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Where Hope Grows (2014)
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Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, misfit, parents and children, family problems, human nature, optimism, redemption, cause and meaning, alcohol abuse, hopes, small town, down syndrome, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, bittersweet, baseball, career, father daughter relationship, panic attack, baseball player, grocery store
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky

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Most similar movies to Where Hope Grows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about hopes, family relations, parents and children, friends, friendship, family problems and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Where Hope Grows: The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), Cleopatra (2003), Letters to God (2010), Louder Than Words (2013), Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, redemption, family relations, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, emotional ...
Plot: god, hopes, friendship, postman, letter, child illness, terminal illness, redemption, family life, parents and children, family problems, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, family problems, couples, human spirit, hospital, life is a bitch, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, couple relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, dolphins, animal life, rescue, friendship, youth, family, family relations, friends, human spirit, hopes, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 215
Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, youth, social misfits, society, parents and children, physical appearance, hopes, optimism, family problems, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 275
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, couple relations, friendship, human nature, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, mentally challenged, child illness, single parent, hopes, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: redemption, friendship, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, family problems, addiction, custody, elderly, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 974
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 688
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, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, desire for fame, ambition, youth, family, against the odds, social relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, sincere, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, family relations, nursing, pets, family life, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, rabbit, farm, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 687
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, child as adult, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, small town, young heroes, hopes, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 235
Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: feel good, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, elderly, single parent, friends, chess, hospital, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 425
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 110
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: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, social relations, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, small town, parents and children, miraculous event, hopes, pets, young heroes, animal life, human spirit, magic, dog, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: dolphins, friendship, young heroes, hopes, animal life, human spirit, trap, summer, destiny, heroes, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 596
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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, hopes, family, single parent, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 976
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 598
Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, pets, farm, coming of age, youth, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family in crisis, farmer, family life, family problems, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, dignity, new job, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, reunion, parents and children, death in the family, frame up, death of child, siblings relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%