Movies like Amy

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Amy (1981)
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Amy (1981)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, dedicated educator, world war two, youth, disability, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, ambition, hopes, mute or deaf, rise and fall, countryside, downfall, showbiz, power relations, teacher, children, female protagonist, train wreck, husband wife relationship, soccer match, deafness
Time: 1900s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, hopes, family relations, school, power relations, teachers and students and family mostly in Drama, Family and Biography genres. Some movies like Amy: The Miracle Worker (2000), A Child Is Waiting (1963), Brave New Girl (2004), Front of the Class (2008), Akeelah and the Bee (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, human spirit, blindness and impaired vision, lifestyle, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, miraculous event, hopes, family, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, uplifting, 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 ⇓
74%
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, love and romance, dedicated educator, hopes, young heroes, power relations, misfit, college, teachers and students, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, inspirational, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, school, dedicated educator, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, self esteem, family relations, african american, human spirit, human nature, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles to maintain her school grades while competing as a gymnast.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: athlete's life, teenage life, ambition, youth, teachers and students, school, hopes, best friends, sport, blind ambition, friends, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
53%
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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, elderly, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, family, family relations, teachers and students, youth, village, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, family, hopes, contests and competitions, tv show, parents and children, music, artists and showbiz, reality tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, youth, hopes, self discovery, farm, poverty, small town, coming of age, countryside, society, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: All his life, teenager Daniel Huffman and his grandma have dreamed of Daniel playing college football. After Daniel is cut from his high school team, his grandmother's encouragement and coaching get him a second chance at that dream. He works ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, high school, ambition, power relations, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life, youth, friends, transplant, sport team, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, youth, nanny, hopes, escapades, young heroes, adventure, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 952
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 320
Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, housewife, multiple sclerosis, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment, misfit, romance, love and romance, ambition, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, farm, countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, single parent, family relations, healing power, animal life, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Winky's Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Than everything will work out alright. Or will it?
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: shopping mall, family life, fish out of water, family, family relations, holiday, misfit, hopes, young heroes, youth, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, youth, friends, sport team, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, small town, christmas, friends, adult virgin, golden years, love and romance, buddies, youth, family life, eccentric family ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, child as adult, school, parents and children, fish out of water, adoption, family life, friendship, animal life, friends, disorder, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, goofy hero, rivalry, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, championship, competition, death of parent, loss of parent, contest, winner, paper airplane, rich kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, australia, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, social relations, changing lives, family relations, youth, society, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: bittersweet, high school, human nature, vietnam war, wartime life, athlete and trainer, disability, friends, power relations, ambition, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, young heroes, society, social misfits, mute or deaf, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 2K
Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, teacher, racism, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit, idealism, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teachers and students, dedicated educator, illness, hopes, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, struggle, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, obsessive quest, ambition, young heroes, athlete and trainer, eccentric family, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, homecoming, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%