Movies like Will 2011

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Will (2011)
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Will (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will is an 2012 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starring Damian Lewis, Jane March and Bob Hoskins. .At the start of the film, eleven year-old Liverpool fan Will Brennan is at a boarding school in the south of England, due to his father Gareth's (Lewis) inability to look after him following the death of his mother. Gareth arrives one day out of the blue, with two tickets to see Liverpool play AC Milan in the 2005 Champions' League Final in Istanbul. Unfortunately, before they can go, Gareth dies suddenly. Will is determined to go and honour his father's memory. He runs away and makes it as far as France. He then meets Alek, a former Yugoslavian footballer who stopped playing during his country's civil war. Despite Alek's initial reluctance to get involved, he is inspired by Will's determination and tries to help him to fulfil his dream. After many trials and tribulations, Will gets his wish and has a better experience at the match than he could ever have imagined.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: youth, football, orphan, soccer, escapades, ambition, sport, on the road, human spirit, life is a bitch, family, hopes, nun, child protagonist, childhood, civil war, life turned upside down, journey, soccer fan, stadium, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: europe, england, istanbul turkey, turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, youth, ambition, sport, human spirit, family and friendship mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres. Some movies like Will: Believe (2013), Chasing 3000 (2010), Brian's Song (2001), All Things Fall Apart (2011), Pollyanna (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, follow your dream, sport team, human spirit, orphan, athlete and trainer, coming of age, football player ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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Chasing 3000 (2010)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As the 1972 baseball season draws to a close and star player Roberto Clemente prepares to knock hit number 3,000 out of the park, two brothers -- one of whom is afflicted with muscular dystrophy -- make the drive from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh in ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baseball, brother brother relationship, on the road, human spirit, lifestyle, society, hopes, youth, sport, follow your dream, disability, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, los angeles, california, southern california ...
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Brian's Song (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: american football, sport, sport team, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, life is a bitch, buddies, lifestyle, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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65%
All Things Fall Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sexual content, black, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, small town life, orphan, small town, hopes, young heroes, family, countryside, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, athlete's life, released from prison, ambition, friendship, human spirit, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, love, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: boy, youth, leaving home, friendship, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
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A Warrior's Heart (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After his father’s death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself.
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lacrosse, teenage love, athlete and trainer, human spirit, ambition, love and romance, family, youth, sport, power relations, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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50%
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, missing person, hopes, coming of age, track down, crimes, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: asthma, blind boy, blind man, hopes, friendship, against the odds, ambition, unlikely partners, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: youth, gymnastics, athlete's life, ambition, teenage life, best friends, hopes, teachers and students, school, sport, child, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, youth, world war two, time machine, hopes, orphan, changing the past or future, empire, children in wartime, family, wartime life, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, 1940s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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48%
Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, latinos, athlete's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, underdog, dream come true, professional athlete, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers fight to escape a violent and poor neighborhood in Caracas by playing soccer. Daniel wishes to play professionally while Julio supports the family with dirty money. The opportunity of a lifetime comes when a talent scout invites them to ...
Style: realistic, rough, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, sport, lifestyle, follow your dream, life is a bitch, ambition, teenage life, athlete's life, society, contests and competitions, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
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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, football, soccer, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Seven Alone (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for the Sagers, until father Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and mother ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, youth, winter, wagon train, orphan, family problems, family relations, against the odds, fish out of water, on the road, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, missouri, usa
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45%
Carlitos and the Chance of a Lifetime (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Carlitos is a heartfelt story about one young boy's fight for his right to play soccer, while keeping his very essence intact.
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: football, mischievous children, ambition, prodigy, follow your dream, orphan, against the rules, boarding school life, hopes, disorder, self discovery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Unloved (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sad
Plot: child abuse, estranged mother, life is a bitch, youth, social worker, isolation, child care, abandonment, orphanage, hopes, human spirit, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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44%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, last wish, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mountain, youth, orphan, family relations, girl, physical disability, governess, friendship, nanny, adventure, young heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, europe
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43%
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Talent can only get you so far. For golfer Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas -- where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: golf, wise man, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, lifestyle, hopes, athlete's life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, youth, equestrian, horse race, orphan, coming of age, human animal relationship, ambition, heroes, rivalry, family ...
Time: 70s
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41%
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The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: dog, youth, friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, coming of age, animal training, family relations, hopes, teenage boy, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, racehorse, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, animal training, family, honest, secrets, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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40%
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True Blue (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of the year the Oxford and Cambridge boat race changed from a gentleman's race to one where winning was everything.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: oxford, university, college life, student life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, sport, youth, ambition, hopes, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe
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38%
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In Orange (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old talented soccer player, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until Erik suddenly dies. Remco and mother Sylvia are shocked. ...
Style: serious, feel good, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, football, against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer, hopes, death in the family, parents and children, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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38%
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, family life, youth, teenager, christmas, accident, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
Of Women and Horses (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, dumps her job at a stable. She starts again from zero by accepting work as a groom at a dressage stud farm adjacent to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: equestrian, ambition, starting over, follow your dream, contests and competitions, hopes, workplace, sport, animal training, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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37%
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First Match (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.
Style: realistic, touching, inspirational, uplifting, serious
Plot: human spirit, sport, fight, martial arts, coming of age, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, perseverance, teenager, mentor, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city
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36%