Movies like The Blue Butterfly

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The Blue Butterfly (2004)
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The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, terminal illness, butterfly, adventure, family relations, parents and children, family life, single parent, disability, child illness, tragic hero, rain forest, redemption, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, child in peril, rain, mother son relationship, dangerous animal, coming of age, hopes, swamp, entomologist, horse, magic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, costa rica, central america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, terminal illness, life is a bitch and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Blue Butterfly: The Emerald Forest (1985), The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Dawn Anna (2005), Second Best (1994), Stay (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, jaguar, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, cannibalism, missing person, rain forest, amazon, deforestation, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, unfulfillment, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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43%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, adoption, social worker, man boy relationship, single parent, village, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, unsupportive spouse, single parent, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
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36%
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, escape, family relations, artist, stowaway, politics, friends ...
Time: contemporary, post world war two, year 1952, year 1951, 50s
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, estrangement, single parent, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, redemption, hopes, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, human spirit, adventure, daring rescue, redemption, race against time, hopes, society, escapades, crimes, missionary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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31%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family, relationships, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, baltimore, south america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: parents separation, family life, family relations, aging, life is a bitch, terminal illness, parents and children, single parent, fighting illness, mother and son, care, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, haunted by the past, terminal illness, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, family problems, couples, optimism, overcoming, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, society, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, cross country, coming of age, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, dysfunctional family, race against time, survival, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family relations, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: change of luck, human spirit, introspection, society, hopes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, unemployment, rich and poor, spirituality, faith ...
Time: contemporary
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28%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, terminal illness, sad ending, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, family relations, kindness, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, family relations, last wish, redemption, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, elderly, gender, estrangement, family problems, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, single parent, crimes, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, korea, asia, south korea
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26%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, intern, family relations, power relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loss of spouse, family reunited, loneliness, family relations, retired, doctor, widower, parents and children, holiday, family problems, siblings relations, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
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25%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds, small town, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%