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Chasing Life (2014)
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Chasing Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed Boston newspaper editor and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, journalist, terminal illness, cancer, fighting illness, life turned upside down, coping, life is a bitch, love and romance, career, ambitious, dying, workplace romance, boss and employee, workplace, workplace situations, health situation, lesbian, treatment, friendship, doctor, leukemia, widow widower, newspaper, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts

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Most similar movies to Chasing Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, love and romance, doctor, workplace, workplace situations, hospital and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Chasing Life: Grey's Anatomy (2005), Wildfire (2005), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Emily Owens M.D. (2012), Doc (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Style: medical drama, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, workplace romance, doctor, doctors and patients, patient, colleague colleague relationship, couple relations, intern, workplace, medical student, workplace intrigue, coworker relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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100%
 7.6
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Wildfire (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kris Furillo is given the opportunity to start a new life after serving time at a teen detention center. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: horse, horse ranch, lifestyle, starting over, against the odds, friendship, fall in love, ambition, workplace, society, rivalry, coach ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Amy and her friends at Grant High learn to define themselves while they navigate the perilous waters of contemporary adolescence. Between their love triangles, secrets, drama, accusations, gossip, confusion, and scandalous rumors, there's never ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenager, coming of age, friendship, suburbs, teenage boy, high school student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Emily Owens M.D. (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On ...
Style: sentimental, serious, medical drama, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, workplace romance, love and romance, medical, lifestyle, intern, workplace situations, doctors and patients, treatment, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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37%
 5.4
 770
Doc (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Doc is a medical drama/family drama with strong Christian undertones starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York City medical clinic. It ran from March 11, 2001 to November 28, 2004 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, fish out of water, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace situations, supportive coworker, romance, medical, medical profession, hospital, city life, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 52K
ER (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, emergency room, surgical operation, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace romance, nurse, intern, coworker, suffering, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, boss and employee, lifesaver, family relations, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.5
 54
Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace, public health, clinic, love affair, relationship vs career, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, power relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 3K
Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, african american woman, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, female protagonist, coworker relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, teenager, love and romance, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Being Mary Jane (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman-show: a successful TV news anchor, and an entirely self-sufficient powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: relationship vs career, ambition, family values, workplace, producer, family relations, workplace situations, female protagonist, television, strong female presence, anchor, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 591
Remedy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Griffin Conner, a med-school dropout having left in a haze of disgrace, is forced to return to Bethune General Hospital as its newest orderly and work alongside his family.
Style: emotional, light, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: workplace, hospital, starting over, family relations, doctors and patients, chief of staff, college dropout, boss and employee, doctor, male nurse, friendship, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
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Doctors (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined as being close to the city of Birmingham, this soap opera follows the staff and families of a doctor's surgery.
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace situations, supportive coworker, couples, terminal illness, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, best friends, teenage life, family relations, deaf, friendship, social relations, relatives, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family life, designer, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 2K
Cedar Cove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, family relations, love and romance, looking for love, parents and children, legal, rivalry, couple relations, wooing, courtroom, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 230
One Week (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, destiny, couples, haunted by the past, terminal illness, coming out, friendship, rich and poor, society, buddies, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Night Shift (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The stories of the men and women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. They are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan.
Style: medical drama, realistic, tense, humorous, semi serious
Plot: emergency room, hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, surgery, lifesaver, medical, coldhearted, workplace, against the rules, patient, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 347
Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, diary, baby born, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, intern, treatment, staff, workplace, workplace situations, boss, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.5
 41K
Ugly Betty (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, fashion, boss and employee, power relations, lifestyle, obnoxious boss, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace romance, model, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 2K
Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, intern, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 552
Windfall (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Windfall is a serial drama television series about a group of people in an unnamed small city who win almost $400,000,000 in a lottvery.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: lottery, marital problem, single parent, disorder, family relations, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 6K
The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: americana, family relations, large family, great depression, family life, couple relations, isolation, parents and children, friendship, siblings relations, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sentimental, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teacher, cancer, human spirit, life is a bitch, marriage, dying, family relations, couple relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 2K
The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: cheating wife, love affair, temptation, life turned upside down, family relations, couple relations, dull life, couples, coincidence, dishonesty, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 909
Monroe (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Monroe is a British medical drama television series created and written by Peter Bowker and produced by Mammoth Screen for the ITV network. The series follows a neurosurgeon named Gabriel Monroe, played by James Nesbitt. The six-part series was ...
Style: medical drama, serious, realistic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: hospital, medical, workplace, intern, family relations, parents and children, workplace situations, surgery, boss and employee, fighting illness, treatment, patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%