Movies like Thursday's Child

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Thursday's Child (1983)
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Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked to find out that he has a life-threatening heart disease. Sam has trouble dealing with his illness, but he pretends to still be a joyful teenager to not have his parents worrying even more than they already do. His health is deteriorating, though, and it is eventually revealed that he needs a heart transplant if he wants to survive. This is the beginning of a long journey, which is mentally and physically exhausting. Sam has countless operations, and tests. The search for a donor seems endless to him. Even before the final operation, Sam is forced to deal with several setbacks in his life.
Plot: teenager, illness, doctor, family relations, father son relationship, heart transplant, heart disease, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to Thursday's Child

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about father son relationship, family relations, mother son relationship, teenager, husband wife relationship, parents and children and teenage boy mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Thursday's Child: The Death of Richie (1977), 44 (2007), A Friend's Betrayal (1996), Family Sins (1987), Hurricane (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: drug addiction, family tragedy, family conflict, marijuana, dysfunctional family, domineering father, drug abuse, courtroom, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship, pressure
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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.
Plot: father son relationship, nypd, policewoman, 18 year old, teenager, drug dealer, mother son relationship
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41%
A Friend's Betrayal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two childhood friends grow up. One has a family and the other has a career. One relationship may make or break a family. Paul, the teenage son, must decide what he wants for his future. While family would like to make that decision for him. Watch as ...
Style: sexy
Plot: age difference, lifetime, woman seduces a man, photographer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, car accident, teenage boy, teenage girl, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: san francisco
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32%
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Family Sins (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gordon has a loving wife and two sons, Bryan and Keith, but he favors his spoiled younger son Keith over Bryan, who is defiant and not good at sports. As Gordon begins to yell and hit Bryan, Bryan's behavior slips towards the psychotic side and ...
Style: sad, cult film
Plot: dead child, drowning, therapy, rabbit, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, carbon monoxide poisoning, brother, father son relationship, teenager, underwear
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, hurricane, catastrophe, rescue, adventure, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, boat, party, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: youth, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family in crisis, faith ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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30%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: aids, gay, coming out, lgbt, gay lead character, lawyer, gay relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, last will and testament, lgbtq, family relations, hiv ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, child abuse, doctor, female doctor, custody battle, foster home, telephone, stethoscope ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: father son relationship, death, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: family, aging, retirement home, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, old age, grandfather grandson relationship, flower shop, hospital, heart attack, dying, father daughter relationship ...
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28%
Nowhere Special (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, sentimental
Plot: father son relationship, single parent, dying father, family relations, foster home, parents and children, father and son, search for father, illness, family, father, fighting illness ...
Place: northern ireland
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27%
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
Plot: hallucination, mental institution, high school, drug use, drug abuse, pills, flashback, school, accident, drugs, teenager, marijuana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Style: depressing
Plot: adoption, disease, youth, affection, family relations, poverty, terminal illness, orphan, farmer, last will and testament, little girl, father son relationship ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, youth, psychiatry, autism, medical, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
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26%
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Ice Bound (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is during the final months of 1999 that 46-year-old physician Jerri Nielsen (Susan Sarandon) finds herself stranded at the Amundsen-South Pole Research Station along with a tiny staff of researchers and technicians. Although, at first, there is ...
Style: dramatic, suspense, disturbing, realistic
Plot: cold, doctor, cancer, adaptation, hopes, happy ending, rescue, survival, videotaping, party, airplane, storm ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1981, during the assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left paralyzed.
Plot: assassination, obstacle
Time: 80s
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25%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, inspirational, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: adaptation, bdsm, childhood, working class, loneliness, small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heart of a Child (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Sandor Stern.
Plot: christian, heart transplant, mother, heart, mother child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Double Standard (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is married already as long as he comes home to her as well. ...
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: couples, injustice, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, bigamy, bigamist, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: police chase, loss of son, father son relationship, flashback, car theft
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dane Corvin (Chamberlain) returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Helen Raven (Allen) had fallen in love. She vowed never to see him again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win ...
Plot: father son relationship, in laws, fire, fatherhood, friendship between men, campfire
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: serial killer, crimes, family relations, death of mother, murder, courtroom, matricide, patricide, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, death ...
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23%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aids, loss of lover, mourning, gay interest, lgbt, couples, family relations, breakup, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I Want to Be a Woman (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: José Maria is a seventeen year old boy; his father is a successful restaurant owner in a town some distance from Barcelona, in Spain. The boy is intelligent and sensitive, but his mannerisms and habits, and lack of masculine drive, lead him to get ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, erotica, gender bending, teenager, father son relationship, singer, father daughter relationship, transgender woman, barbershop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
That Certain Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does ...
Plot: gay, coming out, father son relationship, family relations, lgbt, gay slur, male homosexuality, contractor, divorced father, gay lead character, teenager, closeted homosexual ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, foster home, father son relationship, family crisis, teenager, death of mother, alcohol abuse, funeral, belly dancing, soccer, alcoholic ...
Place: eastern europe
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22%
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Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: teen angst, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage angst, drug addict, drug addiction, juvenile delinquent, drug use, teenage boy, mother son relationship
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22%
A Question of Love (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.
Plot: lgbt, child custody, female homosexuality, prejudice, family relations, courtroom, lesbian mother, custody battle, lesbian, teenage boy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Style: psychological, touching, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fisherman, children, father son relationship, teenager, father daughter relationship, divorced man, family relations, family, moral dilemma, parents and children, boat, tattoo ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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21%