Movies like Children of Heaven

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Children of Heaven (1997)
 8.2
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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, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, compassionate, feel good, humorous, semi serious, neorealism ...
Plot: poverty, school, childhood, family, siblings relations, life, unemployment, financial problem, young heroes, children, perseverance, friendship, lie, commitment, running, family relations, health situation, islam, secrets, teacher, hijab, bittersweet, heroes, youth, orphan ...
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, school, coming of age, parents and children, friendship and family mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Children of Heaven: The Color of Paradise (1999), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Not One Less (1999), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987). 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, serious ...
Plot: poverty, orphan, blind character, blindness, shame, father son relationship, family relations, village, bittersweet, young heroes, heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, uplifting, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: farmer, family in crisis, family problems, family life, parents and children, human nature, unemployment, new job, dignity, human spirit, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 9K
Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, North Korea
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, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, elementary school, studying, food, mayor, money, promise, village, mountain, poverty, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dyslexia, teaching the ways of the world, school, shyness, teacher, young heroes, boarding school, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, power relations, social relations, obsessive quest, coming of age, young heroes, youth, society, parents and children, human nature ...
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, sexy, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, family relations, new year, goldfish, celebration, money, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, young heroes, family, adventure ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 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, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, society, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., sacramento california, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 89K
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: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, friendship, dog, team, unlikely friendships, sport, childhood, coming of age, family relations, kids and family, beast, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s, 50s
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: father daughter relationship, family, friendship, coming of age, family relations, single parent, young heroes, parents and children, teenager, makeup artist, small town, mortician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, high school life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, social relations, contests and competitions, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, boy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, smuggling, siblings relations, family relations, village, parents and children, family in crisis, village life, life is a bitch, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 22K
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, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, alcohol abuse, youth, family relations, irish, human nature, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
⇓ 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: love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, human nature, youth, society, adventure, family relations, parents and children, secret ...
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, hopes, bittersweet, family gatherings, wish come true, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, boy, school, tree, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, society, death in the family, teenage life, human spirit, coming of age, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy, vatican
⇓ 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, horse race, family relations, sport, animal training, redemption, dream come true, parents and children, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, one more chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: feel good, sincere, disturbing, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, father daughter relationship, christmas, father son relationship, love, siblings, poor family, poverty, horse, teaching the ways of the world, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, school, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, family, social relations, leukemia, first kiss, teenager, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 life, family relations, family, school, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 21K
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, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: childhood, neglected child, working class, coming of age, bird, school, boy, falcon, friendship, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, northern england, britain, united kingdom, europe ...
⇓ 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, feel good, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, americana, family in crisis, family gatherings, couples, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.3
 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, disorder, family relations, small town life, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 91
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, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family problems, family relations, family, single parent, family in crisis, life is a bitch, poverty, mother daughter relationship, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 241K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, tense, realistic, talky ...
Plot: poverty, maid, divorce, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, parenthood, society, court, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wondrous Oblivion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: UK, France, 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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, cricket the game, teenage life, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, society, youth, school, sport, bittersweet, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 256
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, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 237
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, ice hockey, sport, youth, family, follow your dream, hopes, power relations, social relations, friends, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 1K
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, small town life, countryside, small town, young heroes, hopes, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%