Movies like Children of Heaven

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Children of Heaven (1997)
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Original name: بچه‌های آسمان
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
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, emotional, compassionate, humorous, feel good, semi serious, neorealism ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, family, school, siblings relations, life, unemployment, health situation, foot race, financial problem, young heroes, children, perseverance, friendship, lie, commitment, family relations, running, search, sneakers, family drama, secrets, islam, teacher, classroom ...
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, feel good and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, parents and children, family, school and children mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Children of Heaven: The Color of Paradise (1999), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Not One Less (1999), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987), Like Stars on Earth (2007). 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, blind character, blindness, children, father son relationship, poverty, family relations, village, shame, bittersweet, vacation, parent getting married ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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100%
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, realistic, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, family problems, family life, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, dignity, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, elementary school, studying, city, money, mayor, mountain, village, classroom, chalk, food ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, 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: family relations, village life, village, schoolboy, power relations, social relations, social differences, on the road, society, youth, obsessive quest, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, dyslexia, young heroes, school, teacher, boarding school, optimism, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ 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, touching, humorous, allegory, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, new year, family relations, celebration, goldfish, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, cons and scams, family life, new wave ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, family relations, family problems, parents and children, coming of age, siblings relations, society, hopes, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 79K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 73K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, single parent, father daughter relationship, makeup artist, family, young heroes, parents and children, small town, mortician, starting over ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 21K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, 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: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 8K
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, serious, compassionate, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, human nature, family relations, youth, society, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, afghanistan, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, hopes, family, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
25%
 5.9
 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, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, sport, animal training, horse race, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, dream come true, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 19K
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, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), soccer, bird, boy, friendship, falcon, animal training, birds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, family relations, heroes, adventure, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, disturbing, feel good, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, christmas, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love, poor family, poverty, siblings, horse, gift, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, parents and children, mischievous children, young heroes, bad luck, school, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, cricket the game, teenage life, parents and children, family life, society, lifestyle, youth, sport, bittersweet, school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, couples, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
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Winter Stories (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected hockey cards, played street hockey with his friends, tried ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hockey, family relations, coming of age, friendship, small town, parents and children, small town life, friends, power relations, youth, follow your dream, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 933
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: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, imaginary character, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, small town, best friends, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 237
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: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 544
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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family, death in the family, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, widow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 79
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Finding Buck McHenry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an 11 year old boy gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, non-linear ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coach, little league, against the odds, friendship, ambition, follow your dream, sport team, lifestyle, sport, society, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%