Movies like I Can Only Imagine

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I Can Only Imagine (2018)
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I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
Style: christian film, sincere, touching, thought provoking, based on true events
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician, father son relationship, religion, singer, folklore, songwriter, male protagonist, death of father, christianity, song, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, multiple time frames, autobiography, church, belief in god, childhood sweetheart, parents, van, superstition, abusive father, parent, cassette tape, journal, christian propaganda, school play ...
Time: year 1985, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about runaway, musician, storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, singer and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like I Can Only Imagine: Miracles from Heaven (2016), Soul Surfer (2011), I Still Believe (2020), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Heaven Is for Real (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sick child, miraculous event, illness, accident, child protagonist, parent child relationship, terminal illness, faith, heaven, little girl, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Place: boston
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100%
 7.0
 46K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, beach, comeback, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Still Believe (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: youth, love, fall in love, sex, love affair, romance, couple relations, love and romance, songwriter, fictional biography, reunion, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: air disaster, price of fame, singer, affection, disc jockey, rags to riches, music, friends, couples, relationship vs career, human spirit, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, parents and children, religions or cults, small town, family relations, clergy, supernatural, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, touching, suspense, christian film ...
Plot: faith, preacher, father son relationship, christianity, male protagonist, evangelical christianity, husband wife relationship, death of father, movie theatre, bible quote, ends with biographical notes, pregnant woman ...
Time: year 1966
Place: usa, argentina
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52%
 6.8
 26K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 7K
Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: racism, african american, american football, faith, coach, team, church, high school, integration, motivational speaker, religion, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, birmingham alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Case for Christ (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: christian film, disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: christianity, atheist, trial, court case, husband wife relationship, religion, investigation, prayer, manipulation, journalist, interview, reporter ...
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51%
 4.9
 198
The Current (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake loves living in Chicago but when big city violence hits a little too close to home his parents buy a campground in rural Minnesota and move the family there. Jake hates living at the campground until he meets Peter, the boy across the river. ...
Style: christian film, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, hopes, rebelliousness, family, river, lake or river, countryside, getting home, father son relationship, faith, christianity, death of grandmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, train, cousin cousin relationship, hypocrisy, music, musician, couples, musical tour, sexual content, wedding, profanity, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Way to Mandalay (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Way to Mandalay tells the story of one of Denmark's greatest and most beloved musicians. The film takes us on a journey from Mogenson's childhood to manhood and throughout his career which spanned more than twenty years, first with ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, touching, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: marital problem, husband wife relationship, musician, singer, singing, marriage, father daughter relationship, stage fright, bar, hotel, telephone call, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, love and romance, musician's life, americana, couple relations, desert, on the road, hitchhiker ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, atheist, prayer, religion, faith, church, family problems, prejudice, stereotypes, lifestyle, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 219
I Believe (2017)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A 9 year old boy experiences God's power in a supernatural way.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: god, prayer, church, christian, faith, childhood, happy ending, religions or cults, parents and children, confession, life philosophy, self discovery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 917
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Catching Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: "What happens when a bestselling atheist author Professor Mark Gavin loses his faith in atheism? This intense drama asks tough questions and explores why there is no such thing as coincidence."
Style: christian film
Plot: crisis of faith, religion, christianity, park, death of father, atheism, missing child, religious conversion, atheist, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, human nature, family problems, career change, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: husband wife relationship, painting, belief in god, religion, racial slur, handicap, broken neck, religious conversion, wheelchair, painter, doctor, physical therapy ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 32K
The Rookie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: baseball, athlete and trainer, baseball movie, underdog, sport team, family relations, following a dream, family, sport, human spirit, against the odds, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: texas, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.6
 3K
Blaze (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Style: psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating
Plot: country music, musician, songwriter, guitarist, rise and fall, love story, society, multiple storylines, guitar playing, friendship, travel, legend ...
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 41K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, psychological, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, one on one, religions or cults, college, college life, college student, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 3K
Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, society, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, estrangement, treatment, parents and children, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, generation gap, redemption, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, love and romance, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 29K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 36K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, showbiz, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
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43%