Movies like Will

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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
Plot: orphan, ambition, escapades, sport, youth, on the road, life is a bitch, human spirit, family, hopes, nun, child protagonist, soccer, civil war, stadium, life turned upside down, female director, football, journey, soccer fan
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: europe, england, istanbul turkey, turkey

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Most similar movies to Will

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about hopes, youth, ambition, human spirit, sport, family and family relations mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Will: Believe (2013), Chasing 3000 (2010), Brian's Song (2001), All Things Fall Apart (2011), Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007). 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: uplifting, realistic, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: sport, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport team, human spirit, athlete and trainer, orphan, talent, 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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, baseball, on the road, human spirit, follow your dream, society, lifestyle, youth, hopes, sport, disability, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, pennsylvania, usa, california, southern california ...
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75%
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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, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport team, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, ambition, athlete's life, buddies, life is a bitch, lifestyle, sport, friendship between men, american football ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, athlete's life, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, bittersweet, american football, sexual content, profanity, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soccer, stadium, athlete's life, sport, dream come true, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, underdog, hopes, agent, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, starting over, hopes, escapades, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, friendship, against the odds, hopes, blind man, human spirit, teenage life, ambition, unlikely partners, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, friendship, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, disability, athlete and trainer, love, running, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, youth, teachers and students, school, hopes, best friends, sport, blind ambition, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, teenage love, athlete and trainer, human spirit, sport, ambition, youth, family, love and romance, power relations, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage love, hopes, social relations, family, leukemia, soccer, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, chases and races, missing person, track down, coming of age, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, world war two, time machine, orphan, hopes, youth, imaginary, changing the past or future, family, wartime life, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Unloved (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Unloved is film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger. Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, social worker, child abuse, life is a bitch, abandonment, hopes, child care, drug use, human spirit, orphanage, faith, indifference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, ambition, follow your dream, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, society, family relations, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, family problems, couples, human spirit, life is a bitch, hospital, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, wagon train, human spirit, on the road, family relations, family problems, adventure, siblings relations, wilderness, americana, fish out of water, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, human spirit, optimism, terminal illness, family relations, couples, journalism, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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44%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
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: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, young heroes, youth, hopes, optimism, friends, disability, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, horse race, sport, animal training, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, racehorse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sincere, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, orphan, horse, heroes, hopes, rivalry, adventure, family, youth, power relations, animal life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: veterinarian, animal life, dolphins, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wise man, golf, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, introspection, small town, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: equestrian, starting over, follow your dream, ambition, animal training, sport, contests and competitions, workplace, hopes, boss and employee, athlete and trainer, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, animal training, coming of age, family relations, hopes, dog, boss and employee, youth, ambition, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, teenage life, escapades, forceful separation, family relations, youth, family, friendship, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 369
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: feel good, emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: university, oxford, campus, sport team, student life, human spirit, athlete and trainer, college life, power relations, sport, underdog, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%