, redemption, church service, bible, hopes, partners, clergy, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Genesis Code (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: college, redemption, religions or cults, hopes, human spirit, college life, student life, love and romance, society, youth, hockey, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, human spirit, small town life, religions or cults, hopes, social relations, clergy, introspection, society, guitar, foreclosure, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 967
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 518
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: redemption, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, power relations, reach out
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, redemption, self discovery, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family problems, guru, father son relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 37K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, teachers and students, college life, college, student life, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations, religion, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 98
Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, small town, moral dilemma, redemption, religions or cults, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, drugs/alcohol, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, lake or river, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, isolation, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: christian, orphan, rich and poor, adoption, college, religions or cults, society, cooking and food, battles, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, haunted by the past, suburbs, hopes, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency, orphan, human spirit, redemption, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, human spirit, hopes, family problems, family relations, debate, psychiatry, rape, stand up comedian, funeral, flashback, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 3.5
 366
I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: redemption, life turned upside down, religions or cults, hopes, self discovery, society, unfulfillment, disorder, missing person, lawyer, police, attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 568
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, family, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, hopes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, military, jazz, betrayal, introspection, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, friends, soldier, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: cause and meaning, christian, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, introspection, self discovery, doctors and patients, teaching the ways of the world, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, urban, hopes, society, family relations, teachers and students, rebellion, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 846
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, christian, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 408
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, redemption, fish out of water, introspection, americana, small town life, hopes, misfit, society, social relations, disorder, scout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, addiction, alcohol abuse, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: homecoming, soldier, introspection, small town, hopes, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, military, unfulfillment, family problems, sex in car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 2K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, intrigue, small town, introspection, small town life, estrangement, dishonesty, social relations, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Perfect Stranger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, legal action, hopes, legal, religion, christianity, dinner, theology, discussion, stranger, mysterious stranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: going straight, haunted by the past, hopes, human spirit, redemption, fall in love, church, arrest, coma, hospital, death of mother, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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