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, disability, child illness, single parent, tragic hero, redemption, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, child in peril, rain, rain forest, mother son relationship, dangerous animal, hopes, coming of age, female director, horse, airplane, journey ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica

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Most similar movies to The Blue Butterfly

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, hopes, family problems, terminal illness, bittersweet and redemption mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like The Blue Butterfly: The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Dawn Anna (2005), Second Best (1994), Stay (2013), I Am David (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, disability, life is a bitch, journalism, faith, media, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 941
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
 2K
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, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: social worker, adoption, man boy relationship, single parent, village, orphan, hopes, family problems, parents and children, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.7
 682
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, female director, fear of commitment, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.2
 7K
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, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, stowaway, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, post world war two, 1950s, year 1952, 50s ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, crimes, introspection, self discovery, deadly, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, opposites attract, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, human spirit, against the odds, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, family problems, unlikely partners, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, family life, haunted by the past, siblings relations, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, escapades, race against time, danger, society, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 542
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: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, cross country, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 11K
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, death of parent, loss of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, family relations, life is a bitch, aging, parents and children, terminal illness, single parent, parents separation, golden years, supportive parent, dedication, chain smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, danger, hopes, escapades, stranded, nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, baltimore, central america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
 533
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, disability, prodigy, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 5K
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, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, profanity, bittersweet, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage √Člise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, lifestyle, love and romance, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, couples, single parent, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, based on true events ...
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, blog, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, parents and children, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, race against time, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sincere, touching
Plot: human spirit, introspection, change of luck, unemployment, religions or cults, society, rise to the top, hopes, rich and poor, redemption, writing, faith ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.5
 137
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, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, family relations, parents and children, crimes, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, korea, new york, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 368
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, going straight, youth, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 4K
Rails & Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, train, train wreck, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, family problems, unfulfillment, single parent, suicidal, collision, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: loneliness, family relations, retired, doctor, family reunited, widower, parents and children, holiday, siblings relations, family problems, loss of spouse, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%