Movies like Earthwork

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Earthwork (2009)
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Earthwork (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an underground railway tunnel. Stan recruited a number of homeless individuals living in the tunnel to become his crew. Over the months it took to complete the earthwork, Stan dealt with a myriad of difficulties in bringing his unique, rural art form to an urban canvas and the many costs his art exacted upon his life. In the process, he unexpectedly encountered the true meaning of his art and it's ultimate, lasting rewards
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, idealism, social differences, environmentalism, hopes, creative block, art, artists' life, misfit, artists and showbiz, performer's life, artist, hometown
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting and sincere films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, youth and misfit mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Earthwork: China: The Panda Adventure (2001), Profoundly Normal (2003), Taking Back Our Town (2001), Faith Like Potatoes (2006), Knights of the South Bronx (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Inspired by the true-life story of widowed New York socialite Ruth Harkness, a ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: extinction, environmentalism, adventurer, human spirit, panda, conservation, animal life, estate, existence paradox, escapades, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
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Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, heroic mission, human spirit, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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71%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, serious, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: christian, farm, friendship, starting over, political unrest, human spirit, hopes, social differences, religions or cults, faith, food, belief in god ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: chess, school, teacher, misfit, youth, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, juvenile delinquency, elementary school, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, journalism, hopes, love and romance, writer's life, couples, couple relations, human spirit, post september 11 2001, chance meeting, women ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, lgbt, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
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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 BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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55%
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: homeless, campaign, righting the wronged, injustice, power relations, heroic mission, human spirit, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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52%
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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, serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: human spirit, disability, society, hopes, sport team, clergy, friendship, mascot, death of mother, clown, mother son relationship, football ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, family relations, power relations, underdog, youth, dealing with death, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fat boy, human spirit, teenage love, society, hopes, win over, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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49%
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Second Chances (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, friendship, hopes, coming of age, siblings relations, rebelliousness, human spirit, reform, exile, warning, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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Country: Romania, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, self discovery, hopes, human spirit, dull life, immigrants, unlikely partners, family relations, countryside, immigration, unfulfillment, farmhouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, human spirit, urban ghetto life, city life, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: medical, hospital, cancer, redemption, coldhearted, doctors and patients, idealism, doctor, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: epilepsy, youth, medical, family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: autism, youth, children, sexual abuse, misfit, hopes, single parent, rehabilitation, legal, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, youth, psychiatry, autism, medical, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
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42%
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Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, slavery, teaching, slave, plantation, literacy, disney, american history, fighting the system, injustice, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, working undercover, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, family life, human spirit, mentally challenged, hopes, single parent, siblings relations, family, child illness, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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41%
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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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, school, relationship vs career, disability, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, social relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, social differences, love affair, missing person, israeli palestinian conflict, couple relations, friendship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
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39%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, art house ...
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, society, hopes, family problems, redemption, friendship, christian, life is a bitch, religions or cults, guru, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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39%
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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: deaf, disability, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, power relations, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
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39%