Movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry

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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
 7.5
 2K
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, family, school, social relations, soccer, first kiss, leukemia, cancer, death
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, emotional and touching films with plots about youth, family relations, parents and children, friendship, life is a bitch, family and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Now Is Good (2012), A Walk to Remember (2002), Letters to God (2010), 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, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, legal action, lawyer, parenthood, hopes, hospital, life is a bitch, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, dealing with death, dying, virginity, love and romance, first sex, teenager, youth, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: child illness, letter, cancer, friendship, postman, redemption, suburbs, family, god, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, youth, social relations, high school, friends, high school life, teenage life, suicide, bully, bullying, regret, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, child illness, friends, youth, best friends, leukemia, human spirit, family, death, terminal illness, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, parents and children, leukemia, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 34
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, innocence lost, twentysomething life, countryside, youth, fall in love, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ...
Plot: rumor, classmate, disabled person, teenage rape, railway, handicapped, mother, classroom, toilet, maid, coming of age, classmate classmate relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.7
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, family, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, life turned upside down, coming of age, fish out of water, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 21K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, young woman, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, student life, unfulfillment, youth, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, emotional, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, first love, dealing with death, youth, coping, dying, fighting illness, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
 86
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: emotional, serious, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family, parents and children, disability, hopes, youth, family relations, supernatural ability, siblings relations, teenage life, kids in trouble, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, uplifting
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, parents and children, small town, small town life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, social relations, family life, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, hospital, child illness, against the odds, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 841
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: school, shopping mall, wish come true, family, hopes, holiday, youth, family relations, immigrants, young heroes, culture clash, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, death, loneliness, human animal relationship, sacrifice, loss of loved one, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 326
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, dealing with death, family, human spirit, redemption, friendship, friends, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, funeral, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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How to Survive Myself? (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, family, teenage life, youth, family relations, friends, parents and children, high school life, social relations, lifestyle, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: small town, church, introspection, school, self discovery, bar, small town life, hopes, clergy, homecoming, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 7K
Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, secret identity, teenage love, youth, prom, high school hunk, best friends, radio show, social relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 56
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: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: domestic disturbance, starting over, kids in trouble, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, custody, haunted by the past, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, soccer, bullying, family, friends, parents and children, hopes, family relations, urination, children, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.8
 519
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, self discovery, inheritance, terminal illness, introspection, redemption, friendship, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ecuador, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.1
 617
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, school, family, youth, social relations, eating disorder, shoplifting, high school, bully, shower, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 316
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: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: terminal illness, dealing with death, child illness, death in the family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, adoption, religions or cults, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, teachers and students, youth, power relations, family, social relations, cooking, cake, teacher, blackboard, student, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, family business, village, political unrest, restaurant, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, state affairs, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 16K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, falcon, bird, friendship, childhood, soccer, realism, life is a bitch, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%