Movies like Ways to Live Forever

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Ways to Live Forever (2010)
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Ways to Live Forever (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, terminal illness, leukemia, coming of age, friendship between boys, human spirit, death, family, life is a bitch, child illness, last wish, dying, doctor, funeral, father son relationship, illness, girl, child cancer, child, little boy, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, coming of age and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Ways to Live Forever: Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Now Is Good (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Cure (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, social relations, leukemia, family, teenager, cancer, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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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: sad, emotional, heartbreaking, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenager, teenage love, love and romance, cancer, fighting illness, youth, dying, virginity, dealing with death, last wish, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa
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89%
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: touching, emotional, romantic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, teenager, first love, fall in love, teenage love, dealing with death, love and romance, teenage life, youth, coping, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, amsterdam, indiana
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100%
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sad, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, parenthood, lawyer, moral dilemma, sisters, life is a bitch, family life, childhood, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa, los angeles, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: sad, inspirational, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, terminal illness, aids, friendship, best friends, childhood, abusive parent, boy, youth, bittersweet, children, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, minnesota, usa, california ...
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, superhero ...
Place: ireland, usa
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100%
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, odd
Plot: child cancer, terminal illness, catholic school, family problems, doctors and patients, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, youth, catholic priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, love story, teenager, grief, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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31%
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, human spirit, wrestling, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pretense, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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29%
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Windstorm (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, youth, animal training, teenage life, self discovery, horse ranch, teenage girl, stallion, farm, hopes, disobey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Eli & Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: investigation, teenage life, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations, child protagonist, embezzlement, father son relationship, betrayal, best friends, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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29%
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, bleak
Plot: evacuation, youth, world war two, coming of age, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, forceful separation, family relations, friendship, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: wales, london, england
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29%
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Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, family in crisis, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, youth, twentysomething life, countryside, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: society, youth, family relations, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, orphan, family problems, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
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28%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, last wish, hospital, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: youth, disney, coming of age, family, parents and children, ambition, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, family problems, child illness, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, death in the family, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, chinese, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family, against the odds, hopes, kids in trouble, disability, family life, youth, teenager, christmas, accident, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, family relations, parents and children, village life, coming of age, father son relationship, adventure, father and son, sport team, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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26%
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, power relations, friends, life is a bitch, child illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, disease, teenage boy, doctor patient relationship, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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26%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, high school life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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26%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, terminal illness, sad ending, christmas, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, kindness, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: christmas, cancer, parents and children, human spirit, family gatherings, hopes, girl, youth, child illness, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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25%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: youth, friends, family relations, friendship, family, parents and children, strong female character, children, bullying, soccer, hopes, strong female lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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25%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, human spirit, elementary school, ambition, desire for fame, terminal illness, family, against the odds, social relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, friendship, bittersweet, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, friendship between boys, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenager, child, best friends, war, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Saving Shiloh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this third movie about Shiloh, Judd Travers is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar. Everyone in the town consider Judd to be guilty except Marty Preston, but even him has some doubts. Trying to clear Judd's name Marty and his ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, saga
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, youth, mischievous children, friendship, rescue, pets, best friends, family life, animal actor, small town, boy and dog, childhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%