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, family relations, doctor, 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 family relations, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Thursday's Child: The Death of Richie (1977), 44 (2007), A Friend's Betrayal (1996), The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997), Family Sins (1987). 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: domineering father, marijuana, dysfunctional family, family conflict, drug addiction, teenager, family tragedy, drug abuse, courtroom, father son relationship, 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.
Style: based on true events
Plot: 18 year old, policewoman, teenager, father son relationship, drug dealer, female police officer, nypd, mother son relationship
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43%
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 ...
Plot: middle aged woman, birthday party, old friend, golden gate bridge, teenage girl, older woman younger man relationship, high school, teenager, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, female artist, family relations ...
Place: san francisco
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34%
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: flashback, education, funeral, father daughter relationship, patriarch, african american, racism, interracial relations, family relations
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34%
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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 ...
Plot: dead child, brother, rabbit, therapy, suicide attempt, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, underwear, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, teenager
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32%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, chases and races, adventure, rescue, escapades, danger, heroes, forces of nature, catastrophe, running out of gas, party, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
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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, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, doctor, 8 year old ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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31%
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: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, gender, workplace, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, united states
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Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, gang, vigilante, vengeance, abuse, revenge, justice, blood
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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: family relations, father son relationship, death
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29%
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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: mental institution, teenager, high school, drug use, hallucination, denial, punch, flashback, blood, pill, broken glass, family relations ...
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29%
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: old age, retirement home, family, aging, doctor, dying, hospital, husband wife relationship, picnic, deathbed, father son relationship, family relations ...
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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, serious, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Heart of a Child (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Sandor Stern.
Plot: heart, heart transplant, mother, mother child relationship
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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: family relations, teenage boy, drug addict, teenage angst, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, drug addiction, drug use, mother son relationship
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Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: matricide, murder, father son relationship, death, death of father, patricide, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, courtroom, death of mother, family relations, mother son relationship
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, injustice, father, bigamy, bigamist ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, flashback, father son relationship, car theft, loss of son
Place: houston texas
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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, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
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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: contemplative, bleak, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, foster home, female doctor, doctor, telephone, stethoscope, eyeglasses, child abuse ...
Time: 80s
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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 ...
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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: touching, emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: family in crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, love and romance, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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 ...
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Place: san francisco
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23%
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Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, teenager, death of mother, foster home, family crisis, father son relationship, funeral, alcohol abuse, cancer, soccer, alcoholic ...
Place: eastern europe
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23%
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.
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22%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, family in crisis, family problems, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual
Plot: female killer, police, female police officer, policewoman, model, murder
Time: 80s
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22%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, greek american, life is a bitch, romance, one more chance, couples, sexual dysfunction, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, greece, europe, usa
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22%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, estrangement, healing power, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
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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, captivating, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: fisherman, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager, children, divorced man, moral dilemma, family relations, family, parents and children, storytelling, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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22%