Movies like Saving Sarah Cain

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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to Lancaster County to finish raising them there herself, or let them be separated by the foster care system, Sarah decides to take them with her back to Portland where she believes she can make a new life for them. However, she soon realizes that the modern world has forced them to compromise who they are, and that she has moved them there for all the wrong reasons - a motive which is soon exposed - because secrets can really never be kept secret. In order to find her own redemption, she knows she must make a choice to give them back their lives in Amish Country. And whether she remains part of their lives will have a lot to do with how much she has grown to love them.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, orphan, siblings, redemption, fish out of water, family life, journalism, family problems, betrayal, family relations, custody, culture clash, disorder, death in the family, religions or cults, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, aunt nephew relationship, society, city life, religion, journalist, faith, wrestling, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, family problems, society, family life, parents and children, hopes and youth mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Saving Sarah Cain: The Shunning (2011), Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013), Red Hook Summer (2012), Framed (2009), The Lost & Found Family (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, family relations, identity crisis, hopes, youth, family problems, religions or cults, dishonesty, family, last wish, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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95%
Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, self discovery, family relations, hopes, parents and children, family, society, religions or cults, redemption, strong female presence, birthday party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, disorder, church, urban ghetto, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, culture clash, family business, secret place, parents and children, family life, family problems, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
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55%
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, adoption, introspection, society, youth, orphan, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college student must take care of her 7-year-old half sister after the death of their parents.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, family, disorder, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, stepsister stepsister relationship, teenage life, sisters, sister sister relationship, half sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Picture of You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. A Picture of You is a serious movie ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, estrangement, bittersweet, dealing with death, death in the family, countryside, east asian lead, death of mother, asian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, redemption, girl, hopes, parents and children, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, sin, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, social worker, family life, family problems, legal, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, americana, culture clash, love and romance, society, pregnancy, youth, coming of age, hopes, small town, road not taken, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, mass murder, murder, family problems, family relations, hopes, forgiveness, religions or cults, death in the family, introspection, dealing with death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 459
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, disorder, social relations, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, fish out of water, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, couples, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, disability, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, society, small town, homecoming, religions or cults, family problems, strong female presence, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, rivalry, youth, small town, family life, dog, siblings relations, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.2
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, disorder, life turned upside down, hopes, ten commandments ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, religions or cults, family relations, redemption, interracial relations, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, yale university, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, usa, asia, washington d.c., persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, cause and meaning, life turned upside down, introspection, family in crisis, family problems, religions or cults, society, religion, family conflict, culture clash, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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29%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, hapless, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Weekend with My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: going straight, longing, starting over, adoption, redemption, single parent, family relations, drug dealing, drug abuse, custody, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: indoctrination, parents and children, religions or cults, family life, family relations, society, clergy, hopes, family values, penance, salvation, religion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, youth, family relations, family life, sport, wrestler, wrestling, obsession, betrayal, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, holiday, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, custody, disorder, family life, divorced man, vacation, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Yellow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young substitute teacher escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing about bizarre parallel realities.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, psychological, offbeat
Plot: on the road, drug abuse, dull life, unfulfillment, social problems, escapades, mentally unstable woman, female protagonist, sick mother, family problems, society, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disability, family problems, siblings relations, mental illness, split personality, sister, sibling relationship, family relations, family life, schizophrenia, schizophrenic, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love Finds You in Charm (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Amish woman, who isn't satisfied with her path at home, visits a cousin for the summer. Over the summer, she is exposed to another world, finds friendship and more. Soon she must choose and come to terms with the life she wants.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: amish, female bonding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, female protagonist, breakup, dating, father daughter relationship, librarian, aunt niece relationship, competition, female friendship ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%