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, compassionate, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, feel good, humorous, neorealism ...
Plot: siblings relations, poverty, school, foot race, childhood, family, children, financial problem, young heroes, unemployment, perseverance, health situation, friendship, lie, commitment, 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, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling and parents and children 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), Rain (2001), The Song of Sparrows (2008). 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, father son relationship, village, orphan, poverty, young heroes, parents and children, paradise, heroes, youth, family relations ...
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: serious, touching, feel good, realistic, 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 ⇓
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, semi serious, 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 ⇓
54%
 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, truck, construction site, construction, secret, crying, tea, bus, rain, parents and children, romance, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, captivating, 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 ⇓
50%
 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, semi serious, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, coming of age, chalk, promise, boy, city, mayor, girl, mountain, village, food, money ...
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, 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 ⇓
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: 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%
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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, family drama, mother daughter relationship, cancer, childhood, lawyer, parenthood, relationships, hospital, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, yorkshire, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, rescue, animal actor, family, small town, mischievous children, adoption, young heroes, adventure, friendship, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
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 ⇓
36%
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%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mountain, family, family life, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations, americana, eccentric family, couples, family problems, redheaded woman, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, orphan, young heroes, small town, family relations, small town life, friends, hopes, change of heart ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, parents and children, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family relations, uncover truth, family gatherings, youth, family problems, inheritance, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: terminal illness, miner, imaginary friend, friendship, mischievous children, family, single parent, small town, wilderness, young heroes, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, spelling, rivalry, african american, loss of daughter, self esteem, dedicated educator, underdog, urban, contests and competitions, black people, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: young heroes, family, friendship, rich and poor, teenage life, society, orphan, uncle niece relationship, best friends, family relations, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, irish, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, prejudice, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ 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, countryside, nanny, friendship, parents and children, family life, family relations, orphan, contests and competitions, social differences, ambition, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: flanders, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, illegitimate son, child illness, coming of age, small town, family relations, buddies, disability, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, year 1962, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, child's point of view, good deed, disfigurement, school, life philosophy, addiction, death, alone in the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, feel good, touching, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: children, false accusation, family, friendship, treason, adventure, parents and children, father, missing person, family relations, human spirit, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, bleak, realistic
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 ⇓
33%
 6.6
 854
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, desert, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, introspection, working class, suburbs, human nature, parents and children, urban ghetto, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 20K
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, trap, human spirit, hopes, young heroes, animal life, destiny, boy, summer, mother son relationship, heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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