Movies like Children of Heaven

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Children of Heaven (1997)
 8.3
 50K
Children of Heaven (1997)
Original name: بچه‌های آسمان
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, compassionate, emotional, humorous, feel good, semi serious, neorealism ...
Plot: school, poverty, childhood, siblings relations, family drama, foot race, family, financial problem, young heroes, unemployment, children, health situation, perseverance, friendship, lie, commitment, life, running, search, sneakers, secrets, islam, teacher, youth, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Children of Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about family relations, youth, family, mentor, friendship, parents and children and storytelling mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Children of Heaven: The Color of Paradise (1999), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987), The White Balloon (1995), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Rain (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, blindness, children, village, poverty, father son relationship, blind character, arranged marriage, youth, family relations, parents and children, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: village life, village, schoolboy, on the road, self discovery, youth, power relations, family relations, new wave, obsessive quest, coming of age, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, harsh, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, goldfish, celebration, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, race against time, youth, friends, human nature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family problems, unemployment, obsessive quest, human spirit, family life, self discovery, human nature, dignity, new job, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 7K
Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: love, construction site, bus, truck, construction, tea, crying, secret, rain, romance, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 8K
Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, city, girl, mayor, money, boy, food, promise, chalk, mountain, village ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, false accusation, family, youth, disorder, family life, journalism, family relations, friends, power relations, follow your dream, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 4K
Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, boys' school, coming of age, self discovery, innocence lost, society, clergy, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 16K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, bird, falcon, friendship, childhood, picked on, family life, realism, pets ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sentimental, sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 207
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, teenage boy, youth, midlife crisis, homecoming, death in the family, teenage life, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, animal life, young heroes, parents and children, coming of age, horse riding, compassion, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, wish come true, family problems, family life, friends, family relations, snobbism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 868
Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, miner, terminal illness, imaginary friend, small town, best friends, youth, self discovery, culture clash, single parent, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, rivalry, self esteem, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, teachers and students, single parent, self discovery, elementary school, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rescue, family, animal actor, adoption, pets, friendship, friends, family relations, small town, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, young heroes, uncle niece relationship, rich and poor, teenage life, family, family relations, best friends, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, death, pets, loneliness, human animal relationship, loss of friend, loss of loved one, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, coming of age, ira, teacher, human nature, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, usa, new york, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, childhood, teenage life, boarding school life, school, loneliness, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 6K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: friendship, rescue, coming of age, small town, family, youth, danger, best friends, daring rescue, mischievous children, young heroes, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, buddies, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Plot: mountain, family, eccentric family, couples, family life, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, americana, redheaded woman, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 817
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, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, friends, small town, young heroes, family relations, hopes, change of heart, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Dog of Flanders (1999)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Poor but happy, young Nello and his grandfather live alone, delivering milk as a livelihood, in the outskirts of Antwerp, a city in Flanders (the Flemish or Dutch-speaking part of modern-day Belgium). They discover a beaten dog (a Bouvier, a large ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, orphan, friendship, nanny, countryside, family life, social differences, ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, family relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 1K
The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: village, youth, coming of age, starting over, homecoming, teenage life, job seeking, young heroes, village life, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 107K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, parents and children, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 6K
Summer Hours (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family, summer, inheritance, family relations, parents and children, uncover truth, family gatherings, siblings relations, family reunited, family problems, youth, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, animal life, teenage life, family life, hopes, siblings relations, family, farm, youth, coming of age, family relations, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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