Movies like The Best of Men

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The Best of Men (2012)
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers that have been written-off and who are facing death from neglect. A breakthrough comes when Dr. Guttmann introduces sport into their rehabilitation, a breakthrough that leads to the founding of the Paralympic Games.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: paralysis, disability, hospital, against the odds, human spirit, self fulfillment, contests and competitions, hopes, dignity, changing lives, rehabilitation, reach out, nursing, doctors and patients, misfit, power relations, handicap, medicine, world war two, patient, doctor, refugee, nurse, obstacle, wheelchair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, disability, misfit, hospital, power relations and society mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Best of Men: The Athlete (2009), Bert & Dickie (2012), The Other Side of the Mountain (1975), Living Proof (2008), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: skiing, paralysis, quadriplegic, hopes, lifestyle, prodigy, ambition, sport, daring rescue, contests and competitions, follow your dream, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
70%
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, terminal illness, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, child illness, radiation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, young heroes, love and romance, misfit, dedicated educator, youth, mute or deaf, power relations, hopes, college, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, hopes, family relations, disability, society, single parent, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, youth, society, young heroes, hopes, mute or deaf, dedicated educator, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, talky ...
Plot: misfit, power relations, disability, circus, human host, physical appearance, human spirit, doctors and patients, against the odds, human nature, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
 7.8
 4K
Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: salesman, human spirit, cerebral palsy, disability, changing lives, against the odds, misfit, underdog, ambition, hopes, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
61%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, youth, struggle, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
56%
 7.3
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Music Within (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, wheelchair, hippie, paralysis, vietnam war, friendship, social activist, society, mute or deaf, human spirit, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, seattle washington, california, seattle, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: 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 ⇓
52%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, child abuse, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6K
Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, society, hopes, disability, sport team, clergy, friendship, death of mother, mascot, clown, mother son relationship, soccer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, wheelchair, dignity, lawyer, freedom, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, choice ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., england, edinburgh scotland, london, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Florence Nightingale (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This is the fact-based story of an aristocratic woman who defies Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers, who ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: hospital, soldier, nursing, reform, military, fighting the system, society, hopes, heroes, war, strong female presence, doctors and patients ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1850s
Place: england, europe, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, society, escapades, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 512
Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: cross country, terminal illness, marathon, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, family relations, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, sport, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 229
Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, family relations, best friends, hopes, misfit, youth, rehabilitation, society, mentally challenged, underdog, self discovery, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, france, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
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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 ⇓
37%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, self discovery, against the odds, rebellion, social relations, hopes, clergy, student life, society, discrimination, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 110K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%