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Lifted (2010)
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting, feel good, serious
Plot: parents and children, family problems, military, military life, wartime life, hopes, soldier, society, contests and competitions, family in crisis, follow your dream, youth, family relations, overcoming, ambition, coming of age, audition, performer's life, singing competition, separated, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, family problems, youth, society and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Musical and Family genres. Some movies like Lifted: A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Too Young to Be a Dad (2002), Of Boys and Men (2008), The Lost & Found Family (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, asthma, elderly, righting the wronged, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: estranged father, coming of age, fear of commitment, introspection, teenage life, youth, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, redemption, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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100%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, family relations, starting over, parents and children, social worker, hopes, family life, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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100%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, adoption, babies and infants, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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62%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, society, youth, orphan, adoption, introspection, family relations, religions or cults, family, redemption, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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61%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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56%
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Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: dancing, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, self discovery, contests and competitions, dancer's life, teachers and students, parents and children, desire for fame, family relations, dance school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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54%
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The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, interracial relations, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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54%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: autism, moral dilemma, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, family problems, nursing, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, society, family life, redemption, life is a bitch, soldier, buddies, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
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54%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, contests and competitions, against the odds, coming of age, animal training, family relations, hopes, dog, ambition, single parent, animal life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, young lovers, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, human nature, teenage life, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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53%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, starting over, contests and competitions, parents and children, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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53%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, street kid, family relations, hopes, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, father, son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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53%
Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, family problems, law firm, family in crisis, death in the family, single father, little girl, death of mother, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
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
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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52%
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Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: child abuse, summer camp, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, family relations, last wish, redemption, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, touching, sentimental
Plot: religions or cults, family problems, family relations, church, society, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, best friends, hopes, grieving widower, widower, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, funeral, stand up comedian, rape, depressed woman, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, youth, escapades, prostitute, obsessive quest, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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51%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, society, youth, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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51%