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The Encounter
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: mysterious character, introspection, redemption, religions or cults, hopes, christian, faith, flashback, 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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 8.3
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USA
60 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and touching films with plots about hopes, society, redemption, human spirit, religions or cults, family relations and self discovery mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Encounter: The Grace Card (2010), Higher Ground (2011), God's Army (2000), Bilal's Stand (2010), Sinner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Grace Card
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: partners against crime, redemption, hopes, partners, dysfunctional family, clergy, racism, reluctant partners, haunted by the past, religions or cults, crimes, bible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa
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Higher Ground
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: introspection, redemption, self discovery, religions or cults, hopes, faith, baby, christian, evangelical christianity, human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
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God's Army
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
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    User:   83%
 
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Bilal's Stand
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: serious, sentimental, 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
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Sinner
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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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
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System:   78%
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What Would Jesus Do?
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: human spirit, small town life, small town, religions or cults, hopes, social relations, clergy, introspection, society, eviction notice, faith, prayer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   92%
 
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People
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, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   77%
    User:   87%
 
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King's Faith
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
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System:   76%
    User:   86%
 
Welcome to Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: clergy, young lovers, countryside, introspection, small town, parents and children, urban, family life, church, small town life, village, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   62%
 
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
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, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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System:   74%
    User:   79%
 
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On the Path
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 ...
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Time: 30s
Place: usa
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System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
Handsome Harry
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 ...
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The Wise Kids
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, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, christian, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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Mary and Martha
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, dealing with death, malaria, redemption, death in the family, terminal illness, campaign, fighting the system, ambition, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   63%
 
Won't Back Down
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: fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, school, parents and children, urban, hopes, society, family relations, teachers and students, rebellion, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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System:   69%
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Reconciliation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, estrangement, hopes, gays and lesbians, parents and children, forgiveness, christianity, hate, homosexuality, gay parent, cross ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
Richness of Internal Space
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: kidnapping, human spirit, captivity, confined, hopes, survival, introspection, crimes, danger, freedom, solitary, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   68%
    User:   58%
 
States of Grace
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, human spirit, church, athlete and trainer, hospital, mormon, parents and children, culture clash, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, europe, usa, utah, venice ...
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Home Beyond the Sun
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: rich and poor, adoption, college, religions or cults, orphan, society, cooking and food, christian, battles, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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System:   67%
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Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, urban, contests and competitions, happy ending, kids and family, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
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System:   66%
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, human spirit, hopes, family problems, family relations, court hearing, psychiatry, debate, rape, stand up comedian, funeral, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   66%
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Return
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: soldier, introspection, small town, homecoming, hopes, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, military, unfulfillment, family problems, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
Grace & Mercy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, hostages, unlikely criminals, church, crime gone awry, siblings relations, down on your luck, confined, crimes, society, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   65%
    User:   65%
 
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Swades
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Set in modern day India, Swades is a film that tackles the issues that development throws up on a grass root level. It is to this India, which is colorful, heterogeneous and complex that Mohan Bhargava (Shah Rukh Khan), a bright young scientist ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, village, hopes, society, bollywood, nanny, human spirit, social differences, culture clash, redemption, discrimination, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, india
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System:   64%
    User:   69%
 

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The Shunning
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: redemption, parents and children, family, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, family problems, family relations, betrayal, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
Do You Believe?
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: human spirit, cause and meaning, religions or cults, hopes, society, christian, clergy, introspection, self discovery, doctors and patients, teaching the ways of the world, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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