Movies like Octavia

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Octavia (1982)
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sexual
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, friends, misfit, captivity, family relations, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, confined, hopes, rape, female nudity, blindness, blind woman, sexual awakening
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, youth, family relations, hopes, society, friendship and misfit mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Octavia: Shirley Adams (2009), Girlfriend (2010), Steam (2007), Edi (2002), The Miracle of the Cards (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, melancholic, realistic
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, misfit, social relations, human spirit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: talky, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, family relations, family problems, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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91%
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, homeless, family relations, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, unfulfillment, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, single parent, disability, misfit, fighting the system, youth, legal action, rebellion, society, human nature, parents and children, autism ...
Time: 90s
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Silence Like Glass (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story of two diametrically opposed young women dealing with terminal illness.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, hopes, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dancer's life, society, love and romance, friends, couples, forbidden love, clinic ...
Time: 80s
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A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, college, rape, couples, friends, injustice, animal life, student life, siblings relations, college life, strong sexual content, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Bill: On His Own (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family problems, family relations, disability, custody, human spirit, mental illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, hopes, misfit, society, mental retardation ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
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70%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, misfit, family relations, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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I Don't Give a Damn (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Like many, another young Israeli, Rafi never gave much thought to the fact that when he reached a certain age, he would be expected to serve in the Israeli Army and that he would experience active duty in combat. It certainly never occurred to him ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, military, soldier, hopes, disability, life turned upside down, down on your luck, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, drug abuse, family life, addiction, self discovery, siblings relations, against the odds, unemployment, family relations, going straight, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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59%
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Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, buddies, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, youth, family life, family gatherings, cons and scams, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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52%
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
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49%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, prostitute, single parent, dancer's life, social misfits, misfit, society, injustice, family relations, couples, redemption ...
Time: 90s
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, buddies, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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49%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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46%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager must cope with a disease that causes himself to age at an astronomical rate.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: aging, life is a bitch, youth, unfulfillment, teenage life, jazz, terminal illness, rapid aging
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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46%
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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45%
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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
Plot: girl horse relationship, disability, friendship, starting over, friends, optimism, human spirit, dealing with death, youth, young heroes, hopes, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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45%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, gender, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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43%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, on the road, introspection, adoption, hopes, redemption, petty criminal, road trip, foster home, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
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41%