Movies like Children of Heaven

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Children of Heaven (1997)
 8.3
 55K
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, emotional, compassionate, humorous, feel good, semi serious, neorealism ...
Plot: poverty, school, siblings relations, childhood, family, unemployment, health situation, foot race, young heroes, financial problem, children, perseverance, friendship, lie, commitment, life, running, search, sneakers, family drama, 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 emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, mentor, family, 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, vacation, family relations, parent getting married, youth, arranged marriage ...
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, touching, feel good, enigmatic ...
Plot: village life, village, schoolboy, youth, self discovery, power relations, family relations, social relations, society, human nature, social differences, new wave ...
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, harsh, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, goldfish, celebration, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, family relations, friends, heroes, youth, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, psychological, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: persian, farmer, life is a bitch, self discovery, family life, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, unemployment, human nature, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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, bus, construction site, secret, tea, crying, construction, rain, romance, immigrants, truck, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, teacher, mountain, village, chalk, boy, food, money, promise, city, mayor, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, 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, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, journalism, power relations, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 6K
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, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, boys' school, coming of age, self discovery, human spirit, family problems, family life, innocence lost, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, ira, parents and children, injustice, society, human nature, irish, loss of sibling, prejudice, teacher ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, family life, youth, school, family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: family, family life, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, americana, couples, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family drama, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, cancer, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, heroes, disorder, small town life, animal life, adventure, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 17K
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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, childhood, falcon, friendship, bird, society, bet, youth, birds ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 7K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, horse, family, family life, self discovery, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, farm, siblings relations, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, school, teenage boy, unfulfillment, siblings relations, child illness, parents and children, teenage life, miraculous event, hopes, family in crisis, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Family, Drama
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, semi serious, feel good, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, teenage girl, countryside, railway station, adventure, family, human spirit, friendship, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 19th century, 1800s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: unemployment, urban, family relations, friends, snobbism, youth, best friends, friendship, hopes, parents and children, family, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, family life, animal life, parents and children, young heroes, coming of age, horse riding, compassion, trust ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, motivational ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, self discovery, dedicated educator, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, boarding school, young heroes, friendship, fish out of water, teacher, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, single parent, elementary school, family relations, prodigy, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, master and servant, family, family relations, best friends, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 884
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, terminal illness, miner, family life, small town life, parents and children, family, mischievous children, young heroes, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, loyalty, family, pets, life & death, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, animals, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, seal, family relations, couples, family life, adoption, parents and children, youth, orphanage, human animal relationship, friendship ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 844
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, small town, friends, small town life, young heroes, hopes, family relations, change of heart, family ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, obsessive quest, hopes, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 67K
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, makeup artist, friendship, father daughter relationship, single parent, family, family relations, starting over, young heroes, parents and children, small town, mortician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 108K
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, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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