Movies like Children of Heaven

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Children of Heaven (1997)
 8.3
 47K
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, sentimental, touching, compassionate, emotional, semi serious, feel good, humorous, neorealism ...
Plot: siblings relations, childhood, poverty, school, foot race, family, children, financial problem, young heroes, unemployment, perseverance, health situation, commitment, lie, friendship, life, family drama, secrets, islam, teacher, sneakers, running, search, hopes, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, friendship, parents and children, mentor and school mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Children of Heaven: The Color of Paradise (1999), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Rain (2001), The White Balloon (1995), Pollyanna (2003). 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: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: blindness, children, orphan, father son relationship, village, poverty, young heroes, parents and children, paradise, heroes, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, self discovery, farmer, parents and children, hopes, family problems, obsessive quest, human nature, family in crisis, unemployment, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, construction site, tea, truck, bus, secret, crying, rain, parents and children, romance, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, touching, humorous, harsh, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, goldfish, celebration, young heroes, innocence lost, friendship, human nature, coming of age, family, adventure, new wave ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 793
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, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, orphan, countryside, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, enigmatic ...
Plot: village life, schoolboy, village, young heroes, on the road, obsessive quest, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, society, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, death, loneliness, human animal relationship, sacrifice, loss of loved one, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, boys' school, friendship, nun, single parent, coming of age, self discovery, young heroes, human spirit, innocence lost, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, legal action, lawyer, parenthood, hopes, hospital, life is a bitch, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, falcon, bird, friendship, childhood, soccer, realism, life is a bitch, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: feel good, touching, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, friendship, rich and poor, family, teenage life, society, uncle niece relationship, coming of age, orphan, best friends, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 105K
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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, injustice, addiction, school, life philosophy, parents and children, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 99K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching, inspirational
Plot: middle school, school, family, friendship, bullying, family relations, halloween, child, deformity, fight, mask, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 209
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: school, teenage boy, coming of age, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, child illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, urban, family, wish come true, hopes, family relations, best friends, friendship, family gatherings, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, uplifting ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, teacher, loneliness, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ 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, serious, touching, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: family, countryside, nanny, friendship, parents and children, school, family life, family relations, orphan, contests and competitions, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, family, school, social relations, soccer, first kiss, death, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family, summer, inheritance, parents and children, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family relations, uncover truth, family gatherings, youth, family problems, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 519
Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, young heroes, family, dealing with death, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 864
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, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, terminal illness, miner, friendship, mischievous children, family, small town, single parent, young heroes, wilderness, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 18K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: orphan, family, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, lawyer, little girl, urban, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.5
 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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: village, young heroes, parents and children, parent child relationship, homecoming, coming of age, youth, family relations, starting over, siblings relations, teenage life, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, farm, grandparent grandchild relationship, sibling relationship, family life, family, youth, family relations, friends, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, light, funny, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, disorder, children, nothing goes right, dog, family life, family relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations, alcohol abuse, injustice, irish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adventure, best friends, young heroes, family, animal life, youth, family relations, friends, rescue, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 244
Misty (1961)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island and holds an auction to thin out the herd. The young children set out to raise enough money in hopes that the Phantom will be caught in this years round up. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, island, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, family, children, siblings relations, family in danger, heroes, youth, family relations ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, rescue, family, coming of age, adventure, best friends, mischievous children, school, young heroes, getting home, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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