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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, Sport
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, sincere, psychological, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, school, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, family, social relations, leukemia, first kiss, teenager, cancer, cancer patient, death, illness, sick child, child illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, soccer, relationships, true love, teenage girl, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, hopes, family, friendship, parents and children and terminal illness mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Cool Kids Don't Cry: Now Is Good (2012), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Ways to Live Forever (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sad, emotional, serious, heartbreaking, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, dying, teenager, fighting illness, youth, last wish, dealing with death, virginity, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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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, romantic, sentimental, sad, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: opposites attract, teenage love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, true love, first love, teen romance, youth, terminal illness, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, first love, teenage life, teenager, cancer, youth, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ 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, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sick child, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, cancer, moral dilemma, parenthood, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, childhood, sisters, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, best friends, friends, youth, terminal illness, leukemia, human spirit, friendship between boys, life is a bitch, family, child illness, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, little girl, christian, child protagonist, medical, illness, faith, leukemia, heaven, parent child relationship, christianity ...
Place: boston
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100%
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: christian film, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness, redemption, family life, pastor ...
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, last wish, life is a bitch, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: bullying, bully, friendship, youth, high school, social relations, regret, suicide, teenage boy, teacher, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friendship between boys, world war two, child, best friends, war, village life, village, life is a bitch, youth, unfulfillment, teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 5K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, child cancer, catholic school, family problems, doctors and patients, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, youth, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 243
Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, light, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage love, teenage life, youth, family relations, on the road, orphan, coming of age, friends, parents and children, track down, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, american football, human spirit, athlete's life, terminal illness, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition, sexual content, profanity, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, musician's life, youth, family relations, fall in love, follow your dream, love and romance, teenage life, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: malaria, terminal illness, human spirit, redemption, hopes, dealing with death, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, death of child, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dolphins, veterinarian, animal life, rescue, friendship, family, youth, family relations, human spirit, hopes, friends, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: self esteem, elementary school, family relations, african american, rivalry, human spirit, human nature, hopes, teachers and students, self discovery, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, family problems, child illness, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, leukemia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, family life, youth, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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23%
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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, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage love, love and romance, family, fish out of water, father son relationship, life turned upside down, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: lyrical, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, school, classmate classmate relationship, teenager, love, disabled person, friendship, handicapped, political persecution, vandalism, lie, humiliation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
How to Survive Myself? (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rosa is thirteen. She is sensitive, creative and has a sense of humor. But she is also good at worrying, dissatisfied with her appearance, insecure and shy. Rosa's mother wants to live together with her new boyfriend, so they move to Groningen, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, family, youth, lifestyle, family relations, high school life, parents and children, friendship, interracial friendship, teenage girl, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Underdogs (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in rural Ohio, the birthplace of football, UNDERDOGS is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cheerleader, high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, teenage love, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Investigator (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A veteran police detective becomes a criminal justice teacher and baseball coach at a local high school, leading him to the most important investigation of his life. Inspired by true events.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, christian film, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, career change, self discovery, social relations, family, investigation, law enforcement, youth, teachers and students, crimes, teacher, power relations ...
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, terminal illness, sad ending, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, family relations, kindness, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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In Orange (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old talented soccer player, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until Erik suddenly dies. Remco and mother Sylvia are shocked. ...
Style: serious, feel good, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, obsessive quest, athlete and trainer, life turned upside down, hopes, death in the family, parents and children, coming of age, football, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, terminal illness, teen romance, high school, teenage life, love, romance, youth, fall in love, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, teenage life, human spirit, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
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Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: bully, friendship, human spirit, youth, ambition, desire for fame, elementary school, terminal illness, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%