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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, idealism, hopes, social differences, environmentalism, creative block, art, misfit, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artists' 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 touching films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, misfit and power relations mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Earthwork: China: The Panda Adventure (2001), A Child Is Waiting (1963), Faith Like Potatoes (2006), Profoundly Normal (2003), Taking Back Our Town (2001). 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: adventurer, extinction, environmentalism, animal life, human spirit, danger, panda, conservation, family life, couple relations, existence paradox, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
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95%
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, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, touching ...
Plot: food, human spirit, farm, friendship, starting over, political unrest, social differences, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, society, hopes, fighting the system, idealism, family in crisis, family life, human spirit, coping, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, environmentalism, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, society, terminal illness, social relations, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, elementary school, lifestyle, teachers and students, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, against the odds, disability, changing lives, misfit, underdog, ambition, hopes, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 1K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, journalism, hopes, human spirit, couples, couple relations, love and romance, danger, writer's life, post september 11 2001, train ride ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 473
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: aids, hiv, human spirit, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, hopes, society, life is a bitch, idealism, terminal illness, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, san francisco, miami, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 480
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, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, life turned upside down, hopes, journalism, couples, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couple relations, cancer, blogger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: social misfits, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, legal, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, state affairs, society, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 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, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, society, hopes, clergy, sport team, friendship, mascot, clown, death of mother, mother son relationship, soccer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, reform, family relations, exile, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, learning to read, society, youth, underdog, city life, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, human spirit, misfit, hopes, high school, youth, teenage life, win over, love and romance, social misfits, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: girl horse relationship, friendship, starting over, disability, misfit, young heroes, youth, pets, dealing with death, family, hopes, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.3
 637
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: psychological, sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: youth, custody, teenage life, human spirit, mental illness, doctors and patients, family in crisis, sexual abuse, healing power, family problems, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 1K
Morgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means posible, to Hungary and then further ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: hopes, on the road, human spirit, self discovery, dull life, family relations, unlikely partners, immigrants, countryside, unfulfillment, farm, immigration officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, germany, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 199
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: touching, emotional, feel good, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: opera, hip hop, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes, performer's life, music, desire for fame, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 5K
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, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, profanity, bittersweet, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
...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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, single parent, hopes, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rehabilitation, hopes, misfit, mentally challenged, family relations, power relations, family problems, teachers and students, family in crisis, courtroom drama, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 362
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: fighting the system, reading, teaching, literacy, slave, plantation, discrimination, human spirit, against the odds, americana, idealism, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 131
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, undercover, drug abuse, family in crisis, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, addiction, working undercover, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 307
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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, child illness, parents and children, hopes, family, mentally challenged, siblings relations, single parent, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 941
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, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, social relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, missing person, social differences, love affair, couple relations, friendship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, youth, mute or deaf, human spirit, against the odds, teachers and students, college, power relations, dedicated educator, misfit, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%