Movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry

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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Original name: Achtste Groepers Huilen Niet
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. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, cancer, death, leukemia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, hopes, family, parents and children, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Now Is Good (2012), Letters to God (2010), Camino (2008), Regret! (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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93%
 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, heartbreaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, dying, last wish, love and romance, first sex, virginity, youth, cancer, teenager, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
Letters to God (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: child illness, friendship, letter, postman, cancer, family, parents and children, terminal illness, youth, hopes, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 4K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, coping, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 2K
Regret! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jochem is the target of bullying. David does not participate, but he dares intervene. The class teacher also does not engage., Jochem seems to attract the harassment, which gets worse every day. One morning David feels guilty. Why did he never ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, high school, youth, social relations, friends, high school life, teenage life, regret, band, love, alcohol, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, leukemia, friends, best friends, youth, last wish, human spirit, coming of age, terminal illness, family, life is a bitch, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, true love, opposites attract, first love, teenage life, high school life, fall in love, coming of age, terminal illness, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.6
 36
Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, life is a bitch, family in crisis, youth, family relations, countryside, innocence lost, family problems, twentysomething life, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.9
 1K
Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, animal training, youth, teenage life, hopes, family, self discovery, disobey, farm, talent, stallion, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, first love, fall in love, coping, youth, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 1K
Timboektoe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: De ouders van Isa en haar oudere broer Kars gooien het roer om en beginnen een camping in Frankrijk. Isa en Kars hebben het gevoel naar Timboektoe te verhuizen en alles te verliezen. Lang klagen ze gelukkig niet, want al snel maken ze nieuwe ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, family, love and romance, life turned upside down, parents and children, coming of age, fish out of water, teenage love, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
How to Survive Myself? (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, youth, lifestyle, high school life, teenage life, family, parents and children, friends, family relations, social relations, gay teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 880
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: school, shopping mall, hopes, young heroes, immigrants, culture clash, youth, wish come true, family, family life, solace, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hospital, against the odds, life is a bitch, couple relations, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, child illness, family in crisis, couples, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: parents and children, family, coming of age, family relations, family life, teenage life, estrangement, follow your dream, siblings relations, youth, ambition, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Corrections Class (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order ...
Style: melancholic, lyrical, emotional, compassionate, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: disabled person, love, teenager, classmate classmate relationship, friendship, school, jealousy, rumor, teenage boy, teenage girl, mother, teenage rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stanley studies in the all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their own tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away. His friends share their food with him, much to the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, family, youth, calendar, classroom, stage, soccer, teacher student relationship, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.2
 110
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, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: teenage life, family life, family relations, kids in trouble, youth, disability, against the odds, supernatural ability, siblings relations, young heroes, parents and children, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, family relations, friendship, parents and children, hopes, family, youth, bullying, soccer, strong female lead, urination, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 327
Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: terminal illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, family problems, death in the family, child illness, adoption, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 631
Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, youth, family, teenage life, social relations, school, eating disorder, bully, shower, undressing, truth or dare, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: malaria, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, redemption, terminal illness, life is a bitch, money raising, state affairs, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 57
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: starting over, family problems, family life, disorder, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, custody, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, rivalry, self esteem, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, single parent, self discovery, elementary school, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 345
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, haunted by the past, redemption, friends, friendship, dealing with death, family, hopes, starting over, human spirit, cat, dog movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, society, small town, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, unfulfillment, single parent, small town life, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 525
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, youth, friendship, family relations, friends, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, family, young heroes, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, human nature, society, small town life, family life, social relations, religions or cults, family relations, village, church, clergy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 20K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, boy, summer, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, fish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 226
Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, elderly, power relations, friends, family relations, musician's life, youth, village, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%