Movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry

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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
 7.5
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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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, youth, teenage love, life is a bitch, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, death, cancer, leukemia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe

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Most similar movies to Cool Kids Don't Cry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, 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: Now Is Good (2012), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Ways to Live Forever (2010), Camino (2008), Letters to God (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 32K
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, love and romance, dying, last wish, teenager, first sex, virginity, youth, cancer, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, child illness, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family, coming of age, human spirit, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 4K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, doctors and patients, family problems, youth, unfulfillment, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, coping, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: child illness, friendship, postman, letter, cancer, god, family, family in crisis, suburbs, family life, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: last wish, child illness, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hospital, human spirit, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, true love, first love, high school life, fall in love, coming of age, teenage life, terminal illness, romance, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 21K
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, animal life, trap, summer, boy, destiny, mother son relationship, heroes, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, youth, high school life, teenage life, friends, social relations, high school, bully, bullying, love, band, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, musician's life, hopes, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, music, romance, family, follow your dream, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, coping, youth, dealing with death, love and romance, fighting illness, human relationship, cancer, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, classmate classmate relationship, love, teenager, friendship, school, rumor, jealousy, teenage rape, handicap, juvenile delinquent, sexual attraction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family, youth, coming of age, life turned upside down, fish out of water, teenage life, teenage love, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How to Survive Myself? (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenage life, high school life, lifestyle, social relations, friends, family relations, youth, parents and children, family, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, parents and children, coming of age, ambition, teenage life, family life, family relations, follow your dream, siblings relations, youth, estrangement, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 899
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: school, shopping mall, fish out of water, misfit, culture clash, youth, immigrants, solace, family life, disorder, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, power relations, social relations, youth, teachers and students, family, cake, calendar, lunch, cooking, teacher, blackboard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, money raising, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.1
 116
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: serious, emotional, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, hopes, parents and children, young heroes, siblings relations, family, youth, family life, teenage life, against the odds, disability, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, social relations, family life, small town life, family problems, society, small town, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 358
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, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, haunted by the past, hopes, family, dealing with death, friends, redemption, starting over, friendship, human spirit, cat, bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 332
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, adoption, hopes, life is a bitch, child illness, dealing with death, family in crisis, unfulfillment, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, self esteem, rivalry, african american, human spirit, hopes, human nature, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, teachers and students, prodigy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.9
 644
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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, family, social relations, eating disorder, school, teenage life, youth, female protagonist, shower, undressing, high school, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, custody, family problems, family life, disorder, family relations, kids in trouble, haunted by the past, coming of age, youth, hopes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 531
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, hopes, dealing with death, youth, single parent, parents and children, young heroes, death in the family, family problems, family relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: youth, family relations, friends, friendship, parents and children, hopes, family, bullying, strong female lead, girl, urination, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 233
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, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: power relations, family relations, friends, elderly, friendship, youth, village, teachers and students, musician's life, family, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, human nature, hopes, miraculous event, village life, life is a bitch, small town life, family life, family relations, social relations, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family in danger, danger, society, family relations, religions or cults, village, fighting the system, human spirit, political unrest, terrorism, restaurant, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%