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Breakthrough (2019)
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Breakthrough (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.
Style: sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, captivating
Plot: religious, faith, death, hospital, police, church, doctor, lake, pastor, paramedic, basketball, firefighter, winter, family relations, foster child, diabetic, prayer, fever, police officer, pet dog, waking up from a coma, falling through ice, church service, basketball game, saying grace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hospital, family relations, death, hopes, society, life is a bitch and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Family genres. Some movies like Breakthrough: Miracles from Heaven (2016), Brain on Fire (2016), 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015), Heaven Is for Real (2014), Faustina (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: \When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle ...
Style: christian film, inspirational, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: sick child, miraculous event, heaven, illness, faith, child protagonist, parent child relationship, medical, accident, child cancer, family relations, christian ...
Place: boston
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Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: medical drama, based on true events, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, hospital, diagnosis, journalist, doctor, psychosis, newspaper reporter, human brain, catatonia, female protagonist, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Style: christian film, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, church, heaven, near death experience, car accident, husband wife relationship, recovery, prayer, physical disability, dealing with death, handicapped, religious faith ...
Time: year 1989
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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, firefighter, religions or cults, parents and children, small town, supernatural, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, church, family relations, hopes, clergy, supernatural ability, society, a vision, nun, painting, faith ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, hopes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, complex, rough, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, brain tumor, bible, religion, atheist, religious, faith based, transformation, wedding, cancer, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Have a Little Faith (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At age 82, Mitch Albom's former rabbi Albert Lewis wants the famous Detroit sportswriter to give his eulogy when the time comes. Albom makes a visit to his former home town in New Jersey, where Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: rabbi, religions or cults, urban ghetto, clergy, redemption, starting over, friendship, priest, faith, personal growth, columnist, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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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 ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, military, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: church, religious intolerance, preacher, hell, parents and children, clergy, parent child relationship, religions or cults, leadership, father son relationship, death of father, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: alabama
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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
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22%
The Pregnancy Pact (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social relations, society, journalism, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, investigation, motherhood, high school life, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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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
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, single mother, mother daughter relationship ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, homeless, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, forgiveness, adultery, family relations, infidelity, homelessness, art dealer, problem solving ...
Place: texas
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The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: captivating, rough, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: refugee, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, refugee camp, self sacrifice, survival, courage, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
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Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: faith, preacher, male protagonist, christianity, father son relationship, evangelical christianity, death of father, husband wife relationship, ends with biographical notes, bible quote, pregnant woman, ends with historical notes ...
Time: year 1966
Place: usa, argentina
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The Hammer (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, mute or deaf, deaf, wrestling, sport, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, ambition, overcoming, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, death, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, casual sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
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Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, social relations, youth, teenage life, high school life, friendship, sexual content, love and romance, escapades, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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20%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, betrayal, single parent, life is a bitch, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, indiana
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, serious, talky, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, village
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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20%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, corporal punishment, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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20%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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20%
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
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Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, suffering, loss of daughter, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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