Movies like Pass the Light

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Pass the Light (2015)
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Pass the Light (2015)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Pass the Light tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, an 17 year old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, ambition, against the odds, idealism, rivalry, youth, family, parents and children, campaign, society, high school, high school life, media, coming of age, social relations, love
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Pass the Light

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about youth, teenage life, family, parents and children, family relations, friends and rivalry mostly in Family, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Pass the Light: Flicka: Country Pride (2012), Underdogs (2013), Hometown Legend (2002), Midnight Stallion (2013), Best Player (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flicka and Toby help out a struggling stable owner and her teenage daughter.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, jealousy, family, youth, family relations, parents and children, money raising, friends, teenage life, save the day, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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, touching, realistic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: high school football, high school, underdog, sport, sport team, ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, youth, human spirit, athlete and trainer, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Midnight Stallion (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When they discover a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers.
Style: feel good, captivating, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family, contests and competitions, social relations, family relations, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, farm, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Best Player (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chris Sanders and Quincy are both involved in a video game called "Black Hole", and they both want to win the tournament with a $175,500 prize. Quincy then tries to sabotage Chris, but it all goes wrong, because Chris' mom Tracy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, friendship, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, youth, parents and children, tournament, video game, contests and competitions, computers and web ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Slam (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mouth, Monkey, and Jason are your average teenagers with a love for the game of basketball. On the last day of school, they get on the wrong side of Li Wei, the captain of the high school basketball team. Li Wei & his entourage swear to make ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, teenage life, family relations, sport team, contests and competitions, youth, sport, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Home Run Showdown (2015)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two little league teams take on their coaches' sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ambition, young heroes, teenage life, family relations, sport, rivalry, youth, family, contests and competitions, parents and children, underdog, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook Off (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eddie Ogden is his pa's pride and joy as well as the Groundhogs team's only asset as baseball talent. Then Eddie discovers a taste and talent for cuisine. Although his brothers Andy and Alex, and Pa as well as classmates enjoy his dishes, ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: cooking, baseball, ambition, family relations, youth, contests and competitions, family, buddies, rivalry, teenage life, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, science fair, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, disorder, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
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Virginia's Run (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenage girl, trying to come to grips with the death of her mother in a horse-riding accident, nurtures the foal of her mother's horse.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, mischievous children, against the odds, teenage life, athlete and trainer, family life, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 2K
Knockout (2011)
Genre: Action, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Austin is Dan Barnes, a former heavyweight boxer who hangs up his gloves to escape his violent lifestyle. Dans life is quickly turned upside down when the resident boxing champion makes his presence felt by dominating all opponents who stand ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teachers and students, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, school, human spirit, high school, boxing, janitor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Dog the Champion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Champion is a "diamond in the rough" story about a dog named Scout, a cattle dog who decided she didn't like herding cattle. Scout's owner, Billy, a rancher struggling to stay in business, pegs her as a useless, broken tool and ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, teenage life, family, social misfits, ambition, parents and children, family relations, friends, youth, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Campus Confidential (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: School... there is the popular crowd. Teachers favor some students over others. Because of this, Violet decides to start a school paper, which exposes many embarrassing secrets of popular kids who think they run the campus.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, high school life, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, teenage love, social misfits, best friends, misfit, lifestyle, misfit partners, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, family relations, on the road, orphan, coming of age, friends, meaningful kiss, obsessive quest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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Punch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, youth, hardcase students, athlete and trainer, ambition, teachers and students, friendship, rivalry, society, sport, kickboxing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Boys Club (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sent to San Francisco to spend the summer with his aunt, teenager Mario Vandetti makes fast friends with a group of neighborhood kids and encouraged by a caring priest they soon form a basketball team, becoming contenders in a city tournament.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, family life, parents and children, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether, Blake Michael
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, school, save the day, youth, friends, family, theater, reconciliation, self esteem, society, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Sisters Kids in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hele familien skal på skiferie i Norge, da far brækker benet. Derfor tager onkel Erik af sted med de fem ældste børn. På færgen møder Amalie skiinstruktøren Dan og onkel Erik bliver meget søsyg. Det viser sig far har lejet en meget lille ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, parents and children, family, youth, rivalry, disorder, when the parents are away, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, hotel, broken leg ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: touching, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage life, young heroes, escapades, youth, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, mute, interracial friendship, danger, native american reservation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young spy Harriet Welsch crosses paths with popular student Marion Hawthorne as the two girls vie to become the official blogger of their high school class.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: school, rivalry, blogger, movie star, youth, rise to the top, teenage life, disorder, child spy, couples, americana, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wedding Chapel (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Uninspired and newly single painter Sara is down on her luck and wants nothing more than to get away from her problems. When she decides to take a trip to visit her mom, she becomes involved in the efforts to save a local church which is in danger ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, fighting the system, starting over, idealism, society, fall in love, redemption, hopes, love and romance, family, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, teenage life, friendship, ambition, goofy hero, misfit, contests and competitions, youth, escapades, disorder, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jessica Darling – a smart, witty, opinionated girl heading into 7th grade – was never too concerned about where she'd fit in the middle school hierarchy. But before her first day of school, her older sister — the super popular Bethany, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: middle school, cheerleading, popular girl, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, teenager, female protagonist, friendship, friends, social relations, girl, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, youth, disability, kids in trouble, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dancer's life, school, against the odds, ambition, cheerleader, working class, family, follow your dream, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, teenage girl, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage life, lifestyle, family, youth, family relations, high school life, parents and children, teenage girl, teenage love, friendship, interracial friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Max Embarrassing 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An amusing coming of age tale from Lotte Svendsen's Max-universe. Now 14, Max is about to decide on an internship and is finding it difficult to choose. He settles, against his mother's wishes, for a bank internship. But mother Agnethe, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, light, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, mother, son, mother son relationship, coming of age
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Christmas Story 2 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-american christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, family life, family, eccentric family, youth, holiday, teaching the ways of the world, society, destiny, love, adventure, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5K
Zapped (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, wish come true, social relations, imaginary, family, teen romance, teenager, step siblings, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%