Movies like Starfish 2016

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Starfish (2016)
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Starfish (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Tom and Nicola Ray from Rutland. Their perfect life is totally ruined in a single moment after Tom had developed sepsis. While her husband was in coma, Nicola gave birth to their second child on the other side of the same hospital. Within a matter of days, sepsis would rob Tom of both his arms and legs, and left his face severely disfigured. As an ordinary man, Tom never put himself at risk — he just woke up two months later in a nightmare, a face-off quadruple amputee... This incredible story of survival shows what can be overcome when love is unconditional.
Plot: disabled person, handicapped, cripple, true love, infection, coma, rehabilitation, compassion, disfigured face, public health, amputee, family, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship
Time: 90s, 1990s

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Most similar movies to Starfish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about disability, hopes, husband wife relationship, rehabilitation, hospital, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Mystery genres. Some movies like Starfish: Cavalcade (2005), Mask (1985), My Left Foot (1989), Dreamrider (1993), After Thomas (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.7
 191
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, love and romance, rehabilitation, womanizer, friendship, couple relations, hopes, couples, disabled person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, writing, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 27K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.9
 72K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, paralysis, working class, artist, painting, family relations, leg ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.7
 158
Dreamrider (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man loses his leg in a motorcycle accident. While rehabilitating, he takes up cycling. He becomes determined to become the first one-legged person to cycle across the U.S. The movie follows him from his initial rehab through the completion ...
Plot: cycling, handicapped, determination, amputee, rehabilitation, coming of age, accident, riding a bicycle
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, sport, hopes, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, athlete and trainer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 610
After Thomas (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Television film adaptation of the true story ("A Friend Like Henry" by Nuala Gardner) of a young autistic boy and his extraordinary friendship with his dog, Thomas.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: autism, parenthood, little boy, fighting illness, coping, problem, family problems, couple relations, family relations, relationships, relationship problems, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 796
Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: athlete's life, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, sport team, sport, rivalry, life is a bitch, professional sports, football player, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 43K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, disturbing, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, wheelchair, physical therapy, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, saving a life, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2014, year 2013, year 2016
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 163K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Plot: computers and web, technology, prodigy, apple computer, genius, ambition, rise to the top, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, dialogue driven, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1984 ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 178
Lea (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lea grew up in a crime family in Calabria. The father of her daughter Denise is also a member of the Mafia. Lea, however, wants a different life for her daughter, free of violence, fear and falsehood. She decides to cooperate with justice, to ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: husband wife relationship, trial, court, mafia, female protagonist, police, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, murder, gps, prison, car on fire ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
We All Fall Down (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this dark independent drama, Michael (Darcy Belsher) is an out of work actor who has been trying to pull himself out of a downward spiral of drug abuse that set in after the death of his mother. Michael's best friend Kris (Martin Cummins) ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, best friends, actor's life, rehabilitation, unfulfillment, youth, prostitute, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, introspection, hopes, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, teacher student relationship, legal investigation, law student, crimes, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, blind character, human spirit, disability, family relations, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, handicapped, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story is the true story of a teenage gang's attack on high school student Jonathan Wamback in Ontario, Canada. Following the attack, Jonathan falls into a coma. The movie shows the events leading up to the attack on ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: youth gang, teenage boy, gang, bully, rehabilitation, coma, bullying, beating, high school student, life support, father son relationship, playground ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1999
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: fashion, family business, rise to the top, fashion industry, ambition, workplace, rise and fall, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, fashion designer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
 243
The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, starting over, human spirit, against the odds, lifestyle, hopes, sport ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, ethiopia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, mathematics, code breaking, war, state affairs, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest, anti heroes, gender, mind game, prodigy, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, exploitation, disability, human nature, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 134K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 113K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, african american, u.s. navy, racism, racial segregation, prejudice, military, racial discrimination, soldier, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last Family (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, painter, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, sex scene, construction site, psychologist, gas explosion ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, psychological, based on true events
Plot: journalist, friendship, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, cynicism, tv star, adaptation, storytelling, social differences, puppet, male friendship, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: pittsburgh, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 113
Door To Door (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on a true story about about a man who was told for many years that he was not employable, but threw all of his effort into working as a door-to-door salesman. Despite the pain attributed to his cerebral palsy, he walked eight to ten miles a ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: cerebral palsy, door to door salesman, part time job, handicapped, living alone, hospitalization, nurse, japanese man, rehabilitation, doctor, gloves, short haired female ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, factual
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, point of view, journey, danger, culture clash, news report, escapades, village, weapons ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 6K
Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physicist, destiny, science, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, mathematics ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Investigator (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 1989: Caroline Meagher is a sergeant with the Royal Military Police, with 12 years' experience, stationed in Northern Ireland. Two men from internal affairs grill her for four days: someone has accused her of being a lesbian. It's an ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian lover, military base, military, injustice, coming out, courtroom drama, military life, power relations, love and romance, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, germany, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%